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Renovation - Bring New Life and Competitiveness to an Existing Car Wash
Renovating or upgrading your car wash presents many challenges — but offers numerous benefits. A major plus is that it provides a fresh and up-to-date look that should bring... More »

Tracking Growth - Repositioning Properties as Strategy
Car Wash USA Express opened its first exterior express wash on Highway 64 in Lakeland, TN in late August of 2007. The second such operation was scheduled to open in December... More »

Signage - Six Ways to Keep Your Sign Marketing Relevant
Does your signage increase your monthly volume? How about spiking your average ticket price? Is it the same signage you had last year or, worse yet, since you’ve opened for... More »

Manufacturers' Showcase

Cleaning You Softly - The Gentle Side of Automated Car Washes
The Holy Grail of the car wash industry has long been to deliver the cleanest possible vehicles to demanding customers in the gentlest, fastest, most profitable way.... More »

  Profile in Success

Growth: One Member at a Time
The idea of the unlimited wash club has been around for some time now. It is a great way to keep the bottom line healthy and build long-term loyalty in the community.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Detailing is an appearance business. Detail professionals are judged not only on the visual appeal of their work but the appearance and branding of their business as well, a... More »

Built to Fit
Success in any business requires the ability to identify current and emerging trends and being prepared to meet them. When Dustin Richard, owner of Blue Marlin Car Wash in... More »

Vendor News

Executive Forecast
Executives of four car wash equipment manufacturing companies agreed to participate in this year’s look ahead to what the following 12 months might hold for the industry. The... More »

Get Washed, a new mobile app, allows local car washes to expand their customer base and encourage customer loyalty by offering deals directly to users’ smartphones for a... More »


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