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Discounting - Beneficial Tool, but Avoid Excess
Future discounting is the rate at which someone is willing to trade something now for something in the future. For example, my wife buys a new car, usually cash, and holds on... More »

Lease or Buy - New Rules to Impact the Decision
Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many car wash businesses, even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits neither... More »

Update - Car Wash Financing
If you are reading this article, you may be looking to purchase or build a car wash, or perhaps to upgrade or refinance a car wash you already own. If you have not talked to... 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

Automated Future
Southern California is no longer synonymous with hand washing. With the price of labor steadily on the rise investors are increasingly turning toward automation in the Golden... More »

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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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