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Industrialization - Is the Car Wash Industry Heading There?
As the car wash industry continues to converge on express exterior washing, it is moving rapidly toward an industrialized model.

Timely, Profitable M&As - Now Might Be a Good Time to Buy — or Sell
It may sound callous but, because of the current state of the economy, now might be a good time to pick-up or sell a distressed car wash business.

IBA Contenders - Enabled by Advances in Technology
Now more than ever, in-bay automatics (IBAs) need to step up their marketing and loyalty programs in order to improve customer experience and drive repeat business.

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 »

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Firehouse Auto Spa Heats Up
2020 has been a challenging year for the car care industry. Widespread uncertainty coupled with stay-at-home orders have taken their toll on car washes and detail centers... More »

Express Barrier
When scouting a location to build a car wash business, potential owners must do plenty of homework. They must research the community, available locations, market needs,

Express Introduction
Express exterior has become the dominant force in the car wash industry. When looking to build, develop, or retrofit a tunnel wash, the majority of operators turn to the... 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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