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Profit Centers - If It’s Not Making Money, It’s a Loss Center
Articles on car wash profit center analysis usually start by suggesting that if profits are running stagnate or stale, it may be time to add a new revenue generator.

Camera Systems - The Problem and the Remedy
“That damage on your vehicle was already there!”

Thwart the Thieves - Search for Security Brings Additional Benefits
After two separate incidents of theft that resulted in a loss of $1,200 in quarters, Kimberly Berg, the owner of Citrus Heights Car Wash in Citrus Heights (a suburb of... 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 »

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Passing on the Green
Despite its reputation as a water and energy plunderer the car wash industry has reinvented itself over the past few decades into an environmentally cognizant and responsible... More »

Detailed Training
To enjoy a fruitful detailing career an operator needs to possess more than a collection of car cleaning skills. Successful detailers need to know how to produce a perfect... More »

No Expense Spared
When it comes to making a wash profitable you can pinch every penny and look to cut costs, or you can invest in equipment and materials to ensure customers drive off the lot... 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 »