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Reclaim - Chemistry Impacts the Reclaim System
Any of you who have managed to slog through any one of the more than 40 articles I have written in the last 15-16 years already know that at some point I am going to tell you... More »

Scary Math Part II - Nine Ways to Offset Higher Minimum Wages
Not too long ago (Auto Laundry News, September 2016), I wrote about the impact a $15 minimum wage could have on the car washing industry and how inaction could significantly... More »

Unmanned Wash - Sustainable Competitive Advantage
According to industry surveys, the average crew size for a full-service conveyor wash in 1991 was four off-line positions (two managers, two clerks) and 23 on-line positions... 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

Changing With the World
The wants and needs of the American consumer are in a constant state of flux. However, over the past decade these changes have been so drastic that many industries have been... More »

Preparing For Takeoff
Every air traveler knows the feeling. You have made it to the airport, been through security, boarded the plane, and are sitting in your seat. The aircraft inches its way... More »

Into the Wild Blue Yonder
If you want to learn to fly, you need to strap yourself into the cockpit and man the controls.

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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