Business Operations/Management Sponsored by...

Multi-Site Success - It Starts With a Culture of Performance and Respect
I must admit, there are times when I yearn for the past. One location with only one tunnel of wash equipment. One small staff to hire. One base of customers that eagerly use... More »

Maintenance - Taking Care of Your Water Treatment System
Surprise breakdowns can wreak havoc on your business. It is Saturday during pollen season and all of a sudden you have no spot-free rinse water. You recently noticed your RO... More »

SCWA 2017 - Convention and Car Wash Expo
The Southwest Car Wash Association’s Annual Convention and Car Wash Expo for 2017 took place in Arlington, TX Sunday, February 26 through Tuesday, February 28.

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

Lights, Camera, Detail
Most detailers toil in obscurity. They report to the shop, turn in a full day’s work, and head home with little recognition or accolade. That is the life of veteran detailer... More »

The Name Says It All
What’s in a name? A car wash’s brand is one of the key components of the business. It should portray a sense of purpose and act as a beacon guiding the community to its... More »

Express Change
For over 30 years Posh Car Wash has operated as a typical full serve — huge facilities, lots of overhead, and a massive amount of labor. But six months ago the wash made its... 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 »


click me