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Conversion - Hot Dogs… Really?
It was January 2014; I had just sold one of three car washes I owned. I was setting up orange cones at the entrance of a second car wash property located about a mile west of... More »

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 »

Remote Devices - Their Use in Car Wash Control Systems
We do not want to go back to the days when limit switches with extended trip wires provided the control for our car washes. Those were days of true manual control.

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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 »

CAR WASH APP
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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