Even under the most favorable circumstances, getting the construction of a car wash permitted and finally approved can be an arduous endeavor.
Over the years, I’ve collected and analyzed information from car wash owners, the International Carwash Association, IBIS World, Census Bureau, trade journals like Auto Laundry News,
According to the United States Census Bureau, there are over 100,000 car wash facilities in the United States. A large percentage of these facilities are aging and either need to be updated to remain competitive in today’s...
Nostalgia is an interesting word. Chances are good that simply reading it evoked a fond memory. Was it a car you owned? Maybe a movie you saw or some family event from when you were a kid?
WOW Carwash opened its doors for business in Littleton, CO on June 14, 2017, marking the occasion with a grand opening celebration. For consumers the good cheer continued for the following 10 days, as the wash endeavored to...
Politics and car washing don’t often collide, but when circumstances bring the two together in ways that could have a negative impact on your business, are you prepared?
In January of 2014, I sold my last car wash to a regional car wash company that owned eight other car washes. It was the last of three car washes that I had owned over my 10-plus years in the car wash industry.
Unlike franchises and large corporations that have multiple operations in various locations, mom-and-pop shops usually have a single location that occupies a physically small space. The shop could be any type of business such as...
A major concern for business owners and managers is “bench strength.” That is, the quantity and quality of up-and-coming, potential leaders who are in the pipeline. The problem is that too often these would-be leaders hold back,...
For many young children, the excitement of riding through the car wash tunnel rivals a visit to an amusement park. To be fair, seeing the entire process — soaping, rinsing, drying, and polishing — from inside a vehicle can be...
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