Auto Laundry News invited the chief executive officers of four large, multi-location car wash companies to share their views on what the following 12 months might hold for the industry. The participating panelists are:
The growing excitement and great anticipation of what any new year can bring should never be lost on anyone, much less an owner or operator who has been in the car wash business during the past few years.
A broad view of environmental responsibility is that a good business can simultaneously make a profit and steward the environment.
What is the contribution a chemical product makes to your detail business? Bottom line: profit. Chemical purchases make up a large percentage of a detailer’s monthly expenses and, if managed properly, a business can make more...
The Western Carwash Association held its 33rd Annual Western Carwash Show at the Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, NV October 28 to 30, 2014. WCA partnered with the International Detailing Association to provide several...
Maybe it’s because another year is about to come to an end, a time when many car wash operators start to formulate their plans for the coming year, but the question I’m getting asked with increasing frequency is: “Should I offer...
When I greet an operator for the first time, I always ask two introductory questions:
The majority of car washes operating in North America today use in-bay automatics (IBA) as their main source for generating revenue. The investment required to install an IBA can be considerable, depending on the location and...
It’s taken roughly 10 years for Lotus-Effect paint to go from laboratory scale and proof-of-concept to future commercialization with Nissan introducing its prototype “Leaf” model with self-cleaning paint.
Providing a spot-free rinse cycle in a car wash typically involves the installation of a reverse osmosis system (RO). The RO is designed to minimize total dissolved solids (TDS) from the feed stream. Dissolved solids can come...
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