One factor car wash operators may want to consider moving forward is the notion of homogenization. Homogenization in business is the process of people, products, and places becoming the same.
It is not hard to find a meticulous, hardworking detailer. The industry is full of them. But a skilled detailer that receives true joy from the trade? That is a little rarer.
Located just a short distance northwest of New York City is Bergen County, the most populous county in the state of New Jersey.
Every wash aims to be known for something: speed, convenience, value, experience, etc. Regardless of their choice, successful owners set a goal and work tirelessly to ensure their wash develops and maintains a reputation of...
Belanger Inc. Northville, Michigan Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is a full-line car wash manufacturer. Its equipment maximizes wash bay Profit-Per-Foot through a smartly optimized combination of high-performance wash results,...
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...
As operators of a professional car wash we are always looking for ways to increase the sales of our top package. What more can we add to it, what more can we do? How can we give our top package increased value for the customer?...
I recently received a call from Bill Roberts, owner of Miriam South Car Wash in Lakeland, FL. Bill wanted to let me know he had just sold his business, how happy he was with the price, and that he was now retired.
I see a wave of “mini express exterior” washes as the next evolution of car washing. They are being put together even as we speak. My reasoning in short: The current traditional express wash cost is about $3 million to $3.4...
People new to the industry often ask what is the best type of car wash to own and operate. The answer usually given is to choose the type that best suits one’s lifestyle and yet fits into the marketplace.
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