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.
According to an article in Convenience Store News, there is a trend among retailers with car washes to upgrade equipment to be on par with professional car washes.
Twenty years ago, helping others to become better car washers was thought to be good for the industry overall. Arguably, the playing field was more level back then and the beat-your-competitor approach was not prevalent.
According to the International Federation of Robotics, an estimated 200,000 industrial robots were installed worldwide in 2014, 15 percent more than in 2013.
The car wash industry is filled with stories of multi-generational, family-owned businesses. This is one of those stories, but with a unique twist.
Located in southeast Texas along the Gulf Coast, Greater Houston is the fifth biggest metropolitan area in the United States and the county’s fastest growing region over the last decade.
A state-of-the-art express exterior facility with three pay lanes and a central vacuuming system is certainly noteworthy, but it hardly qualifies for “unique” status. But placing all of those features in one design-forward...
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