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Detailers Invade SEMA - Opportunities to Learn, Network, and Get Certified
The SEMA Show was held again this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 1-4. According to the show’s website, this year’s attendance was in excess of 60,000 with... More »

Doing it All for the First Time
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.

Simple Car Wash - A Prototype for the Mom and Pop Investor
I found an article in my Penn State News magazine about Taylor Mitcham, a then recent graduate who majored in mining engineering.

Manufacturers' Showcase

Detail Products – February 2016
KC Chemicals Inc. Travelers Rest, South Carolina KC Chemicals Inc. manufactures a full line of chemicals for the car wash and detailing industries including presoaks,... More »

Detail Products – February 2015
Cleaning Systems Inc. De Pere, Wisconsin Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI) is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and protection products for the car wash and commercial... More »

Detail Products - February 2014
DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems Portland, Oregon DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems is a leader in auto detailing equipment; auto detailing technology; auto detailing... More »

Product Showcase

CUSTOM ORIFICES
Industrial Specialties Mfg., (ISM) manufactures Custom Fittings for both assemblies and orifices. New upgrades in technology, have simplified the ISM processes allowing for... More »

STAIN REMOVING
Meguiar’s® has developed two new interior cleaning products to help car care pros remove even the most stubborn stains. These new products include Meguiar’s Professional... More »

EASY-TO-USE THERMOSTATS
EasyHeat, maker of WarmTiles™ floor warming systems, introduced the dual-voltage programmable EasyHeat FGS and FG Thermostats. The thermostats are engineered to provide... More »

  Profile in Success

Doing it All for the First Time
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.

The Lure of the Wash
When Jeanne Schmidt Herron and her husband opened Cruiser’s Car Wash in 2007 they weren’t planning on being on-site, hands-on owners.

Just a Swipe Away
Everyone enjoys getting behind the wheel of a spotless, freshly washed car. But not everyone has the time to head on over to the local car wash to run their pride and joy... More »

Vendor News

Detail Products – February 2016
KC Chemicals Inc. Travelers Rest, South Carolina KC Chemicals Inc. manufactures a full line of chemicals for the car wash and detailing industries including presoaks,... More »

Detail Products – February 2015
Cleaning Systems Inc. De Pere, Wisconsin Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI) is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and protection products for the car wash and commercial... More »

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