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Car Wash and Detail - More than One Way to Combine Services
Pundits assert the client base for commercial car washing consists mostly of territorially minded, family-owned businesses, and the investor-type, i.e., strictly business.

Express Change
For over 30 years Posh Car Wash has operated as a typical full serve — huge facilities, lots of overhead, and a massive amount of labor. But six months ago the wash made its... More »

The Case for Steam - Increase Efficiency, Effectiveness, Customer Satisfaction
Steam continues to be an important tool for the professional detailer. A dry vapor steam generating machine has become one of the standard pieces of equipment in an... More »

Manufacturers' Showcase

Detail Products – February 2017
Clean World Distribution Inc. Valencia, California The Rhino-Mat Auto Mat Wash & Dry system is a leader in automotive floor mat cleaning systems. What’s New/Best... More »

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 »

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

Express Change
For over 30 years Posh Car Wash has operated as a typical full serve — huge facilities, lots of overhead, and a massive amount of labor. But six months ago the wash made its... 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.

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.

Vendor News

Detail Products – February 2017
Clean World Distribution Inc. Valencia, California The Rhino-Mat Auto Mat Wash & Dry system is a leader in automotive floor mat cleaning systems. What’s New/Best... More »

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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