Institutionalization of the express exterior business model has created the opportunity for investors to develop and operate a car wash as a vending-machine business.
Most of the industry is turning its back on the self-serve concept. Opting instead to build flex and exterior-only locations as self-serve volume and revenue continues to slip across the car wash landscape.
It was right around 2011 or 2012 that I started weighing out the advantages and/or disadvantage of selling my flagship car wash that was built and opened in August of 2004.
Touchless is the process of cleaning the exterior of a vehicle by applying a solution of chemical and removing it with high-pressure water. The process is available at self-service facilities, sites with in-bay automatics (IBAs),...
Digital disruption is turning the consumer marketplace on its head, forever altering the retail, taxi, movie, and airline industries just to name a few. Now it’s car care’s turn.
In-bay automatic car wash systems are located primary at convenience store and gasoline sites, standalone car washes, supermarkets, car dealerships, and transportation firms.
AUTEC Car Wash Systems Statesville, North Carolina AUTEC manufactures three primary car wash systems: soft-touch, touch-free, and a combination system. AUTEC also manufactures a soft-touch polisher. AUTEC guides its...
After years in the car wash industry many operators can get complacent. They stop innovating and their business fades into obscurity. That is not Clay Perkins’ way.
In January of 2014, I sold my last car wash to a regional car wash company that owned eight other car washes. It was the last of three car washes that I had owned over my 10-plus years in the car wash industry.
Dealing with a little dirt and grime is just part of the job when you are in the car wash business. But some washes get an unfair share of filthy, mud-covered vehicles and must find unique ways to process them effectively and...
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