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Conversion - Hot Dogs… Really?
It was January 2014; I had just sold one of three car washes I owned. I was setting up orange cones at the entrance of a second car wash property located about a mile west of... More »

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.

Membership Clubs 2.0 - Leveraging Strategy and Technology for Success
Everything’s changed. The monthly wash club subscription has evolved from a simple tactic to gain a predictable revenue stream into a robust tool capable of growing volume,... More »

Manufacturers' Showcase

Impulse Items – May 2016
Texas Microfiber Incorporated Carrollton, Texas Texas Microfiber manufactures high quality scratch and lent-free microfiber cloths and cotton towels for  drying,... More »

Impulse Items – April 2015
Car-Freshner Corporation Watertown, New York Founded more than 60 years ago, Car-Freshner Corporation is a global leader in automotive air fresheners. The company meets... More »

Impulse Items - April 2014
California Scents Irvine, California California Scents offers an array of air fresheners. Products are sold in car washes, car dealers, automotive stores, convenience... More »

  Profile in Success

All Under One Roof
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... More »

Steaming Forward
The hallmark of a successful train line is consistency. Riders expect the train to arrive and depart the station at the designated times with little variation. Similarly, a... More »

A Cut Above
At first blush pairing a car wash/detail center with a barber shop doesn’t make much sense. The businesses have little in common and require completely different skill sets... More »

Vendor News

Impulse Items – May 2016
Texas Microfiber Incorporated Carrollton, Texas Texas Microfiber manufactures high quality scratch and lent-free microfiber cloths and cotton towels for  drying,... More »

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