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Fast Lube Convert a Wash Bay
It is no secret that many self-serve wand-bay car washes are experiencing challenging times. These wash facilities typically consist of multiple bays and, in many cases, some... More »

Vacuums: A Profit Center?
Full service tunnels were the industry standard for many years. With the ever-increasing costs for land and labor, many businesses are migrating to flex or express tunnels... More »

Top Package - The Menu Gets Complicated
Sometimes I learn a lot about car washing by talking with people not in the industry. For example, one of my friends has a condo in South Dakota they visit in the summer. I... 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

Old Dog, New Trick
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.

The Experience Redefined
Good or bad every car wash can be described in a few short words. “Fast service.” “Modern equipment.” “Helpful employees.”

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 »

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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