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Tracking Growth - Repositioning Properties as Strategy
Car Wash USA Express opened its first exterior express wash on Highway 64 in Lakeland, TN in late August of 2007. The second such operation was scheduled to open in December... More »

Opportunity Is Knocking - How to Capitalize on a Self-Serve Wash Purchase
Opportunities to purchase existing self-service car washes seem to be everywhere. There may be several reasons sites are available, and the ability to capitalize on these... More »

Token Change - Unexpected Brand-Building Tool
More than just a form of currency, tokens can have a significant impact on your car wash. From promotional use to increased profits, there are many benefits to tokens that... More »

Industry Newsline

Jackson Vahaly, publisher/owner of, has announced the re-launch of Self Serve Carwash News (SSCWN), the popular tabloid newspaper for the self-serve car... More »

  Manufacturers' Showcase

Self-Serve Equipment – June 2015
CustomKraft Industries Inc.  North Little Rock, Arkansas CustomKraft has over 32 years of experience manufacturing self-service car wash equipment. The company offers... More »

Profile in Success

Not Everything is Bigger in Texas
While most things are certainly bigger in Texas, not every success story in the Lone Star State needs to be supersized.

Waving the Flag
The Anthony family en-tered the car wash business with dreams of wheel barrows full of quarters being lugged to the cashier’s window every week. Although the mountains of... More »

The Brightest Shine
Car wash formats come in and out of style, but quality service stands the test of time. For nearly 40 years Shammy Shine Car Wash has been servicing Western New Jersey and... More »


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