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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 »

Squeeze Play - Compete by Outperforming
Twenty years ago, helping others to become better car washers was thought to be good for the industry overall. Arguably, the playing field was more level back then and the... More »

Self-Serve Maintenance - Stay on Top of the Details
Okay, so you own a car wash; it’s a busy Saturday afternoon and you have customers lined up at every bay when suddenly a pump fails, a belt breaks, or even something as... More »

Industry Newsline

SELF SERVE CARWASH NEWS (SSCWN) TO RE-LAUNCH
Jackson Vahaly, publisher/owner of AutoCareForum.com, 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 2016
CustomKraft Industries Inc.  North Little Rock, Arkansas CustomKraft has over 33 years of experience manufacturing self-service car wash equipment. CustomKraft’s... More »

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

35 Years of Splash
When partners Chris Fisher and Mark Curtis first entered the car wash business over three decades ago they were like most rookie operators — unsure of the true pressures of... More »

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 »

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