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Conversion - Self Serve to Mini Express
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.

Carwash Academy - Education for Self-Serve Operators
As car wash technology and equipment transforms over time, and the car wash industry becomes more dynamic, there is a specific need to educate customers, potential investors,... More »

Is it Time for a Change? - Expanding, Adjusting Your Service Offering
When is it time to change the services you offer to your customers? What services do you add or do away with?

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 2017
Carolina Pride Carwash Systems & Solutions Timberlake, North Carolina Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions has been providing car wash operators throughout... More »

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

Extreme Clean
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... More »

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.

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