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Mini Express - Self Serve’s Next Incarnation
I see a wave of “mini express exterior” washes as the next evolution of car washing. They are being put together even as we speak. My reasoning in short: The current... More »

What’s Best? The Variables in Choosing a Wash Type
People new to the industry often ask what is the best type of car wash to own and operate. The answer usually given is to choose the type that best suits one’s lifestyle and... More »

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 »

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

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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