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Selling Self Serve - Promote Onsite and Online
Upward trends in the industry have shown that self-serve car washing isn’t going anywhere. Many drivers want control over exactly how they wash their cars, and self-serve... More »

Top Tips - For Car Wash Rookies
I remember clearly: it was the day before I was ready to open my first new car wash. The owner of the car wash equipment distributor who had sold to me and installed

Tulsa - A Reexamined Market
Some years ago I had the opportunity to evaluate a large number of properties located throughout parts of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. One of the areas was Tulsa, OK,... 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 2019
Sonny’s The CarWash Factory Tamarac, Florida Sonny’s is the world’s largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, now offering OneWash, the industry’s first and... More »

Self-Serve Equipment – June 2018
Sonny’s The CarWash Factory Tamarac, Florida Forward thinking professional car wash investors and owner/operators partner with Sonny’s because of its total offering,... More »

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 »

Profile in Success

Doing Self Service Big, Doing Self Service Right
Most of the industry is turning its back on the self-serve concept. Opting instead to build flex and exterior-only locations as self-serve volume and revenue continues to... More »

Converting Achievement
Car washing habits are constantly in flux. What is popular with one generation of customers can become tired and dated with the next.

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 »


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