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Digitizing Self-Service - An Added Category for Success
The use of smartphones is so prevalent today there are laws on the books in many states prohibiting their use while a person operates a car.

Self-Service Prospects - The Business Is Still out There
When I transitioned into consulting more than 20 years ago, more than half my clients during those first few years were people looking to build self-service car washes.

Self-Serve Wash - Keeping It Up and Running
Self-serve car washes continue to be an excellent investment in the current market, thanks to low barriers of entry and relatively minor initial capital investment.

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 2020
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 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 »

Profile in Success

Charitable Exterior
By their very nature car washes build intimate relationships with their communities. They are typically run by independent operators who live in and around the locales they... More »

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.


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