The first car wash show in more than a year is almost upon us. It’s perhaps fitting that the Southwest Car Wash Association Convention and Expo, having been the last show to take place, has the honor of being the first.
Operators fear the commoditization of car washing. It is a fear that has long been expressed, but one that acquired an amplified urgency with the advent of the express exterior model. It is not difficult to see why. The...
In his Finishing Line column on page 78 in this issue, Bob Roman discusses several technologies that are disrupting the auto industry, among them online auto sales,
The view comprised a sandy beach, blue skies, the ocean stretching to the horizon, and three palm trees.
A New Year, a fresh start — that’s what we all are hoping for. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 impact will by all accounts linger well into 2021.
When we broached the subject of interior cleaning in this space in January this year, little did we know the significance it would take on within a few short months.
For some time, there has been reporting about new-car dealerships adding full-size conveyor car washes to their operations. In some instances, these facilities are for in-house use only, providing a wash for cars that have just...
A white paper on a post-pandemic market, recently released by American Marketing Group (AMG), reports that personal consumption spending
Musing about how changing circumstances have affected my COVID-era existence, I was somewhat surprised to discover that one of the few constants in my life is the car wash.
The International Carwash Association’s latest Consumer Research Study, released in April this year, finds that 83 percent of consumers washed at a professional car wash in the past year.
Mid June brought an announcement from the Southeastern Car Wash Association (SECWA) that its American Car Wash Expo 2020, scheduled for September 14-26 in Atlanta, GA, had been cancelled.
Of late, reports on reopening the economy is taking up as much airtime and as many column inches, if not more, than the Coronavirus pandemic itself.
Under normal circumstances, this column would have been dedicated to a recap of The Car Wash Show. But we are operating under decidedly abnormal conditions, that is, if we are fortunate enough to be operating at all. No show, no...
Though not entirely unexpected, the announcement from the International Carwash Association that The Car Wash
Within the space of three months, car wash professionals will have gathered twice in Texas for a convention and tradeshow. At the end of January, the Southwest Car Wash Association held its annual event at its new home in Fort...
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