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Concern over proposed gas station and carwash

CHICAGO — Many people have expressed that the gas station and carwash would produce lighting, noise and traffic issues, according to the Chicago Tribune.


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Additional Profit Center Analysis

We break down the initial costs, the estimated ROI, and what owners can expect when adding on one of these popular multi-profit centers.
Debra Gorgos
As the economy continues to shift, and customers are willing to spend a bit more money, it seems as if carwash owners are finding they are ready and willing to spend some more on new equipment.
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FAQs about RFID

We answer some of the biggest questions when it comes to Radio Frequency Identification technology.
When it comes to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, there are some frequently asked questions in regards to tamper-proofing, what it takes to install the technology, and the potential return on investment, etc.


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RFID and the new carwash equation

Ken Brott
Technology never takes place in a vacuum. Sooner or later, every new breakthrough has a ripple effect that changes things in ways that few imagined when that innovation was introduced.


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Want more revenue? Try the following impulse sales items.

Joe J. Napoli
Once you have a customer at your carwash, there are numerous things that can be done to generate added revenue and leave them satisfied with additional purchases
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Understanding and marketing mat cleaner services at your carwash

Joe J. Napoli
Mat cleaners have come a long way from the 1960s, when they became popularized during the transition from thin rubber matting to carpet mats, but didn’t always accomplish the job they were designed for.
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Groupon’s Deal Builder targets new customers

Joe J. Napoli
CHICAGO — Deal Builder, a new service by Groupon, creates local feel that allows carwashes to set up their own deals, and reach new customers who have not historically used carwashes.


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Mister Car Wash acquires six Octopus locations

TUCSON, Ariz. — The largest carwash chain in the U.S., Mister Car Wash, has acquired six Octopus Car Wash locations in Albuquerque, N.M., according to a press release.


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Carwash honoring fallen service members

FRESNO, Calif. — The Great American Car Wash will be closing early on Friday to honor fallen soldiers with their families in attendance, according to The Fresno Bee


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Car cleaning services available at San Francisco airport

SAN FRANCISCO — Airport now offering eco-friendly mobile carwashing services in all parking facilities, according to a SFOconnect.com blog post.


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