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Consultant's Corner: Different components of the full-serve model

In the March issue, in the column titled: The ins and outs of various carwashes, we were examining the different components of the full-service model and all the different facets therein. We covered the first half of the different wash stations and processes that involve the welcoming area, the vacuum stations, and the drive–on area.


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How carwashes can help with damage from bugs and birds

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bird droppings and dead bug innards can have a lasting negative effect on a vehicle’s paint, according to Kentucky.com. 


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Touchless automatic offering hot wax is providing great value for customers

FAIRBORN, Ohio — Extreme Clean Car Wash has become one of, if not the only, touchless automatic in the United States to offer Simoniz Hot Wax.
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How People Learn

CarWash College™ Tip of the Month
When teaching the Management class, it seems people often have the same question when it comes to employees.
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‘Shark Tank’ keynote speakers talk about entrepreneurial spirit in carwash industry

CHICAGO — The keynote speakers from the hit show “Shark Tank” were able to offer advice to wash owners, and explain what it’s like to be entrepreneurs.
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The Love Bug

Lustra™ Tip of the Month
Along with the changing of the season comes changes in temperatures and new cleaning challenges.
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LeBron James partners with Sprite for Sprite 6 Mix

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James joins the ranks of athletes who’ve been branded with their own soft drink, according to Brand Eating.             


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Carwash owner helping solve the problem of unsafe drinking water

ROSWELL, Ga. — Sky Wash owner Jim Dudley is contributing resources to combating the problem of unclean drinking water, according to The Huffington Post.


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The plea for steam

A dry vapor steam machine can be used on the facility as well as a car and can promote your business as eco-friendly.
A hot water extractor uses heated liquid water and a powerful vacuum to deep clean carpets, whereas steam cleaning involves the use of pressurized steam vapor.
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No, you can’t rent my customers

Read how one carwash chain found success in offering windshield repair services.

After our second location opened, nearly half a dozen windshield repair companies approached us offering to pay us a monthly rent to sell windshield repair at our washes. Immediately our reaction was, “No, you can’t rent my customers.” 


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