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Changing perceptions and cleaning cars

How Rising Tide invested in autistic people.
“We as a society view autism as a disability that deserves sympathy,” said the co-founder of Rising Tide Car Wash Tom D’Eri, but at this unique business, where 80 percent of the workers are autistic people, it’s viewed completely differently.
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Paint color restoration: Then and now

How today’s clear coatings can restore a paint's original color and gloss.
When I wrote "Why Paints Fade" in the April 2008 issue of this magazine, (which I urge you to digest before reading this article), I believed it was simply impossible to create a clear coating that would look as great, by wipe-on hand application, as an automotive spray gun finish would. I was wrong.
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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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