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In-bay Automatic

Better living through chemistry

Kristen Wesolowski
With much advancement in technology, carwash owners and operators have the opportunity to operate their washes at a level unfathomed by their forefathers. Believe it or not, cars were
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The word is out, friction is in

Drew Dressler
In pursuit of the cleanest car for the best value, carwash consumers in America have a choice between touchless and friction. Many washes across the U. S. offer both
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Carwash consumer attitudes & preferences

Babak Mir-Eschghi
Editor’s Note: This consumer attitudes and preferences marketing research report was prepared by Babak Mir-Eschghi, a student at Penn State University currently seeking his MBA. The report exclusively deals
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Adding a see-through carwash

Robert Pegnato
Reader Question: I’m looking to add a see-through carwash to my convenience store. What are some things I need to consider when making this type of investment? Robert Pegnato:
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What's in your wash?

Kristen Wesolowski
Professional Carwashing & Detailing® magazine gives a warm welcome to the newest member of the carwashing industry, Tom and Yolanda McGee, owners of City Gate Carwash in Naples, FL.
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Water, water everywhere

Dennis Ryan
We were asked to install a new N/S brush rollover for a car rental company last March. The only automatic in bay washes I had any experience with before
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Increase profits by adding an in-bay automatic

Jeff Leadbetter
Editor’s Note: While many self-serve owners and operators consider the addition of another bay to their line-up, some add an in-bay automatic to appeal to a wider variety of
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Get your customers tuned in

Stacey Patulski
In October 2005, Stacey Patulski purchased a run-down carwash with two in-bay automatics and one self-serve bay. In 15 days, he had completely renovated and re-opened the wash, but
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Double whammy: Touch free and friction

Dottie Hopkins
Trend today seems to be giving your customer as many options as possible, which is what the new friction/touch-less hybrid in-bay automatic model aims to do. A few years
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Sensing a better tomorrow

Jim Dunn
A typical automatic bay will generate $4,000 - $8,000 in gross revenue per month, but the wash must be up and running in order to generate this revenue. Time
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