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In-bay Automatic

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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Robotics in the carwash

Mark Hartzer
The term robot congers up thoughts of human-like, stiff walking metallic figures. Webster defines a robot as a “mechanical device designed to do the work or part of the
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In-bays will continue to have their place

Robert Roman
Over the last several months, I received a number of questions from new investors about the future of the in-bay automatic and its ability to compete against the likes
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Georgia on my mind

Mike Perry
When did petroleum marketers and convenience store owners in Georgia lose confidence in their carwashes? All across the state, revenues are rapidly declining at convenience store and petroleum site
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In-Bay Showcase

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Creative solutions for in-bay reclaim

Jim Keller
Integrating recovered water in the everyday operation of vehicle washing is not difficult or expensive. When you compare the rising cost of water, sewer and other associated fees, it
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Operation: Lube & in-bay

Liz DiTommasso
The combination has been springing up everywhere: lube center and in-bay automatic carwash. Past reporting has looked into the profitability and procedure of such an undertaking. Let’s now consider
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