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Lube law & legislation

For more than 15 years, Joanna Johnson has trudged between Dallas and Capitol Hill fighting for the rights of lube shop owners and operators across America. Johnson, the policy
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Has the carwash industry gone to the dogs?

Offering multiple services to customers is becoming more common every day in the carwash industry. Simply offering your clientele an air freshener and heavy-duty vacuum just seems so passe.
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Slick service

With car counts down by nearly 15 percent and quick lube competition fiercer than ever, lube shop operators tend to push customers through as quickly as possible. The result
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2006 Lube Industry Leaders Review

It’s an expanding, consolidating world By Bruce A. Scruton, Managing Editor For a relatively young industry, the oil change / quick lube business is still rapidly growing. A federal
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The war against gas Part II

Last month I wrote about how we cut our natural gas consumption over the past winter by 26 percent. This month I’ll elaborate on how we did it and
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Synthetically speaking

The lubrication business is changing. In the past, the market was wide open to lubrication manufacturers. Service providers, as well as consumers, bought what oil companies and the OEMs
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The <i>un</i>naturally high cost of gas

During the winter of 2004-2005, we paid a gas bill one month of $2,520. So in the summer of 2005, when the cost of natural gas was predicted to
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Risky business at the lube

Lube operators are responsible for creating a safe environment for customers and employees. A safety-management program should be in place for all lube operators. Every year, the Occupational Safety
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Washing pets and making profits

After having the opportunity to walk the Car Care World Expo floor for three days, it is apparent the self-serve pet wash is here to stay. More manufacturers and
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Well oiled recycling

Quick lubes across the country are using leftover oil to heat their bays and water.
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