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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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C-store, see profits?

Customers love convenience and this type of profit center could be a good fit for your wash.
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Hiring and training lube employees

Practical solutions to everyday employee problems.
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What's in your wash?

Award winning
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