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Free heat and hot water from used oil

Howard Levens
Reader Question: I keep hearing about carwash operators converting used oil into free heat and hot water. How do I do that? Many carwash facilities are saving money by
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Getting the most out of your quick lube software

Craig Harris
Over the years, I have noticed many quick lube operators do not utilize their software as much as they could or should. Now add in a carwash along side
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Filtration foundations

Sally Trnka
In my time on this earth, I have come across many people who are car experts. People who have the skills to be MacGyver-esque when it comes to fixing
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Forecasting fast lube volumes

Robert Roman
Adding a fast lube facility to an existing carwash business or new carwash project is often touted as a good way to leverage the carwash operation. Building a two-
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Managing waste oil

Al Braun
According to the American Petroleum Institute, not recycling waste oil is significantly more dangerous than originally thought to be. A study by the institute has shown that just one
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The good, the bad, the profitable

Ron Slone
In 1996, we purchased seven Jiffy Lubes in Albany, NY, partially as a compliment to our existing carwashes in the upstate New York market. Today we operate 11 Jiffy
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2006 Lube Benchmarking Report

Professional Carwashing & Detailing’s® 2006 Lube Benchmarking Report represents a cooperative venture with the Automotive Oil Change Association, which co-sponsored the survey and provided a list of its members
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Declining car counts? Try a fast lube.

David Kunkel
If consolidation has been the predominant business trend for the past 20 years, then diversification surely has been a strong contender for the number two spot. Diversification is a
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Lube law & legislation

Kate Carr
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?

Todd Horneck
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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