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Multi-profit Centers

Slick service

Ray Sparling
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

Dennis Ryan
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

Pat Burrows
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

Dennis Ryan
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

Howie Loewen
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

Troy Berry
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

Debra Gorgos
Quick lubes across the country are using leftover oil to heat their bays and water.
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C-store, see profits?

Debra Gorgos
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

Boyne McHargue
Practical solutions to everyday employee problems.
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