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Self-serve

Profile in success: Lifestyles of the rich and sudsy

June 18, 2012
Owners' commitment to cleanliness and customer service pulls unexpected cars into this bustling self-serve wash.
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Tackling theft and vandalism

April 25, 2012
How effective security systems prevent profits from walking off the property.
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Sizing up shiners

April 25, 2012
This popular automated service pops up in self-serve washes and in-bay automatics.
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Long reach tool

March 1, 2012
Access Tools developed a specialty long-reach tool designed for vehicles with vertical door lock buttons. The Remote Control Button Master has a flexible coated rod that can be bent into
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More than 6,000 quarters stolen from carwash

February 28, 2012
LINCOLN, NE — Police are trying to figure out how a man stole 6,000 quarters from a self-serve carwash here, the Nebraska Radio Network reported. The Feb. 24 story
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Battle over banners may cost wash owner $5,500

February 9, 2012
BALDWIN PARK, CA — A carwash owner here feels that city code enforcement keeps visiting his business for “nonsense,” the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported. The Feb. 7 story stated that
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Metal grate stolen from carwash

February 9, 2012
BOLINGBROOK, IL — A metal grate was stolen from the Great Wave carwash here, a mysuburbanlife.com story said. The Feb. 8 story said the grate, which is of “undetermined” value, was
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Find out what’s happening with other self-serves

January 31, 2012
LATHAM, NY — The results are in for the Professional Carwashing & Detailing 2012 Self-Serve Industry Benchmark Report, and some findings might be a bit shocking to a few of
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Nature provides shocking end to self-serve wash

January 26, 2012
ELBA, AL — A 19-year-old here still had two minutes left on the self-serve timer when an intense thunderstorm blew into town, The Elba Clipper reported. The Jan. 26 story stated
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Surprise carwash construction angers neighbors

January 19, 2012
AKINSDALE, ALBERTA, CANADA — A 15-bay carwash that recently began construction has neighbors concerned about parking, traffic and safety here, the St. Albert Gazette reported. The Jan. 18 story stated that
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