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Self-serve

Self-serve & in-bay: A winning combo

With the carwash industry becoming more competitive than ever before, carwash operators are constantly looking for ways to attract new customers, grow the loyalty of existing customers and, of
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Self-serve token talk

When I bought my first carwash in 1988, the coin acceptors were not as sophisticated as they are now, nor were the tokens for that matter. The acceptors could
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The water that runs a self-serve site

Water is the most important component of all carwashing equipment when it comes to cleaning cars. Without quality water, the finished product will not be satisfactory to you or
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Is it time to express yourself?

Today there are several carwash service options from which customers may choose, such as: Self-service; Automatic; Full-service; and The express wash. The wash everybody is talking about is the
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What's your acceptance level?

Self-serve equipment has come a long, long way. At one point in time, manufacturers would not even grant a warranty on bill validators used in the harsh environment of
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Self-serve vacuum security

As recent as 10 years ago, carwash owners didn’t have to worry about their vacuums as much as today. The vacs weren’t as expensive and they didn’t hold a
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Radio advertising for carwashes

Last month I gave you my recommendations for advertising on the radio and promised I would tell you about my most successful radio campaign. I gave 10 recommendations and
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The 2006 Self-Serve Industry Leaders Review

Postcards from this year’s top 10 leaders represent four regions of the country; from cherry blossoms in Maryland in the spring, to the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains,
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A bright, sunshiny future

How one operator installed solar paneling to heat his water and floors at no cost to himself.
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Self-serve reclaim systems

Understanding the nuts and bolts.
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