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Self-serve

Tire shine machines

October 11, 2010
Kleen-Rite announces they now market Tire Shine Machines for the self-serve operator, Express Tire Shine Machines for the full-serve operator, and Tire Shine Conversion Kits for those operators wishing to
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Payment system

October 11, 2010
The Mercury Car Wash Payment System is an innovation brought to you by Carolina Pride Carwash, Inc. It brings the power of the Internet to your car wash and allows
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Carwash phone

October 11, 2010
Talk-A-Phone Model ETP-401C is an outdoor-rated, ADA compliant hands-free customer assistance phone for self-service car wash bays, or unattended drive through washes. Transaction problems can lead to irate customers and
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When all else fails, read the directions

October 11, 2010
One day a woman came into the self-serve wash and had no idea how to wash her car. I talked her through the wash cycle, letting her do the
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Your self-serve toolbox

October 11, 2010
It may not seem like basic bay accessories ever change, but there really are some new and exciting options for your self-serve bays: Polished stainless booms; Z-style angle booms;
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2007 Self-Serve Carwashing Benchmarking Survey Report

October 11, 2010
So what’s the real story here? Crime. It’s costing self-serve operators more and more. One year ago, our survey respondents reported an average net loss of $891.43 to crime.
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Acid rain and the carwash

October 11, 2010
Recently, we had a customer come into the carwash and complain about blotches on his paint job. He wasn’t complaining about our wash or our facility, he was looking
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Number crunching

October 11, 2010
A while back, I received an email from a reader who was thinking about getting into the carwash business. There was a carwash for sale near his home and
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Smelling and selling

October 11, 2010
Of all the ways to professionally wash a vehicle, self-serve has the greatest opportunity to engage the senses and drive the overall consumer experience. Of all the product attributes,
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To prep or not to prep

October 11, 2010
In a straw poll recently conducted by Professional Car Care Online™, 80 percent of the respondents said that express exterior carwashes should not engage in the practice of manually
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