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Self-serve

Tire shine machines

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

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

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

Dennis Ryan
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

Mike Hansen
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

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

Dennis Ryan
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

Dennis Ryan
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

John Lenhart
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

Robert Roman
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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