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Tips on social media from a carwash business that 'gets it'

DETROIT — Detail XPerts has 15,000 followers on Twitter, and over 4,500 on Facebook. The company president talked to PC&D about how they’ve used social media to improve their business, and relations the company has with its customers and other businesses.           


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California drought and waterless carwashes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One wash owner recalls how water conservation in the carwash industry has come a long way in the last 50 years and another explains the future of waterless washes, according to the San Jose Mercury.            


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Bill introduced to clean up carwash industry in New York

QUEENS, N.Y. — City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has ideas on how to make the carwash industry treat its employees fairly, according to the New York Daily News.


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English carwash owner used business to smuggle immigrants

HULL, England — Ali Mohammed Raza is serving six years for attempting to bring five illegal immigrants into England, according to the hulldailymail.co.uk.


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D&S Car Wash Equipment Co. hires new business developer

ST. LOUIS — D&S has hired Elliot Herndon as business development manager, according to a press release.


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Employees win labor dispute, looking for fair treatment

QUEENS, N.Y. — Now that the dispute is over between Off Broadway Car Wash owner David Amar and the employees, they’re looking to get back to work with fair treatment, according to the Times Ledger.


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Advice on car care in the winter

PRESTON, Minn.  — In places like Minnesota, taking care of your car during the winter can be even more important due to the freezing temperatures and great snowfall, according to the Fillmore County Journal.


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Report: Officer Gillette thought pellet gun was real gun before shooting

YAKIMA, Wash. — A 124 page report into the shooting of Rocendo Arias at a carwash, states Officer Gillette thought that pellet gun was real gun, according to the Yakima Herald.


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Carwash owner to pay nearly $4M in labor violations

NEW YORK — John Lage, described as a “carwash kingpin,” will pay $3.9 million in a settlement for labor violations, according to the New York Daily News.


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English carwash operator fails to pay worker minimum wage

CARMARTHEN, England — Wash operator was one of five business owners who neglected to pay minimum wage, and was publicly addressed by Business Secretary Vince Cable, according to the Carmarthen Journal.


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