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Articles by Kate Carr

Coming around full circle

In the past year, the American carwash industry has gone through a lot. Between the weather and the immigration debate and the express exterior trend, it’s been a busy
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Getting back on track

Let’s be brutally honest: 2006 was a crummy year. Between out-of-control gas prices, rising minimum wages and an angry Mother Nature, the hand dealt to most carwashers was definitely
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Lube law & legislation

For more than 15 years, Joanna Johnson has trudged between Dallas and Capitol Hill fighting for the rights of lube shop owners and operators across America. Johnson, the policy
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You're fired!

It’s as necessary as hiring, yet most business owners and operators don’t consider their plan for firing an employee until it’s too late. And in an industry with such
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Hit the bull's-eye with creative marketing

What does your advertising budget look like this year? If you’re like most carwash and car care business owners and operators, it probably resembles a dart board with a
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Meet Juan Avila: 2006's Most Valuable Carwasher

Professional Carwashing & Detailing® magazine is pleased to announce the winner of its 2006 Most Valuable Carwasher (MVC) award: Juan Carlos Avila, manager of Splash Car Wash’s flagship Wilton,
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Web sites and washing 101

When Tom Nebelsick of Randolph Carwash, Lincoln, NE, decided to expand his carwash in 2003, he didn’t call up a real estate agent or business broker. He hired a
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Who are your customers?

From self-serve to full-serve to in-bay automatic and express exterior only, there’s a carwash out there for every imaginable type of person. High maintenance, low maintenance, no maintenance; the
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Wash. Rinse. Repeat

Lately there’s been a growing emphasis placed on car counts and how to raise them. With the rise of express exterior washing, the mounting fear of big-box and super-pump
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Family matters

So what do you get when you add over 750 years of carwashing experience with Louisiana heat, a carwash tour and pig roasting? A magazine editor willing to try raw
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