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Phillip Lawless

Phillip Lawless is Editor of Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine.

ARTICLES

Be prepared for a busy winter

Breaking down the best practices to follow in tunnels and equipment rooms.

The steps to prepare for another busy winter season.


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LED rebates, discounts and financing

Tips to save money when installing energy-efficient lighting options.

Though the operational advantages have long been touted, cost is an aspect of LED lighting that prevents many car care businesses from updating fixtures.


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How to prevent hydraulic hose failure

Inspection and replacement tips for tunnel, bay and detail operations.

The majority of carwashes today call on dozens of hoses to complete wash processes and generate profits.


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Spotting an opportunity for success

On the Spot detailing grows with an eye towards new markets and franchising.

On the Spot Mobile Detailing in Maryland discovered a unique opportunity based on one casino’s search for boosted “high roller” benefits.


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November 2014

Around the world in 30 days

Chronicling a bustling, busy month in the carwash market.


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Dedicated dryer upkeep

Ensure the final wash process provides the perfect touch.

Dry customer cars help operators avoid customer service problems, parking lot puddles, potential icing issues and slip-and-fall situations.


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The style and durability of today’s doors

Appearance, upkeep tasks and weather issues are all important considerations.

Removing the toughest stains

Finding the right tools, right products and right procedures to clean any vehicle’s interior.

Food and drinks, markers and crayons, these items frequently leave their mark on the seats, carpets and floor mats.


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Water reclaim and profitability

The wide reaching advantages of reusing a carwash’s most valuable resource.

Carwash chains and businesses that may have balked at the idea of reclaim in years past now include the systems in their tunnels and bays as standard equipment.


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Noticing positive trends

Buying trends in other markets show the newest generation of drivers may be more likely to depend on professional carwashes to keep their vehicles clean.


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