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Articles by Phillip Lawless

Formulating franchise growth

After forming a prosperous hand carwash, this father-and-son team turned to car care franchising.

Ready to clean

Premoistened towels provide convenient cleaning options for carwashers and customers alike.

Surviving the ride

Gas retailers turn to carwashing and other offerings for security in today’s up-and-down market.
Gas retailers are turning to carwashing, as well as other offerings for security in today’s up-and-down market.
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Embracing the unexpected

Learn why the Bubbles Hand Car Wash chain made a surprising turn into the express market.
Learn why the Bubbles Hand Car Wash chain of Houston, TX, made a surprising turn into the express market.
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OSHA: Regulations, enforcement and citations

What car care operators need to know in preparation for today’s frequent inspections.

Perfecting your pet wash

Payment options, location and additional products all improve customer spending at this profit center.
Payment options, location and additional products all improve customer spending at this profit center.
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Learning, inventing and teaching

How Richard Lin’s cross-country drive planted the seeds for business success, product innovation and detailing videos.
How Richard Lin’s cross-country drive planted the seeds for business success, product innovation and detailing videos.
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New and like-new dryers

Here are a few facts about new dryer systems and ideas for improving older technology.
Presenting a few important facts about the newer dryer systems available and ideas for improving older technology.
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Blog: I need winter weather inspiration

A newspaper profiled Destry Lee, a carwash manager who regularly runs a carwash operation in dead-cold Muncie, IN.
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OSHA: Regulations, enforcement and citations

What car care operators need to know in preparation for today’s frequent inspections.