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Articles by Phillip Lawless

Surviving the ride

Gas retailers turn to carwashing and other offerings for security in today’s up-and-down market.

RFID: Faster and stronger

How today's scanning systems provide quick convenience for customers, enhanced security for owners.

Mystery damage no more

High-quality camera systems document every vehicle to help prevent mistaken damage claims.
What really scares a carwash owner or operator?
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Battling dirty bays

No-scrub cleaning chemicals help operators effectively strike back against grimy, dingy carwash walls.
One way to discourage repeat business is to ignore site maintenance and cleaning. No-scrub cleaning chemicals can help strike back against grimy, dingy carwash walls.
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Fabulous floor mats for all

The flexibility and dependability of automated mat cleaners will benefit any all car care businesses either as a money-making profit center or as a valuable service upgrade.
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Cold ice, hot profits

Today's automated ice vendors attract an influx of customers and offer surprising profit potential.
Today's automated ice vendors attract an influx of customers and offer surprising profit potential.
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Profile in success: Then and now

How J.R. and Patricia Carsten found almost 50 years of success in the ever-evolving detail industry.
In the world today, it is rare for a person to stay in the same position, with the same company, for more than five years.
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Vacuums: The death of free vacuums?

Additional charges increase the importance of vacuum appearance, upkeep and payment options.
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Down the drain

Recycled and collected water is a valuable resource, and many self-serve carwash owners are missing out.
While the calendar year may be different, it seems that the grim reports on water usage have stayed the same.
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New profits from new products

Owners looking to make more money should consider greeting cards and impulse items.
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