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Articles by Phillip Lawless

Product Spotlight: Tips for towels

Phillip Lawless
Tired of dealing with towel lint? Leave lint behind and increase longevity by following these laundering and usage steps.
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The variables of vending

Phillip Lawless
Products and price points help owners pick the perfect vendors for car care properties. Using the newest technology, it's easier than ever to place offerings front and center.
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What is up with the weather?

Phillip Lawless
After a year full of sandstorms, severe thunderstorms, flooding, drought and warm temperatures, many in the industry are wondering what is next.
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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.
Phillip Lawless
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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Down the drain

Recycled and collected water is a valuable resource, and many self-serve carwash owners are missing out.
Phillip Lawless
While the calendar year may be different, it seems that the grim reports on water usage have stayed the same.
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Mystery damage no more

High-quality camera systems document every vehicle to help prevent mistaken damage claims.
Phillip Lawless
What really scares a carwash owner or operator?
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Mike Ditka on carwashing and the importance of practice

Phillip Lawless
During his speech at The Car Wash Show™, he talked about carwashing, his rookie season and his respect for Vince Lombardi.
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Surviving The Car Wash Show™

Phillip Lawless
What did I learn during my first ever carwash trade show?
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Reporting live from The Car Wash Show™

Debra Gorgos and Phillip Lawless

LAS VEGAS — Keynote Speaker Mike Ditka sets a positive mood for the world's largest carwash show, telling attendees, "You people are the backbone of America."


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Profile in Success: Expecting the unexpected

Marketing prowess and on-site experiments have helped quirky Paradise Car Wash succeed.
Phillip Lawless

Plato's ancient saying is widely known: Necessity … is the mother of invention. And if ever there was an era in the carwash industry that called out for invention and new ideas, it was the past few years. While some owners and operators chose to hunker down during the destructive financial storm, others soldiered on armed with fresh intentions and do-it-yourself ideologies.


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