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Articles by Phillip Lawless

The various uses of VFDs

Saving energy and saving money with one investment.

VFDs are often installed to save utility costs, and they also serve to deliver better performance from your equipment and create a more pleasurable customer experience.


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Over the horizon — What is down the road for carwashes?

A discussion of trends and issues set to affect the industry in 2015.

Looking at industry challenges and issues that will affect car care operations in 2015.


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Cleaner cars via a coloring book

A kid-friendly option for teaching the basics of in-vehicle etiquette.

Short of tarps or taxi services, parents are left wondering how to keep pesky stains from occurring in their vehicles again and again.


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Belmont Car Wash & Detailing: Five decades of success

One carwash calls on exceptional service and staff stability to stand the test of time.

Belmont Car Wash & Detailing celebrates 50 years in business with a radio appearance and pricing rollbacks.


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Defining value and values

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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