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Does your wash offer free vacuums?

May 12, 2015

Does your business offer a mobile app?

April 28, 2015

Are you attending The Car Wash Show 2015?

April 21, 2015

Is drought a major issue where your business operates?

April 7, 2015

Does your wash offer express detailing services?

March 24, 2015

Do you use variable frequency drives (VFDs) at your wash?

March 10, 2015

Did your business participate in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, 2014?

February 24, 2015

Do you change the color of lights, foam, etc., in your tunnel for holidays and special occasions?

February 10, 2015

How often do you clean your carwash brushes/scrubbers?

January 27, 2015

Has winter weather affected your business yet this season?

January 13, 2015

Did you prepare for winter weather by inspecting your equipment/making repairs?

December 30, 2014

Do you decorate your wash for the holidays?

December 9, 2014

Do you carry special holiday-themed products?

November 25, 2014

Do you give employees bonuses or gifts around the holidays?

November 11, 2014

Do you carry additional profit options at your wash?

October 28, 2014


October 15, 2014

Does your business support local charities?

Do you plan to offer special discounts or packages during the holidays? Which ones?

October 1, 2014

What marketing idea has been the most successful for your wash?

September 11, 2014

Do you sponsor or advertise with local sports teams?

August 20, 2014

What is the primary reason(s) you use

August 5, 2014

Do you see more business due to summer vacation season?

July 23, 2014

I get weather predictions from...

July 15, 2014

American Flag: Yea or nay?

June 18, 2014
The Fourth of July is just around the corner. And, we are asking our U.S.-based business owners, do you display an American flag on your property?

Do you use Groupon?

April 29, 2014

Current NAPA ad, which claims carwashes can damage cars, is...

April 16, 2014

On a scale of 1-10 (1 = extreme disappointment; 10 = best show ever) what did you think of the 2014 Car Wash Show™?

April 9, 2014

Are you attending The Car Wash Show in Chicago?

March 7, 2014
The ICA Car Wash Show takes place from March 31 to April 2 and features a keynote from the stars of the hit show "Shark Tank." Will you be there?

Vote: What's the top story of 2013

December 18, 2013
Each year, one story stands out as having had the most impact on the carwashing and detailing industry. In the past, the top stories, according to your votes, were the expansion of the Autobell chain, and the consolidation of Zep and Ecolab. This year, the nominees are based on what stories got the most clicks and which ones were the most buzzed about at both the trade shows and on the online message boards.

Have you developed and shared with your team, a clear goal of how many gift cards your wash will sell during the current holiday season?

December 3, 2013

Are you going to be open on Black Friday?

November 6, 2013
Will you be open for business the day after Thanksgiving?

Going into the fourth quarter of 2013, have you reached your wash count and revenue goals for the first nine months of this year?

October 10, 2013

Are you attending the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention?

September 18, 2013
Being held October 7-9 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, the NRCC is just a few weeks away. Will you be attending?

Do you call your wash a tunnel or a conveyor?

September 4, 2013

A carwash is prominently featured on the show Breaking Bad, a show about a man who makes crystal meth to keep his family afloat. Find out more about the show at So, we are wondering does the show help or hurt our industry?

August 16, 2013

Touchfree or friction: Which is more popular in your area?

August 8, 2013

Is your self-serve open 24/7?

August 6, 2013

Businesswise, the summer, so far, has been...

July 17, 2013

Do you have a c-store on your property?

June 20, 2013

Will you be attending the Southeastern Carwash Association 2013 Trade Show & Expo in Orlando?

June 12, 2013

Do you reclaim water?

June 3, 2013

Has the Express Wash with Free Vacuum business model affected your carwash business?

May 24, 2013
Thanks to industry veteran Dave Tucker for submitting this question to our readers.

Which Keynote Speaker would you most like to see next year at The Car Wash Show™ 2014 in Chicago?

May 6, 2013

What did you think of this year's Car Wash Show™?

April 24, 2013

Are there pet washes in your area?

April 19, 2013

The pollen in my area is...

April 3, 2013

Are "green" chemicals important to you?

March 28, 2013

Will you continue to wash Jeeps?

March 8, 2013
As the Waterway chain recently announced it will no longer wash Jeeps made before 2011, we wonder if other carwashes will follow suit?

Has a customer ever driven into your carwash door?

February 19, 2013

Are you planning to attend The Car Wash Show™ 2013?

February 7, 2013
As a huge storm rolls through the U.S., it's obvious that winter weather will be around a bit longer. Even so, The Car Wash Show™ is just around the corner. Have you made plans to attend?

Dryer maintenance to me...

January 30, 2013

In terms of business, so far, 2013 has been...

January 23, 2013
We're three weeks into the new year and we're wondering if it's been better, worse or the same as 2012.

What was the biggest story of 2012?

January 3, 2013
Vote here in our poll

Poll: How do you feel about the holidays?

December 26, 2012
The holiday season is now halfway done. With less than a week left, what will be your response when this time of celebration is over?

What do you hope improves in 2013?

December 18, 2012
If you were granted one magical wish in the new year, what factor would you choose to improve?

What is your most successful holiday offering?

November 14, 2012

What is your most popular service during the fall months?

October 17, 2012
As the leaves change and the weather turns cold, what add-on services are your customers most interested in?

Do you do anything special at your business for Halloween?

September 24, 2012
Halloween is just a month away. How does your car care business celebrate the holiday?

Do you post football team memorabilia at your shop?

September 5, 2012

It's back-to-school time! Do you have any high schoolers or college students working for you?

August 22, 2012

What is the age range of most of your customers?

August 1, 2012

Has a natural disaster occurred at your business?

July 11, 2012

Do you worry about losing business on weekday holidays?

June 27, 2012

Do you bring your dog to work?

June 13, 2012

How is the pollen in your area?

May 30, 2012

Do you sell car fresheners at your detail shop?

May 16, 2012

Readers’ Poll:

March 31, 2012
Which statements reflect your current situation?