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Professional Carwashing & Detailing

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December 2014

Volume: 38
Edition: 12

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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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Become a one-stop shop

Keep profits at your wash with vending and other services customers want.

Keep profits at your wash with vending and other services customers want.


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Problems & solutions: Conveyor carwashes

Prevent and resolve common issues by following these steps.

Issues come up in the carwash business, but operators can effectively prevent and resolve them if they know what to watch for.


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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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Creating a diverse marketing strategy

Design and development rules for promotional materials and advertisements.

Today’s consumers see thousands of advertisements each day, so a consistent marketing strategy is crucial to setting yourself apart from your competitors.


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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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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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Auditing carwash chemistry

Identify the perfect amount of chemicals with knowledge and testing to keep revenue streams strong.

Carwashes can improve practices already in place to keep their businesses successful.


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Working to improve the industry

The steps one detail shop owner takes to train employees and deliver the best results.

Supplying the best products and training so employees can become valuable as great carwashers and detailers.


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December Photo of the Month Contest

The winner of this month's Photo of the Month contest is Joe K. of Buffalo, N.Y..


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Defining value and values

FLOOR PRIMERS

Statguard Flooring

Statguard Flooring’s Primer Epoxy is a self-leveling/penetrating epoxy primer for concrete floors.


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ARCH

Coleman Hanna Car Wash Systems LLC

Grand Entrance Arch is designed to dazzle customers and create a good first impression.


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TOOL SETS

Bondhus Corporation

Bondhus Corporation, through its German marketing partner FELO, introduces a newline of E-Smart sets of insulated screwdrivers complete with custom molded storagecases.


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WIPER BLADES

Michelin

Michelin and Pylon Manufacturing Corporation announce new wiper blades designed for all-weather and all-season performance.


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ARCHES

Coleman Hanna Car Wash Systems LLC

Coleman Hanna’s Horizon Arches complete the modern look of a carwash.


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FOAMING POLISH

Warsaw Chemical Co. Inc.

Formula 704 Wave Shield Hot CARnauba Shine High Foaming Polish features advanced polymer technology with the durability of carnauba to provide a high shine protective barrier on paint, chrome and trim.


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Around the Industry - Dec 2014

Industry news and highlights from the car care industry.


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Industry Watch - December 2014

A listing of the latest association, company and hiring news in the car care industry.


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Ground Breaking - December 2014

A look at new carwashes and c-stores opening around the world.


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December 2014

Tools of the Trade

These products were featured in our December Tools of the Trade.


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