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Professional Carwashing & Detailing

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September 2013

Volume: 37
Edition: 9

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New ways to attract more customers

In today's modern world, full of apps, tweets and eblasts, we give you a blueprint of how to promote your services and specials to today’s archetypical customer.
August 21, 2013

Vending machines offering more options

Read how these machines have evolved and are offering more and more options to appease customers.
August 21, 2013

Recent controller adaptation

October 24, 2013
As technology advances, nearly everything in our lives becomes more sophisticated.
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Companies Worth Knowing

August 22, 2013
The following catalogs, literature pieces and products are being offered by companies representing the carwashing and detailing industries.
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PC&D's 2013 Detail Industry Benchmark Survey Report

October 1, 2013
The 2013 survey is made possible by the owner/operators who took the time to answer the online survey during the months of June and July of 2013.
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Talking with Industry Leader: Jimmy Belanger

Exclusive Professional Carwashing & Detailing interview with Jimmy Belanger, Marketing and Sales Vice President of National Carwash Solutions.
August 21, 2013

Towel tips for success

Presenting the biggest towel mistakes you can't afford to make
August 21, 2013

Profile in Success: Luxury Wash (Bentley Brandon)

August 21, 2013
Luxury Wash has developed a certain reputation in the three years since they started washing cars outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
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A new use for tokens

They can also be used to cross-promote services at multi-profit center carwash businesses.
August 21, 2013

Capturing extra dollars

How to identify and target those customers who are willing to pay more per visit.
August 21, 2013

What does it cost to detail a car?

August 21, 2013
Pauly Polish was sweating bullets. It was Friday and he was reviewing his checkbook. He could not figure out why his balance was shrinking on a week-to-week basis.
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Do you offer minor carpet repair and carpet recoloring services?

One expert explains why you might want to consider offering them at your detail shop.
August 21, 2013

Show off your specials

August 21, 2013
This month's and last month's cover stories were primarily based on what you need to be doing to bring in more customers.
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In bay automatics retrofit

Coleman Hanna
August 21, 2013
Looking for the reliability of Coleman Hanna automatics but still have a working pump system?
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Bill breaker

Rowe
August 21, 2013
Rowe is proud to announce the Model 500-3 Bill Breaker.
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Pre-soak kit and blending station

Warsaw Chemical
August 21, 2013
Micro Pak Hyper Concentrated Pre-Soak Kit for frictionless and reduced friction cleaning of road film, oil and heavy soils.
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Vending machine

Kooler Ice
August 21, 2013
Kooler Ice, Inc. recently expanded its product line with the addition of its newest IM500 ice vending machine model.
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Eco-friendly cleaning products

Warsaw Chemical
August 21, 2013
WeatherShield® products, part of Green Line Solutions™ environmentally friendly carwash products from Warsaw Chemical Co., Inc., provide premium protection for customer vehicles.
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Reclaim system

Coleman Hanna
August 21, 2013
The Sweetwater Reclaim System comes in base units of 90 gallons per minute with 16 cyclones.
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Around the Industry - September 2013

August 21, 2013
Duckling gets saved at carwash; Kwik Car Wash holds fundraiser for Project Healing Waters; Boomerang raises money for OK tornado victims; Grizzly Detail tops reader's poll
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Industry Watch - September 2013

August 21, 2013
Kaady Chemical releases two products; Daimer releases three new products; Shades Holdings acquires Shades of Fragrances; Sonny's given community involvement award
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Arcadian celebrates major milestone

President Dan Blessing reflects on the first 25 years in business.
August 21, 2013

Ground Breaking - September 2013

August 21, 2013
Chicago-based Fuller Car Wash was given approval to open up another carwash in New Lenox, a Chicago suburb.
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