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Professional Carwashing & Detailing


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September 2013

Volume: 37
Edition: 9


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.

Vending machines offering more options

Read how these machines have evolved and are offering more and more options to appease customers.

Recent controller adaptation

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

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

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.

Towel tips for success

Presenting the biggest towel mistakes you can't afford to make

Profile in Success: Luxury Wash (Bentley Brandon)

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.

Capturing extra dollars

How to identify and target those customers who are willing to pay more per visit.

What does it cost to detail a car?

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.

Show off your specials

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

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

Warsaw Chemical
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
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
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
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

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

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.

Ground Breaking - September 2013

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