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Self-serve

From booms and wands to vending options, our editorial covers trends in the self-serve business.

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Customer service sets growing carwash apart

BUNDABERG, Australia — The carwash has recently added a dog wash to its services.


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Car and dog wash proposed

KINCARDINE, Ontario — The facility will include the pet wash, one automatic carwash bay and five self-serve bays.


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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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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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Industry Watch - December 2014

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


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Grand opening event includes charity support, free food and washes

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. — The wash celebrated its new location with a cookout and free washes.


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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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Managing wait time for customers

Line management reduces the frustration of waiting vehicle owners.


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