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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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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 a part of the 2015 Self-Serve Survey for your chance to win

Tell us about your business and you could win a $50 VISA gift card!


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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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Third location opens amid property buyout

ONEIDA, N.Y. — After flooding, one carwash hopes to help get the neighborhood back on its feet.


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Managing wait time for customers

Line management reduces the frustration of waiting vehicle owners.


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The Western Carwash Association's last solo show

LAS VEGAS — This year's Western Car Wash Show, the 33rd version, will include more than 800 carwash owners/operators and will offer education sessions, keynote presentations, roundtables and a carwash tour.


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It may be too late!

Exploring a proactive solution to insurance issues called claims management.


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The style and durability of today’s doors

Appearance, upkeep tasks and weather issues are all important considerations.