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


First Circle K prototype coming to Southern California

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — The site will include a state-of-the-art self-serve carwash and more.

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Tips for proper VFD installation

Troy Huisman

Four crucial components to consider so that a business owner can get the most out of a VFD investment.

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How to start a carwash: Design and location

Many issues work together to determine if an existing property is a good fit for an express tunnel carwash.

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Remodeled carwash open to the public

LEE’S SUMMIT, Kan. — A 1980s carwash is open with remodeled self-service bays and free vacuums.

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Poll: Do you see more business due to summer vacation season?

New solar carwash comes to market

GERMANY — Carwashes powered by solar power are especially efficient during the busy summer season.

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Suspect arrested in string of coin-operated carwash machine break-ins

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Multiple charges have been filed in the case involving 15 machines.

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Tablet software creating solutions for carwashes

TUCSON, Ariz. — “We have machines that automatically size and wash a car, mix chemicals, activate pumps, turn on lights — and here I am still counting inventory by hand,” said Brian Janezic, the owner of two Auto Wash Express locations, according to The New York Times.

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Rush of business at carwash after rotting meat covers vehicles

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. — Rotting meat on the road on Thursday led to the road temporarily closing, and many drivers taking their vehicles to the local carwash, according to the  

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WCA hosting Car Wash Tour & Roadshow in Portland

FOLSOM, Calif. — The two day tour will take place Aug. 6-7, and will be the first WCA wash tour in Portland, according to a press release.  

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