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Market Focus: Cheetah Clean Auto Wash breaks ground on mega site

This week, we cover a groundbreaking, new wash plans and a grand opening.

Autowash celebrates 16th carwash location

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Autowash Express grand opening will be held July 31st.

Tesla releases software update with carwash mode

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The new mode will help prevent issues at the carwash.

Blowtorch-wielding burglar nearly burns down carwash

BENSALEM, Pa. — After trying to burn the locks off a payment kiosk, the burglar left it to go up in flames.

Market Focus: Bubbles Car Wash first of its kind in Canada

This week, we cover a new carwash, a sale and awards.

Mister Car Wash expands in Florida, acquires in Texas

TUCSON, Ariz. — The new site is on Florida’s West Coast, while the acquisition is a single Super Suds Car Wash location.

EWC expands into Greater Pittsburgh

COLUMBUS, Ohio and PITTSBURGH — EWC acquired CleanTown USA and broke ground in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

DRB Systems LLC to be acquired by Vontier

AKRON, Ohio — Vontier is a global industrial technology company focused on transportation and mobility solutions.

Iron Skillet Partners acquires 6 Carmel Car Wash locations

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Amplify Car Wash Advisors completed three multi-site transactions.

Woman fights off robber at carwash

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A male attempted to rob a woman by attacking her, but she fought back.

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Over the past decade, this industry has seen an increased level of investor and private equity interest, leading to further expansion, growth and increased merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for both operators and suppliers. Shifts are now occurring across the board in the market that are quickly shaping the future of professional carwashing in this country. The Professional Carwashing Industry Report gives you the hard data you need to be successful in the car care industry.


Wash Talk, Ep. 79: FAQs about Dilution Systems

Scott Campbell, global product manager for Hydro Systems, answers the five most commonly asked questions about dilution equipment.

Wash Talk Ep. 78: Explaining Chemical pH

This audio reading of “Explaining chemical pH” discusses proper titration for your carwash chemicals.

Wash Talk, Ep. 77: The Origins of Micro-scratches and Swirls

Greg Paul, a carwash owner from Los Angeles County, discusses where these surface mars really come from.

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SONNY’s Carwash College Tip of the Month

‘On the road again’

Have you ever tried to remove services while maintaining the same pricing?

Crawling through broken glass with my hair on fire

Examples of leadership in action.

15 years, 10k graduates, 600-plus classes and too many laughs to count!

This month, CarWash College is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

And on the seventh day….

Everyone needs a break now and then.

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