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Market Focus: Rare Iso Grifo restored by master detailer inducted into National Corvette Museum

This week, we cover a detailing job and a carwash sale.

Mister Car Wash opens stores in New Mexico and Utah

TUCSON, Ariz. — The new sites include Mister’s 12th location in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one in Herriman, Utah.

El Car Wash opens 13th location

MIAMI — This is the company’s fifth store opening in 2021.

Seattle’s pink Elephant Car Wash signs being restored

SEATTLE — The smaller of the two signs will return to its original location.

Attempted burglary on carwash vending machine

SONORA, Calif. — Security footage caught a thief in action, prompting a call to the police.

Sonny’s acquires AutoVac, FASTECH and MC Group

TAMARAC, Fla. — Sonny’s has expanded its presence in Southern California.

Driven Brands acquires 4 Arland Car Wash locations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The acquisition expands the company’s footprint in Southwest Florida.

Stolen car with child inside abandoned in front of carwash

DENVER — A child was sleeping in the backseat when the car got hijacked.

Market Focus: ZIPS recruits chief financial officer

This week, we cover a new hire, a new location, a rebranding and a new quick lube franchise.

WhiteWater Express makes acquisition and opens first Michigan location

HOUSTON — WhiteWater acquired Tulsa Express Car Wash and also opened its first location outside of the Southwest.

Download the Industry Report!

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. 73: Success Tips from Soapy Joe’s

Megan Ragsdale, chief operating and development officer for Soapy Joe’s, discusses some of the tactics her company has used to become successful.

Wash Talk Ep. 72: Self-Serve Technologies Update

This audio reading of “Self-serve technologies update” discusses new equipment and trends for self-serve carwashes.

Wash Talk Ep. 71: Leadership Series — Lessons from Failures

This episode continues our Leadership Series, returning to some of the podcast’s past guests to learn what their greatest failures were and what they learned from them.

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SONNY’s Carwash College Tip of the Month

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.

Cutting Cost, But at What Expense?

Good, quality chemistry, in the right amounts, isn’t cheap.

How would you describe your 2021 versus 2020 monthly car counts?

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