In the March 2017 edition of Professional Carwashing & Detailing, we cover some of the basics in energy and water cost savings as well as other features to better serve your business and its customer base.

In addition to highlighting how variable frequency drives (VFDs) and water reclaim should be cornerstones of your back-end operations for critical resource reduction, especially when servicing high volume car counts, we also discuss other ways to save money around the carwash.

And, in the article titled “What’s the risk?,” the author mulls over some of the questions that owners and operators should ask each time they consider changes and new products at their carwashes. By minimizing or avoiding poor outcomes, risk assessment can certainly lead to cost savings.    

“Change can be a great thing to enhance your business’ success, but it should also be an informed decision,” reminds the article’s author, Mike Benmosche.

We also look at the latest in in-bay automatic (IBA) technology. Whether starting a stand-alone IBA wash or adding an IBA bay(s) to your existing wash, some customers still prefer this wash format. Understanding the latest equipment technology, which delivers on convenience and cost savings, is critical to effectively serving this market.

This issue also features a few articles to help grow your business. For instance, ice vending could be a perfect addition to your carwash as the spring and summer months approach. In the article, “On ice,” the author discusses the practicality and potential of this add-on service.

Another growth strategy, as we have mentioned in previous issues, is attending regional and national professional carwashing trade shows.

Next month’s edition of Professional Carwashing & Detailing is our biggest issue of the year. In addition to regular mailing, it will be on display and distributed from our booth at The Car Wash Show™ 2017, which is scheduled to take place from April 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

If you have not made plans to attend this unique show yet, it might not be too late. We hope to see you in Las Vegas.