This issue as well as our October and November issues will prominently feature trends impacting the car care industry and how these shifts are affecting carwash operators and detailing professionals. 

For instance, in this month’s cover story, we speak with several in-the-know industry experts to gauge the state of our industry. As entrepreneurs across the U.S. now have capital ready to invest, many are being attracted to the professional carwashing industry. While this month’s cover story aims to provide our readers with a view of the prominent trends occurring in the market, in next month’s scheduled cover story, we will be looking at private equity interest in our market and what operators need to know when selling their businesses. 

As mentioned in our August issue, we are currently conducting research for our annual top 50 list of conveyor carwash chains. The list is scheduled to be published in our November issue, along with the analyses of leading industry professionals. The November publication will also include articles from respected authors and contributors on the industry’s leading critical concerns and recent developments.

And, while market awareness is vital to success moving forward, we have also planned several articles and regular sections to include the information operators and detailers need now in order to be successful and competitive today. 

For example, this issue contains articles that are focused on insurance and emergency planning, creating attractive menus that have upsell potential, equipment options and comparisons, unique car care for vehicle wraps, pet-focused interior cleaning and much more. Our editorial goal when planning our content is to offer a mix of articles and information that appeal to a wide range of experience and interest levels.  

But remember, our publication’s print content is simply just the tip of the iceberg. Our editors also create content throughout each week on Carwash.com and on leading social media channels. Serving our readers effectively today means providing relevant content across all forms of media on a consistent, regular schedule.

This month, our team will also be in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the NRCC event. If you are in attendance at the show on Sept. 24th and 25th, be sure to stop by and see us at booth #119.