How to Reduce Car Wash Energy Costs

Are you struggling with expensive car wash energy costs? For many, the answer’s a firm yes. As car wash technology has evolved, it’s reliance on electricity, at every stage of the game, has increased, too. Multiple wash and rinse cycles, added equipment, and light shows coupled with the rising price of energy translate into huge profit drains for your wash. Which steps can you take to reduce expensive utility…

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving at Car Washes

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In 2016, distracted driving led to the deaths of 3,450 people on American roadways and 391,000 injured the year before that. But distracted driving isn’t just a problem on byways and highways. Distracted driving at car washes is becoming a more prevalent problem, too. It can lead to damage, injuries, and even death. Here are some steps you and your employees can take to protect yourselves and your wash…

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Four Strategies for Increasing Car Wash Net Profits

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Each year, operational and labor expenses increase, which puts you and your wash in a dilemma. Do you raise prices and risk losing customers? Or, do you watch net profits shrink while absorbing these additional costs? If you feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to costs versus profits, you’re not alone. But you have more options than you might think. Read…

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The State of the Car Wash Industry in 2018

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Did you attend The Car Wash Show 2018 in Vegas? If not, we’ve got the lowdown on what you need to know about the state of the car wash industry. And the news is stellar, Wash Stars, so keep reading! Why all the Excitement? Car wash experts aren’t always the most enthusiastic people out there. But when discussing the state of the industry at April’s event, they used words…

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Problem Vehicles & Your Wash

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Forward collision warning. Autobraking. Lane departure warning. Lane departure prevention. Adaptive headlights. Blind spot detection. The list of new vehicle technologies goes on and on. In the past three years, the safety features and convenience of automobiles have improved significantly. But these new amenities aren’t always car wash-friendly. Whether you own a private car wash or provide car washes through your auto dealership, here’s what you need to know…

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Car Wash Lights: Time for LED?

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Are you looking to make some upgrades at your wash? Wondering what will give you the most bang for your buck? Consider replacing your wash’s traditional lighting system with new LED lighting options. Updating car wash lights will modernize the look of your facility and can even increase its functionality. Best of all, they come with potential energy and cost savings. But how significant are those savings? And is…

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Car Wash Signage & Customer Upsell

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When customers visit your car wash, are they enticed by your top package? Or, do they settle for the basic wash every time? If you’re not upselling customers with car wash signage, you’re losing business. Read on for surefire techniques that’ll make your car wash signage work harder for you. The Psychology of Placement As customers drive into your lot, what do they see? The path from the entrance of…

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ISTOBAL Rocks The Car Wash Show 2018

The Car Wash Show 2018

ISTOBAL’s predicting double-digit growth rates following their smashing success at The Car Wash Show 2018 in Las Vegas. To put it simply, they killed it. Read on to find out more about this year’s show and why you need to check out ISTOBAL’s latest innovations. Smashing Success ISTOBAL USA, the American subsidiary of the Spanish group, reports that this year’s tradeshow was one of the most successful in their…

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3 Simple Ways to Encourage Water Conservation at Your Car Wash

Did you know that many commercial washes now recover, filter, and reuse up to 90 percent of the water at their facilities? How well is your wash doing when it comes to water conservation? According to Gary Hirsh, president of New Wave Industries, manufacturer of PurClean and PurWater Recovery Systems, “Water recovery systems are one of the most important advances in water reducing technologies for professional carwashes. [This is…

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Car Wash Spring Cleaning 101

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The snow has more or less melted. And the spring equinox has come and gone. So, how’s your car wash spring cleaning going, Wash Star? If you’re not feeling it or don’t know where to start, read on. We’ve got the car wash spring cleaning tips you need to make your site attractive and welcoming to customers old and new. Clean and Clear Car wash spring cleaning doesn’t need…

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