6 Tips to Spike Holiday Gift Card Sales

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The gift card has been democratized. And this is excellent news for your small business. Why? According to a 2016 study, half of American consumers are now very open to buying gift cards from small, independent retailers. What’s more, over one-third of consumers admit that they frequently buy gift cards for themselves. So, how can you get your business on the holiday gift card bandwagon? One. Don’t Wait The…

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5 Ways to Winterize Your Car Wash

‘Tis the season for mud, sand, road salt, and other ice-clearing materials that wreak havoc on vehicles. From December to February, drivers remain locked in a seasonal battle to keep their rides clean and damage-free. Winterize your car wash to help your customers win the war… Whether you’ve got a line of customers wrapped around the block or you’re looking to beat the winter blues, we have the five tips that…

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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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What You Need to Know About Car Wash Distributors

When it comes to a tried and true recipe for car wash success, no shortcuts exist. You must have durable, cutting edge equipment that gets the job done. You need reliable repair technicians to maintain and keep it working in tiptop shape, and you need a steady flow of high-quality car wash supplies. Excellent car wash distributors can support you in all of these areas. Not sure what to…

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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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Hot Water vs. Cold Water Pressure Washers

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Hotsy pressure washers are renowned for their rugged durability and dependability. Built to handle the toughest cleaning jobs, it’s no wonder why so many companies turn to them for their industrial cleaning needs. But when it comes to hot water vs. cold water pressure washers, how do they stack up? Read on to learn more about these two types of washers and which one will help you best tackle…

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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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3 Apps that Streamline Your Workflow

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There’s more technology at our fingertips than ever before. But that doesn’t guarantee that company communications always go smoothly. Emails get buried. Texts get misunderstood. It happens. Here are 3 apps that’ll streamline your workflow and make your company’s crew more efficient and focused. Basecamp Basecamp is a project-management tool that allows you to keep all of your company projects in one spot. You can organize them by team and…

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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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