6 Tips to Spike Holiday Gift Card Sales

Gift Card

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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Problem Vehicles & Your Wash

problem vehicles

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?

car wash lights

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

Car wash signage

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 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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How to Clean Your Dashboard

how to clean your dashboard

Seriously… What’s the Point? Believe me, I get it. Life is hectic. You’ve got a million things on your plate. Learning how to clean your dashboard probably ranks near the bottom of your to-do list. Right? Yet, it’s the first thing you notice when you get in your vehicle. What’s more, a properly maintained dash increases your car’s resale value. Nobody likes a cracked dashboard and filthy interior. Luckily,…

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Your Dealership’s Water Reclamation System

water reclamation system

Does your auto dealership have a car wash? If so, you deal with a variety of complicated factors. These include environmental regulations and effluent and sewage control measures that can burden your auto dealership with excess costs. Fortunately, a water reclamation system can help your dealership stop washing profits down the drain. It also increases your dealership’s profitability and makes your auto dealership eco-friendly. Read on to learn more about…

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