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Shaking Off The Burning Man Dust

As Reno, Nevada’s Burning Man festival came to a close this weekend and thousands of campers prepared to leave the desert, local carwash owners took advantage of the dust-covered crowd by offering a special Burning Man package. With cars lined up from opening to closing time nearly all weekend, businesses in the surrounding area have … Continue reading

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DRB Systems Rolls Out New Financing Program

DRB Systems, a car wash specialized software and business solutions company based in Akron, Ohio, has been a long time leader in the car wash industry. Providing software and technology for car washes across the country, DRB Systems has been dedicated to bringing their clients the best service possible. Recently, they have decided to partner … Continue reading

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Car Wash Helping Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

As the damage toll from tropical storm Harvey continues to climb, people and businesses in Texas require more and more assistance to repair the damages and find safe shelter for the time being. Any type of charity or fundraising is useful now for people displaced and looking for aid during the crisis. One car wash … Continue reading

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In the future, car wash businesses won’t waste a drop

More and more municipalities around the country are adopting ordinances for waste water that will have a big impact on the environment and car wash businesses. Peachtree Corners, Georgia, along with the most of the Atlanta-area watershed, has recently updated its city codes in regards to water management, for conveyor car washes in particular. According … Continue reading

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Are your car wash coupon books confusing customers?

It might be time to consider printing more information on your car wash coupons. As one man in Union City, California, fervently argued: Expiration dates sometimes need to be more clearly stated. When issuing a prepaid wash or any similar deal it may seem obvious to include the date of expiration in some form on … Continue reading

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Car Wash Safety Tip: Be Careful With Certain Cleaning Chemicals

Working in a car wash isn’t the most dangerous job, but it is important to remember basic safety regulations in any workplace. Precautions should double when working with potentially hazardous materials. Detailing shops are full of chemicals and other materials that may catch fire or be irritating to come in contact with. For a car … Continue reading

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Boy reassures terrified little sister: ‘We won’t die’ [VIDEO]

I will never get tired of videos of terrified kids in car washes. Call me cruel, but I think it’s the most adorable thing ever. Taking kids through the car wash could either be a breeze or it could be a terrifying experience for both the kids and the parents. With the water shooting out … Continue reading

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Car wash marketing tips to increase your traffic

Whether you are a tunnel wash or a hand wash, your car wash has something that can get customers through the gate. But everybody could use a boost in business sometimes, and good marketing is the fastest and most reliable way to improve your numbers. Some of these marketing tactics could be what springs your … Continue reading

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Zips Car Wash keeps growing

Zips Car Wash is expanding further into Florida with it’s latest acquisition. The company based in Little Rock, Arkansas announced last week it’s newest addition:  Tidal Wave Auto Spa in Orange Park, Florida. Executive vice president of strategic initiatives and memberships for Zips announced that “Tidal Wave has a great history of excellence” and that … Continue reading

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Coupon Books Are Still King: Car Wash Marketing Tips

In the great playbook of car wash marketing tips, there is one hidden gem that looks small, but packs an enormous punch: coupon books. Prepaid coupon booklets have been literally a staple(-bound) marketing trick for decades. They pull business in and give people a reason to choose your business over the competition. In the case … Continue reading

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‘You can’t use neon. So I used sunflowers.’

An Elverson, Pennsylvania, car wash business owner was in a bit of a bind. Every year around this time the corn fields around his location grow so tall that passing drivers can’t see him. How to compete with the corn and snag the attention of potential customers? “You can’t use neon. You can’t use flashing … Continue reading

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Mister Car Wash keeps growing: How do they do it?

When Carwash.com released its 2016 Top 50 list of conveyor car washes in the U.S., Mister Car Wash had 174 locations — 100 more than the next wash on the list. Since then the company has grown to 236 car washes, including their newest location in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This newest addition to the Mister … Continue reading

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Corn, car washes and marketing

Running a successful business and staying close to your roots are two things that should never be mutually exclusive. For El Salvador native, Miguel Martinez, those things coexist in the form of a small plot of land next to his car wash in Flushing, Queens. Mr. Martinez started the garden three years ago after gaining … Continue reading

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How Much is Too Much to Charge Your Customers?

You offer your best possible service. You want to run a profitable business. But how much is too much to charge your customers? One of the most expensive car washes in the world, a luxury car wash in Belgium, offers the look of a brand new car for €650 (about $770 at today’s exchange rate). … Continue reading

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Customer leaves window open, gets mad at car wash for being wet

From the department of “duh,” here’s the latest car wash news out of Myrtle Beach. A customer pulled up to an automatic car wash but forgot to roll up his window. He didn’t pay for the interior clean, but he got one anyway. Fair mistake. Take a deep breath, laugh it off and move on. … Continue reading

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Friendly Reminder: Hackers could someday turn car washes into death machines

I wish I was kidding. According to Motherboard, cyber security experts have identified the latest vulnerability in the fabric of the American landscape: automatic car washes. A group of security researchers have found vulnerabilities in internet-connected drive-through car washes that would let hackers remotely hijack the systems to physically attack vehicles and their occupants. The … Continue reading

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Car Wash Show Europe announces ‘Innovation Centre’

The International Carwash Association has a new feature planned for the upcoming Car Wash Show Europe: The Innovation Centre. And you know it’s European because they spelled it “centre.” Our industry’s trade association is always trying to deliver useful new programs and benefits for members and for the sector as a whole. They’ve seen huge … Continue reading

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LED lights for a car wash? One owner says yes

A car wash business in Massillon, Ohio, is paying $3 million to build a state-of-the-art car wash with a little extra flair: an LED light show during the wash. Is it worth the cost? General Manager John Dunn of Progressive Auto Group thinks so. “It’ll have an LED light show going on inside the machines while … Continue reading

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Word to the wise: Careful with those plug-in vacuums

A car wash business in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, burned down because a customer (or somebody) was using a hand vacuum that plugs into the cigarette lighter, which caught fire. That’s the most likely cause of the blaze, according to police who spoke to the news station WHTM. But there was also a big contributing factor to the … Continue reading

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Car Wash Marketing SEO: The secret to ranking your site on Google

We get a lot of great questions from car wash businesses about SEO. When it comes to car wash marketing, search engine optimization is one tool that’s frequently glossed over in favor of other more popular tactics with quick ROI: coupon books, gift cards, fundraisers. But while these marketing techniques help retain and motivate existing … Continue reading

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St. Louis car wash is a ‘safe haven’ from poverty and violence

A car wash business in North St. Louis, Missouri, is doing more than just washing cars. It’s using the company for social good by making a point to hire and shape young people from the economically hard-hit area. According to KMOV.com, Queens and Kings Car Wash has been focused on creating a positive space for … Continue reading

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Sarasota car wash sees 60-year history as an asset

A car wash that opened in 1957 is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and the owners are just as invigorated as its founder was six decades ago. John Anderson grew tired of the Pennsylvania winters and moved south to start a new life in the booming Gulf coast of Florida. He couldn’t have predicted … Continue reading

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Car wash marketing: How to compete against DIY, mobile washing

Just as automation and home delivery are affecting retail industries, causing profound changes for vendors of everything from groceries to music, the car wash industry is bracing for changes as well. The good news is that car owners will always want the convenience and quality of a car wash business, and your marketing materials should … Continue reading

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Family owned Myrtle Beach car wash to open fourth location

A beloved car wash in Myrtle Beach is expanding. Detrick’s Premier Car Wash, a family owned and operated car wash that opened in 2005, has just announced the opening of a fourth facility in Garden City, South Carolina. Owner Darryl Detrick told Myrtle Beach Online that the location is ideal. “Being next to Murphy’s Express … Continue reading

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Monsoon Madness

7 DAY CLEAN CAR GUARANTEE It isn’t madness to wash your car during Arizona’s Monsoon season. Monsoon-proof your vehicle today at Cobblestone Auto Spa. VALLEY WIDE, AZ – : It’s that time of year when Phoenix braces for unpredictable thunderstorms, high winds, cloudbursts, and dust storms.  The monsoons typically bring about 3 inches of rain […]

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FREE CAR WASH FOR VETERANS & ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL ON 4TH OF JULY 2017

VALLEY WIDE, AZ – July 4th, 2017: Cobblestone Auto Spa is proud to show appreciation to our veterans by providing a FREE express car wash to all veterans and military service personnel on Tuesday, July 4th 2017. In the spirit of our US Military’s century-old code of honor, recipients only need to inform a team […]

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