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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Founding a Car Wash

Tour as Many Successful Car Washes as Possible Car washes are diverse and complex facilities that require careful planning and no small amount of troubleshooting. So build as much experience as possible and get a sense for what a successful, thriving car wash feels and looks like.   Fine Tune Site Layout with the Help […]

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10 Things Car Wash Managers Should Know

  What are the most important lessons an experienced car wash manager have for their up-and-coming colleagues? We asked managers Nate Chandler, Brian Grecu, and Jeremy Welsh, all serving at our sister company Quality Car Wash of Holland, MI, and this is what they had to say:   1. Hourly walk-throughs are critical, and most […]

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The Value of the Local Car Wash

  What value does the local car wash hold their customers, and the community at large? What does a community lose when they lack an updated and well-maintained car wash facility?    Fast, Affordable Vehicle Maintenance A dirty car experiences more wear and tear than a vehicle which is regularly cleaned. Road salt, used to […]

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What is Grace For Vets?

Veterans Day – Nov 11 – is almost here! And that means that car washes across the USA will be taking part in a unique and growing tradition: Grace for Vets.   Since the event’s founding by Mike Mountz in 2004, Grace for Vets has stood for a single, simple principle: to give back to […]

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Car Wash Halloween Special Events

  Halloween is just around the corner, and that means that car washes across the nation are readying for special, terrifying events to draw and entertain their customers once the sun goes down-including our affiliates at Quality Car Wash here in Holland MI. These events are hugely fun for children in particular, and are perfect […]

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The Fundamentals of Car Wash Success

Note: the following blog post is adapted from Ryan Essenburg’s presentation at the Car Wash Show 2017 in Las Vegas, NV titled “Fundamentals of Express Carwash Success: Why Belts, Brands, and Buildings Will Dominate in 2017”. If you would prefer to watch or listen to the presentation, you can do so using the video embedded below. . […]

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7 Reasons to Keep your Car Washed

  While some Americans treat a visit to the car wash as a spurge, a luxury, or even as entertainment for the kids, there are good reasons to make a trip to your local car wash a regular part of your maintenance schedule. Here’s why:   1. Dirt is Damaging While engines and wheels receive […]

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3 Reasons Customers Will Leave the Competition for You

Once a customer establishes a relationship or identifies with a particular car wash, changing their mind and flipping their loyalty is more easily said than done. And the most common challenges to this loyalty, which usually involve a combination of price wars, promotions, and advertising blitzes, are costly with varying mileage.   But that doesn’t […]

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Cobblestone & MCSO Memorial Fund Present Check to Family of Officer Paul Lazinsky

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Memorial Fund, in conjunction with Cobblestone Auto Spa, presented a check in the amount of $43,024.55 to the family of fallen El Mirage Police Officer, Paul Lazinsky, on Friday. The presentation followed a charity event at Cobblestone’s Surprise location, which featured a free car wash with donation, and 100 percent […]

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Free Car Wash to Benefit El Mirage Fallen Officer

100% of proceeds will support the family of fallen Officer Paul Lazinsky through the MCSO’s Memorial Fund Who:  Supporters of first responders, fellow law enforcers, and anyone who wants to help support the family of Phoenix’s fallen police officer Paul Lazinsky.    What:  On Wednesday, December 20th, Cobblestone Auto Spa will join Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office […]

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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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Veterans Day Record

Cobblestone Auto Spa and New West Oil broke yet another record in their annual partnership thanking military personnel with free oil change and car wash services on Veteran’s Day. Each year, the two organizations partner together in giving back to the retired and active servicemen and women that protect our great country. In participation with […]

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Is Your Car Ready for Summertime Road Trips Under the Hot Sun?

As you are planning your summer vacation and weekend road trips, it is important to make sure your vehicle is prepared for the journey to avoid unexpected roadside breakdowns, overheated radiators, and nonworking ACs. 1.    Get the oil and oil filter changed. 2.    Check your air filter and replace it if dirty. 3.    Check the […]

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How to Properly Wash Tinted Car Windows…Leave it to the Cobblestone Auto Spa Experts!

It’s time for a car wash, but you have tinted windows. What do you do? I’ll … A) Take it to any car wash near me B) Wash the car myself C) Find a full service car wash near me that offers auto detailing. Regardless of which you choose, it’s important that you understand how to wash tinted windows. If you don’t, you could make […]

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We Don’t Call It an ‘Express Exterior’ for Nothing! (Busy Life? No Problem!)

We get it: Life is busy, and washing your car tends to get pushed down the to-do list until it’s hovering right at the bottom. That’s when you notice those two little words from a stranger, swirling in the layer of dust on your back windshield, “Wash Me!” That’s when you finally break down and hurriedly […]

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Join the Cobblestone Auto Spa Text Club for Service Reminders, Coupons and Specials!

Detailing a car involves a thorough car cleaning and reconditioning of your vehicle, inside and out. Regular auto maintenance and repair is crucial to your car’s mechanical functioning and reliability. The National Car Care Council estimates that at least 80 percent of cars currently on the road are in need of some type of maintenance or repair service. April happens […]

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FREE CAR WASH AND OIL CHANGE FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY ON VETERANS DAY

VALLEY WIDE, AZ – November 11 th , 2017: Cobblestone Auto Spa is proud to show appreciation to our veterans by providing a FREE Oil Change and Express car wash to all veterans and military service personnel on Saturday, November 11th, 2017. In the spirit of our US Military’s century-old code of honor, recipients only […]

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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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Keep Your Leased Car Clean All Year Round!

Leasing a vehicle requires that you maintain it for the duration of the lease. This not only means you must have the vehicle serviced at required intervals for oil changes and tire rotations but, also, keep the interior and exterior clean. If you fail to properly maintain your leased vehicle, you can be charged fees […]

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

Phoenix, AZ – July 4th, 2017: Cobblestone Auto Spa, a growing chain of full service and express car washes, will be showing appreciation to all veterans and active military personnel by offering a FREE car wash on July 4th The FREE express car wash valued at $9.99 will be available during normal business hours on […]

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Majestic Car Wash Still Without Power After Irma

Nine days after the devastation of  Irma was felt by local residents and businesses in Fort Lauderdale, Ryan Cain, owner of Majestic Car Wash found his business without electricity. Meanwhile, he noticed, all the surrounding businesses are now fully powered. According to local10news.com, Cain was reluctant to speak about the issue on camera, especially given … Continue reading

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Fashion Square Car Wash: A 50 Year Success Story

When Fashion Square Car Wash was opened in 1964, a full service car wash cost $1.50 and a tank of gas was even less. According to carwash.com, the company was founded by Charles Sockett after serving in the Marines during both World War II and the Korean War. After entering the car wash business, Charles … Continue reading

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Small Business Branding: Make Your Car Wash Stand Out

By David Webb Every car wash owner faces one crucial dilemma: How to entice customers to come through the gate. People want to get their car all sparkly and clean, yet there are many reasons for choosing one business over another. It is all about customer experience and satisfaction. How others perceive you has a … Continue reading

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Cleaning Ash In The Northwest

This previous week, Washington and Oregon have been hit by a major wildfire. According to The Seattle Times, the fire is now spread over 10,000 acres in the Columbia River Gorge. With the fire continuing to burn, ash is falling on a large amount of cities in the Pacific Northwest. For people out of immediate … Continue reading

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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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