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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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Car Wash Crime: Shooting in Manteca

A Manteca man got more than he bargained for at a local car wash on June 10th. After a verbal confrontation, he was shot in the butt. And not the sort of shot you get from a doctor. Continue reading

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Luv-A-Wash in Naples, Florida Redesigned

NAPLES, FLORIDA- A brand new and improved carwash is under construction in Naples, Florida. It is out with the old and in with the new. Luv-A-Wash at the corner of Jaeger and Pine Ridge roads in North Naples is tearing down its old facility in preparation to build a new state of the art carwash. … Continue reading

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Local Carwash Search Turns up Guns, Drugs, and other Contraband

Daytona Beach- A June 2nd police search of a local car wash uncovered some unusual findings. Instead of cleaning supplies, air fresheners or even a cash register. Police uncovered drugs, guns, and even a poker table. Not exactly what you would expect to find at your local carwash, but obviously this was not your typical … Continue reading

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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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