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Best Strategies for Dealing with Competitive Rivalries

2018-01-18T17:23:00+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It is rare if a carwash doesn’t have to worry about competitive rivalries. Often these rivalries can result in a Prisoner’s Dilemma. That is, when downward price moves by one car wash forces other car washes to follow suit to keep market share. When there is a Prisoner’s Dilemma everyone loses. But what strategies can

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

2017-11-22T12:12:40+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Are your car wash coupon books confusing customers?

2017-11-22T12:12:34+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Car Wash Safety Tip: Be Careful With Certain Cleaning Chemicals

2017-11-13T08:41:37+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

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

2017-11-13T08:41:30+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Car wash marketing tips to increase your traffic

2017-11-13T08:41:23+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Zips Car Wash keeps growing

2017-11-13T08:41:16+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Coupon Books Are Still King: Car Wash Marketing Tips

2017-11-13T08:41:05+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

'You can't use neon. So I used sunflowers.'

2017-11-07T08:45:05+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Please Wash Me Car Wash 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

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

2017-11-07T08:44:44+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

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