Car WashProfessional Carwashing & Detailing magazine’s editor posted an extremely useful guide for car wash operators wondering about chemical usage best practices. “In the typical tunnel or bay,” writes Phillip Lawless, “excessive use of chemistry can lead to loss of profitability as well as diminished wash results.”

He spoke with experts to find out what car wash business owners should do to curb waste and maximize profit. From their advice, we noticed two salient themes.

One, chemical ratio is a direct function of quality and cost of services. The experts say operators should “fess up to whether they want the best quality, average quality or the best price” and work with their suppliers from there.

Which brings us to two: Suppliers are (or should be) there to help raise your bottom line. Owners should rely on them as trusted advisers — even as paid consultants. As their customer, you have a right to their expertise. If your supplier isn’t working for you, there are plenty of companies who’d be happy to make your acquaintance.

It’s a great article. Read it here.