This mobile car wash company uses water but stays eco-friendly.
Mobile steam cleaning capitalizes on a major trend.
Customers at a Spanish car wash can watch their vehicles get cleaned in style.
With more waterless and mobile services entering the market, young entrepreneurs have found an opening.
The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, has decided to allow car wash businesses to continue using the city water even as the drought takes its toll on the city's water supply.
As the notion of branding slips out of companies' control, many companies are trying new strategies. Here are some successful examples from the car wash industry.
The story of why one car wash business in Roswell, Ga., is trying to bring water to people around the world who don't have clean drinking water. "Water is ... our business," says the owner.
A car wash considered the "beating heart" of Belmont, Mass., will be undergoing renovations to celebrate 50 years in business. These include a giant super soaker that kids can use to spray water on the cars going by.
The drought in California has spawned a stream of media reports about the water efficiency of car washing. One recent article asks whether waterless car wash businesses are the next big thing.
The International Carwash Association, in response to the continuing drought in California, has promoted its WaterSavers program. These efficient car washes use less than 40 gallons of water per car.