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  • Do you charge customers a surcharge on transactions? This is a quick guide from the ACCC to what you can and can’t include when working out your surcharge

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  • Operators must ask themselves whether they are truly comparing the merits of chemicals and the equipment value independently enough to make the wisest and most informed decision

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  • By being aware of trends as well as knowing what your peers — other carwash owners and operators — are doing to be successful, it can help your business thrive in an industry where competition continues to challenge your ability to maintain customers

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  • The ICA Car Wash Show 2017, was the biggest show in 10 years. Nearly 400 exhibitors & over 8100 attendees made this year something to remember. Attendees were sure to take something back to their business. Read about the Prowash experience

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  • Recently there has been some attention in the media regarding cybersecurity and in particular with reference to PDQ LaserWash systems

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  • With credit cards and pay pass payments becoming increasingly prevalent, there has been a move to ban excessive card transactions surcharges in September 2017

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  • Cash use is in decline while tap-and-go payments are increasingly becoming the chosen payment method for customers, a survey from the Reserve Bank has revealed

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  • Get some great tips and advice on the how's of car washing and an increased chemical understanding on the science of wash chemicals

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  • Two Step - New Dance or Smart Way to Clean Cars? Two step cleaning refers to the use of two pH extremes in presoak application, typically, an acid presoak followed by the application of an alkaline presoak.

     

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  • Water Treatment

    Jun 05, 2017

    Water is the most important consumable in your wash. It can be easy to overlook as you just turn the tap and there it is. It is the base of all your soaps and waxes. It is the medium in which the dirt is trapped and removed from the surface of the car. It is what you use to rinse the dirt off the car and in its spot free form is what guarantees a perfect blemish free finish to the surface of the vehicle.

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  • Industry research shows that a 20-minute driveway or parking lot carwash can require up to 150 gallons of water per wash. And, further discrediting this practice, pollutants and chemicals entering residential wastewater ways cause heightened environmental concerns

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  • As the owner or designated operator of a small business, pushing your operation to be the best is one of your most important duties. To help car wash business owners read this list of 49 marketing tricks to boost business

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  • Credit card paywave in car wash bays are becoming an increasing trend. The numbers are in: 53% of payments made in Australia are now done with cards or mobile payment apps

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  • It seems like second nature; when your car gets dirty, you drive it to your local car wash. However, how much do you know about the history behind the car wash and how we got to the system that is in place today?

     

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  • An area in which car wash owners can operate to actively avoid damage and theft disasters is in security

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  • In many ways, the face of this industry is changing. For decades, the popular wash formats of full-service, in-bay automatic (IBA) and self-serve dominated the competitive carwash industry.


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  • To prevent any warranty issues when returning circuit boards the correct packaging must be used avoid any damage

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  • To comply with OH&S regulations and to safeguard all employees and customers from potential health/physical hazards, proper training and protection are essential to reduce accidents and injuries associated with these hazards



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  • A new style of banknote coming through the tills, with the Reserve Bank of Australia unveiling the new design for the $10 note

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  • The primary detergents responsible for cleaning the car's surface have been given the general name of "presoaks". They are available in high and low pH. These detergents are applied and allowed to dwell in an effort to raise the dirt off the surface

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