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  • Vending can be a great additional revenue stream for the car wash. Vendors take up little space and are cheap and easy to run. There can be a good return on many of the products sold and a good range of the correct products may encourage customers to choose your wash over others in the area.

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  • Laurel, the innovator behind the drop shelf vending machine, has been in operation for 55 years. They are known for their ‘dependability in vending’ and are the first choice when purchasing vending equipment. This is evident in the long relationship they have built with the customers over the years.

    Laurel began operating in a similar way to that of many companies in the car wash industry.

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  • Did you happen to miss Brent McCurdy from Dubois Chemicals and Blendco Systems at the ACWA Expo? Here’s some of what you missed… The gist of his presentation looked at “Harnessing the Earning Power of your Chemicals”. So what does this mean for us? Well pretty much we earn more or less as car wash owners based on how effectively and fully we deliver chemicals.

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  • If you haven’t heard Prowash has introduced a new line of waxes, thanks to Blendco Systems. Splatter Wax with Carnauba is a high foaming polish with Carnauba wax that give vehicles a hand waxed softness and shine. You can “feel” the difference!! Splatter Wax with Carnauba offers a protective layer to the vehicle’s surface while providing a softness and shine like nothing else.

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  • Chemistry is an important part of any car wash’s operations, but it is often misunderstood. This misunderstanding can lead to wasted chemicals and money. In today’s highly competitive car wash market one of the more difficult decisions operators need to make is selecting the best chemicals for their wash. Since that decision requires the working together of many factors, along with the chemicals, it is not an easy decision and one that must be made with great care.

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  • How solar panels can reduce your expenses.

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  • The primary detergents responsible for getting the majority of the car surface clean 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 and be removed by high pressure or high volume rinse.

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  • An interesting video from the ABC News website about how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.

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  • The Molecule That Makes Carwashing Possible

    Sep 23, 2015

    An interesting series of videos from Car Products Inc. about the process of cleaning cars.

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