It’s undeniable that water and electricity are two of the greatest expenses for a carwash. As critical components of the business, these utility costs will recur month after month. Since you’re already committed to spending gross amounts of money on utility bills, there’s nothing more you can do than suck it up and learn to live with it, right? Wrong.
Carwash Utility Bill and Environmental Savers
Mar 16, 2017 at 3:19 PM
Power Up Your Marketing Plan
Jan 9, 2017 at 9:40 AM
Last year, the professional carwashing industry continued to ride a wave of success from a growing portion of the U.S. that is both back to work with more discretionary funds to spend on such services as carwashing and that is more educated on the negative impacts of driveway washing. For many people, it was likely their first visit to the local carwash in years, maybe decades. However, how people find a carwash today is vastly different than in past decades.
Fishing For New Business
Aug 1, 2016 at 9:27 AM
While you cannot put a price on a job well done and a satisfied customer, the majority of owners get into this business likely for one reason: to make money. And, while the traditional carwashing industry is enjoying new business and attention at the moment, some veteran owners have decided to expand on that business goal and aim to make more money with additional profit centers. However, as Bloomberg reminded us several years ago, it’s not that easy to start a new carwash business or make significant profits from a new service.
A Carwash’s Guide to Reverse Osmosis
Jul 1, 2016 at 9:32 AM
Reverse osmosis (RO) systems use a pump to increase the pressure on the feed side of the equipment and forces the water across and through a semipermeable membrane. This process, notes Henry Avina, vice president of sales and business development for AXEON Water Technologies, results in approximately 96 to 99 percent of total dissolved solids (TDS) coming out of the carwash process. When applied and functioning correctly, RO equipment can effectively reduce levels of salt, hardness and silica minerals that contribute to carwash-related spotting.
6 Bug Removal Considerations Carwashes Need to Know
Apr 4, 2016 at 9:31 AM
In the April feature, “Make profits stick with bug removal services,” Group Assistant Editor Maria Woodie discusses how carwashes can ensure optimal profits when performing bug removal services.
How to Perform a Bug Removal Service to Boost Profits
Apr 1, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Spring is in the air, and with this season brings buds blooming in vibrant colors, songful birds chirping charming melodies and an end to heavy winter coats as the cold nights give way to warm, sun-filled days ahead.
Carwash Technology on the Rise
Dec 1, 2015 at 9:42 AM
Each year Professional Carwashing & Detailing compiles information for its annual Buyers Guide, which is included for most of our readers with this December issue. This comprehensive directory — sourced from our online version found at www.carwash.com/business-directory — features a multitude of product innovations in the professional carwash market. With a healthy combination of the tried-and-true products and the new and improved innovations of today, our industry is staying ahead and offering solutions for customer satisfaction through high-end results.
Testing for Quality
Aug 5, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Today’s handheld analytical testing devices and test strips have advanced and more owners and operators, with the guidance of their local carwash distributors, are testing their water quality in-house. Water hardness, TDS, chlorine, which can damage reverse osmosis (RO) membranes and hinder carwash chemical chemistry, and pH can all be tested in the field with ease. While lab testing may be able to achieve greater accuracy and provide comprehensive results, there are practical reasons to field test.
Best Practices in Water Testing
Jul 1, 2015 at 9:45 AM
This is also an ongoing best practice all carwashes must follow in order to deliver a consistent, quality wash with optimal water quality. Whether you are looking to simply soften water or install a reclaim system with reverse osmosis (RO), knowing what’s in the water is the roadmap to pretreatment, treatment, maintenance and an overall improvement of your wash quality.
Illuminate Your Tunnel With Arch Improvements
May 22, 2015 at 9:47 AM
Few modern upgrades make more of an impact on patrons than the addition of foam arches and LED light shows. According to the experts, they are perhaps the most popular upgrades in today’s environment.