One of the most important factors when planning a car wash is choosing a location. Before building an expensive facility, make sure several boxes on your list of must-haves are checked off. What is the local demographic? Can the property accommodate peak periods? Can the site be seen from the road? Is it easy to…

One of the most important factors when planning a car wash is choosing a location. Before building an expensive facility, make sure several boxes on your list of must-haves are checked off. What is the local demographic? Can the property accommodate peak periods? Can the site be seen from the road? Is it easy to…

With many options on the market to purchase car wash equipment, choosing the right parts and system the first time can be difficult. Not all parts are created equal, and making the wrong choice can cost time and money in costly repairs or a car wash overhaul well before it’s time. Here’s a few things…

With many options on the market to purchase car wash equipment, choosing the right parts and system the first time can be difficult. Not all parts are created equal, and making the wrong choice can cost time and money in costly repairs or a car wash overhaul well before it’s time. Here’s a few things…

NCS College of Clean

By Curt Newsom, Vice President – Ascentium Capital. Although most local banks and lenders still have little or no interest in lending money to new or experienced car wash operators, there are options available.  Ascentium Capital (www.AscentiumCapital.com) is a specialized direct lender who has committed over $50,000,000 in capital for the financing of equipment to…

By Curt Newsom, Vice President – Ascentium Capital. Although most local banks and lenders still have little or no interest in lending money to new or experienced car wash operators, there are options available.  Ascentium Capital (www.AscentiumCapital.com) is a specialized direct lender who has committed over $50,000,000 in capital for the financing of equipment to…

opening a car wash

Are you accidentally sending your customers elsewhere? Let’s hope not. Your automatic carwash business is unique. But you can still make mistakes that any business might make—ones that will cost you money and customers. Make sure you’re not guilty of: Old Carwash Equipment Keep your equipment as up-to-date as possible. You know that the best…

Are you accidentally sending your customers elsewhere? Let’s hope not. Your automatic carwash business is unique. But you can still make mistakes that any business might make—ones that will cost you money and customers. Make sure you’re not guilty of: Old Carwash Equipment Keep your equipment as up-to-date as possible. You know that the best…

independant vs chain car wash

Pretty safe to assume that you would notice and appreciate an extra $5000 a month in revenue? We thought so. The first step is asking how your car wash equipment can do more for you, and cost less. Let’s start by keeping your chemical costs down. If your automatic car wash isn’t using Gloss Boss…

Pretty safe to assume that you would notice and appreciate an extra $5000 a month in revenue? We thought so. The first step is asking how your car wash equipment can do more for you, and cost less. Let’s start by keeping your chemical costs down. If your automatic car wash isn’t using Gloss Boss…

Cold Weather Tips for Carwashes

As old man winter creeps in, car owners start to think about taking precautions to protect their cars from the colder elements. Slush, snow salt and deicers wreak havoc, and it’s best to remove all traces before they can damage a cars delicate finish.  Carwash owners should prepare for the onslaught of customers sure to roll…

As old man winter creeps in, car owners start to think about taking precautions to protect their cars from the colder elements. Slush, snow salt and deicers wreak havoc, and it’s best to remove all traces before they can damage a cars delicate finish.  Carwash owners should prepare for the onslaught of customers sure to roll…

Community Car Wash

If you’re a small business owner looking to make a big impact, start with your local community…or maybe a community car wash. Whether you’re selling pizzas, insurance, or yes, car washes, connecting with the community on a meaningful level.  It will allow your service to become a critical part of the local fabric.  You’ll weave your…

If you’re a small business owner looking to make a big impact, start with your local community…or maybe a community car wash. Whether you’re selling pizzas, insurance, or yes, car washes, connecting with the community on a meaningful level.  It will allow your service to become a critical part of the local fabric.  You’ll weave your…

car wash technology

Change can be daunting. With car wash technology and trends constantly in motion, it can be easier to settle with what you’ve got instead of delving into the new and unknown. If you’re not making changes, you’re getting left behind. Step back and look at your operation through your customers eyes. Does your business still rely…

Change can be daunting. With car wash technology and trends constantly in motion, it can be easier to settle with what you’ve got instead of delving into the new and unknown. If you’re not making changes, you’re getting left behind. Step back and look at your operation through your customers eyes. Does your business still rely…

One of the most important factors when planning a car wash is choosing a location. Is there space to handle volume? Room for an entrance and an exit? The ability to expand? There’s lots to consider before picking a location. If you’re in the process of opening your business, consider these factors before settling on a…

One of the most important factors when planning a car wash is choosing a location. Is there space to handle volume? Room for an entrance and an exit? The ability to expand? There’s lots to consider before picking a location. If you’re in the process of opening your business, consider these factors before settling on a…

car wash maintenance

Regular car wash maintenance will keep customers coming back and ensure many years of safe and reliable operation.  Here’s five great tips for keeping your car wash system in top shape. 5 Great Tips to Maintain Your Car Wash Pressure wash the bays, check water pressure and flow, and run the cycle to ensure everything is…

Regular car wash maintenance will keep customers coming back and ensure many years of safe and reliable operation.  Here’s five great tips for keeping your car wash system in top shape. 5 Great Tips to Maintain Your Car Wash Pressure wash the bays, check water pressure and flow, and run the cycle to ensure everything is…