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Car Wash Vendors to Avoid at All Cost

The car wash industry has brought forth many innovations in the course of time to make car washes safer for vehicles and the environment. But not all car wash vendors have embraced these developments, and still use practices that are very harmful. He...

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Service Station Car Wash – Is It the Future?

If you are planning to travel for days on end, whether for a road trip or business travel, how much time and money are you willing to spend on car care and maintenance? If your answer is not much, then a service station car wash is ideal for you. Ho...

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Mobile Car Detailing Franchise: Is it right for me?

Why own a mobile car detailing franchise? Well, the reasons are endless. Valued at around $6.1 billion, the car wash and auto detailing industry has 13,000 businesses and never-ending opportunities for small business owners. And, the market is on...

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How Profitable Is a Mobile Car Detailing Franchise?

The mobile car detailing franchise is on the rise in response to the growing number of people who would like to maintain the beauty and functionality of their cars but do not have the time to take them to full service car washes. This makes you, the ...

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What Makes an Auto Spa Profitable

Nowadays, an auto spa is deemed as one of the best start up businesses for new entrepreneurs. But the question is, can it provide the owner with enough profits? What makes it profitable? Listed below are some tips and tricks on how an auto spa can ea...

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5 Business Amenities for Better Car Wash Revenue and Customer Satisfaction

Like all entrepreneurs, car wash business owners strive to keep their customers happy. And what better way to give them the satisfaction they are searching for than giving them access to business amenities which can provide them with the luxury of ha...

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Business Amenities: How They Impact Your Car Wash Bottom Line

All potential and start-up car wash owners and franchisees should consider adding the right business amenities as these can positively affect their bottom line. These non-car wash features actually work two ways: provide good customer experience an...

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5 Gift Ideas for Car Enthusiasts

Is your brother, father or husband a self-styled car enthusiast? Are you still looking for something to give him this Christmas because you haven’t found the perfect gift yet? Worry no more, because now you can simply choose from our five awesome g...

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5 Best Car Air Fresheners That lasts Long

A car that smells great, drives well, and looks fantastic is something that every car owner dreams of. However, try as we might, there are still instances when we miss out on our car’s regular maintenance schedule. At times like this you wish you h...

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Top 5 Detailing Mistakes

As a budding DIY detailer, you might make some detailing mistakes every once in a while, but this should not discourage you from forging ahead with your little car maintenance projects.  What’s important is that you learn from each mistake you mak...

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Spray Wax vs Paste Wax – Which Is Better for Your Car

So you’ve washed your car, scrubbed and brushed and wiped down every square inch of reachable surface, and rinsed everything with a healthy dash of water. There are only two more things that are left for you to do—wax and polish. For some people,...

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What Are the Detailing Rates Per Job

You might prefer to call in the professionals for a detailing appointment every week, but the truth is that regular automobile detailing can cost you a pretty penny. Unless you’re willing to throw away money for every wash-and-wax you get at the de...

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Why Automatic Car Wash Is Not Safe for Your Car

Have you ever been to a drive-through automatic car wash? If the answer is yes, then you might be wondering why your car was returned to you clean but chock-a-block with streaks, swirl marks, or even scratches after you’re done with the wash proces...

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Laser Car Wash – Pros and Cons of Touch Free Car Wash

Cleaning your car is a lot like contact sports, unless you opt for the up-and-coming new technologies in automobile detailing, such as the laser car wash. You can do away with getting down and dirty as you reach into the far corners and tight spa...

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Car Pressure Washing vs.Car Steam Cleaning

If you have already experienced driving your car through muck, mud or dirty snow, you know that your car will be virtually unrecognizable after the ride. Most of the undercarriage will be coated in heavy, thick goo, while the car’s body will be st...

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Automotive Fleet Market Trends & Updates

One could say that the automotive fleet market trends today have been in the making as far back as the mid-90s when oil prices started to fluctuate. Not long after, the 2008 economic meltdown became the catalyst that really shook up our economy and ...

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Car Window Tinting Laws

Driving a tinted car is legal in most states, but how dark should your tint be? There are so many car window tinting laws and regulations across the country today that it can be a bit difficult to keep track of them. Some states even prohibit tintin...

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Which Car Wash Franchise Is Right For You

Entering the world of entrepreneurship is certainly a big step up for anyone. You can finally let go of your crappy nine-to-five job, gain financial independence, be your own boss, and operate your own company all at the same time. The car wash b...

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Automotive Industry Trends and Detail Innovations 2013

Are you a budding entrepreneur who wants to find out if the automotive industry is a good place to invest in? Are you a car owner who wants to know more about the latest trends and developments in the car care industry? Are you a professional det...

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The Benefits of Good Customer Service in the Car Wash Industry

Think about the last significant purchase you made, such as jewelry or a car. Do you still remember how you felt when you closed the deal? Can you recall the attitude of the salesperson who helped you make your decision as to which design or model to...

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Why Every Car Wash Should Use Social Media

Running a business in today’s Internet-and media-saturated society is a Herculean task unto itself. A lot of new entrepreneurs bank on strategies that allow them to get maximum exposure for their companies, thinking that the impressive numbers in s...

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Water Reuse and Recycling: Importance in Car Wash Industry

You might not know it, but your inaction or ignorance might lead to violations of important environmental laws, especially those that deal with the reuse of water. As a car owner, you might be tempted to subject your vehicle to regular car washes ...

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Green Business Idea: Solar Panels in Car Washes

These days, going for the “green option” is not just a bandwagon call, it’s a way of life. A good number of enterprises, including the car wash industry, have joined the efforts to make environmental conservation an integral part of business ph...

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Electric Cars vs Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

The automotive industry is constantly changing. In the past few years, we’ve seen the emergence of various vehicle prototypes that run on alternative power sources such as solar power and electricity. The trend nowadays is to look for cleaner, gree...

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Stormwater Management and Pollution Prevention

Most car owners skimp on their car’s regular detailing appointment by simply doing the washing and wiping down on their own, right in their own garages. The bad news is that outdoor car washing has already been identified as one of the biggest ...

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Car Wash Regulation: Environmental Laws that Govern Professional Detailing Business

Operating your own professional auto detailing facility can be a financially-rewarding and environmentally-sound enterprise. There are lots of technological developments geared towards improving the services that car care experts can offer, while...

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Car Wash Industry: Market Trends and Issues

If you’re looking for a new business opportunity to engage in, the car wash industry is a great place to start. It may be more advisable to cash in on an existing business model since you won’t have to start from scratch—you will enter the ...

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Questions to Consider before Starting Up Your Own Auto Detailing Business

Let’s face it - working for someone else can really suck. At least once a week you have fantasized about having our own business? No overbearing boss, a team full of stellar talent, and customers beating down the door. You call the shots and you re...

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Car Wash Industry: Market Statistics

Did you ever pick-up your car at your local auto detailing shop and think "I could probably detail my car better than this guy". That's what most of the auto detailers out there have thought at one time or another. Auto Detailing is not an easy job, ...

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How to Become a Successful Auto Spa Provider?

In today’s automobile detailing world, the word auto spa has become extremely popular and it is usually used to refer to a full-service car wash enterprise. Auto spas have been known to offer upscale services than what traditional car washes use to...

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Effective Ways of Car Wash Business Advertising

In order to make sure your car wash business turns into a very profitable venture, it is important to understand how to carry out the advertising part effectively. There are several ways through which you can market your auto detailing business in t...

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Air Borne Allergens: How Steam Cleaning Protects You from Them?

Allergies are becoming increasingly common in today’s times and air borne allergens are the main reason behind this. You will be surprised and shocked to learn that there are a large number of allergy causing elements inside your home and car whic...

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Car Cleaning: Top 5 Car Steamers

      Car steamers play a pivotal role in automobile detailing and the knowledge of the top five car steamers will help you to understand some of the best brands that are used in the car wash industry today. In no parti...

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From Car Wash to Mobile Detailing

TIME! One word simple answer – one simple explanation. When we were younger and had some bounce in our steps, the only concern was to ensure our vehicles retained its classy showroom shine for as long as possible. And who slaved under the hot sun, ...

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10 Mistakes Car Wash Businesses Make

They say that wisdom comes from experience and experience comes from making mistakes. How true. Franchise companies will almost certainly have manuals, training programs and other support documents and services designed to help you avoid making costl...

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Checklist When You Start a Car Wash

If you are thinking of starting your own car wash business, then there are several factors that you need to consider before you plunge into this venture. You need to first decide what kind of car wash business you want. You can go in for self-servic...

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Why Auto Detail Shops are a Car Owner’s Best Friend?

The type of convenience offered by an automatic car wash is ever so tempting if you have a busy schedule. You need to keep your car clean, perhaps for business reasons; but is it really necessary to invest time and money in detail shops and use top ...

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Professional Automobile Detailing – Top 5 Companies in US Researched

Anyone can claim to be a professional at what they do; they may even have a string of credentials but how many actually deliver what they claim when it comes to crunch time? Many of you may have used professional automobile detailing for your four-...

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Car Wash Business: Understanding the pros and cons

As long as there are cars on the road, the car wash business is bound to flourish and if you feel it is an easy business, then you are totally mistaken. A couple of years ago, car owners used to take pride in taking time out to wash and clean their c...

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Car Wash vs. Washing at Home

Car wash is a facility used to clean the exterior and, in some cases, the interior of motor vehicles. Besides improving appearance, cleaning and detailing, it helps to preserve resale value of the car. Almost everyone owns a car and every car need...

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Local Car Wash vs Auto Detailing Franchise

Which do you prefer - local car wash or auto detailing? Many individuals face this constant dilemma of choosing either a local carwash or hire the services of an auto detailing franchise. Everyone should wash the exterior of their every day vehicle ...

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Why Auto Detailing Franchise Is a Good Choice for Business

Mr. Bobby Sands is young, enthusiastic and energetic. He is self reliant, ambitious and motivated. He wants to own a business and be the boss of his own destiny. He so chooses a business, gets associated with an established brand and, within month...

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Waterless Car Wash: New Era of Car Cleaning?

Car owners who want to maintain their vehicles’ high-class glossy finish and beautiful paintwork are usually hesitant to try new car cleaning products. Once they have found the perfect car shampoo and car wax, they are bound to use the same thing o...

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Detroit Boat Show Special

  The City of Detroit is starting the year off with a bang. Later this month the Cobo Center will be hosting the 53rd Annual Detroit Boat Show. Just last month the Cobo Center held the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which...

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Success: The Auto Show

Every January since I can remember, Detroit has hosted the Auto Show. What a spectacular event! I schedule a special outing for me and my family to experience the Auto Show. And what an interesting experience – there is a diverse group of p...

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