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How to Improve Employee Vigilance at your Car Wash

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on Jul 26, 2019 10:43:08 AM

How your employees and customers behave at your wash is a key indicator of your businesses attitude toward safety. Safety at your car wash must be your number one priority, and can be greatly improved by increasing both your employee’s and customers’ attentiveness. 

Increasing attentiveness doesn’t need to be a difficult task. Use the following list as a guide to help you begin adopting these practices at your wash today.

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Topics: Safety, Incident Handling, Car Wash Employee

How to Effectively Handle an Incident at your Car Wash

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on Jul 8, 2019 1:28:29 PM

Every car wash owner knows that customer satisfaction is key to building a successful business. Vehicle damage and customer injuries are common risks that can happen at any moment, and if not handled well, can greatly impact customer satisfaction.

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Topics: Safety, How to, Incident Handling, Car Wash Employee

9 Ways to Market your Car Wash on a Budget

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on Jun 20, 2019 9:54:51 AM

The prospect of marketing your car wash can be overwhelming, especially if you only have a small budget to play with. The good news is that marketing doesn’t have to cost thousands or even hundreds of dollars.

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Topics: Social Media, Facebook, Loyalty Program, marketing, How to

How to Perform a Titration for Acid Chemicals - Step by Step

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on Feb 6, 2019 10:53:03 AM

Keeping on top of the chemistry in a car wash is critical to ensure that you are delivering a consistent quality to your customers, but also that you are not wasting product or at risk of causing vehicle damage from over dosing. In a touch free wash this critically important, as you are relying on the performance of your soaps to deliver clean, shiny cars. The most common and simple titration to do is on your presoaks, as these are the highest use in volume and the most likely to affect your wash results.

This month we will show you how to do an Acid titration. The actual results will be dependent on the particular product you are using and you should talk to you chemical supplier to provide you with the test method and table for their products. We are often asked about using pH for testing chemical strength. While pH has a role to play in the car wash environment, it is not an accurate measure of the chemical strength. A titration will measure the amount of “free alkalinity” available to provide cleaning power, and is therefore a much more accurate test of strength and performance.

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Topics: Chemical Testing, How to, Titration Procedure

How to Perform a Titration for Alkaline Chemicals - Step by Step

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on Nov 6, 2018 12:10:24 PM

Keeping on top of the chemistry in a car wash is critical to ensure that you are delivering a consistent quality to your customers, but also that you are not wasting product or at risk of causing vehicle damage from over dosing. In a touch free wash this critically important, as you are relying on the performance of your soaps to deliver clean, shiny cars. The most common and simple titration to do is on your presoaks, as these are the highest use in volume and the most likely to affect your wash results.

This month we will show you how to do an alkaline titration. The actual results will be dependent on the particular product you are using and you should talk to you chemical supplier to provide you with the test method and table for their products. We are often asked about using pH for testing chemical strength. While pH has a role to play in the car wash environment, it is not an accurate measure of the chemical strength. A titration will measure the amount of “free alkalinity” available to provide cleaning power, and is therefore a much more accurate test of strength and performance.

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Topics: Chemical Testing, How to, Titration Procedure

How to Create a Facebook Page for Your Car Wash Business

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on Jul 23, 2018 5:36:10 PM

Having an online presence is key to running a successful business these days. And, if you’re wanting to find new customers, it’s important that they can find you online.

Having your own website is great, however, they can be quite costly to set up. Luckily, we are living in the age of social media which makes having an online presence cheap and easy.

Facebook is a great tool for any business owner. It enables you to share your company information such as your contact details, location and business hours. It’s also a great way to engage with your customers and keep them informed of any car wash specials and announcements you may have.

Setting up a Facebook page is a little different to setting up a personal page. So, to help you create your very own page, we’ve put together a step by step guide to help make the process a little easier for you.

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Topics: Social Media, Facebook, marketing

How to Work the Winter Season at Your Car Wash

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on May 31, 2018 5:00:53 PM

We are about to enter yet another winter season. For many car wash businesses across Australia, winter is the beginning of the ‘slow season’. 

As we all know, the car wash industry heavily depends on good weather, however not every day is going to be a sunny day so it’s important for car wash owners to continue to look for ways to get customers to wash their cars during the quieter months.

The Winter Season is not all doom and gloom, it does come with its own benefits. Winter can be a great opportunity to get to those things that you may have been putting off during the busier months.

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Topics: Social Media, Facebook, Loyalty Program, marketing, Winter Season

4 Tips to Help you Set the Right Price Points for your Car Wash

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on May 23, 2018 8:55:43 AM

As a professional car wash business owner, it’s important to take advantage of opportunities to review your pricing at least once a year, and ensure you are competitive and offering the most updated services and products to your customers.

Setting the right pricing for your wash can be a difficult task, with so many diverse car wash businesses out there, and so many variables to consider, it can be tempting to delay or even avoid pricing adjustments.

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Topics: revenue, menu price points, Price setting

Why Everyone’s Talking About Digital Car Wash Menus

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on May 11, 2018 11:05:45 AM

Digital advertising and menu boards are popping everywhere these days, and the professional car wash industry is no exception.

Digital menus are the next step in the evolution of the car wash menu and many businesses are moving toward digital menu boards for good reason.

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Topics: Car Wash Menu, menu design, Digital Menu

The Dirty Truth About Home Car Washing

Posted by Valerie Lawrenz on Apr 17, 2018 11:44:18 AM

Did you know that waste water flow from home car washing connects directly to the local creeks, rivers and seashore? 

Are you aware that the commercial car wash industry has the ability to reduce the impact on stormwater pollution?

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Topics: ACWA, Assure, Sustainability