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David Beats Goliath

David Beats Goliath

Small operators hold almost 75% of the car wash market. The car wash industry is growing and changing at a rapid pace. New wash technologies, payment systems and competitive challenges abound. Now is not the time to stand still.  Smaller operators still hold the lion’s share of the market. The conveyor car wash space is still dominated by owners with […]

High-Tech is the new High-Touch

High-Tech is the new High-Touch

Wow! Nearly 50% of consumers say they will not shop at a store that doesn’t offer a contactless way to pay! Amazing. Right?! The facts are that COVID – 19 changed many things. Other than wearing masks, probably no other aspect of daily life has been changed more than a preference for touch-free payments. Tap and Pay is one of the […]

Consumers Want Contactless Payments – adding, “Don’t Waste My Time”

Consumers Want Contactless Payments – adding, “Don’t Waste My Time”

Perhaps you missed this.  In a great article, “Why Contactless Payments Are Key To Delivering Memorable In-Location Experiences,” Forbes outlined more of the ongoing, developing story about contactless payments. They are here to stay. But why is consumer movement to contactless payments such great news?.. Here’s why. Because it isn’t very often that an overwhelming percentage of consumers tell you […]

Low Inventory, Long Lead Times

Low Inventory, Long Lead Times

Why You Should Order Parts Now The COVID-19 pandemic certainly threw everyone for a loop, but electronics manufacturers especially suffered thanks to supply chain disruptions and component shortages.  The pandemic shut down a lot of avenues for raw materials and bulk electronic components, leaving manufacturers with half-finished products and idle capacity. Many components come from supply chains in Asia, and […]

Why September?

Why September?

Why September is the most important month of your year. I have long held the belief that Labor Day is the most important date to have highlighted on the promotional calendar of any brick-and-mortar retail business. Why? Simple. Before Labor Day everyone is making right-hand turns, and after Labor Day they are making left-hand turns. The fact is that during […]

Responsible Water Usage

Responsible Water Usage

Car Washes are Good for our Environment You have probably noticed that a good portion of the country is experiencing much dryer weather than usual this year. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the Midwest and the western parts of the US are experiencing severe to exceptional drought conditions.  Wildfires are running rampant, crops are struggling, and a lot of […]

Self-Serves: Chump Change, or Big Bucks?

Self-Serves: Chump Change, or Big Bucks?

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone in the car wash industry that there is a general consensus that “self-serve car washes  are dying.” At tradeshows, and online, it seems like everything is catered to big tunnel washes, with big dollars to spend. But what about the little guys?  Where are they REALLY sitting in the industry?  Our data shows […]

What Is Bug Splatter?

What Is Bug Splatter?

The Science Behind the Bug Guts On Your Windshield When you think of road trips, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? If it’s the sheer amount of bug guts you end up with on your car, this is the article for you. Or, if you’re a car wash operator wanting to learn more about how to educate your […]

Meet Brian Croft of Classic Auto Wash

Meet Brian Croft of Classic Auto Wash

In our newest customer profile, we sit down with Brian Croft, the owner of Classic Auto Wash located in Claxton, GA to talk about how UWashApp has changed his business and made running his car wash so much easier. Brian has one location with services that include an Automatic, 3 self serve bays, and 4 vacuums that all run on […]

What is going on with Tap and Pay?

What is going on with Tap and Pay?

Contactless, or tap-and-pay, transactions may have burst onto the scene during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it isn’t new technology and it’s not going anywhere just because some of us think COVID is winding down. Consumers and merchants alike have enjoyed the benefits of contactless payments during the last year and that trend will continue into the future […]