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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 […]

Meet Mike Shonka of Bubble Land Car Wash

Meet Mike Shonka of Bubble Land Car Wash

Take the time to watch this 15-minute video and hear Mike Shonka, owner of Bubble Land Carwash in Plainfield, Indiana, talk about how the UWashApp has helped his business. Here are the facts: 80% of our sales are credit card transactions – not cash With the UWashApp, customers don’t even have to roll the window down, interact with, or even […]

Consumer Adoption of Payment Apps is Growing

Consumer Adoption of Payment Apps is Growing

Long before payment apps were even considered, the car wash industry was built on cash – millions and millions of quarters patiently pressed into self-service bay washes and vacuums: for decades. And while many wash operators still do lots of business in cash, most have moved into accepting other forms of payment including credit, debit and prepaid cards. And of […]

Getting current with consumers: What’s Next.

Getting current with consumers: What’s Next.

Right now in the car wash industry there are still a large percentage of car wash operators that haven’t implemented credit card payment acceptance capability. It’s actually a really large gap when you consider how retailers in virtually every other industry transact business.  Many operators simply don’t feel they need to the gap. Many would rather only deal with coins […]

Easy Changes = Big Returns

Easy Changes = Big Returns

Now is the time to make some easy changes and get big returns. WOW! Look at that weather map. Things are definitely starting to turn this week. Oh sure, winter’s not over and spring storms can be brutal, but, it’s time to get ready for better weather and more business.  One of the mistakes it is easy to make is […]