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  • Mister Car Wash enters California with Cruz Thru acquisition

    Mar 29, 2017
    Mister Car Wash recently announced the acquisition of Cruz Thru Car Wash, a chain of 10 Express stores based in Bakersfield, California. “Cruz Thru is widely considered one of the most innovative, high-volume car washes in the industry and a great platform for entry into California” said Casey Lindsay.
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  • Mike’s Carwash Free Ultimate Wash Weekend

    Mar 29, 2017
    The newest Mike's Carwash at 814 Eastgate North Drive is officially open and ready to make a splash in the Eastgate community. To celebrate the grand opening, Mike's will host a Free Ultimate Wash Weekend.
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  • Autobell® Car Wash Fundraising Program helped nonprofits garner over $755,000 in 2016

    Mar 29, 2017
    The popular and environmentally friendly Autobell® Car Wash Fundraising Program continues to assist charities, schools, and other nonprofits reach their goals. Launched in 1998, the program helped raise $755,895 in 2016 and more than $8.3 million to date. Through the program, Autobell, based here, provides 501(c)(3) groups with $20 gift cards that do not expire and are redeemable at all Autobell locations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. Nonprofits sell the cards at full price and keep 50% of the proceeds.
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  • Lubrication Technologies agrees to acquire Professional Carwash Systems, Inc.

    Mar 29, 2017
    Lubrication Technologies is excited to announce reaching an agreement to acquire PCS (Professional Carwash Systems, Inc.) with a purchase date effective April 17, 2017. PCS is a vehicle wash sales, installation and service business headquartered in Buffalo, Minnesota.
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  • Washify unveils modern pay station for car wash industry

    Mar 29, 2017
    Washify, a company with a history of innovation, is unveiling a pay station that employs much of today’s advanced technology. This technology has been proven to improve the overall point of sale experience and speed up transaction times.
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  • Wash Away Thirst unites car wash community for clean water

    Mar 22, 2017
    Wash Away Thirst is teaming up with charity: water to unite a community of professional car washes, vendors, and clean car enthusiasts to raise $30,000 for clean water in 2017. You can make a donation by visiting our booth at the car wash show (booth #4541) or by visiting the following link https://my.charitywater.org/wash-away-thirst-1/wash-away-thirst-2017.
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  • Aquarama, a leader in the field of car washing, has acquired the multinational Hypromat

    Mar 22, 2017
    Aquarama, headed by the family Bosio on March 7, 2017, concluded the important acquisition of Hypromat, Swiss franc multinational company operating on the Italian territory with 19 owned plants in the Car Washing industry.
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  • Kim Supply names Stephen Craig new GM

    Mar 22, 2017
    Citing his extensive retail management experience and working with customers in a high traffic environment, Stephen Craig II has been hired as General Manager for Kim Supply, the car wash division of automotive aftermarket provider Service Champ. He reports to Dave Everett, VP of Car Wash and National Sales & Training Director.
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  • Mike’s Carwash awarded 2017 Best Employer in Ohio: 2017 Best Employers in Ohio list is made up of 34 companies

    Mar 08, 2017
    Mike's Carwash was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Employers in Ohio. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group.
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  • Crew Carwash to open new facility in Avon

    Mar 08, 2017
    Crew Carwash, a long-standing Indiana carwash establishment, announces its newest location in Avon, Indiana, will open on Monday, March 6. Located at 7127 E. US 36 Avon, IN 46123 the new facility is the company’s second location in Avon. This is Crew’s 30th location in Indiana.
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  • Ziebart International Corporation names Daniel C. Baker, Executive Vice President

    Mar 01, 2017
    Ziebart International Corporation, the global leader in automotive detailing, films and protection services, has promoted Daniel C. Baker to Executive Vice President for the worldwide corporation.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: IQ® Car Wash Systems pass the 5 million wash mark

    Feb 22, 2017
    The IQ® In Bay Automatic Car Wash System by D&S Car Wash Equipment Company has surpassed the 5 MILLION wash mark. With over 226 IQ Systems now in operation in car washes and auto dealerships across the US and Canada, wash counts continue to grow rapidly.
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  • The How of Carwashing podcast debuts

    Feb 22, 2017
    A new industry focused podcast, “The How of Carwashing” has launched, with the goal to help provide a resource for car wash owners and operators.
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  • Crew Carwash raises more than $12,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana

    Feb 22, 2017
    Crew Carwash, a long-standing Hoosier-based carwash organization, announces today that it is donating $12,400 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. During its first-ever Boys and Girls Crew fundraiser, which took place Feb. 17-18, Crew Carwash provided a FREE Ultimate Wash, a $20 value, to any customer who came by the new Merrillville facility, located at 501 W. 81st Ave. Crew accepted cash and credit card donations and is donating 100 percent of all proceeds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana.
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  • Soapy Joe’s Car Wash opens 9th San Diego location in Imperial Beach

    Feb 15, 2017
    Soapy Joe’s Car Wash opened its 9th car wash location in the San Diego area on Monday, January 30th. Like all Soapy Joe’s locations, this wash features eco-friendly water reclamation technology and an express wash system that takes less than three minutes to complete. The new car wash is located in Imperial Beach at 1350 Palm Avenue.
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  • Autobell® Car Wash recognized for Corporate Culture by SmartCEO

    Feb 15, 2017
    SmartCEO recently honored Autobell® Car Wash, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, as a recipient of its 2017 Corporate Culture Awards. The SmartCEO Corporate Culture Awards celebrate companies that have successfully championed a positive, productive, and performance-driven culture and continually work with their employees to develop successful cultural practices. This month's awards presentation in Charlotte saw leaders of top companies, including Autobell owner and CEO Chuck Howard, gather to share experiences and best practices.
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  • Sales tax exemption work in Washington state

    Jan 25, 2017
    Keeping professional car washes affordable to reduce stormwater pollution is the idea behind a legislative effort being mounted by the Puget Sound Car Wash Association. The PSCWA is seeking an exemption from state retail sales tax for all professional car washes in Washington State. As of this writing, bill language has been drafted and a sponsor is being sought for this legislation.
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  • Autobell® Car Wash, nation’s second largest car wash company, expands territory with first northern Virginia location

    Jan 25, 2017
    Autobell® Car Wash Inc., headquartered here, recently added a new market within its five-state territory, opening its first location in northern Virginia. The full-service car wash resides at 45655 Shepard Drive in Sterling, VA, in the former Sweetwater Splash Car Wash location. Lucas Farrants is the store manager.
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  • Mister Car Wash adds two Atlanta locations

    Jan 25, 2017
    Mister Car Wash added two express car wash locations with the recent acquisition of Four Seasons Auto Wash Express, increasing Mister’s total store count to 12 in the greater Atlanta area.
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  • Mike’s Carwash opens new location in Eastgate

    Jan 18, 2017
    Mike's Carwash has officially opened their 10th location in Ohio, making it their 19th location in total throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The new store is located on Eastgate North Drive in Cincinnati.
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