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Top 10 Benefits of LED Lighting

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in AAW News, Tips & Tricks | 1 comment

Top 10 Reasons why you should use LED Lighting By far the most energy efficient, the cleanest and most eco-friendly way of illumination is LED lighting, which is basically digital light and comes with a multitude of amazing benefits. In fact, they make a big leap in technology that can be seen as much of an upgrade as converting from analog to digital. LED is digital light, and the advantages versus conventional ‘analog’ lighting are so huge and of major benefit to both the users of this “technology of digital light” as well as...

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Water: A Big Part of Car Wash Costs…x2!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in AAW News, Tips & Tricks | 1 comment

Many washes are charged for water twice… …once for water use, and once for sewer discharge, it’s vital that owners save this precious resource in every reasonable way possible that doesn’t take away from the quality of the carwash.   Working with your municipality There are some simple questions that every carwash owner should be able to easily answer: How many cars do you wash on average per month? What do you charge for your wash packages? How much money do you bring in? While water is still inexpensive in some places, it...

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Cold Hard Facts about Water

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in AAW News, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Understanding how the types of water in a carwash impact product performance In general, there are three types of water that are used in carwashes: Hard water, soft water, and reverse osmosis (RO) water. For this article I will not be discussing reclaimed water. Each of these types of water has an impact on a carwash owner/operator’s goal of producing a clean and dry car. It is important to understand how and where to best utilize each of these types of water in a carwash. Hard water analysis Hard water is the result of dissolved or soluble...

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SPOTLIGHT-LaserWash 360 & Access

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in AAW News, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

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Increasing Your Online Presence

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in AAW News, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Tips to bring those Customers back time and time again In his education session at the 2014 Car Wash show 1st of April in Chicago, Social Media and Google SEO expert Patrick O’Malley gave an overview of how many different social media tools can work for carwashes. While Yelp has always stirred a bit of controversy, with accusations that reviews are falsified or payment is necessary to get favorable reviews featured, there is no denying the site’s popularity. “Yelp is a big deal for carwashes,” O’Malley said, “and I honestly believe that no...

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Creating Customer Loyalty

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in AAW News, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Tips to bring those Customers back time and time again It is true that if customer loyalty were easy to come by then every business would be showing successful program retentions and extensive revenue growth year after year. So, how much loyalty is necessary to be successful? For retail-petroleum or convenience-store (c-store) site owner/operators who offer a carwash, research data suggests that retaining just 5 percent more of the customer base can mean as much as a 50 percent gain in revenues*. For most owner/operators, those kinds of...

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SPOTLIGHT-Access Activation

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in AAW News, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

This Month’s Product Spotlight features: Activation Systems by Features Video Read all Features on our Access page… Information provided by PDQ Inc....

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March 2014 Newsletter

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in AAW News, Newsletter | 0 comments

Each month we release a newsletter that contains tips, tricks, and articles designed specifically for the car wash owner and operator. We will post all our articles and tips & tricks to our blog here each month as well as our printable newsletter copy. If you’d like to receive our newsletter in your inbox each month, subscribe to our newsletter in the form to the right!  Don’t worry we hate spam too and you will never receive spam from us. Ever.  We also promise we will never share or sell your information with any 3rd party. View this...

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How to Bring In More Customers

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in AAW News, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Follow these 5 steps to increase your customers and profits… 1.   Revamp your marketing plan Marketing is mostly about building awareness, more qualified lead generation, brand building and bonding. Large carwash chains leverage marketing to fuel growth and build trust. A diverse stream of messaging is used to maintain the link between customers and their local carwash. Halt marketing and you are inviting your market to forget about you (and encouraging your competition to take share from you). Your market invisibility is also begging...

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