My suggestion is to get the car wash industry overview booklets from
Company in Houston ("Turning Water Into Money") and from Mark VII
in Arvada, Colorado ("Investing in the Car Wash Industry").
number for Jim Coleman Company is 713-683-9878. Their web site address
"jcolemanco.com". The telephone number for Mark VII Equipment is
303-423-4910. Their web site address is "mark7inc.com". If you
are already in contact
with an equipment dealer that person may also be able to get an
booklet from his or her equipment manufacturer for you.
There are several excellent magazines that will help you to get a quick
concise overview of the car wash industry. These are Professional
& Detailing, Modern Car Care, Auto Laundry News, and Self-Serve Car
News. These publications are linked under menu item "19.
Wash Industry Magazines".
You can also get a good feel for the industry by reading and
in the bulletin boards at "carwash.com " and at "autocareforum.".
forums (also known as 'bulletin boards' or "discussion groups") are
under item "21. Car Wash Industry On-Line Discussion Groups".
There are two main discussion groups. Carwash.com is geared more
toward the full-service conveyor and exterior-only conveyor car
wash sectors. Autocareforum.com is geared more toward the self-serve
and in-bay automatic sectors of the industry. Both discussion
sites cover topics related
to ALL car wash types. You will probably want to read and
in both. If you are a "newbie" to the industry, many discussion
veterans recommend that you start with the oldest posts and read
If you haven’t done so already, join your regional car wash
Attend every meeting (quarterly or monthly) offered by the association
go to the annual trade show. Attend and participate in the seminars.
make some very good contacts this way. The car wash industry
are linked under item "18. Car Wash Association Web Sites".
Another very good way to learn more about the car wash industry is to
out and introduce yourself to people who own a car wash or car washes
are not in the immediate area where you plan to own a car wash.
There are many people who are already in the car wash industry who
are glad to help you learn more about owning and operating a car wash.
Car wash owners share a great deal of information among each
Many owners will gladly share information with you, too.
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