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How Many Smoots in a Mile?

Working in Sonny’s Business Development department, I spend a lot of time on Google Earth looking at potential car wash sites for customers. The tools available for researching sites remotely are unbelievable! Not only can we pull traffic counts from right in front of most locations, but we can also find out how […]

The Great Exaggeration…

Every day you turn on the news and hear how bad it is out there in the real world.

Unemployment’s up, wages are stagnant, or down, we’re heading toward double digit inflation, gas prices are rising again, etc.. It’s a wonder the economy can get itself out of bed in the morning. To hear the “experts” […]

“Self-Cleaning” Car?

Recently, Nissan Motor Company announced in a press release that they developed a paint that
repels dirt. This paint, in effect, would create a “self-cleaning” car. Current testing is presently
ongoing. What Is It? Does it work?


Party’s Over – Now Get To Work!

Whew! That was fun! The ICA show, I mean. And by “fun” I mean, man, I’m glad that’s over for another year.

Don’t get me wrong, I love going to Vegas, seeing old friends and making new ones, but after sitting at a desk all year long, standing on concrete for hours on end […]

Feds Encourage Carwashing – April 2015

For years, owners of older General Motors trucks have been complaining about their brake lines corroding and demanding a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dutifully studied the issue for five years and today came up with a decision: no defect, no recall.

Instead, says NHTSA, consumers who live in areas where […]

A Fresh Start – Again

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, its’ a new life…” Michael Bublé
Spring has sprung! At least I hope it has for you by this point. We had a brutal winter down here in South Florida as well and it went on for what seemed like forever… at LEAST 36 hours!

Remember those New Year […]

Legislative Update – Spring 2015

Association Closely Following Minimum Wage Hike, Tip Credit Increases

By William Y. Crowell, III

Governor Cuomo’s 2013-2014 budget contained a minimum wage increase, which was enacted as Chapter 57 of 2013. The minimum wage increased in three steps from $7.25 to $8.00 on December 31, 2013, from $8.00 to $8.75 on December 31, 2014, and […]

NYSCWA Venus vs. Mars – Spring 2015

What would you do with an unlimited budget?

Dear Venus and Mars,

If your budget was unlimited, what is the one thing you’d do immediately to your washes to make them more profitable?

Venus Says

My first impulsive answer was “automation.” I dream of everything being computerized and […]

NYSCWA President’s Column – Spring 2015

Finding, hiring and keeping good employees

By the time you are reading this, we “should be” in the beginning stages of spring, as of right now though, cold winds and drifting snows and thankfully salty cars, blanket most of the Northeast.

On January 1 the minimum wage in New York State increased to $8.75 […]

Does it Matter??

Do you ever feel like what we do for a living is meaningless? Face it, we don’t cure disease or put out fires or anything but is what we do really worthwhile?

If you’ve ever thought that what we do doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, think again.

After last month’s CarWash […]