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Legislative Update – Fall 2015

Carwash Accountability Law Passes in NYC

By William Y. Crowell, III

On June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed City Council Introduction 0125-2014 version B, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melisa Mark-Viverito, into law as Local Law 62 of 2015. This local law is known as the carwash accountability law. […]

Winter volume gear up….

Dear Venus and Mars,

When do you start gearing up for your winter volume and what specifically do you do?

 

Venus Says

We typically know when to expect extra wash volume and that is normally when the colder weather approaches. However, there have been late October snow falls that bring […]

NYSCWA President’s Column – Fall 2015

Things are going to change.

Whether you subscribe to the saying “The only thing constant is change” or “The more things change the more they stay the same” the common factor is “Change.”

Change can happen slowly, over time, like the slow erosion of the walls of the Grand Canyon by the Colorado River or in an […]

Ask the Coach

It’s football season! If Vince Lombardi was still around, I’d like to sit down with him and ask him some questions.

Some of you may not know who Vince Lombardi is. That’s too bad. For those that remember, a smile may have just passed your lips as you recall how Lombardi coached a bunch of “also-rans” […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

When you were a kid, did you ever have to stand up in front of the class at school and read an essay about what you did on your summer vacation?

Thinking back on it, I did some pretty cool stuff during the summers growing up. We would leave for […]

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?

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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 […]