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Growing Pains

I have an 8 month old grandson named Madden. While their house is being renovated, Madden and his parents are living with my wife and me.

I may be biased, but as 8 month olds go, I would say Madden is exceptionally well behaved. We can take him out in public and he won’t fuss. He […]

Growing Pains2019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

NYSCWA Hits Another Home Run at Citi Field, Meets “Mookey” Wilson!

The New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) hit another home run at its annual baseball event when the New York Mets took on the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 16. With a 3-2 victory over the Canadian competitors the Mets further secured its first place position in the National League to the delight […]

NYSCWA Hits Another Home Run at Citi Field, Meets “Mookey” Wilson!2019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

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. […]

Legislative Update – Fall 20152019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

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 […]

Winter volume gear up….2019-04-10T20:46:26+00:00

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 […]

NYSCWA President’s Column – Fall 20152019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

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” […]

Ask the Coach2016-10-31T23:01:37+00:00

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 I Spent My Summer Vacation2019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

“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?


“Self-Cleaning” Car?2018-12-04T13:30:35+00:00

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 […]

Feds Encourage Carwashing – April 20152019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

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 […]

Legislative Update – Spring 20152018-12-04T13:39:22+00:00