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Posted on: October 7th, 2021

Bring on the Shows!

While it’s been a slow crawl to get back in the swing of things for trade shows – we’re now full speed ahead! The Southwest show in June was a great opportunity to get back to seeing old friends and making new ones; now we’re gearing up for the ICA show this November!  The 2020 show…

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Posted on: August 19th, 2021

Time to Service Your Pumps

Although we’ve experienced record high temperatures in recent days, winter is, inevitably, right around the corner! This is the perfect time to make sure your wash and all its components are running in top order.  One important component to service is PUMPS. Car Washes have all kinds of pumps including multistage booster, piston, diaphragm, high pressure,…

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Posted on: June 3rd, 2021

Updating Signage – See Your Site Through the Eyes of Your Customer

Today’s service world is all about creating a unique and powerful customer experience. We have only seconds to capture a consumer’s attention, convey our services, guide them through the property safely and efficiently, and entice them to come back. If done right, we may even have the opportunity to seek their positive feedback and referrals.…

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Posted on: May 12th, 2021

Spring is in the Air – Time to Clean and Refresh!

“Spring Cleaning” is an ancient tradition that nearly 72% of households still participate in today. In many religions, Spring is a time of remembrance and refreshing.  The Frontier used this time to tidy up and prepare for Summer.  In fact, “Spring Cleaning” was created to remove the build-up of soot from windows in log cabins…

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2021

Free WI-FI

On a recent trip, the “Free Wi-Fi” was not available on my flight. There were no excuses, no partial refunds, no concessions – it was simply “we are sorry, but it’s not working right now.” And you know what? Not a single passenger stood up in protest, argued, or demanded anything additional – NOT ONE!…

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Posted on: April 5th, 2021

Bug Removal – A Real Pain in the Glass!

Now that we’ve survived Polar Vortexes and our back muscles have recovered from shoveling out after a Spring Blizzard, the next Car Wash Season is right around the corner: Bug Season. Typically, in Colorado, a wet Spring season brings an above-average number of bugs to our state. Soon, we’ll be swatting Miller Moths and jumping…

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Posted on: January 13th, 2021

The ‘Positives’ of COVID

It’s hard to look back on 2020 and think good things came from it.  From a general business perspective, it was hard.  Materials/products were hard to come by, the ever-changing rules and regulations, our kids and their school environment.  Loss and hardship seemed to be everywhere we looked. COVID did force us to face some…

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Posted on: December 18th, 2020

The Value of a Partnership

While surfing social media this week, I came across a passage that really resonated. Often times, we find ourselves seeking out a trained professional to perform a service that we may not have the tools or training to complete ourselves. Sometimes, we find ourselves in “sticker shock” over a particular cost of service. What we…

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Posted on: December 2nd, 2020

Online Reviews – CAR WASH Magazine Live Episode 35

For many businesses, online reviews can make or break your day. While it’s easy to become heated and passionate, it’s important to step back and have a process to follow when responding to these reviews. In episode 35 of CAR WASH Magazine Live, Matt DeWolf is joined by Beth Martin from Moo Moo Express Car Wash,…

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Posted on: October 12th, 2020

A Season for Preparation

As the calendar transitions into the final quarter of the year, we can feel the Fall air around us and know that Old Man Winter is right around the corner. Fall is a season of preparation; trees lose their leaves in preparation for the upcoming snow, and some animals prepare for hibernation. For the car…

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