The Car Wash Life

Monday, July 9, 2018

Possible D Sale?

Dad met today with a guy who owns a nearby crab restaurant to talk about the latter leasing Location D's former convenience store space. The guy is interested but would like to buy D and lease the car wash to Dad. Dad is interested in that now. Right now, they have a handshake study period going on... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Talking People Through Problems

Sometime overnight, we had a power surge that knocked out the self-service bay credit card system and the credit card/RFID system to the automatic touch-frees. I was able to talk Robbie through getting both systems going this morning. Talking people through problems can be very tricky. When the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Heat Broken

Finally, the scorching temperatures we have been receiving came to a halt thanks to rain. A lot of Marylanders are happy right now. Heat does not have an impact on business. If you're a car club customer, you're in your car, anyway, and people who like to clean and vacuum their cars themselves at a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Challenges

Every industry has its challenges. The car wash industry is no exception. Here are some challenges currently facing the industry I'm in. Each challenge could be its own entry, so I am going to provide a cursory look. These are not written in any sort of ranking order. 1. Labor. You'd be hardpressed... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hotter Than Hell

Maryland has been no exception to the hot weather that everywhere else seems to be getting these days. Before the car wash club was implemented, hot days used to be slow. Thanks to the car wash club, we do have busy days. Right now, there looks to be no end in sight to the hot weather. Dad has a... Sign in to see full entry.

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