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Carwash Tour Postponed to CARWACS 2016
Canadian Carwash Association
Unfortunately the Carwash Tour, originally scheduled for Thursday, June 11, has been cancelled. The Carwash Tour has been re-scheduled to coincide with the 2016 Convenience U CARWACS tradeshow in Toronto, March 8 - 9, 2016. The CCA apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please contact the CCA National Office (office@canadiancarwash.ca) if you have any questions.
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Carwash Care: Chemical Equation
Canadian Carwash Association
It takes more than just hot water to give a vehicle a thorough clean. The right chemicals can help clean and degrease a vehicle from top to bottom. Customers continue to support environmentally friendly products, so it comes as no surprise that new chemicals on the market are more environmentally sensitive and take these issues into consideration.

Chemicals are starting to cost less, yet have become more effective than ever. Convenience & Carwash profiles several industry suppliers, including CCA members Kleen-Rite, Mondo Products, Turtle Wax Pro and Zep Inc. Turn to page 37 of June's publication.

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Welcome New Members!
Canadian Carwash Association
The Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) is pleased to welcome new carwash owners and operators to the Association. New members can take comfort in knowing that they are joining a strong community of carwash owners and industry suppliers that stretch across all corners of the country. Membership in the CCA provides member benefits, benefits that will make your business stronger. Through the Association's benefits program, CCA members can take advantage of the Carwash ToolKit™ series, preferred insurance rates through Erb & Erb Insurance Brokers Limited, free business development seminars at CARWACS tradeshows, member-only access to industry statistics, and so much more. Current CCA members can visit the CCA website for more detail about the different types of benefits their membership provides. Prospective members can learn more about CCA membership here.
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Enrol your Carwash in the WaterSavers® Alliance
Canadian Carwash Association
The Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) is a part of the growing WaterSavers® Alliance program, an initiative of the International Carwash Association (ICA). Members of the CCA can add their carwash to this environmental recognition program if they implement water management best practices and meet other water conservation requirements. Being a participating member in the WaterSavers® Alliance provides carwash owners with new opportunities, says CCA Environmental Committee chair, Nathan Ewing, "By purchasing and prominently displaying the WaterSavers® signage, carwashes now have a new way to promote the environmental benefits of professional car washing to their customers."
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 Industry News


How to Start a Carwash: Starting backward can ensure success
CarWash.com
When starting a business, successful entrepreneurs have taken a different approach to the typical business plan by starting backward, according to a recent Entrepreneur feature. The article continues by offering seven ways entrepreneurs can guarantee success when starting a business.
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Taking the water out of a car wash
Penn State News
Taylor Mitcham knew her parents weren't going to help take care of her new car. Everything was up to her — changing the oil and replacing the spark plugs — and she was especially concerned with keeping it clean.
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Washing cars to raise money to restore Emily Carrs
Vancouver Sun
When I first came across the photo above, it didn’t make sense that it was in file for the Vancouver Art Gallery. What, I wondered, has a bunch of people washing a classic old car got to do with art? I had to read the caption explaining the photo to understand why. It was there because it was supposed to show a Carr Wash. It was an art pun.
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Video of the Week: Stormwater pollution and home carwashing
CarWash.com
The editors of Professional Carwashing & Detailing have selected a video from the Web to help raise awareness and spread education. This week’s video is from the Stormwater Pollution Educational Awareness Campaign, www.thedirtytruth.com.au, developed by the Australian Car Wash Association (ACWA) with professional input from Stormwater Australia and funding support from the Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning.
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Brands convey a lot of messaging that is positive for operators. Could your store benefit from a brand partnership?
Convenience & Carwash Canada
Stores are now more customer-targeted and more service focused than ever and brands deliver an edge operators demand to stay ahead of the competition. Simply, brands offer trust and relevance that can really deliver opportunity to business. Consider that 70 per cent of consumers see brands as a highly valued partner in quality product and service delivery.
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One size doesn't fit all
Auto Laundry
In an attempt to keep things simple and to maximize profits most detail shops operate under the package system. Customers choose their level of service from a set menu of bundles with a few a la carte items sprinkled in for good measure.
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Carwash launches self-contained pet wash
CarWash.com
Just Wash It Car Wash located in North Salt Lake, Utah, has launched a new dual bay pet wash. The pet wash is self-contained with several shampoo, conditioner and pet deodorizer options, and vacuum and dryers "provide the final touch" by removing any excess hair and water.
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Cashless...beyond bills and coins
Auto Laundry
Historically, car washing has been a cash business and run mostly by mom and pops owning one or two locations — self-serve, full-serve, or exterior-only. Today, these trends have given way to credit payment and absentee owners placing bets of $3 million or more to create chains of express washes.
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6 important considerations for selecting cloth materials
Convenience & Carwash Canada
In the car wash industry, the "rubber meets the road" at the point where the cloth touches the vehicle. Taking shortcuts on quality or choosing the wrong type of material can quickly drive your business into the ground. You might save money initially, but the cloth will clean poorly, fray, and fall apart quickly. Quality cloth pays for itself in durability and repeat customers.
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