CCA Communique
Aug. 5, 2015

Take a second look at the First Quarter Wash Volume Report
CCA
The Wash Volume Report (WVR) is a reliable source of data for carwash operators. It provides valuable insight into consumer usage and trends. As we near the end of the year's second quarter, CCA members can take a look back at the first quarter of 2015 to see how the year started out. Once the second quarter data is released, CCA members are encouraged to review and compare the two quarters of data. The WVR is divided into 14 regional areas and participants receive detailed information from the regions or regions they report in, as well as national data.More

FACT or FICTION: Carwash myths explained
CCA
There are a number of carwash myths that have cirulated for some time. The majority of myths revovle around water useage and wastewater treatment. For the most part, the general public is unaware that using a professional carwash is actually the more environmentally friendly option for washing a car. As carwash owners and operators, CCA members must do their part to help spread awareness about these debunked carwash myths! More

The CCA wants to showcase your carwash
CCA
The Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) wants to learn more about your carwash. Consider sharing your story and thoughts on the carwash industry with your fellow members of the CCA through the new CCA Member Profile. The CCA looks to profile new and long-time members of the Association. Please contact the CCA National Office (office@canadiancarwash.ca) if you are interested in being profiled by the CCA.More

4 reasons to stop at a car wash
Yellow Pages
Once the "wash me, please' messages start showing up, it may be time to head to the car wash. Is it worth the cost? Here's what you need to know. More

Conserving water at the car wash
Daily Pilot
Washing your car at home may save a trip to the car wash, as well as a few bucks, but there's one resource the practice does not conserve: water. A driveway car wash can take more than 100 gallons of water, according to one study, whereas more-modern car washes equipped with recirculating water systems can use less than half that amount. More

How car washes are helping California to save water
The Economic Times
San Mateo County Health System officials are encouraging residents to have their cars washed by a local professional car wash instead of washing your car at home with a garden hose. READ MORE to view the slideshow. More

ICA and AOCA join forces for The Car Wash Show 2016
Carwash.com
The International Carwash Association (ICA) and the Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) announced they will co-locate AOCA's annual convention and trade show with The Car Wash Show starting next year, according to a press release. The Car Wash Show 2015 attracted approximately 7,000 car care professionals, which is a 22 per cent increase in attendance over last year's event, stated the release, and AOCA's iFLEX, an international fast lube exhibition, generally attracts more than 700 visitors. More

Meet the gutsy dad that started a car wash to help his son find purpose
The Huffington Post
Most car washes are filled with less-than-enthusiastic workers. But in Parkland, FL, there's a place to clean your car where the employees — 80 per cent of whom are along the autism spectrum — are extremely excited about their daily responsibilities, making the turnover rate is almost non-existent. More

The devastation of arc flash burns
Carwash.com
An arc flash, or arc blast, is a type of electrical explosion that results from a low-impedance connection to ground or another voltage phase in an electrical system. The results are often violent and can lead to serious injury, or death, when someone is near. More