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Feb. 11, 2015

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Karl Rove to Keynote SCWA 2015 Convention

SCWA is excited to announce Karl Rove will be the keynote speaker during the Monday morning session of the 2015 SCWA Convention & Car Wash EXPO.

Karl Rove — "The Architect" One of the World's Foremost Political and Communication Strategists

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Ten Top Reasons to EXPERIENCE the 2015 SCWA Convention & EXPO
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Banks lowering lending standards to sell more cars
Consumer Affairs
New car sales surged in the U.S. in January, increasing 14 percent over last January and totaling 1.15 million units. "Lower gas prices are helping with what has already been a growing market for truck and utility vehicles," said Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. The analysts note another factor driving sales — more credit available for auto loans.More

New business looks to clean up Bridge City, Texas
The Orange Leader
Norman and Jan Campbell are looking to clean their community and county one automobile at a time. Norman and Jan Campbell re-opened their car wash business under the name of Boogie's Express Wash. The business, which is named after Norman's nickname, offered free car washes to anyone who stopped by the business.More

Reputation, a help or hindrance to success
Auto Laundry News
Whether you are just starting a detail business or several years into it, there is a concept of which you may or may not be aware. It is a concept that, if treated well, can help your operation thrive with many customers. The concept is "reputation," and having a good one can reap many benefits.More

Labor audit — Guilty until proven innocent
Auto Laundry News
Ask nearly any car wash owner the top three things they fear most. Death and disease rarely make the list. Most, even while tripping over themselves to do things by the book, maintain a stronger fear of government inspections and audits than they do their own mortality.More

Classic auto spa expands with second location
Classic Auto Spa will open a second location near Ambassador Town Center, a commercial development under way near the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, Louisiana.More

Lending club, small US banks plan new consumer loan program
The Wall Street Journal
A group of small banks is teaming up with Lending Club Corp. in a joint effort to wrest a larger share of the consumer-loan market from the biggest U.S. banks. The partnership aims to reverse a trend in which big banks, through mass marketing of credit cards and other products, have grown to hold the vast majority of loans to U.S. consumers.More

Land Rover, Jaguar recall 104,000 vehicles for brake, light issues
The Consumerist
Jaguar Land Rover North America issued three recalls affecting nearly 104,000 vehicles over the weekend for myriad issues, ranging from problems with brake lines to lights. The largest recall of nearly 75,000 model year 2006 to 2012 Range Rovers comes five years after the car manufacturer initially opened and closed an investigation into a brake hose issue, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice. More