CarWash College Tip of the Month

What a Long, Strange Trip It Has Been….

As you may or may not have heard, CarWash College has expanded and now hosts classes on the West Coast. We’re very happy about it and can now reach people for training that could never travel to Florida for it.
I just returned from my first trip out to California to teach. While I […]

Springing Forward

So, Spring has sprung and you’ve made it through another winter wash season! Congratulations! Did you make it through with no mechanical issues? If so, great job! You are to be commended. If not, what went wrong and why?

The cycle can be vicious. We promise ourselves coming out of the winter busy season every year […]

Maintaining the Standard

In the CWC Maintenance Class, we show slides of washes that are, shall we say, less than clean.

The reason for this is not to embarrass the owners of these facilities (the facilities shown are not identified), but to show new entrants to the industry how NOT to care for their own.

One of the slides shown […]

The January Effect

Back in another life, I sold stocks for a living. I didn’t do it for very long as I really didn’t care for it much. However, I did learn some interesting things while studying for exams and in the short time I was a broker.

One thing I learned was that being […]

Throwing the Baby out with the Reclaim Water…

About a year or so ago, I wrote a tip about growing pains and how my grandson, Madden, was dealing with them at the time. Back then, Madden was about only 8 months old. He just recently passed the 20 month mark, so there have been quite a few pains and quite a […]

In the Grand Scheme of Things

In the grand scheme of things, there are two unsung heroes of the tunnel car wash. If they were on a football team, they’d be the offensive linemen. The guys you only hear about when they make a mistake. If they played baseball, they’d be the right fielder on a team playing vs all right […]

“Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying”

Have you ever seen the movie Shaw Shank Redemption? In one scene, two inmates are talking about one’s plans to live out his life in Mexico running a hotel and taking his guests out deep sea fishing. When the other reminds him that Mexico is far away and that he is currently locked up in […]

Mad World

Where do I begin? This morning, while having coffee and reading the news online, I came across an article that really rattled me.

It was a story of a university, here in America, where a large group of students felt “scared and intimidated” by some words written in chalk at several areas of their campus. These […]

Don’t Worry About the Horse Being Blind, Just Load the Wagon…

“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon” John Madden, football coach and NFL announcer.

This is one of my favorite all time quotes. I use it often and people look at me quizzically when I do. In coach speak, it means, just keep plugging and don’t worry about what’s going on around […]

Working Order?

Things don’t always work in the order you want them to.

In an article a few months back, I spoke about my grandson, Madden, and how he was doing with his growing pains. By the time you read this, Madden will have turned 1 and most probably be not just walking but running, I’m sure!

Also, by […]