CarWash College Tip of the Month

Does it Matter??

Do you ever feel like what we do for a living is meaningless? Face it, we don’t cure disease or put out fires or anything but is what we do really worthwhile?

If you’ve ever thought that what we do doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, think again.

After last month’s CarWash College Tip was […]

“There’s no Crying in Car Washing”

Wow, the holidays have come and gone and we’re staring 2015 in the eyes. Where does the time go?

Since I’ve been writing these tips for the last 8 months or so, we’ve discussed equipment maintenance, management techniques and other subjects we teach in CarWash College. To start the new year, I thought I’d offer an […]

Throwing Good Money After Bad

Have you ever heard the expression before, “throwing good money after bad?”.

According to the dictionary, it means to waste additional money after wasting money once. That sounds awful doesn’t it? Wasting additional money after wasting money once? Talk about your double negatives! Are you throwing good money after bad when it comes to your equipment […]

Old School or Old Fool?

I’ll admit it. I’m old school. I still wear a flat top haircut. I’ve been with the same beautiful woman for 34 years. I say “yes ma’am and no sir” when addressing folks of all ages. I buy American whenever I can; I consider my word as my bond and in the order of importance […]

Two Strokes and a Poke

I was struggling to come up with a topic for this month’s tip. As I sat with a blank computer screen in front of me, some of my colleagues dropped by and asked what I was doing. I told them I was writing my CarWash College Tip of the Month. They would look at the […]

Accountability

What ever happened to accountability? Seriously! Where did it go?

Nothing is anyone’s fault anymore it seems. There’s always an excuse. There is no more, “the buck stops

here” (younger folks may have to google that to understand).

I may be old fashioned, (insert old man joke here) but growing up I was taught that if I made […]

A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car Wash on Every Corner

During the presidential campaign of 1928, a circular claimed that if Herbert Hoover won the White

House, there would be “A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” Not long after Hoover took

office, the stock market crashed and the country launched into the Great Depression.

What does this have to do with the car […]

“Making Maintenance Fun”

I’ve been sitting around all day trying to think of something more boring than doing the routine maintenance around the car wash.

Do you know what I came up with? Not much! Watching grass grow or paint dry come to mind, but at least you can do those from a reclined position with your favorite beverage […]

If It’s Free and No Good, It’s Still No Good!

Lately I have talked about the price and quality of the services offered at your car wash. And, I am going to continue on that topic in this article. Why you may ask? Because it’s important. In fact, it can make a drastic difference between having a low volume wash or a high volume wash. […]

How People Learn

When teaching the Management class, it seems people often have the same question when it comes to employees. “Why is it so hard to get them to follow simple directions and perform simple tasks?” Understanding the way people learn will provide clarity to that question and prepare you to meet […]