Cleaning Up at the Wash

Fleenor, D. Gail
June 2007
Convenience Store News;6/18/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 8, p57
Trade Publication
The article discusses how a convenience store in the U.S. can begin a profitable car wash service. It states that one should determine current car wash conditions and operations before starting the service. Manager with a company, Chelsea Beyer, said that one should make sure the car wash is ready for customers and asked to see the facility as customers see it. An expert said profitable car wash operations at stores should process one auto wash for every 125 gallons of gas sold at the pump.


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