Stories Archive

ICA Consumer Study: Make It Your Own

November 17, 2022
2 minute Read

“HELP, I’m drowning.”

It’s a cry out you hear every day.

A cry from business leaders drowning in data.

The dawn of the information age and...

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Connected Customers

November 16, 2022
8 minute Read

“Alexa, pay for car wash.”

With this simple command, a customer can initiate a wash, choose a package and pay for the service all without...

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It’s common knowledge that LED lighting is the most energy efficient source for illumination, saving car wash owners on electricity...

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Nobody Is Immune

November 11, 2022
11 minute Read

By Nicole Nelson

As a general rule, John Stengel isn’t one to make generalized statements. However, this cybersecurity veteran doesn’t...

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Getting to Know Your ICA Board: Jason Baright

November 9, 2022
3 minute Read

Q. Tell me about your path into the car wash industry.

A. In 1966, my grandfather Richard Baright noticed a self-serve car wash being built...

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How Do You Wash That?

November 7, 2022
9 minute Read

By Tom Gresham

Duallies and lowrider

Automatic car washes that use a traditional roller track system often make clear that they cannot...

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Tidying Up Your HR Closet

November 2, 2022
5 minute Read

By Paige McAllister, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Clean up your compliance.

Laws, best practices, and companies change from year-to-year. Take this time...

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Smarter Equipment

October 29, 2022
11 minute Read

By Nick Fortuna

Using Video Intelligence

When Tanuj Thapliyal, Rish Gupta and Sud Bhatija were graduate students at Stanford University,...

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Celebrating Industry Leaders

October 24, 2022
11 minute Read

By Lilly Chapa


Iona Kearney

Operations Manager at Speedy Sparkle Car Wash

Berthoud, Colo.

“Iona started working at my full service car...

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Selling Away

October 18, 2022
11 minute Read

By Sheryl L. Jackson

One of the most difficult decisions a car wash owner has to make is when and how to exit a business that he or she has...

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Using Data to Guide Your Business

October 10, 2022
11 minute Read

By Lindsey Quick

As our world becomes more connected, businesses have the opportunity to collect data on nearly every aspect of their...

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Dear Member,

We’re thankful to provide you with a much improved upon report on the status of International Carwash Association® for 2021....

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