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CAR WASH The Podcast

CAR WASH The Podcast is your source for real stories and real business insights from the experts – both in and out of the car wash industry. Our show helps investors, owners, operators and managers think about ways to enhance their business. Our podcast is a free on-demand audio program that provides information on the latest trends impacting the industry, tips from successful industry leaders, and inspiration for our listeners.We present a mix of car wash business topic discussions with co-hosts David Begin and Matt DeWolf, and interviews with other successful car wash entrepreneurs and product and service professionals.

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49: Business Appraisals with Jeff Key

Car Wash Business Appraisals with Jeff Key. Jeff Key is an appraiser and principal with the Herron Companies. Jeff shares his experience and knowledge of the car wash industry and how property and business appraisals are used in the process of developing, selling or buying a car wash business.  Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

54mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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63: Carwash Customers with Jimmy Starnes

The Carwash Customer, delivering a consistent experience for the three types of car wash customers with Jimmy Starnes. Jimmy is the CEO of Starnes and Associates and a Partner with Mammoth Holdings, a car wash chain located in Atlanta, Georgia. Jimmy shares his knowledge and insights about car wash customers. Jimmy shares how they trained their management team to recognize the three different types of car wash customer and how to address each type. Jimmy also shares what the average car wash customer is looking for and how a consistent experience is the key to success. David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

41mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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2: Carwash Business with Aaron Green

Carwash business discussion with Aaron Green. Aaron is an entrepreneur with many years of experience in the car wash industry, and President of Focused Carwash Solutions.  He covers a broad range of topics related to operating a successful car wash business; from mistakes to avoid, to the mindset he believes results in entrepreneurial success. He also explains the concept of "The Value of Zero", and to "always remember how hard it was to start." David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show –helping you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

47mins

15 Feb 2017

Rank #3

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16: Carwash Water Systems with Tony Vertin

Water sources, types of water and their usage, and water reclaim systems. Tony Vertin is the CEO of Ver-tech Labs, and a carwash industry expert. Tony shares his extensive knowledge of the carwash business, including an in-depth discussion of water chemistry and water reclaim systems. David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

58mins

10 May 2017

Rank #4

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114: Learning to Say No

In the Episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin discusses how business and individuals who plan on success in the future will need to say “No” more often. By focusing on both what we want to do and be and more importantly, what we don’t want to do and be, we give ourselves the clarity and bandwidth to be successful and achieve the goals we desire both personally and professionally.

29mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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37: Carwash Associations with Kristy Babb

Benefits of joining a car wash association, with Kristy Babb - Executive Director of the Western Carwash Association. Co-hosts David Begin and Henry Lopez also discuss the benefits of association membership. Kristy shares her feedback on the recent Splash event, information about the Western Carwash Association, and the benefits and amenities of association membership. David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – dedicated to help you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

24mins

3 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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61: Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the car wash business with David Begin. David shares the KPIs he believes are important to track and monitor to measure your business performance and for planning. He breaks it down by the different stakeholders of your car wash business, and provides practical examples. A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a measurable metric that shows you how effectively you are achieving key objectives for your car wash business. Effective car wash operators and owners use KPIs at multiple levels to evaluate their success and grow their carwash business. David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

25mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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99: What Happens When you Sell your Car Wash

Selling our car wash business with Henry Lopez & David Begin. Henry and David announce and discuss the recent sale of the highly successful exterior-express car wash business, Wild Blue Carwash, with three locations in Colorado. They share highlights of how and why they decided to sell this small business, the emotions associated with the sale, the process they followed, and what’s next for each of them.

54mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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36: Safety Planning with David Begin

Safety Planning for your carwash with David Begin. David shares tips & advice on developing and implementing a Safety Plan for your car wash business. David Begin is an entrepreneur, the Managing Partner of Wild Blue Car Wash, and the co-host of The How of Carwashing podcast. This episode includes a presentation David Begin delivered at the 2017 Splash! event on Safety Planning, and additional insights and tips from David and co-host Henry Lopez. Do you have a mindset and culture of safety at your carwash site? Do you have a Safety Plan and a Safety Communications plan? David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – dedicated to help you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

33mins

20 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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35: Belt Conveyor Technology with Bob Schaefer

Belt Conveyor car wash technology with Bob Schaefer. Bob is a carwash industry veteran and responsible for sales and support at Automatic Vehicle Wash (AVW). He shares an overview of conveyor belt technology, his feedback on the Splash! 2017 event, and the impact of industry consolidation. David and Bob share specific points to consider with belt conveyors, including cost of installation and maintenance, retrofitting at an existing car wash, and impact on vehicle throughput. David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – dedicated to help you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

29mins

6 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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9: How to Hire with Steve Gaudreau

Hiring tools & techniques to help you hire the right employees for your carwash. Our guest is Steve Gaudreau, an entrepreneur, author, experienced carwash industry expert, trainer, consultant, and the co-founder of Brink Results - a training and consulting firm that assists clients in obtaining measurable results in their training, hiring, and management practices.  Steve shares valuable insights on the hiring process for car wash operators. David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show –helping you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

37mins

29 Mar 2017

Rank #11

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98: Standards Vs. Expectations

In this episode of the How of Carwashing, David talks about the differences between standards in a Car Wash organization and the expectations managers and owners have of those standards. David discusses highlight from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s 2018 shareholder letter and how Amazon thinks about and implements high standards. If you struggle with standards (too high or non-existent) this podcast will give you some practical tips to manage your standards.

25mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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72: SW Car Wash Show Quick Talk - Preventive Maintenance Concepts

What is the foundation for a good preventive maintenance program? David gives a “Quick Talk” discussion at the 2019 Southwest car wash show in Arlington Tx. David discusses the importance of the everyday task list that carwash employees use to inspect, adjust and tune equipment so that we minimize the number of unexcepted equipment repairs and replacements that sap carwash uptime and maintenance expenses.

42mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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22: Chemical Delivery with Kenneth Peebles

Chemicals and chemical delivery systems for your carwash with Kenneth Peebles. Kenneth is a carwash industry veteran and currently the Midwest Tunnel Manager for Blendco Systems. He shares his background in the carwash business, and his insights and actionable tips for managing your chemicals and chemical delivery systems. David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

43mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #14

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20: Visibility Marketing with David Avrin

Visibility Marketing for your carwash business, with David Avrin. David is The Visibility Coach and founder of Visibility International.  He is an international speaker, author and business branding and marketing expert. In this episode, David shares his tips & advice on visibility marketing for the carwash business. “If you want people to be interested, you have to be interesting.” Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

45mins

14 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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106: Using Belt Technologies in the Carwash - Part 1

In this episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin talks with Rob Stephenson about belt technologies within your small car washing business! How can belt technology improve your carwash and customer experience? What are things you need to check and look out for when investing in a belt for your car wash. David and Rob go over all the details you need to make the right choice for your car washing business!

40mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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48: Business Systems with Marina Darlow

Business Systems to grow your car wash business with Marina Darlow. Marina is an engineer by training, but a small business owner by choice. She has a passion for systems and helping small business owners implement systems to improve and grow their companies. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

52mins

13 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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113: Using Metrics in the Carwash

In this new year episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin discussed the use of metrics in the carwash and how good metrics can drive performance. David talks about the elements of good metrics and common mistakes that mangers make with metrics.

28mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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56: Brushes, Cloth or Car Wash Media with Ted Yamin

All about brushes, cloth and other car wash media with Ted Yamin Jr. Ted is one of the owners of Gallop Brush which was founded by his father. His family has been in the car wash industry since the 1950s. Ted shares his valuable insights on everything related to brushes and cloth – from the benefits of the different materials to how to detect when a brush needs to be replaced. David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

59mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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8: Carwash Operation Efficiency

Operational Efficiency in a car wash operation is critical to growth and consistency. How do you manage all of the tasks and projects that need to be completed in order to minimize downtime at your carwash? David and Henry share their knowledge and experience applying systems, including checklists, forms and other software tools, to drive efficiency in a carwash business. David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

57mins

29 Mar 2017

Rank #20