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International Carwash Association recently received a report from a member car wash company of a multiple car pile up on their conveyor due to the lead car's transmission computer locking up and forcing the car into park. A local Chrysler dealer responded that there appeared to be a computer malfunction and that if the transmission computer locks up, you have to turn the car off and let it sit while it reboots. Otherwise, there is a release lever to the right of the shift handle under a tray that, when pulled up, releases the transmission from the computer and forces it into neutral.

Find additional vehicle safety resources at carwash.org or in our LinkedIn vehicle handling group.

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Industry News
Petrol Plaza
The car wash industry has enjoyed great growth in North Korea as a new social class of wealthy households (known as donju) develop consumerist habits, such as the purchase and care of modern vehicles.

Visit http://www.petrolplaza.com/news/industry/MiZlbiYxOTA3OCYmMSYzMCYx to view the full article online.

 
Circular Energy
Circular Energy is proud to announce the commissioning of two 14.88 kW solar installations for iShine Express, a chain of eco-minded car washes and detailers. By powering their operations with solar, Circular Energy is helping iShine advance their sustainability goals and reduce power costs.
The roof-mounted solar power installations will offset twenty percent of electricity costs for the car wash, saving over $3,600 dollars each year. The solar power installations reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to affordable express detail services.

Visit http://www.circularenergy.com/ishine-express-car-wash-powered-by-texas-sun-thanks-to-circular-energy/ to view the full article online.

 
Indian Retailer
Karan Sethi, Founder,Exppress Car Wash shares his views on the car service industry during an interaction with Retailer Media.
"Cars have been a passion and cleaning has been our family business. Merging the two gave birth to this idea. Exppress Car Wash is now a self-sustaining company. We share resources from Manmachine group. Business is in my blood from the starting and I have worked in the cleaning business many times for small projects."

Visit http://www.indianretailer.com/interview/retail-people/startup/Car-wash-biz-is-a-nascent-industry.i800/ to view the full article online.

 
SYS-CON MEDIA
Eco Green Auto Clean, an innovative, eco-friendly car wash product developer, has officially launched the company's One Cup, One Car campaign to save 2 billion gallons of water per year.
As California moves into the state's fourth year of severe drought, Governor Brown has declared a state of emergency. Water conversation efforts are at an all-time high.

Visit http://news.sys-con.com/node/3468929 to view the full article online.

 
Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
Ascentium Capital , LLC
Leadership
 
   
Lansing State Journal
Starting one's own business is a dream for many. Being your own boss, having responsibility, and building a career that you've always dreamt of are some of the perks to becoming a business owner. Of course, beginning a new business venture can bring stress, particularly financial, as well. Whether you are building a start-up business or investing into a franchise, managing a business is no small feat. It requires advanced planning, resources to begin with and last you throughout the first few years, and flexibility.

Visit http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sponsor-story/msufcu/2015/09/01/msufcu-3-financial-tips--successful-business-planning/71511128/ to view the full article online.

 
CPA Practice Advisor
Business growth is top of mind for four out of five companies, but only a third of business executives have completed significant planning for growth, according to a recent SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) survey. Twenty-eight percent have done little or no long-term business planning.

Visit http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/12116376/how-a-six-year-plan-can-maximize-business-value to view the full article online.

 
Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Marketing
 
   
Venture Beat
There’s a reason why mobile games now generate more revenue than online games: When it comes to marketing and customer acquisition, the mobile gaming industry has it down. Mobile game developers make the most of their marketing budgets, and they use data to inform the user experience and acquisition. Competition is fierce in the gaming vertical, so game developers have to continually innovate not just their products, but their marketing strategies.
Here are the most important lessons learned from mobile game marketing that are transferrable to many brands.

Visit http://venturebeat.com/2015/09/21/5-mobile-marketing-lessons-brands-should-steal-out-of-the-gaming-playbook/ to view the full article online.

 
Huffington Post
Smart marketers will embrace mobile. They'll deliver useful, relevant brand messages with context, driving more customers to store, more eyeballs on the season premiere, or increase purchase of their new menu items. Their ads won't look anything like right-rails or mobile banners, and they won't be measured by CTR. Consumer attention, followed by budgets, are shifting toward mobile, so it's time to consider how the medium should be used, what makes it unique, and how we can prove it's effective.

Visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/advertising-week/mobile-marketing-location_b_8182616.html to view the full article online.

 
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