Archive for August, 2012
As the summer is winding down to a close we thought that we would check in with all of our fans and followers and see how they are doing. As far as things go in the waterless car wash world, we really can’t complain. Now, more than ever people are really starting to become receptive to the whole concept of washing their car without using any water at all. The greatest thing for us is when we go somewhere and hear people talking about the waterless car wash without us having to say anything about it first. That really makes us feel like we are making an impact on the world, one bottle of solution at a time.
Speaking of our products we have come out with a couple of new ones this year as well as changed the color of our regular formula from yellow to blue. At first people were a bit scared, thinking that the blue formula was some entirely new formula but it didn’t take long for them to realize that it was the same tried and true waterless car wash product that they have come to know and love over the years. The great part about what we do here is the fact that we have been able to build such a following among our fans which has helped us to make our brand name even stronger.
And while we are on the subject of making our brand name stronger, Freedom has moved into more new markets and countries than ever before this year. With so many people wanting to jump in and be a part of the waterless team we have been able to make partnerships in places that we wouldn’t have ever been able to set up in on our own. So far our experience with international dealers has been excellent and we are proud to have each and every one of them on the team.
We can’t forget about our stateside dealers though as they make a pretty large percentage of the waterless car wash business. These might just be some of the hardest working waterless car wash dealers around and they keep us amazed at the fact that they are constantly able to find new ways to innovate their own businesses. We have a couple dealers up in Canada that are doing the same thing as well, so this our official hat tip to all of our North American dealers.
As you can clearly see, we are loving the way that things are going for us right now. We are powering through this slow economy with common sense products that serve a purpose while also giving results. It sounds like a simple premise but value and results are just what works. We can’t wait to see what next season has in store for us, whether it be new partnerships, new countries or maybe even some new products. When we know though, believe us, all of you will be the first to know as well.
One thing that we do several times a week is to go through the list of all of our different dealers and get an idea of what they have been up to lately. We have several dealers so this can often take quite a long time, especially if we start to get distracted by some of the really cool things that some of our dealers have been doing. One of the dealers that is pretty consistent in regards to their ability to surprise us is Eccosave out of Toronto. Often referred to by us as one of our most innovative waterless car wash dealers, we can always count on them to have something very interesting to show us.
We have to be honest, even some of the things that shouldn’t normally be all that interesting tend to be a whole lot more interesting when we hear about them from the team at Eccosave. This is because we are already predisposed to expecting great things from them.So even when they simply post a picture of a car looking all nice and shiny, we are much more likely to be attracted to it because it is coming from our friends over at Eccosave.
The good thing for us is that they are frequently posting these kinds of pictures for us to enjoy, so we don’t have to go looking too far for them. When you wash and detail as many cars as the crew at Eccosave does then there isn’t really a need to dig too deep to find the really great pics. We can kind of imagine the Eccosave team just turning on their digital camera and syncing all of the pictures that they have. It seems to be just that easy for them with all of the exposure that they have to freshly washed, shiny cars.
Another interesting thing that they have been doing lately is engine cleanings. Another one of our partners, Hi Def Detail, does a whole lot of engine cleanings as well. The difference between the two companies is that Eccosave is using a steam cleaning method that we find very interesting. We haven’t personally tried it ourselves but we can definitely see the advantages of using steam to clean the engines as it can get in the hard to reach places much more easily than a person’s hand can. We can’t wait to see more updates from them about how well the steam cleaning project is going.
If you happen to live in the Toronto area then you are definitely in luck because you are close to one of the best solutions for waterless car wash products and waterless detailing in all of Canada. If you need any help whatsoever with getting adjusted to waterless then the crew at Eccosave is your best bet to help you. Give them a call and see for yourselves, you’ve got nothing to lose!
We love all of our waterless car wash dealers equally for all of the great things that they do for us and the industry as a whole. There is one dealer in particular though that we have to recognize because every time we talk about them, the fans get really excited. The waterless car wash fans simply get enough of Hi Def Detail and all of the amazing work that they do. It is more than just the excellent work that they perform though, it is the fact that they have a knack for super high profile client acquisition. Just about every car that they wash and detail is worthy of a picture even before it is washed and even more so after it is done being washed.
One of the really cool things that Hi Def Detail has been doing lately is going to work and really giving the engines of their customer’s cars a deep and thorough cleaning. While the average person might not need that level of cleaning down to the engine when getting their car detailed, Hi Def Detail customers definitely aren’t your average car owners. While you might ever need your engine to be sparkly clean to the point that you are showing it off to people, the Hi Def Detail customers definitely do. Often they are taking their cars and entering them in car shows and events or simply want to show them off after putting so much money into them. Having a car with an engine that you feel like you can eat off is a plus in just about anyone’s book. If you need any further proof then just check out their Facebook page to see some pictures of some of the squeaky clean engines they have washed.
Another thing that we really like about Hi Def Detail is that they really take the time out to make sure that their customers fully understand what they are doing for them. Recently they made an interesting post on their Facebook asking their customers if they really knew the difference between washing and detailing. It might seem like a simple question but the answer could surprise you. In short, washing your car is the act of removing dirt and contaminates of your car’s surface. Detailing is the act of removing blemishes and marks in your car’s paint job that have been created by contaminates hitting your car. Thanks for the explanation guys, we are sure it will be useful to a lot of people.
If you get into the habit of following what the crew at Hi Def Detail is doing, you definitely won’t be disappointed. With the types of cars they are detailing on a regular basis, even if you are only a casual fan of the waterless car wash, you will still be able to find something that interests you. The owner, Cameron, is a great guy as well and is a pleasure to work with. Keep up all the great work Cameron!
Anyone who knows anything about our business knows that Eco Auto Clean has for some time now been one of the most integral dealers that we have. These guys are masters at many things but almost none of these things can compare to the sheer amount of cars they are capable of washing within any given time period. The dedication shown by Justin and the Eco Auto Clean crew is admirable to say the least and if all waterless car wash dealers worked this way, whether they worked with us or not, we would be very proud. Since a full report of what Eco Auto Clean has been up to lately would probably take up several pages at the very least, today we are just going to be focusing on a few of the things that they have done recently that caught our interest.
Speaking of catching someone’s interest, it would be hard to understand how a car like this first car might be able to not catch someone’s interest. It definitely caught ours and the work that Eco Auto Clean did on this Maserati in Johns Creek makes it look even better than usual. If you know anything about how good this car looks on its own then you know how much of an accomplishment it is for the team to be able to make the car look even better than normal. That is what Eco Auto Clean is best at though – defying expectations and making cars look better than even the manufacturer could have ever imagined.
After that the crew moved on to a mini van. Some of you might be wondering what is so special about a mini van but the Volkswagen Routan is pretty nice as far as mini vans go. What is even better though is the way that the crew was able to go about cleaning this one. Since the waterless car wash is just that – a wash that is done without water, they didn’t even need to take this one out of the garage to give it a wash. After detailing the exterior using their Go Green/Get Yellow formula they attacked some of the stains that had been ruining the overall look of the interior for months. It only took a few seconds for them to take care of those stains though because the boys definitely know what they are doing when it comes to getting a car into immaculate condition.
As you can see, the things that Eco Auto Clean are doing in this industry can only be described as incredible. Day in and day out they are proving their dedication to the waterless car wash and taking on new clients all the time. If you are looking to become a waterless car wash dealer and are looking for a role model then you can stop your search at Eco Auto Clean. If you follow the approach that they are taking then you will go very, very far.
We realized recently that it had been kind of a long time since we had released a new video for our fans. So as you can imagine, there was only one logical thing left for us to do right? Yup, you guessed it, we went out and created a brand new video with the theme of blue. We picked blue as our theme because our flagship waterless car wash product is now coming in the color blue so we found it appropriate that we use that same color as a theme throughout the whole video.
The video starts off with a shot of a black Camaro that is being mysteriously unraveled by some sort of invisible force that reveals the true blue exterior that the car is really trying to show the world. This has another meaning behind it as this is in essence exactly what the waterless car wash does. When you apply the waterless car wash to your car, you are basically stripping off all different kinds of dirt and grime and then revealing a beautiful layer underneath which is what your car has been wanting to show the world for all this time. The car turning from black to blue like that is a great metaphor for the waterless car wash itself.
After that cool bit of imagery you get an introduction to all of the current waterless car wash products. One of the biggest things is the new blue color for the waterless car wash which is new for 2012 and something that we are really excited. For die hard waterless car wash fans – don’t worry. This is the same great waterless car wash solution that you have come to know and love over the years, the only thing different is the color. We felt it was time to come into 2012 with something brand new and exciting and blue was the winner for us.
If you have never used any of our other secondary products than this video is also a great introduction to them. So many people love the original formula but never venture beyond it to discover all the other great things that the waterless car wash has to offer. Point blank, if you aren’t washing your car with the full range of products then you aren’t getting all of the benefits that the waterless car wash is able to offer you and your car.
So watch the video and when you are done watching it hit the play button again and watch it a second time. Our fans are very important to us and so is their feedback. We would love to hear everything that any of you have to say about the video. Even if it is not about the video, we would still love to hear your questions and comments about our products, our customer service, our company or pretty much anything else. So drop us a line and tell us what you think – we can’t wait to hear from you!
One of the questions that we receive most often from our fans is just how much the waterless car wash is growing on a daily basis. It is a great question and one that we definitely have no qualms about answering, especially given the delightfully positive answer. The answer – in short is that the waterless car wash is currently on a huge upswing that we hope keeps continuing for quite a long time. Today we are going to exploring some of the reasons that the waterless car wash is doing so well around the world right now.
One of the reasons that we attribute things to is the fact that several of our dealers are doing an excellent job at actually promoting the waterless while they are out and about. Whether this be when they attend events or trade shows or whether they are simply telling people enthusiastically and letting word of mouth do its job, the news about the waterless car wash is spreading fast through the right avenues to take it to a level that it has never been before but has always deserved to be.
When we talk about the right avenues, the eco-friendly crowd is definitely involved in the success of the waterless car wash in a big way. A lot of these eco-friendly people hear about the waterless car wash at eco events and are quick to spread the word. Since people that support eco-friendly causes are quick to make their views known, this means that it doesn’t take long for support for the waterless car wash to spread around and quite far at that. We are in the process of encouraging all of waterless dealers to participate in these sorts of events whenever possible to further the waterless cause.
Another thing that is actually helping the waterless car wash is the state of the economy. While this might seem silly, it really isn’t. Since the waterless car wash doesn’t need to be performed as often as a wash with water, it actually works out cheaper to simply go waterless. Once people realize that not only is it a lot cheaper but also makes their car look better in the process, it becomes a no brainer. We can’t wait for the day that waterless is the only logical solution in everybody’s mind and not just in the eyes of the people who already know the benefits of it.
So now that you know the current state of the waterless car wash, how are you going to do your part to help further our cause even further? Are you going to go out and tell your friends all about the waterless car wash and tell them to tell their friends too once they become believers. Or will you take things one step further and become a dealer and start attending events? No matter what it is that you decide to do, simply doing something is a whole lot better than not doing anything. So get out there and start spreading the word today, you will thank yourself for doing something good.