The Kleen-Rite Car Wash Experience and Learn More, Earn More Expo returned to Pennsylvania this November 15-16 after a four-year hiatus.

The two-day event featured exhibitors from across the country coming to Kleen-Rite’s warehouse for a one-of-a-kind show. They were joined by hundreds of car wash professionals from across the region to learn more about the latest in the car wash industry.

The Kleen-Rite Car Wash Experience on the first day featured a tour of Lancaster County car washes, including the tunnel at the high-volume Riptide Car Wash as well as the self-serve and in-bay offerings at the Highland Car Wash. The tour was capped off with a talk by Phil from Kleen-Rite’s “Fix It with Phil” video series at the Kleen-Rite car wash.

After a catered lunch, the afternoon offered a State of the Business address by Kleen-Rite vice president Keith Lutz, as well as a car wash panel discussion representing almost 200 years of car wash experience, also led by Lutz. Attendees were engaged, taking part in Q&A sessions and feedback sessions. This valuable experience will be back and bigger in 2024.

At the Learn More, Earn More Car Wash Expo on day two, more than 60 exhibitors displayed their cutting-edge products, from the latest vacuum systems to innovative, tech-forward offerings. It was a mix of present and future on both sides of the tables, with familiar faces as well as the next generation of car wash operators taking part.Highlights of the expo included in-depth sessions tackling repairs, chemicals, marketing, and more. Featuring experts from across the industry, these informative sessions provided tips and pointers for novices and industry veterans alike. The sessions were capped off by the well-attended, in-depth Soap Panel Discussion. Attendees enjoyed a catered lunch from award-winning Harvey’s BBQ in Mount Joy and finished off the day with a door-prize drawing sponsored by Kleen-Rite and expo exhibitors.