Western Carwash Association

Western Carwash Association


As most of you know, the Western Car Wash Association (WCA) has spent the past several months working with its members and industry regulators on the new surety bond increase which went into effect on January 1, 2014. The ONLY way to reduce the bond requirement is with the successful passage of a new bill in Sacramento and we need YOUR help. WCA is currently in the process of working with lawmakers and other stakeholders in Sacramento on a solution, but lawmakers need to understand the impact that the new increase has had on you and your businesses


Help Amend The Surety Bond Increase!

WCA is in a battle to amend AB 1387 that increased surety bonds by 1000% (by $135,000)! We are in a real battle to help reduce costs to your car wash – a lobby firm has been hired and we have met with labor groups, introducing new legislation. Unfortunately there is no free lunch – this process is costly! YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED – financially and personally if we are to win this battle!  Donate Today!

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2014 Car Wash Industry Luncheons

Bond Increase Strategy Session

The California car wash industry is under attack. We need your help with the bond increase – attend one of the following special car wash luncheons. Learn about our progress and strategy to fight the bond increase and discuss other topics – labor issues, union activity, drought, etc. We are being portrayed as part of the "underground economy!" We need to come together as an industry to ensure the future of the car wash business. Come, find out about these issues, discuss solutions and help support our business.

ENSURE THE FUTURE OF THE CAR WASH INDUSTRY - Attend this important meeting!

Northern California

Southern California

Tuesday, May 20 – San Joaquin Valley Area
Location: Marie Callender’s
3602 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711
Cost: $28/person

Online Registration

Wednesday, May 21 – Sacramento Valley Area
Location: Malabar Restaurant
2960 Del Paso Road, Sacramento, CA 95834
Cost: $30/person

Online Registration

Thursday, May 22 – Bay Area/East Bay Area
Location: Englander Pub
101 Parrott Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
Cost: $28/person

Online Registration

Thursday, May 29 – San Diego Area
Location: TBD

Tuesday, June 3 –  Orange County Area
Location: TBD

Wednesday, June 4 – Los Angeles Area
Location: TBD

Thursday, June 5 –  San Fernando Area
Location: TBD

WCA Drought Information and Resources

save_water.jpgBecause of the drought emergency in California WCA is doing the following:

  1. Working with our lobbying firm to ensure that the message from the state level recognizes that professional car washes conserve water.
  2. Tracking drought stages and communicating with various water agencies to encourage communities to use professional car washes.
  3. Gathering resources and information to provide WCA members with help during this crisis.
  4. Encouraging WCA members to join the International Carwash Association (ICA) WaterSavers program which provides consumer marketing and important data to back up our water conservation efforts.  

Visit the Environmental section of our website under Industry Information for additional resources. Be sure to have your log-in name and password available.
We are encouraging all of our members to share the resources with regulators and consumers. Be sure to keep the WCA office informed of your activities so we can assist where possible.
Members click here for resource information.

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