Many car wash owners ask us to come up with new ways to increase revenue from their automatic car wash. There are a few simple ways to enhance your automatic and bring in more revenue without spending a lot of money. For instance, adding a triple foam system to your car wash gives the customer a “show” and allows the operator to “up charge” for the additional service. Typically most automatics can be upgraded or retrofitted with a triple foam system relatively easily with low costs. View the 3X Color Foam Retrofit Kit here. Additionally, a “super-sealant” such as DuraShield or Rain-x can command an upcharge of $1 to $2. Often this can be accomplished by reconfiguring and utilizing a low application injector already available on the machines.
Another way to enhance or “clean up” an auto bay is replacing the old worn out floor treadle with a virtual treadle system. By doing this the bay floor becomes open and inviting, free of anything for a customer to drive over. Most of us in the car wash business realize that there are customers out there that simply have problems with the intimidation of a floor mounted treadle. How many of those people drive away from your car wash for that reason? Upgrading to a virtual treadle also has a maintenance benefit – no more replacing treadle bumpers, rollers, photo eyes, etc. These virtual treadle systems can be installed in couple short days and without a tremendous cost to the owner/operator. View the Virtual Treadle Retrofit Kit here.
For these and any other equipment upgrades that you may be considering please contact Eric Lockwood at AutoAuto Wash for a free site evaluation.