PDQ

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PDQ Vehicle Wash Systems

A Dover CorporationCompany

PDQ has been an operator-driven company since its inception. William “Red” Lewis, founder of PDQ, began in the vehicle wash industry as an operator in 1967. Never satisfied with the wash equipment of the times, he constantly experimented and built his own versions of wash components.

In 1984, Red formed Carefree Vehicle Wash Equipment. He teamed with touch-free pioneer Forrest Burton and produced the legendary Burton Follower® Arch. It was the first robotic arch to closely follow the contours and shape of any vehicle. By 1985, they developed a complete line of touch-free car wash equipment under the name of Carefree.

Shortly thereafter, Red expanded this manufacturing business and introduced the LaserWash® product line and Carefree changed its company name to PDQ, reflecting the company’s highest standards in Performance, Dependability, and Quality.

In 1998, PDQ announced the sale of PDQ Manufacturing to Dover Corporation of New York, who acquires highly specialized manufacturing companies who are leaders in their respective industries. PDQ also gained ISO 9001:2000 certification that year, one of the highest recognitions for quality of standards in materials, equipment, support services, and product testing.

In the spring of 2000, PDQ rolled-out the greatest advancement in vehicle wash equipment to date, the LaserWash® G5. Nearly five years in research and development, PDQ applied for seven unique patents on the “G5″ (fifth generation) recognizing its unparalleled resource efficiency, user-friendliness, and reliability.

PDQ’s commitment to continuous product innovation and the development of value-added technologies lead to the introduction of the LaserWash® G5 S-Series and Access® Customer Management System in 2003.

In early 2005, PDQ introduced the LaserWash M5, the successor to the unmatched LaserWash 4000. The M5 incorporates newer technologies and more advanced features that make your in-bay automatic more efficient, more reliable and even easier to use.  And when you thought things couldn’t get better, PDQ introduced the new LaserWash 360.  Incorporating all the best of the M5 and adding 360 turning, and Flash Dry.

Today, PDQ continues its global leadership role as the world’s largest manufacturer of touch free vehicle wash systems. PDQ brands include LaserWash® In-Bay Automatics, MaxAir™ Dryers, Access® Customer Management System, and SpectraWash® Conveyor Tunnel Systems.

PDQ Equipment supplied by AutoAuto Wash:

It All Starts With Access

Access - Customer Management Systems

Only Access® offers a family of customer management systems that meets every operator’s needs. Every model includes a user-friendly interface, POS options, credit card processing, full reporting capability, Wash Access Loyalty System (WALS) and Site Management System (SMS) compatibility, simple interface with Access® gate and loader system, and remote programmability.

The difference is the range of payment options each will accept, and the S-Series’ vault, bill stacker, and mounting.

Key Features

  • Industry’s Most Secure Vault
  • Accepts Cash, Credit Cards, Loyalty Cards, Codes, & Tokens
  • Dispenses Change in $1 Bills
  • Customer Loyalty System option
  • RFID System option
  • Built-in Web Interface for Updating, Reporting & Monitoring

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The New LaserWash

The newest LaserWash® product raises the standard for touch free car wash equipment. With Revenue Enhancement and Total Cost of Ownership improvements being the main focus, the product delivers the industry’s best Return on Investment. Smart 360™ Technology makes the machine responsive to the dynamic conditions in the wash bay and allows the machine to “think for itself”, increasing up-time and optimizing the wash process.

Substantially faster wash speeds lead to increases in vehicle throughput and shorter lines that will make your customers happy. Simplified machine design and lower energy and utility usages reduce operating costs leading to a more profitable operation.

Key Features

  • PDQ’s staple Open Wash Bay – overhead design with no floor steel
  • Integrated FlashDry®
  • Virtual Treadle® bay loading
  • Smart 360™ Technology
  • Slip-Free Belt Drive
  • More Services – 3X Foam, Super Sealant, Rain Rinse Arch, Bug Prep
  • Tankless Operation
  • Internal Bridge Rollers
  • E-Chain Utility Routing
  • Built-in Web Interface for Updating, Reporting & Monitoring

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LaserWash G5 S-Series

Through the use of powerful technology, the G5 S-Series delivers outstanding wash results. It starts with a customer-friendly and energy-efficient design. It continues with real-time system monitoring, value-added wash options, superior wash performance and a distribution network always on-hand to give you guidance and assistance. See why the G5 S-Series is the vehicle wash system of choice.

Key Features

  • Industry’s Most Secure Vault
  • Accepts Cash, Credit Cards, Loyalty Cards, Codes, & Tokens
  • Dispenses Change in $1 Bills
  • Customer Loyalty System option
  • RFID System option
  • Built-in Web Interface for Updating, Reporting & Monitoring
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