Equipment

Preventive Maintenance

The Importance of Preventive Maintenance An Ounce of Prevention Equals a Pound of Cure “Up time” of a car wash and car wash equipment plays a key role in acquiring and keeping customers as well as minimizing expenses.  Regular Preventive Maintenance (PM) plays a key role in the up time of any self serve, automatic or tunnel car wash and ancillary equipment; water softener, reverse osmosis system...

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Conveyor – The Heart of Every Tunnel

As tunnel operators know, when it’s time to wash, we get limited days to do so. There are many tricks to keeping your wash up and running to get through the busiest of days. When night falls, we work on the carwash well into the wee hours of the morning. The conveyor is probably the single most important piece of equipment a tunnel operator owns. Operators in most parts of the country are...

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Prepare Your Wash for Winter

How to Prepare Your Wash for the Winter Preparing Your Wash for Winter Operations: Fall is in the air.  YIKES!  Just yesterday it was hot!  We all had good intentions this year…get out in front of the cold blast, but other things came up. Car wash operators are notorious for forgetting the nagging winter issues once the weather warms up. The sun is a feel good prescription for the winter blues...

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Spot Free Water – Reverse Osmosis 101

A Lesson on Spot Free Water using Reverse Osmosis The separation of dissolved solids and water using Reverse Osmosis membranes is a pressure driven temperature dependent process. The membrane material is designed to be as permeable to water as possible, while maintaining the ability to reject dissolved solids. Reverse Osmosis systems utilize semi-permeable membrane elements to separate the feed...

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Prepare Your Wash for Winter

Part 1 – Preventative Car Wash Maintenance for Winter As an operator of a car wash, planning for winter can be overwhelming because of the many issues that need to be addressed. The best way to tackle all the items is to develop a plan of attack. Many operators “claim” they have a winter preparations plan but many times it’s “all up in their head”.  As a good owner/operator once told me if...

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