Preventive Maintenance

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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Maximize Productivity when Business is Slow

Through careful planning, you can improve your business during slow months It’s inevitable. Weather drives car wash demand and the summer months are slow in many parts of the country. Regardless of whether it’s during the summer, or some other time of year, there are seasonal changes in demand at most car wash facilities. The real question is what to do when volume is high to maximize...

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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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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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H2 Ohhhhhh! – Water Waste

  One of the most significant expenses of operating any car wash, whether you own a self serve, automatic or tunnel car wash, is water.  There are several key things that an operator can do to minimize water waste. For tunnels, reclaim systems can offer a significant impact to water usage.  Reclaimed water can be used on high pressure rinse application as well as brush lube water.  Followed...

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