Getting The Most Out Of Car Washes

Tips To Keep Your Car Wash Running Smoothly

by Dana Garrett

Owning a car wash can be a great way to bring in revenue month after month. No matter what's going on with the economy, people are always going to want to keep their cars clean. But in order to provide your customers with the best experience, you'll have to keep your car wash equipment in good condition as well. Here are some tips to help ensure that your car wash continues to get the job done.

Brushes Need to Be Replaced At Some Point

Some brushes are more durable than others, but it's not a good idea to keep using the same set of brushes or other washing devices year after year. Over time, your car wash brushes will begin to accumulate wear and tear while picking up more and more dirt and grime. Yes, you can clean the brushes off when the car wash shuts down for the day, but it's still advisable to get yourself a new set of brushes perhaps every 6 months or more often if your car wash sees a high volume of cars. If you allow your brushes to get too worn down or dirty, there's a chance that the accumulated dirt could actually scratch the cars as they go through the wash.

Check Your Hoses

A car wash has a wide range of different hoses and connections that help deliver water, soap, wax and other substances to the cars as they are going through the wash. If you don't check up on these connections every once in a while, you could end up with a bad situation on your hand. A hose, nut, or bolt that pops loose during operation could send water, soap, or something else to an entirely wrong location. You could also end up damaging a customer's car as it goes through the wash. If you have employees nearby while the car wash is running, a faulty hose that suddenly springs loose could prove to be a dangerous safety hazard as well.

Service Your Equipment and Upgrade as Needed

All car wash equipment should be inspected for defects or safety issues at least once a year. If you notice that some of your equipment is acquiring the wear and tear we discussed earlier, it's time to reach out to a car wash equipment vendor to see about upgrading. You may be able to update your car wash with better equipment that is also more energy efficient, saving you money in the process.

If you are interested in starting a car wash, contact a car wash equipment company such as Better Car Wash Equipment and Supply.