AUTOMATIC CAR WASH SYSTEMS
There are two types of
automatic car wash systems, brush systems and touchfree. Both of these
systems are available as rollover or tunnel style.
The brush systems use
specially designed materials which roll across the vehicle to assist
in the cleaning process. The soft chamois like, non-porous material,
will not retain any harmful dirt particles and will enhance the gloss
and shine, due to its soft fibre characteristics and spinning-buffing
The touchfree systems rely
on high pressure jets of water and chemical interaction to clean the
car, so that there is no physical contact by the wash equipment with
the vehicleduring the cleaning process. Cleaning features include an
independent pre-soak system, onboard rocker panel blasters and
oscillating high pressure nozzles.
SELF-SERVICE CAR WASH SYSTEMS
Self-service car washes
have a number of open ended wash bays and a closed equipment room.
Each bay has a high-pressure wash wand and a foaming brush, plus a bay
controller that incorporates a coin acceptor (for coins and/or
tokens), a wash function selector, and a count-down timer display.
The customers manually
wash the vehicle themselves in the bay. The chemicals are sprayed onto
the vehicle through a nozzle with a fine spray arc and then the soft
hogs hair brushes are used with foam to clean away the dirt. High
pressure rinsing, waxing and a final gentle spot free rinse complete
HAND WASH FULL SERVICE
Commonly known as car wash
cafes, this is the luxury end of the market, where the customers leave
their cars to be washed and vacuumed for them, while they go shopping,
or sit in a café area and enjoy a cup of coffee. Services can include
hand wash, exterior chamois finish, interior and windows clean, full
vacuum, air freshener, tyre black and sealer wax.
The systems may use
up-market conveyerised and automated processes with detailed hand
finishing, or they may be simple semi-automated “bucket and hose”
operations of the kind often found in shopping centre car parks.