Many car owners prefer the option of a DIY car clean using self-serve car washing bays. For them, the convenience of leaving the bucket, sponge and hose at home is a godsend.
Self-service bays are typically card or coin-operated and give the customer a set amount of time to wash their car. They allow the customer to choose the amount of time allocated to each part of the wash process e.g. soak, soap wash, rinse and polish.
During the washing process, the car is parked inside a covered bay with cleaning equipment including a foam brush and high-pressure hose.
The customer uses a combination of cleaning techniques generally available by dialling up and paying for the desired service on a wall mounted controller including:
- Pre-soak and/or tyre and engine cleaner chemicals and applicators
- Foaming soap and brushes
- High- pressure spray rinsing
- Low-pressure wax applicators
- Spot-free final spot free rinse.
- Vacuum stations are usually available on-site outside the wash bay.
Check out the ACWA supplier list for manufacturers of Car Wash Bay Services (link)