Yearly Archives: 2015

/2015

Caring for Stainless Steel Equipment

No one wants to clean their vehicle at a dirty-looking car wash. Customers return to locations with clean, nice-looking bays and equipment. Regularly cleaning your car wash's stainless steel surfaces will improve their corrosion resistance and appearance. Thus, not only the longevity of your equipment increases, your revenue can increase too! Properties Stainless steel is [...]

2015-12-22T11:53:04+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Tech Tip Center|

It’s Time to Winterize Your Car Wash!

Brrrr! Outside temps are already plunging as fall heralds the deep freeze that winter will bring. Be sure your car wash system stays in top notch condition during the winter months by putting these important system checks, courtesy of our friends at Car Wash Boilers, Inc., at the top of your "to do" list! Inspect [...]

2018-08-30T13:43:21+00:00November 24th, 2015|Tech Tip Center|

New Technology Provides Optimal Wash

Car wash systems that use hydraulics and air cylinders to control component movement are not as efficient as the new IQ Car Wash System. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is used in the IQ Car Wash System to control the motors for precision, higher reliability, and reduced power consumption thanks to low amp draw. The [...]

2018-08-30T13:43:21+00:00November 13th, 2015|Auto Dealers, Blog|

Jerry Canfield Inducted Into AMAE

Jerry Canfield, D&S Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, is a 2015 inductee of the Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Jerry is a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri – Rolla, holding a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing and Engineering. The Academy of Mechanical & Aerospace [...]

2018-08-30T13:43:21+00:00November 13th, 2015|Blog|

Transform Your Dealership’s Car Wash

These before and after images show how Lou Fusz Subaru in St. Peters, Missouri, transformed its antiquated, inefficient "drive-thru wash" into an area of professional efficiency. By installing a new IQ Soft Touch from D&S Car Wash Systems, Lou Fusz Subaru transformed its Detailing Center into a point of interest for each new customer [...]

2018-08-30T13:43:22+00:00November 13th, 2015|Auto Dealers, Blog|

Building Loyalty – Convenience is Key!

If your c-store customers feel pressured into purchasing "extras" at your car wash they didn't plan on buying, suddenly the quick and convenient car wash they had expected takes much longer - and costs more than they expected to spend. If they leave your c-store thinking "I'm not doing this again" you have very [...]

2018-08-30T13:43:22+00:00November 11th, 2015|Blog, Convenience Stores|

Using the Full Potential of the IQ Car Wash

The full potential of an IQ In Bay Automatic Car Wash System can be realized simply by adding broadband internet access and a standard desktop computer to the control room of your car wash. Using these communication tools, you can take advantage of the IQ's Email Notification and Remote Access functionalities to maximize uptime and [...]

2018-08-30T13:43:22+00:00October 21st, 2015|Tech Tip Center|

Checklist for Car Wash Operators

Keeping your car wash attractive, well lit, and all equipment working properly is imperative to your success. Following are a few important tips: Keep the air compressor tank drained each week. Pick up trash and wash bay every day. Test the car wash every morning for proper operation. Keep bay lights in good working order. [...]

2018-08-30T13:43:22+00:00October 15th, 2015|Tech Tip Center|

How to Remove & Install Car Wash Decals

As a dealership, offering free car washes to today's savvy customers is just good business. It shows you value their car and want to help them protect their investment. It's important to maintain a clean, bright wash bay for your customers' use, including replacing machine and sign decals when they become faded, worn, or damaged. [...]

2018-08-30T13:43:23+00:00October 15th, 2015|Tech Tip Center|