Yearly Archives: 2017


IQ Car Wash – The Key to Success!

Bill Hoaglin of D&S Car Wash Systems recently presented a ceremonial "key" to John Londoff, Jr. (Owner/President), and Bruce Weiner (Operations Director) of Johnny Londoff Chevrolet in Florissant, Missouri, to recognize the completion of the dealership's IQ Soft Touch Car Wash lease/purchase agreement. Johnny Londoff Chevrolet recognized the value and economies provided by the IQ Soft Touch Car Wash soon after its introduction, and thus became an [...]

October 31st, 2017|Auto Dealers, Blog|

IQ Touch Free Now Available for Shorter Bay Lengths

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company has enhanced the design of revolutionary IQ 2.0 Touch Free In Bay Automatic Car Wash System to fit existing 28-foot car wash bays. Design changes to the IQ 2.0 are subtle, featuring modifications to the carriage, photo eye curtains, and top wand nozzles. Now car wash owners with 28-foot bays do [...]

October 30th, 2017|Blog|

Increased Water Recovery

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company has recently partnered with Diamond H2O to provide its Clear-Flo line of Reverse Osmosis Systems on all D&S Self Serve and In Bay Automatic Car Wash Systems. The Clear-Flo line is the most efficient Reverse Osmosis equipment available today for the car wash industry, with far less waste (70-75% average [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Blog|

The Service Walk – An Essential Step to Closing the Sale

Thriving dealerships understand the importance of the Service Walk in closing a sale. Research shows that "The Dealership" ranks third in importance to most new car buyers, behind "The Vehicle" and "The Sales Person" and - in most cases - ahead of "The Deal" itself. The better and more dynamic the Service Walk, the more [...]

September 27th, 2017|Blog|

Wiring Basics

Car wash owner/operator duties often include that of a "service technician" as well. When tackling electrical issues, always remember these basic steps: Disconnect breaker before beginning any service. When unplugging a wire, cable, or connector, label it and the contact before it is disconnected so you know where to reconnect. Take a picture of the [...]

August 29th, 2017|Investors, Tech Tip Center|

Stopping the NonStop Vac

A common problem that most car wash owners will eventually encounter is with vacuums that won't shut off. The nonstop vac problem will always be one of two possibilities: 1) The timer is bad or malfunctioning, or 2) The mercury contactor is bad To discover which part is bad, test for voltage with a VOM [...]

July 12th, 2017|Tech Tip Center|

Improve Your Curb Appeal

Savvy car wash owners know that one key to a successful car wash operation is changing your customer’s vision of your wash from a necessary commodity to a destination experience. Remodeled exteriors with brightly lit entrances and bays, colorful signage, foaming wax features with LED lights, scented soaps and rinses, and sparkling clean interior walls [...]

May 26th, 2017|Blog|

Car Wash Pump Maintenance Basics: Keep the Oil Clean!

At the heart of all car wash high and low pressure systems is the pump. You can maximize the performance and longevity of your pumps by keeping them well maintained with fresh oil. How often should I drain crankcase oil in my car wash pumps? Here are some general guidelines, check with your pump manufacturer [...]

January 23rd, 2017|Tech Tip Center|