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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|Blog, Tech Tip Center|

Titration & Flow Testing

What You Don't Know Could Cost You Professional car washing today is a scientifically driven process using precision chemistry and wash programs designed to deliver consistent results day after day, through season after season. Thus, it is critically important to measure the effectiveness of your chemicals through regular titration and flow testing. Titration Titration is [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Blog, Tech Tip Center|

Become a Success Story: Keep Your Customers Smiling & CSI Scores Soaring

Your dealership's service department has two main goals:  (1) keep your customers happy with their vehicles and (2) provide ongoing interaction with those customers so that when they decide to purchase another vehicle, your dealership is the logical place to start. Today's cars and trucks are more reliable and last longer than ever before, [...]

September 27th, 2016|Auto Dealers, Blog|

Christmas in July at D&S!

A "Christmas in July" party was held on July 28 at D&S Car Wash Equipment Company to celebrate our good fortune and release of the 200th IQ In Bay Automatic Car Wash System. The 200th IQ system was delivered and installed on July 21, 2016 at Mach 1 Lawrenceville on State Road in Lawrenceville, Illinois.  The wash [...]

August 9th, 2016|Auto Dealers, Blog, Convenience Stores, Investors|

Success Story – Wilsonville Subaru Chooses IQ 2.0 Soft Touch

Wilsonville Subaru, the newest and largest Subaru dealership in the U.S., has chosen the IQ 2.0 Soft Touch Car Wash System – the Smartest, Cleanest, Greenest car wash system available today – to handle its new and service customers. Currently under construction in Wilsonville, Oregon, Wilsonville Subaru is the largest Subaru dealership in the U.S. with a massive 92,000 square [...]

June 24th, 2016|Auto Dealers, Blog|

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 [...]

November 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 [...]

November 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 [...]

November 13th, 2015|Auto Dealers, Blog|

Tee-Pee Trash Can Cover & Floor Mat Holder

The D&S Tee-Pee Trash Can Cover & Floor Mat Holder is a "Win Win" for your car wash and your customers with its innovative and functional design! Improves Exterior Appearance Placed next to your vacuum island and on top of your trash receptacle, the stainless steel Tee-Pee Trash Can Cover & Floor Mat Holder [...]

November 12th, 2015|Blog, Convenience Stores, Investors|