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Cleaning Your RO Filter

A typical reverse osmosis (RO) filter system setup. The D&S RO 2500 System is shown here. The water-cleaning system is an important part of a car wash operation. That's why periodic cleaning of the reverse osmosis (RO) filter is a must for the continued and reliable operation of your car wash. Reverse osmosis membranes can become contaminated [...]

February 18th, 2016|Tech Tip Center|

Mid-Winter Car Wash Tips

With winter in full swing in the Northern hemisphere, here are a few tips to keep your car wash equipment and chemicals performing optimally during the cold winter months. Check the functionality of all cold weather related equipment and systems, including: Bay and equipment room heaters Floor heat and related equipment Automatic bay doors Weep systems Blowdown [...]

January 29th, 2016|Tech Tip Center|

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 [...]

December 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 [...]

November 24th, 2015|Tech Tip Center|

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 [...]

October 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. [...]

October 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. [...]

October 15th, 2015|Tech Tip Center|

Good Quality Water Delivers a Cleaner Car Wash

Poor water quality can be the primary issue when cars aren’t being cleaned properly at the car wash. Here are some things to consider. Because of its lower mineral content, reverse osmosis (RO) water is often used in car washes during the final vehicle rinse to prevent water spotting on the vehicle. RO water also [...]

October 15th, 2015|Tech Tip Center|

Keep Your Car Wash Running Smoothly

Perform your summer seasonal maintenance to keep your car wash running smoothly and offering your customer a top-notch wash experience during this busy time of year. Here are a few "hot" tips in our Mid-Summer Maintenance Checklist from the D&S Tech Center to ensure your car wash provides a great wash every time. It's [...]

September 21st, 2015|Tech Tip Center|