Mach 1 - Meyer Oil
Meyer Oil has created a “destination point” with their new, state-of-the-art convenience store in Champaign, IL. The “Mach 1”, branded store is the crown jewel of the 16-store franchise.The store is 7,000 square feet and delivers the “wow” factor. Every aspect of the sprawling operation is the latest in technology - including the car wash. The new IQ Soft-touch and i5000 Touchless in-bay automatics are key revenue contributors to the overall business model. Click here to learn more.
SAS Express Wash
"We bought and converted the town’s existing express wash to a D&S Odyssey because Blythe was not really big enough to support the express wash concept. Customers were a little apprehensive at first to use the machine but once they discovered the safe, high quality wash they had no trouble coming back.”
“I spend a few hours per day at the wash during the week and all day on the weekends, not because I have to, but because I discovered people are more comfortable using the wash when they can see that someone is there. . . It is a higher level of customer service, I get a chance to talk with them, I add the money for them, take off their antenna if they want. They are glad we are here because in the customer’s mind, it makes the whole experience safer.
We experienced very little damage in the first year, around $300.00. At least 8 times we washed over 100 cars per day. I am thinking about opening another wash in Yuma or Imperial Valley very soon.”
- Roger Slater
Otterwash, Findlay, OH
"Acceptance of the new Odyssey has been excellent." One of the first customers to wash in the Odyssey bay immediately came back and bought a $125.00 wash card. He said the finished product looked like he had a hand wax.”
“Technology and engineering of the Odyssey and the Super 5000 is a much higher standard. The distributor and factory support from D&S has been excellent.”
“Pick up truck owners love-it because it goes down and washes their back window (cab) and tailgate.”
“Wheel rims look terrific.”
"Flat out cleaning machine"
Baywash and Baywash II Car Washes
I would also like to mention that my expenses with the Odyssey are considerably lower than that of the traditional equipment. I am just now getting ready to change out the 5 gallon micro drum of soap after 2300 washes. It also appears that my water usage is about 50% less with the Odyssey. With the Odyssey I am also charging a premium price over the touch-free automatics. Increased revenue, cleaner cars, and lower expenses…it’s a winning combination!
Thanks again D&S
- Mike Schlichtman, President
Magic Wand Car Wash, Rockdale, TX
I bought a five bay self-serve car wash that was doing about $500 per month per bay. I converted one self-serve bay to a D&S 5000 and that bay went from $500 to $8,000 per month. The other self-serve bays went from $500 to $1,200 per bay per month. The whole wash does better because the self-serve and automatic compliment each other. The vacuum revenue increased as well. The D&S 5000 brought new life into my wash. My customers love the powerblaster feature.
- Chuck Betchan
Rocky Mountain Wash, Pinedale, Wyoming
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank D&S and Mid-West Equipment Sales for your quick response on delivering our D&S 5000 gantry. As you may know, our gantry was completely wrecked by an act of vandalism on June 29th. I contacted Brian Merz of Mid-West Equipment Sales the day of the damage. Brian acted immediately and coordinated efforts between the factory and our insurance company. The D&S factory worked quickly to produce and ship the replacement gantry. It was delivered July 6th at 8:00am. Brian Merz drove from Satana, Kansas to Pinedale, Wyoming and met the delivery truck. Brian personally installed the new equipment. We were washing cars by 4:00pm that day. Our facility was only down 7 days!
We have D&S equipment at 4 locations and have always appreciated the equipment, quality, and service. Once again, thank you very much for your efforts.”
- Mike Irwin
Splash Carwash, Ankeny, IA
The self-serve bays feature D&S equipment and the automatics are D&S Super 5000s provided by Advantage Car Wash Systems.
"The Super 5000™ is very impressive to sit through. My customers are willing to wait – as much as 45 minutes – to get an automatic wash, even when the self-serve bays are empty.
We are constantly thanked for building this wash. Splash is told that this is the only wash in town that will clean the back of the customer's vehicle. I really think that the emphasis for the future of the carwash industry should be automatics.
The Super 5000™ is doing its job, providing a credible wash. ‘You screwed up,’ I now think to myself – I should have put in more automatics.”
- Jack Stapleton
The Dawg Wash, Starkville, MS
The Dawg Wash Express opened in December 2002, exactly two years after the original Dawg Wash opened. The Dawg Wash name was taken for top-of-mind recognition from the mascot of Mississippi State University (Bulldogs), located in Starkville.
"Our equipment performs really well. We haven't had any trouble with the D&S 5000 or self-serve equipment, and once we got beyond the learning curve of the new machine (Super 5000) we haven't had any problems. Most of them are minor, that we can handle ourselves.
The Super does a much better job on smaller vehicles and is "dead on" when measuring. It does a really good job consistently measuring the vehicle. Any time you can get within 18 inches of the vehicle you are going to get a better quality wash.
"We have Tri Gloss® clear coat option on the highest wash level and that is the wash everyone seems to go for (best selling wash)."
- Dale & Lana Taylor
Jiffi-Stop, Springfield, IL
"The D&S 5000™ became a great cross merchandising tool along with gasoline that gave us another profit center for our stores.
We use island card readers at the pumps where people who are buying with a credit card can buy at the end of their gasoline purchase a discounted carwash at any of the levels.
We don’t have any problems with damage to peoples cars, it does a better job, won't scratch the finish and leaves a cleaner car and a does a much better wash in general.
- John Schoenherr
Village Car Wash, Pine Plains, NY
"We can't say enough about the excellent job your crew did with the removal of the old equipment and the new installation."
- Lou Galm
E Park Airport Parking, Nisku, Alberta-Canada
"I found from the moment we agreed to purchase the Super 5000, your company and representatives have all been exceptional and informative.
Upon comparing your product to that of your competitor's; being a previous owner of another company's product, I must say that there is no better value for the money we spent in bringing this carwash into operation. The quality and craftsmanship is extremely durable and of high caliber. I hope that you will convey our most sincere thanks to your staff, they have truly produced an amazing machine.
The Super 5000 has already increased the profitability in my business. I look forward to my next purchases."
- Marvin Maharaj