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D&S Joins NATSO as Preferred Allied Vendor D&S is pleased to announce our membership as a preferred allied vendor in the prestigious trade organization, The National Association Of Travel Centers and Truckstops. Founded in 1960, NATSO represents more than 2,200 travel centers and truck stops nationwide, owned by over 260 corporate entities representing more than […]

Dealership IQ Success Story – Watermark Nissan

They call the triangle-shaped southern tip of Illinois “Little Egypt”, where its fertile soil between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and remaining Native American mounds evoke Egypt’s Nile Valley and ancient pyramids.  Our success story today returns to the town of Marion – the hub of the universe in the heart of Little Egypt – […]

Bulldog Car & Pet Wash – St. Clair, MO

Bulldog Country Branding and Community: two aspects of the car wash industry receiving particular attention of late, which both are focal points to the proud midwestern town of St. Clair, MO – an hour from the south side of St. Louis.  For this community, there’s one thing that commonly ties them all together: arguably the […]

IQ in the FastLane

Fastlane Convenience Stores Wentzville & Valley Park, MO Add IQ to their Roadmap Life in the fast lane can surely make you lose your mind, but only when singing the lyrics to the famous 1977 Eagles single.  Nowadays life in the Fastlane is incredibly convenient, combining the petrol services of a gas station with the […]

Convenience Stores Step Up Car Wash Game

Better Wash Quality, More Options and Speedier Service Woos Customers   It seems counter intuitive in these uncertain times, but the trend in the convenience store/petroleum retail sector of investing in upgraded car wash operations remains stronger than ever. According to research from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), as gas margins and tobacco […]

IQ System Milestone – 500 Units in Operation

D&S and the IQ recently reached a momentous milestone: The 500th operational IQ unit was installed on March 26, 2020 in Sharpsville, PA by Wash Kingdom.  This mammoth achievement is a proud landmark for both D&S and the car wash industry at large – but it didn’t happen overnight.  It took the hard work, dedication, […]

Saluting our Veterans

Veteran’s Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors all military veterans.  It reminds us that freedom isn’t inherent, it doesn’t come free of charge, and that it is truly worth fighting for.  On this Veteran’s Day, D&S had the pleasure of treating its veterans to an honorary lunch in celebration of their selflessness, bravery, […]

Ensuring Proper Tightness on Binder Connector

Moisture can ingress into the power connector pins if not tightened properly.  Use Corrosion X HD and tighten the motor power connectors properly to keep moisture out. Use Corrosion X HD and tighten the motor power connectors properly to keep moisture out.

Car Wash Winterization Checklist

Comprehensive Car Wash Winterization Checklist Over 100 recommended steps for In Bay Automatic and Self Serve Washes to prepare for winter Covers: Bays, Meter Boxes, Vending and Vacuums, Pumps, Boilers, Compressors, Chem Systems, Low Pressure Systems, Weep Systems, Coin Changes, Buildings and Grounds Download this Free pdf, and start preparing for Ol’ Man Winter’s return