Over the years in the self-service car wash business, WASHERCAR has proven many technologies first-hand.
What chemicals to use at a self-service car wash? Powder VS Liquid
At the initial stage of the appearance of self-service car washes, chemistry was used in the form of a powder – this gave an advantage in the transportation of chemistry and its storage, but powder chemistry has a number of disadvantages, both its cost and method of use. For powder chemistry, a special expensive and capricious maintenance installation “Foam Generator” is required, where the powder is poured and prepared with warm water.
Over time, liquid chemistry replaced powder chemistry in many respects: such chemistry is much cheaper and easier to use. This car chemistry showed higher performance when washing a car and working with mud deposits on a car.
Foam supply, with or without air?
The supply of foam with air and through a foam tablet are such different technologies and at the same time very similar.
The supply of foam with air allows you to reduce the consumption of chemicals, due to mixing with air, the foam cap is larger at a lower dosage, but the washing effect of this is reduced because such a foam cap is too airy and does not work tightly with mud deposits. Also, when using this technology, it is necessary to use a foam gun without a trigger, which means that as soon as you press the “FOAM” program, liquid starts to flow from the gun and can get on your clothes. The time spent on applying such foam is much longer, and the foam is applied unevenly, which also does not attract the visitor to the sink.
The foam tablet is our choice, thanks to the correct setting of the electronic dosing, you will not overuse the car shampoo, and the foam will be applied evenly with a thick foam cap. This technology is more efficient and shows excellent results.
Self-service car wash payment systems
At WASHERCAR car washes you can pay using various payment methods:
- Discount cards
- Bank cards
- Mobile app
In recent years, non-cash payments have become the most popular, many are moving away from carrying cash. It is convenient when you can pay for everything by phone and through a mobile application for self-service car washes and through PAY PASS.
Single pump or double pump system?
WASHERCAR, like all global manufacturers, uses a single pump solution. When you have two pumps, then you service two pumps, change the oil and rem. kits. – so your service becomes X2. When working on one pump, your washing cycle ends on the “water” or “osmotic water” program, respectively, the pump is waiting for the next client; it is filled with water; otherwise, one of the pumps is always filled with detergent, which corrodes the body and cuffs of the pump, which reduces the service life and increases maintenance costs, while the other pump always works only with water and there remains a water stone (plaque) that should remove alkali in car chemicals, but it is in another pump and corrodes it, to extend the service life, it is recommended to change pumps every 3 months , which is just as inconvenient and stops work.
A supporter of two pumps will say that when working with one pump, there can be a throw-up (when there can be a spit of foam during the “water” program) and they will be right if the equipment and self-service car wash technology do not work properly, but WASHERCAR, thanks to its experience and software solved this issue a long time ago.
Physicalization at a self-service car wash
In many countries, it is mandatory to issue a check at a self-service car wash, since WASHERCAR is an international company, we have long worked out this process in different countries and are ready to launch it at your self-service car wash. It can be either a software PPO or a physical device with the issuance of checks.
Of course, programmatic fiscalization has a huge number of advantages, but not many countries have implemented this service.