To give you an indication of the amount of land required for your site, an average carwash of 4-5 bays (this could be a combination of self serve and automatic) would require 1500 square metres. Access to and within the site is very important. You must allow room for cars to queue and also allow for them to move about the site to access all of the services available.
Main road location is fantastic, although some budgets don’t allow for this. The majority of your business will come from your local catchment area (as against passing trade), so as long as your customers know where car wash is, they will frequent it regardless of location. For example, the customer may plan to drop into the car wash before going off to the football. Or it may simply be a Sunday ritual, like mowing the lawn. In this instance, a main road location does not matter. However, if your facility has a Touchfree Automatic car wash on site which offers convenience and spontaneous purchases, then the main road location will work to your advantage.
If you are considering setting up a self serve car wash facility, there is an important fact you should know. In most cases, self serve carwashing is a planned purchase. The reason for this is that the customers have to physically wash the car themselves, so they need to consider the possibility of getting wet. Certainly they will exert some energy, so they may also get sweaty. This is compared to an automatic car wash, which is often a spontaneous purchase.
Please feel free to give us a call to further discuss your ideas on establishing a car wash. We can provide you with pricing figures to assist you in making an informed decision.
- 3/8” low-pressure poly tubing increases flow rates into the car wash bay
- Incorporates all-stainless steel pre-plumbed hot and cold water manifolds
- A pulsation dampener on each high-pressure pump reduces water hammer
- Dual in-bay Z Booms reduce hose tangling
- Low-voltage circuit’s are protected by resettable circuit breaker’s
- Stainless steel check valves increase durability
- Low-pressure clearcoat protectant and hot high-pressure wax sealant are standard
- Australian Microcoin coin acceptors are fitted to all equipment, including fragrance machines, vacuums and electronic vendors
- One main isolating switch allows complete shut down for emergency situations
- A low water-pressure cut off protects pumps from running dry (it pauses the customer’s time in the wash bay and resumes once pressure is restored)
- Incorporates three phase power loss protection
- A built-in time clock controls equipment operating hours if required
- Individual stainless chemical tanks feature a non-drip lid
- Each wash bay features Start and Stop override switches
- Incorporates mains-pressure hot and cold water feed to high pressure pumps
- Back-pressure relief valves are fitted on all low-pressure hoses from the equipment to the wash bay.
TEAM Carwash have a dedicated service team that prides itself on giving the best possible service and support in the industry. We travel throughout Queensland to service the equipment we have supplied and installed, to ensure everything is operating at its optimum. Apart from daily, weekly and monthly maintenance you can carry out yourself, we recommend preventative maintenance is carried out by the TEAM Carwash service team every 6 months. The frequency of this maintenance may alter depending on how busy your site is. If you have a Laserwash® Touchfree Automatic on your site, this may also require more frequent servicing.
Some sites are more prone to vandalism than others so it is up to your own discretion to determine if security cameras are required. If you think your site may be targeted, then video surveillance is recommended. With remote monitoring available, you can check your site while sitting in the comfort of your own home or office. Other methods of security include regular site visits by local security companies or the local police. TEAM Carwash highly recommend video surveillance to avoid any on-site disturbances or vandalism.