All car wash businesses strive to keep your vehicle spick-and-span so it can look good as new, but removing all the grime in a car isn’t as simple as a splash and dash approach. There are plenty of elements working together to keep your car clean, dry, and shiny as much as possible, so understanding these factors is critical if you want to ensure your car wash can perform to its full potential.
A car wash won’t successfully do its job right if it’s missing one of these critical elements, so when building a car wash of your own, be sure to take the following into account:
1. Water Quality
Water seems straightforward enough, but defining its quality involves two conditions: the water hardness and total dissolved solids (TDS). The less water hardness your water has, the better it will be at cleaning the vehicle.
This is because water hardness refers to the calcium and magnesium salts in the water, so more particles can lower your cleaning detergent’s effectiveness by five percent.
Meanwhile, the TDS determines the total dissolved substances in the water, so high amounts (above 30 parts per million) mean the car will dry with white spots.
The next important factor is the temperature, which is typically divided into three categories: ambient, vehicle, and solution. Using the appropriate temperature for its corresponding function should maximize its effectiveness, such as applying cool water to cars that are too hot to the touch due to the warm ambient temperature.
The effectiveness of a car wash also depends on the water pressure since it has enough friction to remove grime, and other stubborn dander stuck on the car’s surface. Using closed-cell foam brushes, for example, are great for getting rid of dirt. On the other hand, high-pressure and low-pressure sprays can help remove deep-seated crud on different parts of the car.
All the processes involved in a car wash are time-sensitive, from the presoak, hot wax, and everything in between. Rushing or delaying the process can lead to significant changes in the overall quality of the car wash, so it’s crucial to invest in car wash equipment that can keep up with your demands during rush hours.
The Bottom Line: Exploring the Elements that Make or Mar the Quality of Your Car Wash
A successful car wash business should deliver spotless results; that’s why it helps to understand the different factors that impact your car wash tunnel’s overall performance. Knowing how these elements work in synergy should make it easier to pinpoint what’s lacking in your process, plus it ensures you know what to look for to produce the cleanest, driest, and shiniest car wash.
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CCW Solutions builds and designs car wash systems in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We help our clients from creating the idea and building their dream car wash. We offer car wash building services, car wash parts, and other commercial car services. Contact us today to learn more about our services!