Car Wash Equipment Maintenance
Maintain car wash equipment is very important for maintaining service quality.
• Making a car wash machine maintenance strategy:
The goal is to possess equipment which is capable enough of working in regular service. Another goal is to cater quality service to the customers and to be known for profitable operation. Maintain the investment in car washing equipment is an important element in the high-volume workflow.
Car wash business could be considered as a production line, where every tools and equipment must be at heights of operating orders so that there is no loss to any business. Successful business owners mainly think proactively than thinking re actively, because proper car wash maintenance is a core part of any smooth operations, assuring to maintain repetitive customers who can stay for a longer time. Customers are always in hurry and are not ready to wait if the delay is caused due to deferred maintenance or slowing of equipment.
|Portable Car Wash Equipment|
Modern car wash equipment is a complex, high performing, machines that are computerized controlled, cleaning agent and mechanical parts working in continuous motion. Polishes and liquids dispense out from the pressurized systems that work together in the synergistic method.
Constant maintenance can directly reduce preventable, costly repairs to the equipment. In long run, you can easily save enough of costing through properly scheduled cleaning and lubrication. Manufacturers and industry experts note that few of the most failure related to equipment is because of lack in preventative maintenance.
• Get cleaning schedules for staffs:
Before buying any equipment, you are guided with proper guidelines and instructions so always look at the maintenance interval of car wash and practices which is recommended by the manufacturer of the respective car wash equipment. You can get these instructions and guidelines easily on the manual supplied together with equipment or can be easily available on the website of the manufacturer. Create a maintenance calendar that is easily accessible online and then adds dates of critical maintenance for this. Make an extra addition of automatic mailer or SMS reminder to staffs for checking off the tasks related to equipment check. Ensure they are properly trained for checking the equipment.
• Making Daily routine of equipment cleaning:
Always run a test wash or say ghost wash without vehicle half an hour before opening the car wash outlet. This step will help you in brushing up the dirt and lubricants stuck in the machine and can even help in spotting any leakage or issue.
Then after, perform the test wash over a vehicle to check the proper working of machinery and how the work is conducted. This checking step will help in ensuring systems like soap application, timing, and quality of brushes is working properly or not.
Along with the visual inspection of any car wash equipment, performing the maintenance measures on regular basis will surely help in keeping the car wash in check.
Regular verification of:
1. Guide rail and conveyor:
• Check the dolly gates of entry and exit.
• Check the correlator.
• For leakage, check the hose and all fittings.
• Look for plugged nozzles.
• Check for full coverage
• Check the flow and direction of the water.
3. Foaming arches:
• Look for any plugged nozzles.
• Look for complete coverage
• Check leakage of water, chemical, and air.
• Check detergent levels.
• Verify foam generator.
4. Wheel cleaner:
• Check for any machinery damage.
• Check for any plugged nozzles
• Look for any leakage of oil
• A water line check is necessary
• Check mounting bolts and tension spring.
5. Friction curtains:
• Check for any damage and plugged nozzles.
• Check for any water line and oil leakage.
• Inspect mounting bolts.
• Look for any loose clips
• Hose down cloth.
• Inspect mounting bolts and brackets.
• Look for top blower oscillation.
Don’t miss pay stations:
While being busy with perfecting the maintenance routine, don’t forget the pay station. Pay stations are one of the most overlooked section of car wash stations. Without these stations, your car washing job is incomplete. So, ensure your pay stations are clean, healthy and hygienic.