West Michigan Car Wash Innovator named a Best and Brightest Company

Tommy Car Wash Systems’ corporate parent VisionQuest Inc. has been named to the list of ‘West Michigan’s ‘101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For’ by the National Association for Business Resources. VisionQuest Inc. is also the corporate parent of local car wash chain Quality Car Wash, national car wash franchise Tommy’s Express Car Wash, and West Michigan-based marketing group Navigate.

 

According to the National Association for Business Resources, “Companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, and implement creative compensation programs will be recognized.” By evaluating factors including compensation, benefits, employee enrichment, and shared vision, an independent research firm evaluates each company for inclusion in the appropriate regional list.

 

Tommy Car Wash Systems and VisionQuest Inc. are proud to be included and recognized alongside so many long-standing, innovative, and distinctive West Michigan businesses.

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The Tommy Car Wash Systems All-In-One High Pressure Pump Station

 

Car wash backrooms are a mixed bag, and you’ll seldom find one that’s really clean, orderly, and presentable. There’s just too much equipment mounted in too small a space, leading to haphazard layouts, tangles of tubing and plumbing lines, and a general feeling of clutter and disorganization.

 

But today there is as solution, one functioning in dozens of high performance express automatic car washes around the world.

 

The Tommy Car Wash Systems All-In-One High Pressure Pump Station is exactly what it sounds like: a compact arrangement of the main pump units present in the car wash, all stacked inside a durable stainless steel framework with a footprint of a mere four feet by four feet. With all connections included, and featuring a wide selection of pumps and plumbing routes, the unit drastically reduces the space demand of the car wash backroom while simplifying layout and pluming decisions and cost. It’s a compact, modular solution that improves wash function and organization—and it’s available now.

 

Additional information on the unit is available here. You can also reach out to our sales department at (616) 494-0411.

 

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Pollen Season for Car Wash Operators

 

Pollen season is in full swing across much of the United States, and as painful and inconvenient as it may be for the driving public this season is a boon for car wash operators who typically enjoy more and more frequent customers as a result.

What is Pollen Season?

The reason is fairly obvious. Pollen is an extremely fine powder released by flowers and trees as part of their reproductive cycle, and during pollen season it gets just about everywhere—including on vehicles. This powder triggers allergies in a large percent of the population and if it is allowed to continue adhering to a car the high acidity in the pollen grain can oxidize and cause fading and discoloration over time.

Why Car Washes?

Professional automatic car washes are the ideal solution. Customers, especially club members, can visit every day if needed, the undercarriage rinse removes pollen that would otherwise be missed, and the detergents, high pressure, and scrubbing action of the car wash foam help encapsulate the pollen for easy removal.

Marketing and Advertising

Saving time, preserving customer vehicles, and making allergy sufferers more comfortable are fantastic selling points for local car washes to advertise, and a campaign crafted around pollen season is a perfect pair for a variety of promotions or club specials. Be sure to emphasize:

 

~ How regular washing strips the pollen away before the acidity can work

~ How controlling the buildup and vacuuming the interior may reduce allergy symptoms

~ How certain services (especially regular applications of hot wax) provides a barrier that makes it more difficult for the pollen to stick to the pores in the clear coat

~ How the car wash offers better results than hose washing at a fraction of the time and with less water use

~ Any Wash Club programs or Memberships that can save customers money – everyone loves a deal!

 

Ultimately, pollen season is an opportunity for car wash operators to help their customers with a highly effective solution to a very specific problem. Be proactive, craft your message, and market across many different channels. Good luck!

 

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