A Comparison of Two Different Automatic Inbay Car Wash Approaches
With droughts, energy rationing, and strict local codes in many areas, a green facility can be a major asset during planning and negotiation processes, or simply when paying your utility bill. On the flip side, more and more US federal and state legislative agreements have opened tax breaks to industries and businesses like car washes for water reclamation, renewable energy use, emissions control, recycling, and more.
Customers continue to ask, call, and order new Tommy Car Wash Inbay Conversions, and with the trend showing no sign of stopping we thought it would be good to write out a few of the advantages that the Tommy Car Wash and AVW’s Transporter Conveyor holds over old-style chain and over-under conveyors.
The Tommy Transporter Dual Belt Conveyor System is, in simple terms, a far less complex device than older style chain rollers—and that simplicity counts for everything. Using principles developed in factories and across various industries our system aggressively cuts down on moving parts to streamline the finished installation as a whole, making everything easier from usage to maintenance.
With the new Tommy In-Bay Conveyor system refit taking off in car washes around the country, we thought it would be a good idea to take a step back and look at a few of the advantages and disadvantages of small in-bay automatic car washes, and how our conversion system can completely transform an old in-bay at a very reasonable price point.
This past March, Tommy completed an inbay conversion package for Emile’s Mobile Service of Los Angeles, California. Since the renovation to an automatic carwash, the wash has been receiving such a positive response that we felt it would make a great case study on how touchless rollover car washes can see improved traffic and ROI with the help of a simple inbay conversion package.
We recently completed an exciting new Tommy Wash project on Cicero Avenue in Chicago, near the Midway airport. The new wash, “Buddy Bear Car Wash”, is a renovation project done by owner Phil Degerato, who converted the facility from a dilapidated wash to a beautiful redone fully automated express wash with auto tellers and self loading transporter belt.
Until recently, dealership car washes have been an afterthought, a small value-added service which generates little, no or negative profit for the overall dealership or car mega center.