Lights, Camera, Action

 The Visual Impact of a Great Car Wash!

Marketing a car wash is a fun and creative process. Take a drive through any major suburb and you’ll find bubbles, racing themes, sports themes and much more. Owners and operators turn to radio, tv, online search, and even hire high school students on summer break to stand outside with signs and attract businesses. But with all that energy expended on the outside of your car wash, it’s easy to sometimes forget about the impact that you should be having on your customers INSIDE the wash.

Car Wash Visual Design

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The Tommy Car Wash Drying System

If the car isn’t dry, it isn’t clean. Too many car washes do a decent job of providing high power cleaning that leaves customer vehicles dirt-free, polished, and even waxed but that doesn’t completely dry the vehicles as they are rolling away. This can result in streaking and dust collection as the wet vehicle travels, spoiling the ‘perfect shine’ that so many customers have rightly come to expect.

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The Tommy FLOPRO Wall Mount

Perfect for Car Wash Renovations

Our last post highlighted Tommy Car Wash System’s emphasis on quality components as the foundation for a great car wash.  Today we’re taking a quick look at another great solution for modern car wash systems that excels in both design and real world application: The Tommy Car Wash Systems FLOPRO Wall Mount Control Panel. This system is a smaller scale version of the Tommy POD intended for installation in existing car washes (not our own Totally Tommy building designs) undergoing renovation and retrofitting projects. The panel is full length but easily fits into standard dry backrooms.

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Tommy Car Wash: Because A Great Car Wash Starts With Great Equipment

Tommy Equipment Package

First-time investors, owners, and operators aren’t always prepared to answer the important questions that car wash development can raise. Considerations need to be made for site layout, pricing, advertising strategies, marketing budgets, staffing, and much more. But as far as car washes go, few choices are as vital as those deciding which car wash equipment will be installed inside the tunnel.

A car wash is, of course, a facility that washes cars and if the equipment behind that wash process isn’t up to the task the car wash will experience great difficulty.

Problems typically crop up in the following areas:

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Critical Density & Car Wash Development


What might the perfect car wash venture look like?

  • Washes shielded from competition
  • Recognized household brand name
  • Visible, effectively designed marketing campaigns
  • Supporting a full time maintenance worker and accountant
  • Ample well-trained staff
  • Outstanding car counts and ROI
  • Low per-site overhead
  • Diversification of investment between locations

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Spotlight on Triple Play Express

Happy Tuesday from Tommy Car Wash Systems! Check out this 2012 documentary clip by car wash TV covering Triple Play Express, one of our favorite Totally Tommy Express tunnels, owned and operated by former professional baseball player Mark Redman in Tulsa, OK. The footage is beautiful, and it’s no surprise that since being filmed Mark has been able to expand and build a second Totally Tommy Wash, developing a strong business model with great value and brand recognition. Check it out now!

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