This month's newsletter contains tips, tricks, and articles designed specifically for the car wash owner and operator.

 

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Welcome

 

Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>, 

Welcome to this issue of AutoAuto Wash News; a periodic newsletter designed specifically for the car wash owner and operator.  Our goal is to provide you with timely information that can save you money and help increase your business.  If you ever have any suggestions, please give us a call and we'll do our best to address your concerns.  We view the relationship as a partnership.  Our success can only be measured by your success.

This is my favorite time of year for a bunch of reasons. I get so energized at the prospect of planning for a new year. December is a great time to reflect on accomplishments and lessons from the past year, while developing powerful plans for the New Year. Bring it on!
 
By most accounts, the worst of the economy is behind us which means that 2014 has got to be better, easier, and full of promise.
 
I encourage you to take some time as the new year begins to reflect on what you accomplished in 2013 and what lessons you've learned, while also giving some serious thought to how you're going to make the most of 2014.   
 
This is also a great time to recognize those that have helped in our success. 
 
2013 has been a fantastic year for us.  With record sales since our inception in 1999 and unprecedented growth in all revenue stream categories.  I am truly humbled and grateful for all our relationships with our customers.  I truly appreciate everyone’s business large or small.
 
Wishing you abundant joy and success - and a very happy and wonderful new year!   

Our Mission Statement: 

“PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE CUSTOMER.   DELIVER EQUIPMENT, SERVICES, PARTS AND CHEMICALS AT FAIR PRICES, WITH EXCEPTIONAL FOCUS ON INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND PRIDE IN EXECUTION…
DO THE RIGHT THING!”


Loran Bourdo
President

 

Product Spotlight - PDQ ProTouch Tandem

 

The Industry's first two-bridge, two brush friction car ash System

Blendco

AutoAuto Wash has recently installed several Tandem friction machines in the Colorado area with exceptional results.  Car count at the reload sites has increase significantly year over year at these sites.  The open bay, no treadle, is inviting to even the most intimidated driver.  The flash dry is an impressive customer experience.  If you have been a head strong touchfree operator and haven’t considered a friction in bay automatic, I encourage you to take a hard look at the PDQ Tandem and compare it to the competition. 



The PDQ  ProTouch® Tandem has the widest top brush in the industry and utilizes both friction and high pressure wash technologies. PDQ has pioneered a new industry defining vehicle cleaning method with the ProTouch® Tandem. This superior wash system incorporates both touch-free and friction, giving operators who prefer the "clean" produced by friction systems a new choice. The ProTouch Tandem's full-body detergent coverage and simplified two brush engineering provides consistent cleaning performance with minimal brush contact. On average, the ProTouch Tandem touches the vehicle up to 70% less than five brush car wash systems on the market...

READ ALL THE KEY FEATURES & KEY COMPONENTS!
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How to Evaluate your Wash Quality

 

Every supplier of chemicals should provide a written evaluation report 


In our opinion, every supplier of chemicals should provide a written evaluation report that tells you what your chemical usage, costs, strengths and cost percentages are for your wash.   So ask yourself this question … do they?   Many chemical companies simply install their detergents and tell you — you are “all good” — I have everything “set.”  What does  “all good” or “set” mean?  This is where many companies fall short of the mark in delivering all of the facts. If your current supplier hasn’t provided this, maybe it is high time that you insist that you get a written report detailing cost usages and other useful information about your chemicals.  Maybe it’s time you ask for a report!   As you consider what that report should include, follow these guidelines to separate the “Quality players” from the “Players.”

A quality wash evaluation report should answer these questions:

  • What is the quality of the product being applied? In many cases this is done with drops of titration (a measure of the strength of an acid or alkaline detergent).
  • How does the quality compare to what the industry norm is?
  • How does the quality compare to the “before product” in the case of a new product being applied?
  • What is the qualitative rating on foam?
  • What is the qualitative rating on color?
  • What is the qualitative rating on scent?
  • How many ml/ounces were applied per car or per minute (in case of self-service wash)?
  • What is the cost per car or per minute?
  • What is the cost percentage as a percentage of the wash cost? 

FIND OUT ALL THE DETAILS FOR EVALUATING YOUR WASH!
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Going Green with LED Lighting

 

Switch to LED to Save Costs and be Green!

In any economy, eliminating unnecessary overhead costs is a key aspect of running a profitable business. This is especially true in the car wash industry, given today’s sluggish economy and rising power costs. This article will explain how to dramatically reduce your energy and maintenance costs by installing state-of-the-art LED lighting.

 

Why replace my existing lighting?
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What are LEDs? How do they work? 
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Why use LEDs? 

  • Energy Consumption
  • Long Lifetime
  • Maintenance Costs
  • Light Color
  • Cooler Lens Temperatures

Important factors to consider when choosing LED lighting for carwashes:

  • Choose a product that is UL Wet Listed and waterproof.
  • Check the products’ chemical compatibility.

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