Auto Laundry News - November 2012

In-Bay Automatics

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company
High Ridge, Missouri

D&S is a leading manufacturer of in-bay automatics, self-service equipment, and industrial vacuums. Established in 1972, the D&S brand has become synonymous with durability, performance, and reliability. D&S supplies car wash equipment and turnkey solutions to the auto dealer, convenience store, and investor (retail) market segments.

What’s New/Best Seller • IQ Soft-Touch In-bay Automatic.

Advantages/Features • The new IQ Soft-Touch profiles each vehicle in 3D to minimize power, water, and chemical consumption. 3D scan technology, the first of its kind in the industry, captures each vehicle’s unique shape while “mapping” details like luggage racks and spoilers. This produces a smarter, more efficient, and safer wash. Units feature Invisible Treadle™ for a clean, open bay look. The IQ is scalable to most bays. It includes a 2-year warranty, electric drive motors with VFD’s, 7’6” vehicle height, Pro Gloss™ foam brushes, voice announcer, and is web enabled. Wheel Cannon™ blasts wheels clean. Units feature fast, plug and play installation.

Customer/Operator Support • All D&S products are sold through a network of distributors who provide complete factory service and technical support.

Price • Starting at $75,000.

Contact • D&S Car Wash Equipment Company, 4200 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. Website:

Istobal USA
Bristol, Virginia

A leading manufacturer of automatic car, truck, and bus wash systems and modular glass buildings since 1950.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tracer OH 1.

Advantages/Features • The Tracer OH 1 is an overhead inverted “L” touch-free automatic. The unit features a driver’s side mounted nozzle beam reducing wash times by creating “max pass” dual-sided chemical applications, high pressure, and spot-free rinse capability. The wash uses photo cells, VFD’s, and state-of-the-art software to control both the speed and movements of the patent pending “Smart N Safe” nozzle beam as it rounds corners applying injected presoaks and profit generating conditioners. The Tracer is constructed of stainless steel, aluminum, and fiberglass, and is available in both wall and floor frame mounting systems. The unit generates 35 gpm at 1,200 psi, is belt driven, has no grease points, is photo-cell activated with audible alarm, and has all the industry standard options such as tri-foam, super wax, and both on-board and end-of-bay dryers.

Contact • Istobal USA, 1100 Page Street, Bristol, VA 24201. Toll free: (888) 927-4631. Fax: (561) 844-3914. Website:

Mark VII
Arvada, Colorado

Founded in 1966, Mark VII is the North American subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the global leader in vehicle cleaning systems. Each day Mark VII equipment washes over two million vehicles at over 35,000 locations in over 60 countries around the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • ChoiceWash XT® hybrid soft-touch/touch-free rollover system.

Advantages/Features • ChoiceWash XT combines SofTecs® foam technology from the SoftWash XT® and touchless turbo technology from the AquaJet XT® into a single system that gives customers a choice of a friction, touch-free, or combination wash. The new WheelJet® premium wheel cleaning option is angled for better centering, has larger brushes for better coverage, and integrates high pressure for added cleaning power.

Price • Available upon request.

Service/Installation • Mark VII sells and services half of North America direct and has a network of factory trained distributors covering the rest.

Contact • Mark VII Equipment Inc., 5981 Tennyson St., Arvada, CO 80003. (303) 423-4910. Toll free: (800) 525-8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: Website:

Telco Sensors
Charlotte, North Carolina

Telco Sensors has been producing high-performance sensors for the car wash industry since 1975.

What’s New/Best Seller • SpaceMaster 9000 Series.

Advantages/Features • The SpaceMaster 9000 offers the performance of the company’s popular remote amplifier system with no external amplifier required. With a range in excess of 230’, extreme penetration power, 100,000-lux sunlight immunity, and a three-year warranty they are ideally suited for vehicle positioning, virtual treadles, and car wash doors. The units are IP67 rated and completely water and dust-tight, ensuring that the sensors operate reliably in high-pressure water spray, heavy fog, mist, dust, dirt, and contamination. Sensors are fully encapsulated to provide maximum resistance to severe vibration, shock, and impact. The optical design guarantees easy alignment of the sensor pairs.

Contact • Telco Sensors. 1456 Center Park Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217. (704) 357-9393. Toll free: (800) 253-0111. Fax: (704) 357-9373. E-mail: Website:

Ryko Solutions Inc.
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko Solutions is the largest manufacturer of car wash equipment in North America with in-bay models at different prices that are designed for locations with different volumes of consumers.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Pulse.

Advantages/Features • Designed for customers looking for a value opportunity from an economically designed touch-free car wash, the Pulse offers an equivalent wash quality to similar machines constructed for higher volume operations at an affordable price. Customers either new to the industry, looking to advance from self-serve bays, or wanting to capture more profit can realize a solid return on investment from the system.

Contact • Ryko Solutions Inc., 1500 SE 37th Ave., Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Website:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is a full-line car wash manufacturer. Its equipment maximizes wash bay Profit-Per-FootSM through a combination of high-performance wash results, low maintenance costs, system longevity, and customer appeal.

What’s New/Best Seller • Belanger’s Kondor™ KL1 (1-Arm) and KL2 (2-Arm) Touchless In-Bays.

Advantages/Features • The KL1 delivers the smooth one-arm operation, while the KL2 provides dual-arm washing and rinsing. The available active site marketing wings attract more customers, while the available LED navigation system illuminates the wash arms with RGB color-changing lights to help get cars loaded quickly.

Price • Starting at $52,950.

Service/Installation • Business planning and complete system training are offered. Extensive local distributor network and a technical support and aftermarket parts team are available.

Contact • Belanger Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: Website:

Nu-Star Inc.
Shakopee, Minnesota

A manufacturer of quality car wash equipment for over 40 years, Nu-Star Inc. continues to provide the industry with quality, affordable equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tri-Star Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features • The Nu-Star Tri-Star Car Wash System is one of the most cost effective machines in the industry. The unit combines superior cleaning technology with an easy and affordable price. The machine is upgradeable to high-pressure rinse, multi-colored foaming system, and any other options Nu-Star provides. The unit also has the capability of adding an on-board drying system for restricted size bays.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor network and factory service technicians are available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Nu-Star Inc., 1425 Stagecoach Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. (952) 445-8295. Toll free: (800) 800-9274.

Statesville, North Carolina

AUTEC Car Wash Systems manufactures precision-built, all-stainless-steel, soft-touch, touch-free, and hybrid car wash systems. The company is committed to reliable products, quality service, and the ongoing success of its customers.

What’s New/Best Seller • The In-Bay Express Car Wash.

Advantages/Features • Built around the successful EV1 combination machine, customers can choose an all soft-touch wash, an all touch-free wash, or a combination of both. Traditionally, in-bay automatics have limited capability because of the high number of functions being done on-board — creating extra passes for the machine. The new system does most of the functions off board, without the need for a conveyor system, enabling the operator to increase throughput by up to three times, while still enjoying the simplicity and favorable economics of an automatic rollover. The system can wash a car in 90 seconds or less, with a top capacity of up to 30 vehicles per hour.

Customer/Operator Support • A network of distribution, installation, and maintenance throughout the United States and abroad is available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact •AUTEC Car Wash Systems, 2500 West Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677. (704) 871-9141. Toll free: (800) 438-3028. Fax: (704) 871-9101. E-mail: Website:

Washworld Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

Washworld Inc. manufactures the Razor®, Revv™, and High Velocity® touch-free wash systems, and Radiantz® soft-cloth wash system.

What’s New/Best Seller • Razor Revv.

Advantages/Features • The newest addition to Washworld’s touch-free automatic vehicle wash line is the Revv, the next step in the Razor revolution. It’s all of the best of what makes the Razor unique but at a lower price point. The unit features stainless steel travel rails, wall mounts, spray arch, and more. The unit features belt-drive technology; Energy Chain; Washworld’s Virtual Attendant®; and VS2®, Vehicle Sizing System.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available on a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week basis.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Washworld Inc., 1755 E. Matthew Drive, DePere, WI 54115. (920) 338-9278. Toll free: (888) 315-7253. E mail: Website:

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

Oasis Car Wash Systems offers a complete line of in-bay automatics from touch-free to soft-touch. Known for speed and reliability its in-bays can generate more income for a site with higher throughput and lower operating expenses. 

What’s New/Best Seller • Baywash i5 Softouch. 

Advantages/Features • Baywash i5 combines the benefits of an in-bay automatic with the advantages of tunnel clean technology. This five-brush in-bay delivers speed, reliable operation, ease of maintenance, and consistent results. The touch-free and soft-touch in-bays offer fast wash cycle times resulting in higher operator revenues.

Customer/Operator Support • An extensive distributor network backed by nearly 50 years of engineering and manufacturing.

Price • Varies depending on options. 

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems, 1909 E 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. (620) 783-1355. Toll free: (800) 892 3537. Fax: (620) 783-5735. E-mail: Website:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Jim Coleman Company has been in the car wash business for over 45 years providing expert knowledge in manufacturing quality equipment as well as creating innovative products that enhance the car wash experience.

What’s New/Best Seller • Water Wizard 2.0.

Advantages/Features • The Water Wizard 2.0 is equipped with undercarriage and rocker panel sprayers for power cleaning. Scrubbing action, oscillating nozzles, and high-pressure water attacks dirt from different angles.

Price • Available upon request.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distribution network is available.

Contact • Jim Coleman Company, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Website:

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