D&S is a full line manufacturer of car wash systems and equipment for the professional car care industry including the Quicksilver “Q” and i5000 in-bay automatics.
What’s New/Best Seller • IQ Soft Touch.
Advantages/Features • The IQ is available in touch or touch-free technologies and provides a high quality wash for any vehicle regardless of size or shape. The unit features a smarter, cleaner, and greener design to provide a high quality wash while consuming less power, water, and chemicals. Wash functions are controlled by proprietary software and electric driven motors with VFDs. A high-tech scan captures every vehicle’s unique shape and positions the brushes and nozzles for optimum cleaning.
Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide, factory authorized distributor network and toll-free customer assistance hotline.
Price • Available upon request.
Contact • D & S Car Wash Equipment Co., 4200 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Toll free: (800) 844-3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.dscarwash.com.
Proto-Vest manufactures innovative, high quality automotive drying equipment with low energy requirements. Along with an extensive line of dryers, a variety of options are available for any dryer including products for noise reduction and energy savings. A Proto-Vest engineer can custom design a drying solution to fit individual needs.
What’s New/Best Sellers • The Proto-Vest InBay RM Dryer.
Advantages/Features • The Proto-Vest InBay RM is a touch-free drying system designed exclusively for in-bay rollover car wash operations. The dryer’s plenum is constructed using high-density polyethylene alloy making it dent and corrosion proof. This low maintenance system utilizes two 30-hp blowers and three air deployment bags that are designed to direct the air flow around the vehicle as it passes through the equipment. The bags are adjustable in five-degree increments from 0-15 degrees to help maximize performance. The unit offers a compact design to fit narrow bays and can be installed with virtually no adjustments to an existing bay. The InBay RM dryer can be paired with the Silencer Package to reduce noise levels.
Customer/Operator Support • Proto-Vest offers extensive after sales support and access to a wide range of services including custom engineering.
Telco Sensors has been supplying the most reliable and hardest-working optical sensor solutions used in automatic vehicle wash systems and car wash doors since 1975.
What’s New/Best Seller • PA Series Remote Sensor and Amplifier System.
Advantages/Features • The PA series remote sensor and amplifier system is a rugged, high performing photoelectric sensor system. It sports extreme penetration power to shoot through ice, fog, and high-pressure water spray; IP67 water-tight construction; 100,000 lux light immunity against direct sunlight; and a three-year warranty. The sensors offer protection for automatic car wash equipment and doors.
Customer/Operator Support • Telco Sensors are available from a nationwide network of distributors.
Contact • Telco Sensors, 1456 Center Park Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217. Toll free: (800) 253-0111. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.telcosensors.com.
Belanger Inc. is a full-line car wash manufacturer, known for equipment with maximum customer appeal. Many Belanger wash systems (in-bay and tunnel) feature illuminated wash elements (spray arms and wash wheels) that bring the distinctive and recognizable Belanger Glow to your wash bay. All Belanger equipment provides rapid throughput, low maintenance costs, and extended system longevity.
Coleman Hanna has been in the car wash industry since 1965 and manufactures a complete line of vehicle wash equipment and has knowledgeable and experienced distributors in over 60 countries.
What’s New/Best Seller • Water Wizard FasTrak.
Advantages/Features • Decrease wash time while increasing profits with the Water Wizard FasTrak. This touch-free automatic provides an open, inviting bay that provides easy entry for customers. The two wash arms allow a faster wash time, processing more cars per hour and increasing profits. The zero degree nozzle technology delivers needed impingement for high power cleaning. The unit’s simplistic design has less moving parts and a lower cost of ownership.
Price • Available upon request with financing available.
Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution network in over 60 countries.
Contact • Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC, 5842 W 34th St., Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll Free: (800) 999-9878. Website: www.colemanhanna.com.
AUTEC Car Wash Systems
Statesville, North Carolina
AUTEC manufactures three primary car wash systems: soft-touch, touch-free, and a combination system. AUTEC also manufactures a soft-touch polisher. AUTEC guides its customers through the buying process by providing help with demographic studies, site selection, and equipment and options selections. The company ensures its customers of consistent cleaning performance, industry-leading throughput, and low operating costs.
What’s New/Best Seller • AUTEC's InBay Express.
Advantages/Features • AUTEC’s InBay Express Car Wash business model features the AUTEC EV-1 Car Wash System (soft-touch, high pressure, and combination) along with a state-of-the-art, attention-getting glass building structure. The IBE is tried and true at AUTEC’s headquarters. Statesville, NC is a town of 25,000 residents and there are 19 competitive car washes. Statistics would suggest that there are not enough people and that there are too many car washes for the site to be successful, yet the wash continues to outperform projections. Units can be operated 24/7 and are capable of washing 25 to 30 vehicles per hour.
Contact • AUTEC Car Wash Systems, 2500 West Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677. Toll free: (800) 438-3028.
Advantages/Features • The Profile Soft Touch Wash System combines Washworld’s advanced technology used in its touch-free systems with the latest in washing materials. Standard features include Washview HMI On-Site, VS2 Vehicle Sizing System, and Flex Pass Dual Application System. The wall-mounted system eliminates the gantry and presents a clean, open bay while Digital Surface Profile (DSP) utilizes 3D imaging to ensure optimal cleaning. LED lighting and audible voice prompts add to the experience. Profile was designed with emphasis on durability, simplicity of use, and reduced maintenance.
Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available on a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week basis.
Price • Available upon request.
Contact • Washworld Inc., 2222 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115. Phone: (920) 338-9278. Toll free: (888) 315-7253. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.washworldinc.com
Oasis Car Wash Systems
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. The 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.
PDQ Manufacturing is a technological leader in vehicle wash systems, providing superior quality, support, and products that contribute to operators’ profitability. Brands include LaserWash and ProTouch In-Bay Automatic Vehicle Wash Systems, SwingAir and MaxAir Dryers, Access Wash Activation Systems, Cortex and WALS.
Advantages/Features • The newest LaserWash incorporates revolutionary Smart 360 Technology that enables the machine to instantly respond to the dynamic wash conditions in the bay, resulting in faster wash speeds, increased revenue, lower cost of ownership, and a quicker return on investment. High-pressure applications now include the ability for the arch to tilt to cover the back of side mirrors, while more targeted arch oscillation attacks hard-to-clean areas from multiple angles. The FlashDry rinse system performs a final rinse and basic dry in the same operation, all in a single 10-second pass. New arch controls allow for quicker throughput and are able to rotate 360 degrees while simultaneously moving around the vehicle. The patented Virtual Treadle keeps the bay floor unobstructed, while bright, simple LED signage and
language-specific audio messages provide clear instructions.
Customer/Operator Support • Products are sold and supported worldwide through an extensive distribution network.
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 FoamTecs option covers cars with a thick sheet of foam enhanced by multi-color LED lighting to create a dramatic display for customers and a compelling up-sell option for operators.
Price • Available upon request.
Service/Installation • Mark VII sells and services half of North America directly 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.markvii.net.
Istobal has been a leader in the manufacture of automatic car, truck, and bus washing systems since 1950. With over 800 employees and located in more than 68 countries, Istobal is a global leader in the vehicle washing industry.
What’s New/Best Seller • M’NEX 22 and Tracer OH1.
Advantages/Features • The M’NEX 22 was designed to satisfy the most demanding car wash professionals. Its modern looks, advanced technology, flexibility, efficiency, and reliability make it a market leader. The modular design allows it to be adaptable to any market need. It is available in soft-touch, touch-free, and combination washing styles. Available with a multitude of options: Istobal’s Link-it foam washing material, amp sensing wash technology, and a whisper quiet 74db contouring dryer. The Tracer OH1 is an overhead inverted “L” touch-free automatic. The wash uses photocells, optional sonar, VFDs, and advanced software to control both the speed and movement of the “Smart N Safe” Nozzle beam as it rounds corners applying presoaks and profit generating conditioners. The unit also has a “Max Pass” feature allowing dual-sided chemical applications, high pressure, and spot-free rinse capability to reduce wash times.
Contact • Istobal USA, 1100 Page St., Bristol, VA 24201. Toll-free (800) 336-8795. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.istobalusa.com.
Ryko Solutions Inc
Ryko Solutions offers in-bay models at varying price points designed for locations with different volumes of consumers.
What’s New/Best Seller • SOFTGLOSS MAXX 3.
Advantages/Features • The SOFTGLOSS MAXX 3 offers the customer flexibility by providing brush only, touchless, or combination wash all in one unit. Systems come equipped with advanced technology with a wall-mount touchscreen programmer for monitoring. Power monitoring sensors, two-side arm brushes, and a large diameter wheel scrub provides optimum coverage. Spacious bay design is built with a highly durable frame made from aircraft grade aluminum that accommodates dually and long-bed pickups. A specially designed reclaim system reduces chemical use and lowers water usage up to 80 percent. Easy-to-service floor track limits downtime. Customize by picking from 14 color choices of FoamBrite wash material and unlimited selection of colors for body panels.
Customer/Operator Support • Complete end-to-end car wash system support with factory-trained, locally-based technicians from coast-to-coast.