Auto Laundry News - August 2012

Tunnel Wash Systems

Hanna Car Wash Systems
Houston, Texas

Since 1959, Hanna has been manufacturing a broad line of conveyor car wash equipment, engineering and manufacturing durable, low maintenance equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • MicroExpress Systems. 

Advantages/Features • Hanna’s Micro Systems can fit in most standard rollover bays and can wash 35 to 60 cars per hour. Utilizing the most productive combination of Hanna brush components, the Micro System Series is able to thoroughly wash the top, horizontal, and vertical surface of the vehicle. The system is twice as fast as most in-bay automatics, doubling wash volume while reducing drive-offs, turning a rollover bay into a true profit center. Micro System packages are available to fit bays 30’, 35’, and 40’ in length. All three systems can be modified to suit individual needs.

Contact • Hanna Car Wash Systems/Jim Coleman Company, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. Website:

NS Wash Systems
Inglewood, California

NS has been an innovator in the vehicle wash industry since 1961, leading the way with a line of tunnel wash modules, components, and drive thru fleet systems that are sturdy, efficient, and easy to operate.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Bubblecano™ Module soap or wax applicator.

Advantages/Features • The Bubblecano offers a dynamic alternative to conventional foamers. The unit provides a great soap or wax applicator that offers complete vehicle coverage with an optional custom backlit sign package that creates instant marketing excitement. The company’s website features the whole line of ECO brush package modules that take up minimal floor space and offer all of the advantages of the Autohandwash process. The ECO units are available for a new tunnel or as individual components in existing washes. These new modules are designed for ease of installation and maintenance, while featuring electric direct drive motors, fewer moving parts, greaseless fittings, and rugged powder coated aluminum frames.

Operator Support • NS Wash Systems has a worldwide service and distribution network.

Contact • NS Wash Systems, 235 W. Florence Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Toll free: (800) 782-1582. Fax: (310) 673-0276. E-mail: Website:

AVW Equipment Company Inc.
Maywood, Illinois

AVW Equipment’s “Simplicity in Motion” philosophy is at the core of its equipment design, its objective for its customers’ operations, and its approach to relationships. Heavy gauge stainless steel construction provides years of reliability and durability.

What’s New/Best Seller • In-bay conversions of rollover automatics into conveyorized tunnels.

Advantages/Features • Increase wash counts from dozens to hundreds in existing bays as short as 35’. With a full-featured conveyor wash, additional services can be offered and average ticket prices increased. New DB30 belt conveyors present unique options in addition to conventional over-under conveyors to solve site-specific conversion issues.

Price • Complete equipment packages are available in the same price range as a new automatic.

Contact • AVW Equipment Company Inc., 105 S. Ninth Ave., Maywood, IL 60153. (708) 343-7738. E-mail: Website:

Istobal USA
Bristol, Virginia

Istobal USA is a company of professionals, dedicated to producing the best automatic car, truck, and bus wash equipment for over 60 years. The company designs and builds customized modular glass car wash buildings to protect equipment and enhance the look of any business.

What’s New/Best Seller • The “A Rail” Overhead Conveyor System.

What’s New/Best Seller • The conveyor system has models ranging from 35 to 150 feet. The A Rail is designed to minimalize tunnel floor intrusion by hanging its components on a patent pending overhead rail system. This creates a flexible configuration where operators can easily relocate or reposition wraps, top brushes, mitters, foamers, arches, and even dryer components. The unit is available with over/under 3’6” or 7’ spacing, or surface mounted conveyors in either hydraulic or electric drives with VFD’s for speed control. The A Rail is available in express, flex, and full-service configurations.

Contact • Istobal USA, 1100 Page Street, Bristol, VA 24201. (800) 336-8795.
Fax: (276) 466-4256. Website:

Ultimatech Car Wash Equipment Corp.
Bronx, New York

Experience, quality, and attention to detail: these are the driving factors in Ultimatech’s philosophy.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Ultimatech Flex-Wrap and Dragon System (heated CTA).

Advantages/Features • The company’s experience has allowed it to gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to create cutting-edge and efficient machinery. As operators, the company knows what is needed to get
a clean, shiny, and dry car with the least amount of effort and labor. The machinery is designed to provide the maximum amount of cleaning power.

Customer/OperatorSupport • Support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact • Ultimatech Car Wash Equipment Corp., 525 Tiffany Street, Bronx, NY 10474. (718) 589-9300. Toll free: (877) 333-1500. E-mail: Website:

Tommy Car Wash Systems
Holland, Michigan

Tommy Car Wash Systems manufactures stainless-steel car washing equipment and pre-engineered car wash buildings. Patented round arches appeal to customers as a safe, friendly environment. 

What’s New/Best Seller • Tommy’s In-bay Conversion System.

Advantages/Features • The system can convert an in-bay automatic from footing to footing. Systems feature the Tommy Transporter dual-belt conveyor system. Units can wash up to 40 cars per hour in only 40 feet.
Customer/Operator Support • Forty years of operational experience are leveraged into consulting programs and operator training at “Tommy University.”

Price • Stainless steel is offered at the same price as lower grade or painted materials.

Contact • Tommy Car Wash Systems, 581 Ottawa Ave., Suite 500, Holland, MI 49423. (616) 494-0771. E-mail: Website:

Ryko Solutions Inc.
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko car wash equipment features the most advanced and effective cleaning technology on the market for high-volume locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • Ryko Conveyor.

Advantages/Features • Ryko’s conveyor combines unparalleled functionality with leading technology to produce one of the industry’s most effective and efficient tunnels. The unit features new eye-appealing rinse and application arches and a powerful new contour wrap design. Other revenue generating features include pivoting wheel blasters, the Ryko RainShield Arch, and FoamBrite wash technology. The system is also available in a shorter compact conveyor for locations with limited amounts of land.

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

SONNY’S The CarWash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

SONNY’S The CarWash Factory is the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in the world. Proudly designed and built in the United States, SONNY’S also manufactures replacement parts for 11 OEM brands of car wash equipment. In addition, its AutoPilot POS system represents the industry’s first and only cloud-based car wash management solution, and the CarWash College offers certification courses in car wash maintenance, management, and repair.

What’s New/ Best Seller • Total Shine System™; The Tire Seal Machine™; and Xtreme Xpress Tunnel System.

Advantages/Features • The Total Shine System is a five-step process that increases customer satisfaction with a shine the customer will notice. Operators can choose either Lava Shield™ or Arctic Shield™ branding packages to distinguish the service within the tunnel, or have custom graphics created to promote this high-value extra service. The Tire Seal Machine is a rotating tire dressing applicator that delivers optimal coverage while consuming up to 40 percent less tire dressing. The 35-Foot Xtreme Xpress Tunnel System, the industry’s original mini tunnel, remains a best seller with numerous improvements this year to the wash quality and drying efficiency with a remarkable throughput of over 50 cars per hour.

Price • Systems can be configured and priced on the company’s website.

Contact • SONNY’S The CarWash Factory, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

Carolina Pride Carwash Inc.
Roxboro, North Carolina

Carolina Pride Carwash Inc., has been providing self-serve car wash operators throughout the nation with quality car wash systems for over 40 years. Systems have evolved over the years, but the company has always dedicated itself to providing car wash customers with a clean car.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tunnel Solutions™.

Advantages/Features • The Tunnel Solutions product line features the Tunnel Saver Injection System. The injection system was designed to improve solution applications, reduce cost up to 20 percent, reduce water and sewer cost 15 percent to 20 percent, and improve cleaning. The system comes complete with: five to 15 solution service ports, a single or dual pump operation, quick disconnects, low-water pump protection, individually regulated air supply, a 50-gallon supply tank to dissipate heat, and comes completely pre-wired. A combination of hot and cold solution applications is available as well as variable frequency drive operation. Prep stations, metered pump solution stations, foaming solution stations, and triple foam complete the product line.

Price • Request a quote online at

Contact Information • Carolina Pride Carwash Inc., 417 S. Madison Blvd., P.O. Box 488, Roxboro, NC 27573. Toll free: (800) 421-5119. Fax: (336) 597-5113. E-mail: Website:

PECO Car Wash Systems
Auburn Hills, Michigan

PECO Car Wash Systems is passionately committed to providing great equipment as well as the resources car wash owners need to be successful. The company believes that car wash owners not only need great equipment, but a partner to continually help them grow their business. The company’s singular goal is to be the most helpful brand in car washing.

What’s New/Best Seller • PECO Dryer Stargate; Graphix arch; electric drive options; combo units; the mini-tunnel wash package; the PECO help center; advanced website for 24/7 access; and a comprehensive
parts book.

Advantages/Features • PECO equipment is tailored to fit any tunnel on any budget and is designed for the perfect balance of engineering and flexibility. Along with a dealer network, choice of equipment materials, engineering and electronics support in house, the company’s website and parts book are designed to provide customers the help they need.

Customer/Operator Support • A well-established worldwide dealer network.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448 3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. 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 smartly optimized combination of high-performance wash results, low maintenance costs, system longevity, and unparalleled customer appeal.

What’s New/Best Seller • Belanger’s Dura-Blaster™ Lateral-Pivot Wheel Cleaner; DuraJet™ Cleaning & Rinsing Arch; and Durameleon™ Application Arch Series.

Advantages/Features • The DuraBlaster is a smooth lateral-pivot wheel cleaner, engineered for precision tracking, high-impact cleaning, and quiet operation. The DuraJet Arch generates customer loyalty with LED-illuminated manifolds, Twist-N-Flip™ nozzle action, and Sway & Spray™ trapezoidal motion. The Durameleon Arch Series is built to perform — with the available Twist-N-Flip nozzle action offering complete application coverage from one arch.

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:

MacNeil Wash Systems
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

For 30 years MacNeil Wash Systems has provided superior car wash equipment to the tunnel car wash industry, automotive dealers, fleet, and rental markets. The company’s turnkey systems, profit-boosting add-ons, and cost-effective retrofits have been the envy of the industry, delivering a consistently superior clean with lower maintenance, higher throughput, and greater revenue opportunity.

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

Advantages/Features • The In-Bay Express is a simple and inexpensive solution for in-bay conversions as well as new installations. The unit can triple throughput with 50-plus cars per hour, increase per-car revenue, and decrease wait. Increase profits with add-ons such as wheel cleaning and tire shining. Site changes and installation downtime are minimal. The system can fit in a small 35-foot bay.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through an international network of distributors. Distributors have extensive experience in the car wash industry and partner with operators to provide customized support and service throughout the entire lifecycle of owning and operating a car wash.

Contact • MacNeil Wash Systems, 90 Welham Road, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 8Y4. (705) 722-7649. Toll free: (800) 361-7797. Fax: (705) 722-0582. E-mail: Website:

Motor City Wash Works Inc.
Wixom, Michigan

Motor City Wash Works manufactures and sells high-quality wash equipment, parts, and accessories to the vehicle wash industry for both tunnel and in-bay automatic car washes at an affordable price.

What’s New/Best Seller • Triple Foam Curtain Arch supplies a wall of foam. The Dry N Shine system delivers bone dry cars with up to 50 percent less dryer horsepower. 

Advantages/Features • All equipment is designed to operate simply and reliably in a minimal footprint while being aesthetically pleasing. Crossover Wraps can wash up to 180 cars per hour and occupy just 14 feet; the Accelerator Top Wheel can be mounted on the driver or passenger side of the tunnel with an 80-inch wide brush, but needs only seven feet; and the Axis Arch can contour each vehicle’s shape within 24 inches and deliver 18 gpm at 1,000 psi in only six feet. Color Skinz™ provide a softer, cleaner look to heavy-duty machinery and comes in nine main and accent colors (gray, yellow, orange, green, blue, red, pink, white, and black). The covers protect the equipment structure without the hassle of quickly deteriorating powder coat finishes.

Price • Affordable pricing available upon request.

Contact • Motor City Wash Works Inc., 48285 Frank Street, Wixom, MI 48393. Toll free: (866) 362-6377. Fax: (248) 313-0271. E-mail: Website:

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