If you own a car wash business, you know sometimes things do not go as planned. Equipment breaks down, it stops working, there's a leak, or something else is wrong. Sometimes these issues are a quick fix and other times, not so much!
It is important for your car wash business to know how to handle repair situations as sometimes they can be time-sensitive (or financially sensitive) matters that you should look to handle as efficiently as possible to reduce the amount of downtime you face.
Things break down - Expect to Encounter Repairs
No matter the type of car wash equipment you have, there will a day when something goes wrong. It could be something minor that you can fix yourself or it may be something larger where you will need help from some factory trained technicians.
All machinery, including your existing car wash equipment has a lifespan as well where things may just need to be replaced entirely. It is important to see the warning signs so your business won't be left closed for too long.
It is also a great idea for your car wash to know what those warning signs might be, as well as what kind of issues are easily fixed and others that may not be.
Car Wash Equipment Warning Signs
Most of the time when something goes wrong with your equipment, there will be some sort of warning sign. For example, if you start to notice any leaks, it is probably an indication that there is a bigger problem.
Another common sign that something is wrong is strange noises coming from your equipment. If you notice any grinding sounds, hissing, or something that just doesn't sound right, it is important to take a closer listen and see if you can identify the source of the noise.
If your equipment isn't working as efficiently as it used to, this could also be an indication that there is a problem. If you notice any decrease in performance, it is important to take a look and see if there is anything that could be causing the issue.
Identifying the warning signs can save your car wash system a lot of potential down time.
Repairs for Car Wash Systems
Car wash equipment accessories and their machinery can break in lots of different ways. For example, the rollers that help move the car through the wash may become worn down and need to be replaced which can be seen as a quick replacement.
But things can be more extreme, such as a pump breaking or hybrid car wash equipment not working as it should. These types of issues will require more time, money, and effort to fix and may even warrant a call to the manufacturer or someone who is factory trained.
Some car washes even employ an in house mechanic to aid in their own maintenance, this will keep your wash running through most minor work.
Don't Forget About Maintenance!
Car wash maintenance will help ensure that your equipment lasts as long as possible and runs as efficiently as possible.
It is important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for preventive maintenance and care. For example, many car wash systems will need to be descaled on a regular basis to prevent build-up of minerals that can damage the equipment. Factory training can be another useful tool if the manufacturer offers it.
You should also develop a regular cleaning schedule for all of your car wash equipment. This will help remove any dirt, grime, or other build-up that could potentially cause problems.
By following these simple tips, you can help keep your car wash running smoothly and avoid costly repairs.
If you do encounter a problem that you can't fix yourself, it is important to have a reliable car wash repair solution or supplier nearby that can help you through those issues and give you a variety of profitable solutions.
The Importance of Training
Having the right training will help your car wash and its employees know the ins and outs of all your car wash equipment. That can be especially useful when things encounter fixable problems and you have someone in house who knows how to take care of it.
In the car wash industry, its tough to stand out but with the right training, many aspects of your business can improve and help you separate yourself within the market. In the case of equipment repairs, the right training will help you stay running for longer and avoid that devastating downtime that may turn away customers in the future, it could also help your business save money from repairs that can then be used to improve your wash in another way.
Long-standing service customers appreciate quality service, so you will want to have a fine reputation by prioritizing car wash training.
Rely on your Supplier (or Distributor) - Transchem Group
That is also why it is important to have a great car wash supplier or car wash equipment distributor to take the time to properly train your car wash on your equipment, chemicals, and wash processes.
This is a big focus for Transchem and Turtle Wax Pro who strive to establish confidence in our car wash operators on how they service car wash systems. We routinely hold both traditional service (in-person) training sessions for our clients and operators as well as online sessions. Turtle Wax Pro even has an online learning center where users can log on and start training modules at any moment!
A Supplier Close to Home - Direct to Market in Alberta
Having your car wash supplier nearby your car wash is a huge advantage for your business! We are proud to say that Transchem is direct to market in Alberta, meaning we can support your car wash from top to bottom!
We have a state-of-the-art facility in Calgary and have the means to support your Alberta-based car wash to the greatest ability. Being close by ensures products arrive faster, training can be done more effectively, and if problems ever do arise, you can lean on us being there quickly to ensure your car wash can get back to business in a flash! You can learn more about our Alberta offerings here.
Have Concerns about your Repair Options? Contact Transchem and Turtle Wax Pro
If your car wash is ever in need of repairs or you have questions about the best options for your business, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! We would be happy to chat with you about your specific needs and help you find a solution that makes the most sense for your business, whether that is finding you the right person to take care of your issue or supporting you in the future with preventive maintenance measures.
With decades of experience supporting car wash businesses of all types, we know a thing or two about problems that arise with car wash equipment. You can rely on us to support you through your issue and help your business shine in anyway we can!