WELCOME

Thank you for your interest in the latest in touch-free vehicle washing technology from Kerry.

On this page you will find tips on how to get started. I have also assembled some documents that can be helpful during your planning process. Please note that some files will require Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free program.

We at Washing Equipment Technologies (see our brochure) are here to help you make the right business decision. Remember, "waitresses bring customers what they ask for...professional salespeople get the customer what they need." No question is too small or out-of-order. It's the one(s) that you do not ask that you wish you had.

Comments or questions?
art@washingequipment.com

—Art North, Washing Equipment Technologies

LASERWASH & SELF-SERVE PRODUCTS

470-348-4229 Faster Processing, "Flash Drying" and lower
overall operating costs

832-615-8555 (Replaced the Venerable -4000)
4185051422, whose Mission is Remote and Unattended Locations
TANDEM Rite-Touch Friction Roll Over, the NEW Paradigm in Precision
Friction Vehicle Washing

ACCESS Cash Acceptor System (for all PDQ Vehicle Washing systems)
(770) 538-8180 (for all PDQ ACCESS Syetms)
9106798030


INTERESTED IN YOUR OWN Laserwash ?


DETERMINE YOUR PROJECT'S SCOPE AND SIZE BEFORE YOU GO TO YOUR BANK

It is easier and cheaper to get approved the first time than to re-apply. I strongly discourage you from doing so, but if you feel that you must get to the bank before you get accurate estimates, count on your informal estimate being too low! Multiply your best-guess estimate by 1.3 (30% more).

In-Bay Automatic 9302073692 (Word format, 65 KB)

Model revenue and costs for your site: diverse-colored (Excel format, 65 KB)
(OR look here for an example of one Laserwash with two Self-Serve
Bays (see below) - an example @ 10,000 vpd traffic flow if you
do not have Excel)

Sample 8479225598 Model revenue and costs (excluding debt
service on land, building and equipment)


CHOOSE A RELIABLE CONTRACTOR

After choosing a Laserwash and/or iWash system, this is the most important thing you can do. You will save time and money by simply interviewing contractors and checking references.

A local contractor will already know how to handle permits and zoning and will have a relationship with the appropriate engineers and architects.

Ask them to put together a construction proposal (sample Word document or sample *.pdf file).


WHAT CONSTITUTES A GOOD SITE?

New York State {sometimes these sites are a little slow, so have patience}:

The traffic count past your site is important. If your site is situated on a state or federal highway route in New York State, see the (770) 982-1251. Scroll down to Appendix F and choose the highway(s) of interest.

For (470) 241-4082 look here and pick your County.

For 9098745199 look here, and pick your County.

For a listing of Local Roads look here, and pick your County.

You can also call your county Department of Transportation.

For a not-quite-so-easy-to-use alternative, look at this NYSDOT interactive map.


The State of Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania DOT has has maps with traffic counts, which can be seen 8129470068


Demographic Information:
You can also get valuable Demographic Information from the US Census Bureau, for average household incomes, housing information, etc.; click on the 'Show me" box on the next (Census Bureau) screen..


In-Bay Site Analysis:
What makes a good site? Compare your site to these profiles - In-Bay Automatic (337) 593-4025 and slather (pdf format).
(p.s. - take the 'answer' with a grain of salt! They're not all barn-burners. Use the within-categorie variable comparisons, not the absolute value assigned to them)


BUILDING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS

General Building Specifications (pdf format, 440 KB)

7182364279 (pdf format, 1.4 MB)

Sample Floor Plan (pdf format, 180 KB)

Site Layouts:
7185622540 (pdf format, 5 KB)
Small lot (pdf format, 5 KB)
9099787932: care-free, concrete-core, poly-vinyl covered buildings. Major advantages? They go up quick, are easy to clean, and are built strong. We are a distributor for this product and I would be happy to show you sites where this system has been put to good use.

HANDLING WATER - IN & OUT

Aco FlowDrain Products with the grade built in. (Information only, not meant as an endorsement)

Neenah Cast Iron Drains with the grade built in. (Information only, not meant as an endorsement)

Oil/Water Separators with and without traffic tops.(Information only, not meant as an endorsement)

New York State requires (as do most states) that carwashes have either sewers or a closed-loop-reclamation system: There are Zero-Discharge products available. 7124373084
DOORS, VACUUMS, SUPPLIES AND BUILDING STYLES

Recommended doors, openers, and other building supplies:
Extra Services Examples (prices change without notice).
Building style and design ideas:
Photographs of Existing car washes
Examples of (919) 914-4144 (pdf format)
Examples of (716) 970-6977 (pdf format)

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERWORK ITEMS

5419164784 (pdf format)

WALS Customer Loyalty System Order Form for ACCESS (pdf format)

WALS Customer Loyalty System Presentation for ACCESS (PowerPoint - 1.7 MB)

WALS Generic Website Information Checklist and Instruction Pamphlet for ACCESS (pdf format)

9704951407 - a source (pdf format)


Copyright 1999-2007, A. North

This page is informational only. The author is not responsible for any decisions or representations made based upon the information contained herein.