How car washes work

how car washes work

how car washes work


Did you know that you use everyday technologies when your car is washed?  A remote control, air conditioners, LED bulbs or a router have more in common with car wash machines than you might imagine. The car wash world is very technological. In equipment development, latest technical developments are implemented to make the washing process increasingly efficient and to ensure the highest quality.

Car washes use remote control technology

Let’s take the television remote control as an example. The infra-red photocells that make it work are the same as those that allow us to scan the vehicle profile on a rollover to determine when the wheel wash must come out, or how the dryer nozzle must move over the vehicle to dry it perfectly. We also use sensors that are very similar to those on your vehicle for parking; ultrasonic sensors allow us to avoid impacts on the vehicle.

Car washes use speed camera technology

Another technology that most car users are familiar with is that of speed cameras. Car wash machines use the same laser technology to measure the position of the equipment with respect to the start of the bay.  Depending on the time the laser takes to return, the machine determines the distance.

Car washes use air conditioning technology

Modern car wash equipment uses the technology of the quietest air conditioning systems. Car wash manufacturers Istobal have patented their own drying device called Smartflow. By incorporating tangential fans into our drying system, air is moved without making noise.

Car washes uses reverse osmosis too

Do you have a reverse osmosis system to have quality water at home? Every time you wash your car you are giving it a ‘bath’ with  demineralised water, avoiding stains and limescale residue on the surface.

Car washes use LED lighting

LED lighting is another technology that you probably have at home. Our light sign screens use it. But we like taking a step further: they can be seen in the sun too!

Car washes use WiFi

And, of course, one technology car wash machines couldn’t do without is WiFi. Through wireless networking, car wash machines can be remotely operated,  controlled, and maintained.

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Article source: Istobal Car Wash Equipment