Whilst the cost of updating your old carwash equipment may seem expensive, the cost of maintaining old machines can actually cost you more in the long term.
Not only does old equipment require more ongoing maintenance but frequent breakdowns can lead to expensive losses in productivity, reduced income and unhappy customers.
New carwash equipment is more cost-effective and efficient to run. Machines use less chemicals and require less water, and advanced water recycling techniques are now commonplace.
Old carwash equipment simply can’t compete with the built-in efficiency and conservation practices of new technology.
Whilst purchasing new equipment is an investment upfront, it pays off over time by reducing operating and maintenance costs, increasing productivity and, importantly, greater customer satisfaction.
The benefits of updating your carwash equipment
New car wash technology is more cost-effective and more efficient.
Today’s car wash technology moves at a faster pace than ever before. When we know better, we do better. Innovative, new car wash technology is more streamlined and efficient. Here’s a few ways that the use of technology makes car wash equipment more cost effective and efficient:
- The high-pressure nozzles work quickly and use less water,
- Computer-controlled systems efficiently control the amount of water your car wash uses per vehicle, and
- Reclaimed and recycled water systems save water and dollars.
Water waste. Are you drowning in problems?
Many drought-stricken areas have implemented strict water conservation rules in an attempt to save water. Inefficient systems can waste litres of water per vehicle, putting a strain on water consumption and forcing many car washes to work on reduced hours or close to meet the area guidelines on usage. Newer car wash systems implement reclaimed water programs, reducing waste and increasing efficiency.
New equipment saves money and increased productivity
New technology has built-in efficiency and conservation practices that old equipment can’t compete with.
Old systems are water leaches, sucking water reserves and causing costly repairs due to tired and outdated mechanics. They spill and waste litres of water, crank up water bills and struggling parts use more energy.
Though new equipment is an investment upfront, it will pay off over time with reduced bills and lower maintenance costs.
Signs it may be time to upgrade your old carwash equipment
Like a car engine, your equipment is the hub of your operation. Good equipment helps maximise car wash usage and increase your return on investment.
It’s tough to know quite when to call in a repair man or call it quits. Below we’ve listed a few common signs that it might be time to consider upgrading your old carwash equipment.
Outlaw the outdated
Just because equipment still works, doesn’t mean you should hold onto it. The initial investment on new equipment can be daunting, but there are many advantages.
Not only is updated equipment exponentially more environmentally friendly and energy efficient but newer equipment with the latest advancements can also serve more cars and save on operating costs, increasing your total revenue and saving money in the long run.
All or nothing?
You don’t have to do it all at once. Give your site a facelift, install modern pay stations or add user-friendly technology to streamline the client experience. Add lighting or update the entry for a bigger impact and brighter show. Know where you rank. Check out the local competition and see what new tools they’ve implemented. Then, work with a professional to create a plan to get you to your upgrade goals.
Not quite ready to update? Protect your investment with regular maintenance to combat problems before they start. Call on experienced professionals to ensure all parts are clean, well-oiled and in good working condition.
Ready to update?
Are you ready to tackle the reno? Save yourself the legwork and call in a carwash professional. They can help assess your need and provide a solution that works with your budget and overall objectives.
For a detailed cost analysis of old versus new carwash equipment, contact our expert team. We can work with you to find the most cost-effective solution for your business.
Australia’s leading suppliers of car wash systems, supplies and equipment.
Good Sight are Australia’s leading suppliers of car wash equipment including:
- automatic (rollover) machines
- touchless car wash machines
- conveyors and tunnels
- self serve machines
- heavy vehicle car wash equipment
- car wash enclosures
- car wash design
- car wash equipment and accessories
We can work with you in every stage of starting or improving your car wash business from design to completion and then servicing and maintenance.
We have been offering Australia-wide sales & service since 1968 and were the first suppliers of automatic car wash systems in the country. Since then we have always been able to pride ourselves as offering a highly professional level of service and support to our clients.
We offer a full range of vehicle wash services including car wash installation, upgrades and maintenance for car wash businesses, petroleum retailers, automotive dealerships, fleet and rental car businesses.
Flexible car wash equipment finance options
Having the right machinery and equipment ensures your car wash business operates at the highest level of productivity.
By using our finance options to acquire new car wash equipment, update old machines or integrate accessories you to achieve an immediate return on investment. The new equipment can generate income and create savings that will offset the low monthly payments.
Good Sight can help you arrange the best finance facility for your specific requirements that will make a difference to your business and help you achieve your goals faster.
Contact us for more information about financing a new car wash business or upgrading your existing machinery.