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  • The Dirty Truth

    May 01, 2016

    Do you know what happens to water and rubbish that goes down the drains?

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  • The Car Wash and Detailing Services industry has gone through a period of growth over the past five years.

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  • Help Us Help You

    Nov 01, 2015

    Here at Prowash we make every attempt to stock and provide as many parts and products as possible to keep your car wash running efficiently and profitable. Our sales and service team is available from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday to help with any counter sales, product queries, process orders or guide you through the online shop.

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  • With the silly season approaching we want to keep everything running smoothly. Equipment maintenance is almost always brought up as a top concern for car wash business owners and operators. While strong performing equipment can help increase car throughput and enhance results, poor performing equipment can slow down and even shut down production.

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  • With summer upon us and the predictions of hot times ahead, we need to think not only about the impacts on our customers and business, but also on potential environmental impacts and what it all means to us as car wash owners.

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  • Need a part or product and can’t find it?

    Prowash stocks everything for the popular self serve and automatic equipment, vacuums, note changers, pumps and motors, even down to the smallest spare parts for a large range of car wash equipment brands.

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  • This year’s The Car Wash Show in Nashville was one for the record books. In what would be the largest Show in 10 years, nearly 8,000 attendees walked the trade show floor to see the products and services from more than 400 exhibitors.
    It lived up to its reputation as the largest car wash convention and trade show.

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  • It was the mid-1960's, and Bill Gorra's father took great pride in keeping two cars - a Studebaker and a Rambler - clean. A chemist by trade, George Gorra washed the vehicles in the family driveway, mixing his own soap formulas in the garage.
    It wasn't long before he began selling those formulas to the new commercial car washes in the area, with the young Bill helping mix and deliver.

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  • Prowash’s new line of waxes, “Splatter Wax®” is now officially registered as a certified trademark to Prowash. Take advantage of this great new product and initiative and let your customers know that you’ve got the authentic Splatter Wax® with Carnauba on site.

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  • While some cars still have a plastic wheel cover mounted over a black-painted steel wheel, even these vehicles have the option to upgrade to fancier products. Many people decide to go for the update and those wheels, like the rest of the car, get dirty and need cleaning.

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  • After a year of driving global temperatures to unprecedented warmth, the giant El Nino weather event in the Pacific is officially over, raising hopes that drought-hit regions may be in for some relief in Australia and elsewhere.

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  • It’s no joke that car washes can stink, this is certainly not ideal since a car wash is the place people come to make things clean. Some may have noticed something was off when they walked past the wastewater collection pit or into the equipment room. Car washing equipment and reclaim systems generally cannot remove odours present in the wash bay. Decomposition of matter by naturally occurring bacteria and/or chemical reactions will release gases (hydrogen sulfide) to the atmosphere that have a very offensive smell.

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  • Dependability, trusted quality and outstanding performance make Cat Pumps the most frequently used pump for car washes. That’s why over 85% of all car wash owners rely on Cat Pumps to keep their washes operating at high-capacity.

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  • Have you ever had an incident with a customer’s vehicle that you thought was minimal, yet your customer made a huge deal about it? It happens, it’s stressful, and it just seems to ruin the whole day. As a car wash manager, you realise that occasional damage to a customer’s vehicle happens and is a part of the car wash business. Proper handling of this type of situation can save you from a major headache and significant expenses.

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  • The two main types of towels dominating the car care industry are terry (cotton) and microfibre. Although terry towels have been a popular choice over the years for their durability and versatility, microfibre is quickly becoming the top pick for many car washes and detailing centres. Microfibre has revolutionized the auto detailing industry by providing better cleaning, higher quality and longer lasting towels than previously thought possible.

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  • LaserWash History

    Mar 15, 2016

    PDQ has been an operator-driven company since its inception. William "Red" Lewis, founder of PDQ, began in the vehicle wash industry as an operator in 1967. Never satisfied with the wash equipment of the times, he constantly experimented and built his own versions of wash components. In 1984, Red teamed with touch-free pioneer Forrest Burton and produced the legendary Burton Follower® Arch. It was the first robotic arch to closely follow the contours and shape of any vehicle. Also during this time, Allen Jones of Pacific Car Wash Company in New Zealand had created a touch-free in-bay automatic car wash called LaserWash®. He later would move his business to Chicago, IL, where he would meet Red at a trade show.

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  • The newest LaserWash® in-bay automatic car wash raises the standard for touchless car wash equipment. With Revenue Enhancement and Total Cost of Ownership improvements being the main focus, this vehicle wash system delivers the industry's best Return on Investment. Smart 360™ Technology enables the car wash system to be responsive to the dynamic conditions in the wash bay and allows it to "think for itself", increasing up-time and optimizing the wash process.

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  • Prowash's preferred frieghting company, TNT, is celebrating it's 70th anniversary.

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  • A major issue for car wash owners and operators is theft and vandalism to vending machines. In many cases having a working security camera system will deter many criminals from attempting to break in to the machines or otherwise vandalising them. However, some criminals might not be aware of the cameras or just might not care. Because of this, vending machines should also offer their own security in order to keep money and products secure from vandalism.

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  • Variety is the spice of life and customers enjoy having a variety of services to choose from when they’re at the car wash. Vending can be a great additional revenue stream for a car wash. Vendors take up little space and are cheap and easy to run. A vending machine can be a way to add additional revenue to your car wash. Often you may catch a customer’s eye with vending items and result in an “impulse buy”.

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