Automated Car Wash
Automated car washes are automated systems that use a combination of water and air jets, brushes and other tools to clean cars as they pass through. Automated car washes are an alternative to manual full-service and self-service car washes, which do not involve the use of any automated equipment.
Automated car washes are valued primarily because of their efficiency and low labor-intensiveness. They require only periodic maintenance and can run without the attention of a technician for long stretches of time. Their operation consumes a predictable amount of soap, water and electricity, thus making their cost of operation easy to predict. Also, customers can rely on wash quality to be the same during every wash cycle. Some automated car wash designs do not even require customers to leave their vehicles, allowing for the fastest possible wash experience. Automated car wash systems are generally chosen over manual washes for their value and speed. Also, the cloth friction brushes and soaps now employed in many automated car washes are considered to be safer than the tools often used in manual car washes; they are specially designed to prevent damage to vehicles' finishes. Also, many automated car washes are capable of washing places on cars that cannot be reached by manual washes, such as undercarriages.