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Automated Car Wash Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial automated car wash equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source automated car wash equipment manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These automated car wash companies can design, engineer and manufacture automated car wash equipment to your specifications and application needs. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these automated car wash equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of handicapped automated car washes, fully automated car washes, or self service automated car wash.

Leading Companies:

  • DePere, WI (920)983-8333

    With the most comprehensive car wash product portfolio in the car wash industry, OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions makes more types of washes than any other car wash manufacturer in the world – including conveyorized tunnels, touchless and soft-touch automatics, drive-thrus, and large vehicle washes. We’ll advise you on the best format for your location’s success – not push a ‘one size fits all approach. Call us today!

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  • Florence, AL 256-766-7734

    For over 30 years, Arcadian has manufactured a line of car wash chemicals specifically designed to improve the car wash experience, and to clean superior to everything on the market. Products include a full line of pre-soaks, detergents, waxes, protectants, tire/wheel cleaners & dressings and wall cleaners, including the industry leading Nu-Wall™. We carry car wash equipment from over 20 manufacturers. Arcadian Services has built, remodeled or re-equipped hundreds of washes across the nation.

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  • Tamarac, FL 800-327-8723

    We have been committed to offering the best car wash equipment available! Our research and development department works around the clock in order to ensure that we are providing our customers with products that are on the forefront of technological innovations at all times in order to better serve you! For more information on what we may be able to do for you; visit our website or get in touch with our customer service department today!

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  • Holland, MI 616-494-0771

    The car wash equipment that we offer is some of the best available on the current market! We are one of the best manufacturers of car washing products in the industry and we want to put over 45 years of experience to work for you! Allow us to show you the difference when you work with true experienced professionals! Contact our customer service division or visit our website to receive more information today!

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  • Weymouth, MA (800)344-8700

    VEHICLE WASH SYSTEMS, INC. (VWS) has been an innovative leader in the car wash industry for over 40 years. VWS has over many years manufactured car washing equipment for both the individual car wash owner as well as developing custom systems for the automotive industry, truck, and bus washes. Call us today!

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Automated Car Wash Industry Information

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.


Automated car washes can be separated into two categories: touchless and cloth friction. Cloth friction car washes use mitter curtains or brushes covered with a cloth or foam material to scrub and clean the vehicle. Mitter curtains are long strips of cloth that hang over the car and move up and down the vehicle. They clean all areas of the cars’ exterior. Many automated car washes also include undercarriage washers that spray the underside of the vehicles. Touchless washers use a system of sprayers arranged in an arch above the vehicle instead of brushes. These sprayers are employed for pre-washing, soap application and rinsing. In both contact and touchless washing, vehicle owners can sometimes choose to apply a wax coat. At the end of automated car washes, high-power dryers apply heated air to blow the car dry. Some automated washes combine elements of automation and manual care. For example, some car washes use automated equipment for washing and manual towel drying at the end of the process. Whether a car is subject to automated or manual washing, washing is an important part of maintaining a car’s appearance and performance.