Apparently this photo was taken on the countryside in Japan. Excellent idea…. Just kidding some scrapper would steal your crap before you could dump your automatic in the countryside! 🙂
Okay…. This is kind of new and seemed a little slow to load. Pretty cool if you like looking at car washes. As a bonus I am not in the picture! 🙂
The bottom right square button makes the image full screen. You can use your mouse to move around the pictures…. It worked with Google Chrome and IE 11. On my phone I had to make sure “request desktop site” was not checked. Then you could use VR glasses or move your phone around like you are actally there! (Or you are a nerd/dork! Either one…. Do not attempt in public when normal people or females can see you. 🙂 )
This was really the first time I took pictures at a wash and I was trying to figure out the orientation…. That is why some images seem to be the same (first two sets of two images).
As a side note…. Usually you can zoom in on 360 images. This tech is still new though…. or I picked a crappy plugin? Maybe that is why it does not work on my phone? 🙂
“Trained Consultant” is a loose term…. I have no vested interest and I do not sell equipment. So technically I am better than any consultant! LOL 🙂
So this is my best advice:
1) Check the prices first…. hint it cost more than a house retard. I do not know how many times I have heard…. “I can purchase a house for less than that!” Me: “NO SH** and unless your house is a brothel or a meth lab how much does your money pit make you! NOTHING!”
1a) Check the water tap and water prices…. you might need to also factor in a reclaim system.
2) Check competition…. if another express is doing really great just build right down the street! No dumb ###…. you get the idea. You need a location with little competition. I know there are lots of stupid owners building everywhere…. in every sector but the plan is to make money correct? 🙂 Also no equipment will save you…. customers do not care only sales people.
3) This seems the stupidest to me…. do not worry about the brand name (I would prefer ss though). All the equipment washes the cars okay. Sure they wash clean cars…. but…. well so does a water hose? 🙂 You need a human to scrub the car….
Best advice ever for express customers
1) NEVER go to an express that has a “prep station”…. are you really stupid enough to clean your car before you PAY someone to wash your car?
2) ALWAYS go to an express that has some guy with a brush that knows where to wash your car before it goes through the 100-300k worth of show equipment.
2a) Back of car, mirror, bumper, fins, sun roof and pretty much any indention.
3) HINT Besides price and speed the hand wash guy does a better job and VACUUMS for you also.
This is what makes no sense to me….
If you are prepping your car (you should wash your whole car with the provided brush) and vacuuming your car. Why not just go to a SELF SERVICE CAR WASH?
Note: My wife’s car just got an express wash at a flex serve…. an employee scrubbed the front. Also when she went through the tunnel they wiped the front and mirrors. There was crap all over the sides window crevices, sun roof and back…. if you own an express you know the places. She owns a Honda van…. do not act dumb. LOL 🙂
UPDATE (BTW the above place washed the whole car like it was at a self serve. LOL 🙂 Both this place and the other place have new equipment. I also do not believe the chemical defense. Unless you are using HF on the whole car? LOL 🙂 Do not use HF or any harst chemical. It is not worth your hearth and others to wash a car.)
I believe I was in Gadsden AL? 🙂 This was obviously a hand wash place with a hose and bucket. Their name was “God’s Grace” Car Wash…. but their sign said “KEEP Moving FORWARD”. What does keep moving forward ever refer to? I like the style though. BTW…. Yes they were still washing cars. It was just raining today.
Looks like an old service station I guess…. $20 for “most cars” and $25 for “most trucks”. I am not sure what that even means? Do they accept offers…. “How about $15?” That is normally how I get my lawn cut. LOL 🙂
I am not saying my wash is any better or worse…. This self serve is behind a Exxon gas station: 936 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901
2x ROWE BC-200 I hate to say it…. But there is a 92.94% change that 1 or both do not work. 🙂 One has a pushed in acceptor also…. so 99.992% right? 🙂 Which means no stacker I believe.
This Turtle Wax sign is pretty cool.
I talked to this guy for a while…. Super nice guy. I believe he is basically a bucket washer and he prefers a hose? I believe he uses a car wash or washing from his house? I thought the prices were interesting though and may help someone?
BTW another hand wash guy supposably made a deal with some megachurch up the street from my car wash. He apparently washes cars while people are in church. (He washes them at the church…..) Which is a great idea…. Then the church gets a cut.
I have also fully supported multiple hand washers in the Birmingham Wylam area….. I am a sucker for helping locals I guess? 🙂 I actually asked one of the guys to try and talk to the preacher at the megachurch and offer a percentage (that is how I heard about the above story and other aspects). Allegedly…. you can not discuss hand washing. LOL 🙂
This is a HOT ebay lead to help Don sell his car wash equipment out of his Aloma Car Wash in Winter Park, Florida. I have to admit I would think he would be lucky to get $6,500 delivered to my house but you have to dismantle it! But Don will help you for a “small upcharge”.
One thing I hate about ebay is I was looking at this “auction” (which is actually a bin) and I was debating even bothering for $100! LOL 🙂 I’m terrible! It would take you one day minimum and a truck or a trailer…. Around $500-1000 probably if it was free…. which it is not.
One note: Everyone is so concerned about pump stands…. this stand is cinder block on a ss plate. Works just the same as a Jim Coleman Super Saver…. also in this case it cost as much as a used Jim Coleman Super Saver…. just kidding Don! 🙂 Stay strong my brother! Wait…. I have those 2 kinds of vacs at my house now! Did they make more then 2 of those? 🙂
So does Royal Services have to pay some sort of sewer tap fee? I did. Or do they pay a fee to pollute the storm water? Actually is this legal? He was not capturing the runoff. This company or guy is probably costing Jefferson County more to clean up his mess then what he makes! Looks like maybe even HF wheel cleaner…. down the storm drain. Also I see a flammable sticker on a gallon of chemical right next to a gas generator in his van…. good location. I also assume he is storing it correctly when traveling… I didn’t say anything about that! He knows the laws in Alabama! 🙂 This guy probably even uses residential water. I wish I could use residential water.
The 5 Dollar Express Car Wash
2285 US Highway 431, Boaz, AL 35957-5976
Over just one complaint?
09/12/2012 Problems with Product / Service
I am not confirming or denying I know the owner of this place. 🙂 But as much as I think this is funny! It’s not really fair that 1 complaint can give you an F! But there “employees” probably throw away the letter from the bbb… or if the bbb even really tries to “contact the owner of the business”? I really think the bbb is about 75-90 percent scam anyway. 🙂 Still funny though.
Greg’s brother (which actually was not at the carwash) gave me some meterbox install advice today. Unlike some places that actually sell the product. Thanks Greg’s brother who was not even there!
Gary Ave. Carwash