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.)
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
I really liked this carwash and I have posted pictures in the past. I even called the owner of the wash and he actually talked me out of it, which is interesting. The Fairfield wash location always looked like a good safe location. But I drove by today and it looks like someone might have been killed in the yard of the abandoned house behind the wash? Or maybe not? I’m not going to start any rumors!
Greg and his brother are installing token machines for free vacuums. When the customer purchases an automatic carwash they get a token.
I drove by the Morgan Road Car Wash today. Greg purchased it a couple days ago. They have put in another automatic and gone up on there self-serve prices from $2.00 to $2.50! So since December 10th, 2005 they have only gone up $.50….. inflation definately has not hit the self-serve market!
If you are interested, the wash has 2 Jim Coleman Water Wizards: 1 is the original while the other is a new 2.0 non-profiling. It has 2 Hamilton entry units and also a Jim Coleman Space Saver pumping unit for the self-serve bays.
Bubbles Galore Car Wash & Detailing
Do you want to have a web presence for your self serve carwash? No? Neither do I. But this website would be a good example if you did! Check it out at: http://bubblesgalorecarwash.com/