Equipment Maintenance Course

Car Wash Equipment Maintenance


The capital investment required to operate a car wash is, generally speaking, considerable. Reactive maintenance – run it till it breaks – is the predominate mode of maintenance in the US – more than 55% of maintenance resources and activities of an average facility are reactive. Nothing lasts forever and all equipment has a predetermined life expectancy. Anytime you fail to perform maintenance activities intended by the equipment’s designer, you shorten the operating life of the equipment.*

Implementing an effective preventive maintenance program will extend the life expectancy of all your equipment, and generate an estimated 12% to 18% cost savings over a reactive maintenance program,* keeping your bottom line in check. Equipment that is “over worked” due to negligent processes results in decreased efficiency. The best way to reduce labor, increase efficiency and maximize throughput is to maintain your car wash equipment. We created then combined industry-specific Predictive and Reliability Centered maintenance programs, analyzed the results, and built our Equipment Maintenance program around those results. We teach participants how to create and implement a comprehensive maintenance program – tailored to their wash.

Course Agenda

What you'll learn in this course

Day 1Monday Day 2Tuesday Day 3Wednesday Day 4Thursday Day 5Friday
  • An introduction to CarWash College
  • Types of tunnel equipment
  • Facility cleanliness
  • How to create a preventive maintenance program
  • Variables that affect the end product
  • Conveyor & pre-wash equipment overview
  • Lab time: Chemical maintenance
  • Light touch & high pressure wash equipment overview
  • Lab time: Light touch & high pressure wash equipment
  • Finish and support equipment overview
  • Lab time: finish and support equipment
  • Final Exam
  • Chemical overview
  • Lab time: Chemical maintenance
  • Graduation luncheon

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