Search results

  1. S

    Any Ahha moments from ICA in Nashville?

    I could be wrong but I thought Chris Lindley from carwash pros told me they were installing the first double barrels here in New England this week. Or at least the first for his crew. Once they are done I definitely want to go see them in action.
  2. S

    What is this?? Or what causes or caused this??

    Is there any debris on the bay floor that would have caused the damage? If something comes off the brushes it would still be in the bay on the floor, like rocks etc. but clearly this is not from the wash. I always was told when something is wrong with a wash it will damage the vehicle from...
  3. S

    Any Ahha moments from ICA in Nashville?

    I agree the Washworld double barrel is pretty impressive looking. I talked to the reps at the pdq booth and expressed my displeasure of having to deal with sonnys for service on pdq equipment. Sonnys buying the pdq service contracts up around the country really screwed up pdq’s business model...
  4. S

    Nashville

    This is what I remember from my first two years going, which I think was 2015/16. I liked that format and found it very informative, I was expecting that same model and instead got these “pitch” sessions. I even remember going to a session with some retired fbi guy telling people how to spot...
  5. S

    Nashville

    David thanks for clarifying that. I didn’t know that’s what pitch stood for. and I agree that that means there were basically NO education sessions for wash operators this year. (Other then the ones you mentioned, which didn’t apply to many people) to me that is an even worse scenario though as...
  6. S

    Nashville

    This morning at the convention they had a pitch 60 education session at 10:30 titled raising revenue. It was sponsored by Mark Seven equipment. I went thinking I could learn some thing and it ended up being an extremely embarrassing and awkward situation for the owners and operators of Mark...
  7. S

    Who is going to Nashville?

    Well I committed, I’m going to see billy strings at the ryman tonight. Still some resale tickets available …. Always wanted to see him, I would have rather not paid close to $200 to do it but you only live once right?! Lol
  8. S

    Who is going to Nashville?

    I’m sitting at the airport waiting to fly there now…
  9. S

    Who is going to Nashville?

    Sure, right now I would say I’m 80 to 90% sure I’m going. I just still haven’t committed because I’m not sure I want to leave on Mother’s Day and my sons birthday. I would be going down alone without my wife because she’s a teacher and can’t take the time off right now. I’ll decide later tonight…
  10. S

    Who is going to Nashville?

    my guess is he means there is more to look at while simply wandering around Vegas then there is in Nashville. My wife felt the same way. She hated Nashville in Las Vegas. But my wife doesn’t drink at all and had no desire to hang out in any bars or nightclubs even with live music. If that’s not...
  11. S

    PDQ access wash card magnetic strips failing

    Thanks for answering. No it’s not the cards. It is something specific to this car dealership that is causing it.
  12. S

    PDQ access wash card magnetic strips failing

    We have a car wash across from a volvo dealership who uses our services several times weekly. They have a wals loyalty card (wash card) and can go months with no problems. However fairly recently, their cards have started failing, and seem to be failing randomly. Sometimes they last 6+ months...
  13. S

    Alternative Use for Automatic Car Wash

    Have you thought about leasing it to another operator?
  14. S

    Sonny's Acquires Harrell's Car Wash Systems

    Just wanted to add a couple notes to this thread. Sonnys did buy harrels which had already bought new england carwash equipment AND autoshine of conn and maine. Im surprised dover (PDQ and belanger) was ok with this transaction as now sonnys has the contracts to repair their equipment. Its like...
  15. S

    Sonny's Acquires Harrell's Car Wash Systems

    I was shocked too. Harrell’s has also just bought New England car wash equipment and Autoshine of New England very recently. These consolidations are not gonna be good for independent car wash owners in the long run. It feels like the goal of all the big boys is to bring everything under one...
  16. S

    MiFi Internet

    Plug the modem into a wifi outlet, there are dozens on the market, and you can reset it anytime you want to remotely.
  17. S

    Recourse

    At a minimum you should have him no trespassed from the property, or if possible get a restraining order against him preventing from coming back.
  18. S

    pulsatron output hose rupture

    What do you mean what machine is it connected to?? It sucks chems from a drum below it and pumps it up to the injector going directly into the water line going out to the tunnel equipment. The equipment it is supplying is a regular arch. So no back pressure there.
  19. S

    pulsatron output hose rupture

    We use pulsatron pumps in a belanger setup (pumps, manifold, etc, all belanger O.E.M.) and all of a sudden i have one pump that is rupturing he output hose. Its somehow letting too much pressure into it and starts as a bubble then bursts. Its happened 3 times in 2 weeks. Does anyone have any...
  20. S

    Another “incident”

    Im not even trying to go after downtime money, we initially tried and they instantly went to, "well your a three bay car wash so technically you werent down completely" and because of virus shutdowns everything is slower so trying to prove how much we have lost would have been a nightmare and...
Top