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Hey everybody, I recently inherited two car washes from my grandpa and am just looking for any advice! I'd appreciate any advice on upkeep and yearly maintenance. I'm really hoping to keep these businesses profitable and I have enjoyed helping him for years with them. I've got 5 self serve bays all together and two touchless automatics. Thank you
 

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It would help to have more info about the washes. Self serve, automatic bays? Brand of equipment, model of machines? I have a 6-bay SS, the only "yearly" maintenance is changing the oil in the pumps and compressor (twice a year) and changing the brushes in the vac motors (every other year). Upkeep is regular inspections, checking everything often (I like to rinse the bays down with coins every day), and keep it CLEAN.
 

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It would help to have more info about the washes. Self serve, automatic bays? Brand of equipment, model of machines? I have a 6-bay SS, the only "yearly" maintenance is changing the oil in the pumps and compressor (twice a year) and changing the brushes in the vac motors (every other year). Upkeep is regular inspections, checking everything often (I like to rinse the bays down with coins every day), and keep it CLEAN.
Yes of course: two locations. First location has two self-serve bays, 1 laserwash 4000 from PDQ. The second location has three self-serve bays and one automatic razor wash from hamilton. Thank you!
 

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Yes of course: two locations. First location has two self-serve bays, 1 laserwash 4000 from PDQ. The second location has three self-serve bays and one automatic razor wash from hamilton. Thank you!
What brand of self serve? How well was everything maintained? Post a bunch of pictures of the equipment, equipment room, and sites. There is a lot that the folks on this site can pick up on from seeing the pictures that you are probably not thinking about.
 

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Dirk, for your Laserwash 4000, use RDM Electronics for your repairs. Your distributor for PDQ will probably charge a fortune for new parts and for repairs. Their number is 800.282.5183
 
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