Car wash equipment has involved considerably since the days of the bucket and chamois leather and, since the price of a modern car can often rival that of a house, it is probably just as well. Whilst ensuring that your vehicle is regularly serviced and maintained will improve its performance and prolong its life, caring for its overall appearance will help to improve both its likely resale value and its saleability.
For this purpose, the market now offers a vast array of car washing equipment and cleaning products. All claim to make the job quicker and simpler and to provide better results. The only difficulty lies in knowing precisely which unbeatable product to choose.
For this, it is often a good idea to be guided by the choices made by the professionals. For those who undertake to make a living out of cleaning other people’s vehicles, the quality of their service determines their success which may explain why Kärcher products are the most commonly found car wash equipment used for commercial and industrial purposes.
Tough, efficient and dependable, the Kärcher range is in daily use throughout South Africa and all over the world. This is perhaps not too surprising since the brand has been responsible for so many innovations in this field. Locally, ITS Africa is an award-winning distributor of the brand and has been recognised as having set the vehicle cleaning industry’s bench mark for service and support.
Although the smaller type of car wash may require no equipment beyond a vacuum cleaner and a pressure washer, there are many more machines with other specialised applications available for the busier outlets.The Power of Pressure Washers
Whether for commercial or domestic use, if you plan to make just one specialist purchase, then a power washer would be the sensible choice and a Kärcher machine from ITS Africa will guarantee both quality and service.
Why not choose some other brand, you may ask? The answer is quite simple. This leading manufacturer of car wash equipment was also the inventor of the pressure washer and, since the device was first launched commercially back in 1950, the company has not ceased in its efforts to refine its performance as well as to optimize the fundamental technology that drives high pressure cleaning in general.
The principle on which these machines operate is simple. Water is compressed in a chamber and released on demand through a narrow tube with a specially designed nozzle that allows it to be directed where needed. This type of car wash equipment can have many domestic applications as well and lower-powered versions are now widely used to clean the family saloon, the kids, bikes, the garage floor, the garden path and even the outside walls of homes.
Using different nozzles, the high pressure jet can be made narrow or quite wide depending on the surface to be cleaned. In either case, it can cut through mud and grime with the ease of that metaphorical hot knife gliding through the butter.
With external cleaning complete, the interior will need a high power vacuum cleaner or vacuum extraction machine for the carpet and upholstery. ITS Africa is a car wash equipment specialist, qualified to supply, install and maintain it to perfection.