Instead of low-quality iron or aluminum, Tommy Car Wash Systems creates equipment from 100% stainless steel, providing lasting stability.
Our team has been in the car wash industry long enough to see every mistake and bad design choice out there. In over 50 years of car wash operations, we’ve developed new car wash solutions to improve the industry and offer better service and value.
Here’s why we love stainless steel and consider it the best material for car wash equipment.
- Stainless steel is durable. It retains strength at both remarkably high and exceptionally low temperatures and can handle temperature swings. Stainless steel is known for being more rust-resistant than other materials, so it can outlast most other metals. Without durable equipment, car washes experience more downtime because of repairs and maintenance.
Because of its durability, stainless steel equipment won’t need to be replaced as often. Vibration, weight, and rust in the high-moisture car wash bay render low-quality equipment unusable and unsafe within a decade. Replacing that equipment can set the wash’s profitability back months, if not years.
- Stainless steel is non-reactive. Cleaning products and detergents in the wash bay with a high acid content can cause damage to equipment materials. Stainless steel is impervious to this issue. Moisture, heat, and high humidity can cause plastic and other materials to break down over time, leading to cracking and buckling. Its ability to withstand the car wash environment (with peak performance) is why stainless steel is a superior solution.
- Stainless steel lasts longer. You pay for quality. Stainless steel equipment costs more upfront, but it averages out over its lifetime. It's less maintenance and lasts longer than cheaper equipment alternatives. With less money invested in replacing equipment, owners reap more profit over time.
- Stainless steel is easy to clean. Stainless steel surfaces are often smooth, leaving no possible nooks or crannies for dirt or rust to take root in. Plus, the smooth texture allows for easier wiping. It’s known for being clean and sterile. Stainless steel just plain looks good!
Show off the stainless steel shine
When your guests go through your wash, they should see clean.
Take pride in your wash. Guests should be able to look around and see that your equipment is top-notch.
No one wants to go through a wash and see a dirty or rusty environment. Would you believe your car is getting the best clean if the facility looks dirty or rundown?