First of all, think about how you or your operators will clean up snow at the self-service car wash? Will you use the Fiskars shovels or a nimble minitractor? It is necessary to get rid of snow immediately, otherwise ice hummocks will occur at the entrance to the post and snowdrifts at the exit.
Perform a routine maintenance of the equipment according to the checklist before the start of the winter season:
The seasonal dynamics of traffic to self-service car washes is obvious. In winter, people don’t like to use self-washing services. But our practice shows that fans of self-service are ready to wash in the cold, and are willing to pay more than in the summer.
Therefore, in order not to lose revenue even in winter, give people the most useful things: warm water, a turbo dryer, air program. The windscreen washer liquid, selected according to the season, can significantly increase the average check.
We recommend thinking about mandatory services such as a washbasin and a toilet — customers will be grateful. Or, for example, a vending machine with hot drinks, which you can warm up after washing.
We advise you to take care of the operators separately. Warm uniforms and comfortable conditions in the workplace encourage employees of the self-service car wash to go out to customers, help and train them to use the equipment, and not to sleep in a technical room in an embrace with underfloor heating pipes. As a result, you will not have to spend money on repairing foam guns, when some people grab them at a temperature of -20.
* A reminder for those operators and customers
If you operate the car in winter, you still need to wash it at least once or twice a month to wash off ice, dirt, reagents from the body and wheels and protect it from corrosion.