I would assume that there are more than one model of touchless wash, so any comments that anyone - short of someone in the touchless car wash business - makes are going to be specific to the carwash that they are visiting.echo7 said:is it true that touchless car wash doesnt clean thoroughly , especially in the winter time when the car is most likely covered with salt and mud...
Frank, I'm just curious how you know this. Are you in the car wash business? Do you actually know how the water system is plumbed? Or, are you just speculating?[email protected] said:Touchless car washes don't really clean the car too well and tend to use reclycled salty water.
spin156 said:Frank, I'm just curious how you know this. Are you in the car wash business? Do you actually know how the water system is plumbed? Or, are you just speculating?
I have a friend who just opened a commercial paint shop in Massachusetts and he is telling me that any business that is using water from the local supply must meet REALLY strict guidelines about any water they discharge. He told me that the water being discharged is as clean, or even cleaner, than the water that is going into his business. I don't know how it is in Canada, but things have changed in the States and discharging dirty water just does not fly here anymore. The penalties for discharging pollutants are very high. Sure, there are old, existing businesses that have not come up to spec yet, but new businesses will never get liscensed to start without meeting very strict guidelines.
If your touchless car wash does not do a good job, you should find one that does. I'm having excellent results with mine.
I am using the Kamal's Car Wash on Rt.28 in Salem. It's a little north of the Barnes&Noble mini mall and just before Dave's Toy Store (used cars). I have used that one at the 102 Mobil and you're right about it. I think it's important to note that these gas station "add-on" car washes all seem to be completely unattended. At Kamal's there is someone there during normal business hours. So, since Kamal's is just a car wash, they have a vested interest in doing a better job than the competition. But, it is open 24/7. I know that if you're in Hudson you might be 15 minutes away or 40 minutes away, depending on where you live. If you get to Salem, I'd recommend trying it out. If, for nothing else, you'll get to see how it compares. I tried Scrub-A-Dub (a well known and popular Boston area chain of carwashes) in Salem, and the new car wash at the Rt.97 Mobil in Methuen and then Kamal's opened. The other two were very good, but not touchless ;-(Matrix1 said:Spin
Where do you go ? I live in Hudson NH....Just went to one last night on 102 Mobil on the run and cant say it did a great job. It was touchless but my lower rear end and rocker panels were still dirty.Most of the crap came off but not that good.
I would say that they are re using the water instead of discharging it.They may be filtering somewhat for washing but anything that gets released out of the carwash is probably filtered through a different system.Just guessing BTW.
A few years back their was a news paper article stating how "acidic" the water was at the carwashes (remember they need to heat the water too, very $$ in the winter), since they recycled it. Hence washing your car at these places was a bad thing.Frank, I'm just curious how you know this. Are you in the car wash business? Do you actually know how the water system is plumbed? Or, are you just speculating?