3 Common Issues that Reduce Presoak Performance

3 Common Issues that Reduce Presoak Performance

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If you own a car wash, you know that sparkling cars are what keeps customers coming back. Keeping your equipment in working order and your business stocked with quality chemicals is integral to the success of your business. A good presoak, in particular, can do wonders to loosen dirt and grime from a vehicle before detergent is applied. Carwash magazine emphasizes the importance of a good presoak when they call it “Your wash’s FIRST and LAST Impression.” Understanding the problems that can reduce the performance of your presoak will help improve the final result and leave your customers’ vehicles glistening. 

  • Use the Right Water: Hard water can negatively impact the performance of your presoak. Hard water can react with certain components in chemicals to reduce their effectiveness, ultimately reducing how clean cars come out at the end of the wash. 
  • Ensure Equipment is Functioning Correctly: Malfunctioning equipment can affect the dispersal and dilution ratios of the chemicals you are using. Inconsistencies in water pressure, for instance, can result in disrupted spray patterns. The dilution ratio you are using is also a precise balance: if you use too little chemical, the product may not work as effectively. If you use too much, you wind up pouring money down the drain with each wash. When equipment is responsible for a subpar wash, it’s crucial to get a repair as soon as possible. 
  • Purchase Quality Chemicals: If cars aren’t coming out clean on the other side of your wash, the chemicals you are using could be to blame. Using a quality presoak is important to making sure that you reach the desired end result every time. Renew Car Care only carries quality products from ChemQuest and, if you aren’t certain which chemicals to include in your lineup, our consultants are happy to discuss your options with you. 

Expert Consulting Services

Experienced car wash owners know that having a reliable supplier of high-quality chemicals is an important part of keeping your business up and running. However, if you’re new to the industry, you might have questions on how to get started and what supplies to choose. Renew Car Care offers expert consulting services to help experienced and inexperienced business owners alike to improve their customer’s experiences. Our team has extensive experience in the car wash industry, and can answer your questions on a number of topics, from chemicals and equipment to marketing and promotion options. 

Quality Presoaks and Detergents from Renew Car Care

When customers’ cars aren’t coming as clean as you’d like them to be, a number of culprits can be to blame. Thankfully, there is often a straightforward solution to getting things back in top order. Diagnosing issues with presoaks and performance issues in your car wash is best done with the help of a professional. Contact us at Renew Car Care today to schedule an appointment with one of our consultants. We are available to answer questions about how best we can assist your business. 

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