Some things to consider before converting to a Mini Express Tunnel
Converting your car wash to a Mini Express can count when it comes to your bottom line, but how can you determine if a conversion is the right choice for you?
What to consider
Survey the space: Get out your measuring tape! To convert, you have to have the right amount of space. A mini-tunnel is usually a minimum of 35’ in length, and can fit into a standard sized bay, which is typically 40’ long and 16’ wide.
Property perimeters: The right property is key to maintaining a good traffic flow. Do you have a sufficient amount of room to accommodate cars turning in and out of the tunnel, and room for vehicles to stack?
Terrific traffic: It’s not as simple as ‘if you build it, they will come.’ What are your current traffic and car counts like? Does converting make sense based on your volume? If you are losing customers based on long wait times, or to express tunnels down the street, that’s a good indicator that conversion could be right for your site.
Critical competition: Who are the other people in your neighbourhood, your competition? What are they offering? Is it a similar service to what you already provide?
Put verve into your volume: An express tunnel has 4-10 times the throughput capacity than rollovers. And, customer wait time is considerably shorter. For example, in a queue of 20 cars, customers will typically not have to wait more than 6 minutes in line.
Bigger bucks: You could increase your revenue per car by adding up-sells such as wheel dressing and tire cleaning to the menu.
More money in your pocket: Touch car wash systems use less chemicals and energy, so you’ll also save on costs.
But isn’t it a lot of time and hassle to convert?
NO! We start with preparing the site, by ensuring the building is ready and the proper utility requirements are in place. Then, we install the equipment, including the wash equipment and point of sale system. Our streamlined process results in minimal downtime to get you operating quickly and efficiently.
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