Karcher Car Wash InfoWhy does Comtec Wash Systems endorse Karcher Car Wash Equipment?
Karcher is the gold standard of modern car washes worldwide; the pinnacle of design, engineering and cleaning.
A Karcher automatic car wash is designed to clean first and foremost. Highly polished steel, like flawless diamonds. That’s the Karcher way. The type of wash that keeps the most demanding customers coming back. Karcher's emphasis on cleaning guarantees the best touch free cleaning when compared to any other touchless car wash system on the market today. Karcher's technology allows the machine to get closer to the vehicle surface than ever thought possible. Hotter water and more pressure equals better cleaning and highly satisfied customers.
Beware of other generic automatic car wash equipment that is designed with blinking lights, neon colors, and fancy signs that are focused mainly on getting the customer through the bay as fast as possible. Throughput is important, but only if the customers are happy with the effectiveness of the wash that they've just paid for. Customers come to a car wash not to be entertained but to leave with the cleanest car possible.
Karcher automatic car wash equipment was formally introduced to the United States in 2004, after substantial field testing in Europe. Comtec Wash Systems, located in Denver, Colorado, immediately acknowledged the possiblities that the Karcher technology offered and began adapting them to the harsh Rocky Mountain environment. Over the years, Comtec has perfected installation of the Opti 8000 Touchless Automatic. Here are 3 automatic washes Comtec has intimate experience with:
Now a central distribution point in the western region of the United States, Comtec Wash Systems has become well known for installation of Karcher Equipment as well as for the technical and parts support they offer throughout the country for the many different models of Karcher Automatic Machines.
How long has Karcher been in business?
Karcher planted its roots in Germany in 1935. In 1950, Europe's first hot water high pressure cleaner was patented by Alfred Karcher. Karcher began ground-breaking work with commercial vehicle washes in 1982, and by 1994 had launched the first genuine high-pressure vehicle wash in Europe. In the year 2000, Karcher introduced the CHH 8000, which has now become the gold standard in touch-free washing throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
Where does Karcher come from?
Alfred Karcher began his career in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. However the heart of the company is now located in Winnenden just outside of Stuttgart, Germany.
All equipment and parts for Karcher Systems continue to be manufactured out of Germany and are exported to the United States in high demand.
How can I purchase a Karcher Automatic Car Wash System?
First, call Comtec Wash Systems at 303-233-7667 or fill out our on-line form. Initial conversations will help you to determine how much land you will need, what financing is available, and how many bays you should install depending on the demographics at your chosen location. Once you have settled into one of Comtec's 'Design and Build' programs, Comtec will begin making phone calls and placing orders on your behalf. Coordination of the professional build and install team is what Comtec does best.
Are Karcher parts hard to get?
Karcher parts are warehoused in the United States and are readily available for shipment to any location throughout the country from Comtec Wash Systems, Inc., a knowledgeable member of the Karcher Distribution Network. Contact Comtec Wash Systems if you are looking for parts for any Karcher model.
How long does a Karcher automatic last?
As with any machine, a good indicator as to the longevity of the equipment is in the amount of care and preventative maintenance performed over time. Comtec Wash Systems thoroughly trains all new Karcher owners, provides manuals for all aspects of the Karcher Machines, and has created a "PM Checklist" by day, week, month, and year, so that you can always stay in front of the curve. Furthermore, Comtec employs a fully trained technical department that offers phone support around the clock so that you can keep your machine running smoothly. Keep in mind that there are automatics almost a decade old that are operating at the same high level that they did at install. A Karcher Automatic has a great return on investment when proper attention is given to the machine.
What maintenance will I need to do in order to keep it running?
Comtec has created a Preventative Maintenance Schedule for each Karcher Machine installed. General maintenance is required, as with any other machine. Comtec will train you after installation, and will provide you with phone support and even on-site service calls if need be. General knowledge of how to grease fittings , lube and tighten chains, clean out tips and nozzles, change hoses and seals, etc.... is gained quickly as you keep up on the preventative maintenance recommended by Comtec.
How many damage claims on average should I expect?
Because you are dealing with the public in the customer service industry, you will inevitably experience claims, whether true or false. Karcher has more safety measures than any other machine on the market. That being said, one of our installed Karcher Car Washes has been open for 4 years and has washed over 100,000 vehicles without a single claim. Of course there can be no gaurantee on such a variable, but overall Karcher Equipment is the safest equipment you will find.
How does Karcher compare in cost to other machines on the market?
Karcher Automatics are the best of the best. When performing comparisons between Karcher and other automatic machines, Karcher does come in a bit higher for a reason. They don't cut corners in manufacturing, they don't utilize unnecessary gimicks or programs, and they do focus on washing the vehicle the first time through the bay. In other words, if you buy a Ferrari, you expect to have the quality, comfort, and performance of a Ferrari. If you buy Yugo, you get a Yugo. Enough said.
Will I make more money with a Karcher System?
There can be no guarantees as to the gross income of any machine. However, a properly installed Karcher System in a good location that is well maintained and operated will out-clean any other touchless automatic on the market. Customer satisfaction is greater with a Karcher, therefore increasing return visits and effective word-of-mouth marketing. As with any business, a solid marketing plan is required for success. Having a great machine to back up your claims will only help to launch you into major profits.
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