Frequently Asked Questions
AUTEC has been around for nearly 40 years and has carved out a reputation as leading car wash manufacturer for a reason. We design proven systems that are durable and last for the long haul. Our all stainless steel construction provides our partners with unprecedented wash quality, profitable and trouble-free operation, and long-term durability. We offer a wide array of customization so your car wash system can be built exactly how you need for your site. In addition, we offer the full spectrum of support to our partners – from start to finish we will be there with you every step of the way. Our proven construction and elite customer service is what truly separates us from other manufacturers.
Once you select AUTEC as your car wash system provider, we will be happy to provide a site analysis and site-specific drawings for the best use of your space.
There are several factors to consider when trying to decide what type of car wash solution is best for your business. It is important to consider all options so that your final decision will ensure a strong customer base for your car wash. AUTEC provides innovative car wash solutions for soft touch, touch free, and a combination of both. Our seasoned AUTEC team will walk you through the benefits of each and help you make an informed decision for your specific location.
AUTEC has a national network of distributors and service partners who will install your equipment and service it. Your general contractor will handle all permitting and site preparation (Example: paving, concrete, electrical, plumbing, water, sewer, gas, permitting, stamped drawings, fees, water, and etc.) AUTEC does the rest!
AUTEC corporate service technicians or a team of factory-trained service personnel from your local distributor’s office will provide service for your equipment based on a customized maintenance program or you may desire to attend our factory training at your convenience.
AUTEC or our distributor will answer service calls within 24 hours. We have a technical service team available for telephone consultation during regular business hours and an emergency service technician available for after-hours emergencies.
An AUTEC car wash will boost your sales! Statistics show as much as a 16% increase in gasoline sales and as much as a 10% increase in in-store sales.
That’s entirely up to the convenience store operator but from a functionality standpoint, Yes! We have many car wash operators who pay the convenience store a commission to offer and sell the car wash at the gas island via pay at the pump.
AUTEC systems accept Cash, Coins, Credit, Debit, Tokens, Coupons, Codes, Membership Clubs, and Crypto.
No – Every AUTEC system is fully automatic. We do have a “Routine Checklist,” for operators and we recommend a customized regular maintenance program for your location, which would be provided by AUTEC’s local, factory-trained distributor. For ease of operation, you may consider cameras and remote paging systems and keeping the car wash and surrounding areas tidy, attracts more customers, but, for the most part, sit back and collect your money.
AUTEC works with several leasing companies that specialize in car wash equipment financing as well as SBA lending specialists. We’ll be happy to provide you with their contact information.
Once your site is prepared and your equipment is delivered, we can typically have your car wash up and running in 7-10 days.
Your ROI is directly related to the number of cars washed and the average price point. AUTEC can provide a demographic study of your proposed location to see if the ideal statistics are there to support your car wash business. We can also provide you with a proforma that is specific to your site and the recommended equipment you are considering.
Ready To Partner?
You’re welcome to call us right now at 800-438-3028. Our customer service team can answer any questions you have.
To schedule a time to chat, request more info, or send us your questions, reach out to us today!