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Your self-serve maintenance schedule

Follow this list of what to do on a daily, monthly and yearly basis.

August 06, 2013
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Provided by CustomKraft

Periodic maintenance enhances income, as well as, the life of the equipment. Regular cleaning improves the customer’s experience by providing a sanitary work environment. The saying goes, “You can’t clean a car in a dirty bay”, and it also stands to reason that vehicles get cleaner in a spotless bay. Consistent maintenance and performance checks prevent issues from becoming large expenses.

CustomKraft provides a recommended maintenance checklist:


• Wash bays with high-pressure

• Drop coins in each meter (bays, vacuums and vendors) to insure smooth operation

• Operate each bay cycle, check for correct pressure, delivery and leaks

• Operate vacuums, check hoses, ends and suction

• Operate bill changer, check for easy bill acceptance and proper change

• Check chemical levels

• Pick-up trash on and around facility

• Empty trash receptacles


• Check pump oil for level and make sure it is free of water

• Drain water from air compressor

• Check salt level and refill water softener brine reservoir

• Clean-out vacuum debris bins

• Sweep or wash down parking lot

• Check sediment level in bay pits

• Check product level in vendors


• Check timer settings for bay lights

• Clean filter bags on vacuums

• Change 5 micron pre-filter on reverse osmosis system

• Check hoses, guns, brushes and nozzles for wear


• Check drive belts for tension and wear

• Lubricate locks with graphite


• Change pump oil

• Change air compressor oil

• Change activated carbon media on reverse osmosis system


• Replace vacuum motors

• Clean walls and parking lot with pressure washer

• Paint exposed metal

CustomKraft Industries, Inc. of North Little Rock, AK, is a manufacturer of self-service carwash equipment. For more information, visit t www.customkraft.comor call 800-869-1448.

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