The Technology of A Smart Car Wash

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Shining Star Car Wash is always trying to raise the bar, giving every car a customized car wash by incorporating new technology and evolving our own best practices.

To tailor the wash for each vehicle, our current wash system uses three-dimensional mapping software. A proprietary system of ultrasonic sensors and infrared photoelectric sensors scan the vehicle as soon as it enters the automatic in-bay and the first chemical is applied to create the extremely detailed 3D map.

An algorithm is used in the software program to determine how the carwash equipment should be positioned throughout the wash, using data from the map. “By ensuring each piece of equipment knows where it is supposed to be at all times, the system increases our throughput.” says James Platz, founder of Shining Star Car Wash. 

As a traditional setup, sensors are attached to each piece of equipment and react when a car is approaching. Sensors are only repositioned once the car is present, which results in a reactive setup that wastes time.

“We’re able to get the car a lot cleaner than if we were just moving the autos through free spinning and hanging foam fingers,” Platz said. “We end up getting your vehicle through a lot quicker because we know ahead of time exactly what we’re going to do.”

Enter Shining Star Car Wash and you’re entering a Green Wash. We practice energy saving and water conservation solutions to protect our environment, without compromising your vehicle’s optimal smart wash experience. For example, we minimize water usage by balancing environmentally-friendly soaps and waxes with aeration technology. Our smart wash manages the mixture of air, water and cleaners to minimize waste and maximize the performance of our chemistry.

Washing your car at home uses 10 times more water and contaminates the underground water supply with soap and road oils from driveway runoff. Going Green makes all the difference in the World.

Dual Foam Cleaners and Foam Fingers that don’t hold dirt. Our foam fingers clean your vehicle and polish the surface at the same time. Our specially-formulated ultra foaming solution doesn’t hold dirt and thereby delivering the cleanest application to every vehicle.

Every precaution and care. The clean water that goes on your car is heated and softened and part of our overall green wash technique.

Ceramic Shield. Never paste wax your car again because this special liquid polymer protects like no other product, generating a deep, glossy shine that gets more brilliant with each application. An ultimate shine and water beading is produced that’s amazing and enables your paint, glass, wheels, trim and plastic to repel dirt and grime better and longer.

At Shining Star Car Wash, we are all about Serious Cleaning and Serious Commitment. We towel dry every car by hand because it is the best way to finish a superior wash. Our commitment begins with service and technology. FREE wheel cleaner, wax, and vacuuming. Fast 4 minute process.
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