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Highlights from the Annual CCA Carwash Tour

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With more than 130 carwash owners and operators in attendance, the CCA Carwash Tour was another resounding hit with participants getting them an insiders view of what makes each carwash site such a success. CCA members and non-members alike departed from Toronto Congress Centre on the first day of the Convenience U CARWACS Show and travelled to three CCA member carwash sites. The tour visited Klassic Carwash, Shell in Mississauga and Auto Spa in Burlington, ON.

At Klassic, Garry Grewal & his nephews, Tony & Rozi Thind joined forces two years ago and put their combined expertise to work at the Derry Road location. Most of the car wash equipment has been replaced with SONNY'S equipment and a new 12 car FREE VACUUM area with equipment and arches from Vac u tech was supplied and installed by Washlinks.

The second site was a Shell Canada location operated by Munish Sachar. The car wash features a touchless in-bay automatic Belanger Kondor Model KL-2 (Dual Arm) manufactured in Northville, Michigan and distributed exclusively by Mondo Products Company Limited. The existing wash system is approximately 2 years old. The dryer is a 50 horsepower Belanger Air Cannon drying system. The site is approximately 11 years old. The system as installed is capable of washing approximately 16 cars per hour and uses approximately 60 gallons of water per vehicle.

The third site, Auto Spa in Burlington was built in 2005 and is a full serve wash facility equipped with a 256 foot long tunnel and 100 foot conveyor belt plus 8 self-serve bays. The automatic wash equipment is 75 percent Macneil Wash and 25 percent Belanger Inc. equipment. The self-serve equipment is Ryco. This site also features a 3 bay Jiffy Lube station and 2 bays for fine detailing.

The CCA would like to thank everyone for attending the tour, with a special thank you to the three CCA member carwashes for generously sharing their facilities with the Carwash Tour participants. Pictures of the event can be found on the CCA website. more

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