When it comes to the cleaning of large-scale vehicles such as lorries and large commercial vans, employing the right washing system can make all the difference. While standard wash systems cater to everyday vehicles, often on a smaller scale, such as cars, truck wash systems stand out due to their specialist design and functionalities which are tailored to meet the unique needs of commercial trucks. 

If you are considering investing in a truck wash system, then it is vital to thoroughly understand the differences between the two types of system to ensure that your fleet of vehicles is maintained to the highest standards and that you obtain a healthy return on investment (ROI) in the long-term.

In this article, we’ll explore how truck wash systems and standard wash systems differ.

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Catering For Larger Vehicles

The most apparent difference between truck wash systems and standard wash systems is their size and capacity. Truck wash systems are designed to accommodate the substantial dimensions of lorries, which are taller and wider than regular vehicles, thereby ensuring comprehensive coverage. Equipped with specialist apparatus that is capable of reaching every inch of the vehicle, including the sides, roof, and undercarriage, these systems make it far easier to achieve exceptional standards of cleanliness.

Optimising Water And Chemical Consumption

Typically, manual washing results in the large consumption of water and chemicals, most of which is lost at the end of the cleaning cycle down drains. In contrast, truck wash systems achieve greater efficiency as water and cleaning agents are used more sparingly without compromising on the efficacy of the clean. These systems are adept at optimising the use of resources, delivering highly effective cleaning without unnecessary waste. Integral water reclamation and recycling systems help to reduce waste and minimise the impact on the environment, enabling your business to promote its commitment to sustainability by reducing its dependence on finite resources.

Delivering Effective Results Through Customisation

Flexibility is a hallmark of commercial truck wash systems, offering an array of customisable wash programmes that are tailored to the size and type of trucks, levels of dirtiness, and specific cleaning needs. Whether dealing with heavy-duty transport, sensitive cargo, or tackling varying degrees of grime, truck wash systems can be fine-tuned to deliver the exact cleaning regimen required, ensuring high-quality results for every vehicle that passes through.

Eliminating Stubborn Dirt

Lorries are exposed to intense levels of dirt, grease, and grime every day, often travelling along roads that are plastered in mud or, in winter, grit salt, which can accumulate on mechanical components, causing degradation and corrosion. To effectively remove it, strong cleaning power is essential, which may not be provided by standard wash systems. Truck washing machines feature higher-pressure nozzles and potent detergents that are specifically designed to remove the most stubborn of residues commonly found on lorries. With enhanced cleaning capabilities, they can tackle the toughest grime, leaving trucks gleaming and revitalised.

Get In Touch To Find Out More

If you are interested in finding out more about our automated truck wash systems, please get in touch with Britannia Wash Systems for free advice and information.


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