What Factors Should Be Considered When Choosing Bus Washing Equipment?
Like any long-term business investment, choosing a bus wash system should be an informed and considered decision. Keeping your fleet of buses clean is important to project a professional image and reduce the chances of mechanical problems because of accumulations of dirt, but there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution that will suit all operators of bus fleets.
Instead, by considering the following factors that are relevant to your business, you can identify a bus wash system that accurately meets your needs:
How Often Do You Need To Wash Your Buses?
How often you wash your buses depends on several factors, such as the time of year, the weather conditions, and the routes on which they operate. You may need to wash your vehicles every day, weekly, or monthly, or to change the frequency when necessary.
Britannia Wash Systems offer a variety of bus wash systems which can accommodate different numbers of vehicles. For example, one system can wash up to 80 buses every hour in succession, whereas another can process 50 vehicles. By understanding your future needs, we can ensure your chosen system meets your requirements.
What Size Is Your Fleet?
The size of your bus fleet is an important consideration, as the type of bus wash system you install will determine how many vehicles you can have in service at a given time. Few bus or coach operators have large numbers of surplus vehicles to bring into action when others are off the road for washing: the larger your fleet, the more routes you are likely to be operating. Therefore, it is likely that you will need to speed the vehicles through the bus wash quickly, rather than have them idling unnecessarily.
If you have a high number of vehicles, your bus wash system must be able to cope with the demand by offering greater capacity to clean as many buses as possible in a particular timeframe.
Where Will Your Bus Wash System Be Installed?
It is important to consider where your bus wash system will be installed, as you will need to have sufficient space, not only for the system, but also for long vehicles to manoeuvre. While a large outdoor space may seem to be the ideal location for a bus wash system, in most circumstances this is not possible as the hoses may freeze during winter, putting the system out of action and increasing the risk of damage to components.
We can provide expert advice about the best wash system for your premises, to ensure that your facility is accessible and usable throughout the year.
How Much Can You Afford To Spend?
Like all business decisions, a bus wash system should deliver a healthy Return on Investment (RoI). When planning your budget, the cost-per-wash is the most important metric. The price will vary, depending on the type of system you choose, the size of your fleet, and how often you wash your vehicles.
By working out the price-per-wash, you can determine how much you are able to spend, both as an initial investment and once the system is up and running.
Contact Us For Professional Advice
For support investing in the best type of bus washing system for your business, please call our knowledgeable team on +44 1789 400096 or send us a message and one of our team will respond promptly.