1. The customer makes their wash purchase at an unattended terminal.
  2. They drive into the wash bay, put the vehicle in park.
  3. The car wash moves back and forth and / or around the vehicle to clean, and in most cases, dries it.

Types of in-bay automatic car washes

  1. Friction washing cleans the vehicle using chemicals and soft cloth or foam.
  2. Touchless washing uses chemicals and high pressure water to clean the vehicle without touching it.

For more information on this business model or if you have questions about any of our products please contact us.


  • Less Expensive
    • Due to their smaller footprint, in-bay automatic washes are less expensive to build, and will fit on smaller parcels than tunnel and self serve washes. Most car washes found at petrol station / convenience store locations are in-bay automatics.
    • They typically require less maintenance, and have fewer damage claims then tunnel washes. In-bay automatic washes can be operated without full time attendants; allowing for 24 hour operation.

Flex-Service Product Solutions


Auto Passport

Auto Sentry Flex

AS® Flex

AS® Petro

Smartstart Plus

Smartstart Pro

Smartstart Pro

Entrance & Exit Management Sign

Digital Menu Sign

Tunnel Master