Cincinnati, Ohio

TokensDirect is a division of Osborne Coinage Co., America’s oldest private mint. With over 1.5 million tokens in over 250 designs, sizes, and metals, TokensDirect is the largest token supplier in the Americas.

What’s News/Best Seller • High-Security Tokens.

Advantages/Features • Using tokens rather than quarters or cash to activate start cycles or extend-time at car washes can help eliminate theft and vandalism, especially in unattended areas where these problems are most prevalent. Often the repairs required to replace faceplates and coin mechanisms when thieves break into coin boxes far exceed the value of the cash loss. A variety of options allow car wash owners to select the tokens which best suit their needs — from standard brass tokens to replace quarters, to those minted with the establishment name and logo valued at $1 or more, to high-security tokens which eliminate the threat of cross-acceptance. Available in standard designs for immediate shipment, or in custom designs featuring the car wash logo and marketing message, in brass, bronze, and other metals.

Contact • TokensDirect,
2851 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45225.
Toll free: (866) 274-0868.

SONNY’S The CarWash Factory

Tamarac, Florida

Forward thinking professional car wash investors and owner/operators partner with Sonny’s because of its leadership, reliability, and expertise. Sonny’s education and software products support profitability and its conveyorized car wash innovations, parts, and supplies keep your business growing.

What’s New/Best Seller • SONNY’S Safety Kit.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S Safety Kit is an assortment of items specifically gathered for the car wash industry. The kit includes the following components: safety signage, emergency signage, eye wash station, emergency shower, lockout station, lockout safety poster, SDS compliance center, right to know SDS poster, training poster, ear plugs, disposable gloves, glove box dispenser, safety glasses, ratchet faceshield assembly, bib apron, half mask respirator, chemical cartridge, three-piece rainsuit, first aid kit, floor safety sign, chemical resistant gloves, warning sign, and high voltage warning sign.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • SONNY’S The CarWash Factory,
5605 Hiatus Road,
Tamarac, FL 33321.
(954) 720-4100.
Toll free: (800) 327-8723.
Fax: (954) 779-2484.
Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049.

Rowe Bill Changers LLC

Richland Hills, Texas

Rowe Bill Changers is a pioneer in the design and production of reliable and durable credit card to token changers, bill breakers, bill recyclers, and bill changers for all types of car wash locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • MEI Combo Acceptor.

Advantages/Features • Car wash locations are safer with reduced vandalism when using tokens and credit cards. Rowe uses PCI compliant, wireless USA Technologies’ ePort components to provide credit card acceptance in Rowe token dispensing machines. Car wash operators can honor MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover all for the low transaction fee of 2.55%. The MEI combo bill acceptor also handles $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available toll free.

Price • Available from a Rowe distributor.

Contact • Rowe Bill Changers LLC,
7121 Belton St.,
Richland Hills, TX 76118.
(817) 284-0201.
Toll free: (800) 669-7693.
Fax: (817) 284-0270.

Rugged CCTV

Kemp, Texas

Rugged CCTV manufactures and/or assembles an extensive and growing line of security cameras and digital video recorders to accomplish many tasks at all types of sites.

What’s New/Best Seller • The N-SPEX System.

Advantages/Features • The N-SPEX System is used to document the condition of vehicles, from various camera positions and angles, as they enter the wash, during service, and as they leave the facility. Authorized personnel may view live or pre-recorded footage of each vehicle to detect damage or unsafe conditions, and to quickly determine if the damage or unsafe condition was pre-existing, happened while at the facility, or afterleaving the facility. The system gives owners the high resolution tools they need to avoid most damage claims.

Contact • Rugged CCTV,
201 N. Elm Street,
Kemp, TX 75143.
Toll free (866) 301-2288.
Fax: (903) 498-8989.

Lock America Inc.

Corona, California

For more than 30 years, Lock America has designed, manufactured, and marketed innovative security locks and security hardware for a wide range of industries that demand security.

What’s New/Best Seller • Comprehensive Key Control Systems for the Various Locks in a Car Wash.

Advantages/Features • A full range of lock options for the car wash and auto service industries: padlocks, disk locks, plug and cam locks, as well as specialty locks such as The Pit Bull car lock and locks for automatic payment modules, all of which can be keyed alike and registered exclusively to each customer.

Service/Installation • All of Lock America’s customer key codes are maintained on its secure database. Most locks can be easily retrofitted to replace original equipment locks.

Contact • Lock America Inc.,
9168 Stellar Court,
Corona, CA 92883.
(951) 277-5180.
Toll free: (800) 422-2866.
Fax: (951) 277-5170.
Toll free fax: (888) 422-2866.