Just What’s Meant by Fleet Washing, Anyway?

Posted by Skye Robinson | July 26, 2016 | blog, Newsletter

How does Fleet Clean wash vehicles so quickly?If you’ve been considering outsourcing your fleet cleaning, you might be wondering just what that means. You know what it looks like at your facility when your staff tackles washing your commercial vehicles. But what does it look like when you hire a vendor to do it for you?

To give you a fleet washing 101 introduction to what you can expect, below is a description of the exterior fleet washing services offered by Fleet Clean. (We also offer other services such as trailer washouts and detailed cab cleaning but we’ll save those for another day.)

These services described below might not be representative of every mobile fleet washing service out there, but seeing what we offer will help you to know what the options are when you set out to choose a vendor.

When it comes to washing the exterior of the vehicles, we prefer to offer a wide range of services so you can get just what you need when you need it, not more and not less. That’s why we offer four different types of exterior washes you can choose from, so you can use the one that best fits your need at a particular time.

  • At the most basic level, we offer a maintenance rinse, for those times when a vehicle is relatively clean but needs a simple spray-down rinse.
  • If you need a bit more of a scrubbing on a routine basis, we offer a maintenance wash. The maintenance wash includes a thorough rinsing of the vehicle, as well as a hand-brush washing using biodegradable soap. This service also includes scrubbing the wheels and tires, and a final rinse to ensure that all soap is removed.
  • For a vehicle in need of more than a maintenance wash, we offer a semi-detail wash. This service includes everything mentioned above, and using a degreasing agent if necessary. It also includes scrubbing the wheels and tires, and spraying the frame rails to remove dirt and grease.
  • The most thorough of our mobile fleet washing services is the detail wash. The detail wash includes everything mentioned in the services above, but after the final rinse to ensure that all soap is removed, we apply a tire finish and we hand dry the vehicle to ensure a spot-free shine. Chances are that your fleet wouldn’t need this kind of detailed wash each and every time, but it’s nice to get the thorough job done once in a while and to have a spotless shiny truck take to the road!

These are the fleet washing services we offer, and other vendors might have a different list. But at least you can see what the options are so you are a bit more informed when you start looking around at your options. Also note that we offer much more than the exterior cleaning among our services, but we’ll dig into those in another article on another day.


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