Tunnel Buildings

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Tunnel Car Wash Structures

A sleek, modern & durable car wash building is a major factor to the success of your car wash business. At New Horizons, we provide all three. Our tunnel car wash structures are one of our more popular options and generate great revenue for commercial operations.

We build clear glass structures and tunnel buildings specifically for automatic car washes. Made almost entirely of glass, our buildings are a beautiful upgrade to the more traditional car wash buildings. As people tend to prefer one type of car wash over another, oftentimes car wash business owners will add a self service car wash enclosure to an automatic or tunnel car wash to provide clients with a choice between the two.

New Horizons provides a number of options that will allow you to customize your car wash tunnel building to fit your business's needs. We build our different models in five standard building sizes, and custom sizes are also available. The options are endless to customize your commercial car wash structure! We offer a choice in color, materials and upgrades including vacuum islands, equipment rooms, chaseway, roof panels and knee walls.

Tunnel structures are great for handling high volume traffic and provide a short wait time for your customers which will keep them coming back! They typically require low labor as your customers can easily drive their cars through the tunnel structure.

All of our tunnel structures come in five standard car wash size options. Size is an important factor when designing your car wash building. Keep in mind a larger building such as our tunnel structures, not only improves your car wash’s performance, it also gives you more flexibility with the types of car wash equipment you can use. Using lights in a larger car wash building gives you an enhanced street presence. Additionally, a larger tunnel structure will give you a greater output, which means more revenue for your car wash business.

Tunnel Options

New Horizons offers a variety of ways to customize your tunnel structure. We offer a large variety of colors to compliment your brand. Need some decals on your fascia? No problem. Faux brick finish? We can do that too. Add a gable awning overhang, tack on an equipment room, adjust your structure size and layout to your hearts content. Add a pay station canopy to your entrance and add protection from the elements for your customers and increase your curb appeal.

Structure Color

Let your car wash stand out with the color customization options available from New Horizons! All New Horizons touchless car washes buildings are constructed of powder coated aluminum in your choice of over 80 different colors. For your car wash construction, you can also choose custom colors for your automatic car wash building. Custom colors allow you to match your logo or branding while attracting customers’ attention to your car wash.

Knee Wall Upgrades

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Retractable Roof Panels

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Equipment Rooms

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Car Wash Size Considerations

Many of the most successful car washes aren’t big or flashy. But if you want your new business to stand out, there’s a number of benefits to building the biggest facility possible:

  • improved output for higher profit margins
  • better visibility to attract drive-by traffic
  • more potential for expansion down the road
  • ability to offer custom detailing services and other premium features
  • improved drying time adds to a more professional-looking end product

Additional Features

Frame
Pre-engineered and fabricated modular building compromised of extruded aluminum and factory welds of such thickness and depth as to satisfy loading requirements. Makes use of concealed base sidewall fasteners. Overhead doors are framed for 10’x10′ doors, not supplied by New Horizons.
Delivery
Consolidated to a single delivery directly to your work site on factory trucks to assure on time scheduling.
Chaseway
Our powder coated aluminum chaseway is a great way to hold gas, electricity and water supply lines in an attractive conduit. A chaseway is a necessary addition to any automatic car washes building.
General Structural Specification
Rigid framed aluminum, polycarbonate and glass glazed structure, sold as a complete unit.
Engineering
Stamped drawings are site specific and reflect individual location requirements.
Installation
Installed by factory personnel or your general contractor.
Fasteners
All fasteners used are stainless steel.
Roof Glazing
Ten millimeter; co-extruded, CC-1 fire rated, bronze tint polycarbonate panel (per CCSI International, Inc. specifications).
Exterior Passageway Doors

Exterior passageway doors allow personnel to access the main car wash building. Car wash construction that includes heavy duty aluminum doors provide secured access. Passageway doors are effective safety measures for customers using your facility and also aid in meeting local building code requirements.

Sidewall Glazing

Single glazed clear tempered safety glass panels measuring 46″ x 125.25″ x 5mm. Double glazed tempered safety glass available.

Personnel Doors

Personnel entry doors in wash bay fabricated with extruded aluminum and tempered safety glass.

Finish
Factory applied electrostatic powder coated surface per customer approval of color provides superior protection and appearance.

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