Description of a C-Store/Petro business model:

  • Sell car washes at the fuel pumps or inside the C-store with the cashier.

Customers can select and pay for their wash either through a prompt at the fuel pump or through the cashier in the C-store.  Their receipt prints with a one-time use wash code that customer can redeem at the Auto Sentry in front of the wash. The customer may also purchase extras at the time of redemption and pay for those extras at the Autos Sentry.  The Auto Sentry loads the controller with the purchased wash package selection. 


  • Features

1. Convenient for the customer to be able to add their wash to an existing sale.

2. High-margin incremental profits for the business owner.

3. The system can be set up with the wash next to the C-Store or in another location completely.


Innovative Control Systems (ICS)

The concept for Innovative Control Systems (ICS) began in 1981 when Kevin Detrick purchased a defunct car wash in Stroudsburg, PA. After developing a number of innovative solutions that helped streamline operations and improve profitability at his own car wash he founded ICS, and in 1988, began marketing those products to fellow car wash operators throughout the Northeast.

Innovative Control Systems (ICS)

Over the past 30 years Kevin's keen insights in the areas of process control, software management, and equipment automation have resulted in numerous ground-breaking products that have been sold to ICS's 15,000+ car wash sites in 32 countries spread across 5 continents. In addition, ICS has achieved many important milestones recently, including:

Innovative Control Systems (ICS)

Now, after 30 years of developing the car wash industry's leading technology, ICS's mission remains the same:

Innovative Control Systems (ICS)