Over the last decade, environmental consciousness has really started to increase in popularity, especially when it comes to vehicles. Readily available on the market are electric vehicles that help decrease the amount of emissions seeping into the atmosphere. Regardless of whether you drive an electric vehicle or a gas-guzzling truck however, there are additional actions you can take to help protect the environment.
One that often goes overlooked and can make a big difference is how you wash your car. During the wash process gallons of water and tough abrasive chemicals are being used. A new trend that has recently started to become prevalent is waterless car washes. Some folks may seem skeptical of the idea but a closer look at the facts shows the benefits to using waterless car washes.
• Save 20 to 50 gallons of water per vehicle
• Easy to apply
• Saves time
• Save approximately $300 per car, per year with waterless car washing at home.
Maybe you have heard of waterless car washing before but have been skeptical to try it due to misinformation. Below are three of the most common myths about waterless car washes.
1. Waterless cleaners will scratch your car’s surface – As long as you follow all instructions on your car cleaning product and use the proper technique, there should be no way a waterless cleaner scratches your car’s surface. A good tip to ensure this does not happen is to use a 100% cotton terry cloth to wipe the surface of your vehicle. Follow all instructions provided by the car cleaning product.
2. Waterless cleaners hurt the environment – Make sure to purchase a VOC compliant formula
3. All waterless wash and wax products are the same – There are a variety of waterless cleaning products. Some of them come in aerosol cans, while others come in bottles and separate spray pumps. Furthermore, some brands are carnauba wax-based, while others are polish-based.