10 Green Car Wash Supplies to Use
December 5, 2016
We at DetailXPerts have made it our mission to promote environmentally-friendly auto for the safety of our planet. An important part of this mission is using green car wash supplies that are formulated with biodegradable ingredients. By using these products, you will not only be doing a favor to nature, but also to your health.
Why green car wash supplies?
A widespread myth in the auto detailing industry is that chemically laden car wash products can aggressively attack dirt and grime, while eco-friendly car wash supplies are too “mild” or “soft” for the job. What is not being said is that these chemical products can be very harmful to vehicle surfaces. For instance, using an ammonia-based product will strip away all the protective layers of the paint such as wax and polish, making it dull and lifeless. Using the same product on leather upholstery will lead to premature fading, aging and cracking of the surface in the long run.
Moreover, certain chemicals used in these products can cause severe health problems. Their toxic fumes can cause severe respiratory problems, skin or eye irritation, burns, and even blindness. Some chemicals are even carcinogens!
You might think that by using safety gear such as protective eye wear, gloves and mask will keep you from harm’s way. Unfortunately, the residue of these chemicals are left on the surfaces of a vehicle even after washing and drying. Thus, they can still affect you and your loved ones’ health and well-being.
As for the environment, toxic wastewater from a car wash can contaminate storm drains and waterways. Unbeknownst to you, this toxic water is killing off aquatic plants and life.
Green car wash supplies, on the other hand, provides top quality auto detailing with zero risk to your health and the environment. Even the containers (bottles, cans, etc.) of the products are recyclable. A downside to using organic products is that they tend to be more expensive than their chemical counterparts. Same goes for green auto detailing services. But if you think about the multifaceted benefits, money spent on these is truly a worthwhile investment.
Our list of top 10 green car wash supplies
1. Eco Touch Car Wash Shampoo
This car wash shampoo contains plant-based cleaning agents and is biodegradable, non-toxic and phosphate-free. It gives a beautiful streak-free finish and gently lifts off dirt and grime from the paint without peeling off wax or polish layers.
2. Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash
According to its website, the Waterless Car Wash remains the brand’s top-selling product. This is a great product to use in-between washes – to maintain the shine and cleanliness of your car’s surface. This is a spray-and-wipe car wash that does not require any additional water.
3. Chemical Guys Ecosmart – RU (Ready to Use) Car Wash and Wax
Chemical Guys claims that this product – waterless wash and wax – is one of the first of its kind in the auto detailing market. It not only cleans the surface, but also adds paint protection and shine to it in one go. The formula contains a unique eco-based natural carnauba and all natural detailing clay. It also contains UV protectants! This is a highly rated product among consumers.
4. Nature’s Green Magic Premium Interior Cleaner
This interior cleaner is 100% natural and can be used on upholstery, rubber, vinyl and plastic surfaces. It lifts dirt, cuts through grime and is a powerful stain remover. This is also great for deodorizing the interior.
5. Simple Green All-Wheel Cleaner
This cleaner works wonders when it comes to removing dirt, brake dust, grime, tar, mud and tire shine overspray on wheels. You can use this on chrome, aluminum and mag wheels. This formula is non-corrosive and does not harm your tires in the case of overspray.
6. President’s Choice Green Fragrance-Free All-Purpose Cleaner
This all-purpose cleaner is biodegradable, fragrance and dye free, and made from 97% renewable resources! It is safe to use on all surfaces. It’s not only useful for auto detailing, but also for other household cleaning purposes.
7. Green Earth Technologies 01200 Brakedust Remover Wheel Cleaner
Once you coat your wheels with this biodegradable, green car wash product, you only need to wash the brakedust to return the wheels to their high shine appearance. The manufacturers claim that this product gives protection up to 30 days! Green Earth bottles are made from “100% recycled milk jugs” and their labels are printed using “soy inks on biodegradable paper”.
8. Griot’s Garage Brilliant Finish Car Wash
This car wash is a high rated product that has a pH balanced formula and made of biodegradable ingredients. It is great for cutting through toughened dirt and grime and gives streak-free wash and brightens your car’s paint. Additionally, it has a great smell that makes car washing a very pleasant experience!
9. White vinegar
White vinegar, combined with water, makes a great stain remover for upholstery. Mix 1/3 of white vinegar and 2/3 of water to create a solution that can be sprayed on stains to gently lift them. If the smell of the solution is too strong, keep the doors and windows of your car open for a while until it goes away.
10. Steam cleaning
Investing in an auto detailing steam cleaner is one of the best things that a car owner can do. Steam is a very powerful dirt, grime and stain remover, not to mention a sanitizer and deodorizer. With a gallon of water, you can clean an entire car instead of wasting up to 80 gallons during normal washing. DetailXPerts prides itself on being the first eco-friendly auto detailing franchise in the US that uses its patent-pending steam cleaning method!
Schedule an appointment with DetailXPerts to experience the ultimate green wash! We are proud to do our part for the environment while delivering amazing auto detailing results.