Eco-Friendly Ways to Wash Your Car

I don’t usually wash my car.  The dirt doesn’t bother me and I figure it will help protect the paint underneath from all those harmful UV rays.  My wife disagrees, so from time to time I actually do end up washing my car.  For those of you in the same predicament, here’s some simple ways to have a greener car wash so you’re not wasting water or sending pollutants downstream. With waterless cleaners and efficient commercial car washes, there are many simple ways to make eco-car washing your car a clean and green experience. 1. Keep the Dirt On Don’t wash your car. Does it really need to be scrubbed every weekend, folks? Washing your car less often — say, once a month — will save you a lot of time and use fewer resources, including water, electricity and money. It won’t hurt the finish and the valet will still park it.  It even looks bad-ass if you’re driving an SUV since it looks like you actually take it off the pavement! 2. For a Truly Green Car Wash, Don’t DIY Do-It-Yourselfers, you can take today off. Going to a commercial carwash is a much greener option than washing your own car. Most carwashes have to comply with strict water contamination rules, so their runoff is often filtered before it enters the public wastewater system, where it then gets...

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