Eco-Friendly Car Washing Tips

young man polishing a carWater Saving Ways to Wash Your Car

Walking out to see a clean, shiny car in your driveway is a thing of beauty. While you can spend hundreds of dollars a month to get your car professionally detailed, there are much easier and affordable ways to get your car looking its best. If you have been washing your car in your driveway, it is time to change your routine to help save water during the California drought. Keep these car washing tips in mind to help get your car clean while saving water and money.

  • Move off your cement – if you only change one aspect of your car washing routine, make it this. Instead of washing your car on your driveway or in the street, move onto your lawn, or any other permeable surface such as dirt or gravel. The microbes that are naturally found in dirt and grass will work to break down some of the compounds that are found in your soap, which will help to keep them out of storm drains. It will also help to water any nearby plants.
  • Go waterless – it may seem strange, but there are some ways that you can get your car clean without turning on the hose. There are many ecofriendly, waterless car wash products that are available that can help make your car shine. If you do not want to spend money, simply take a spray bottle of window cleaner and two absorbent, soft cloths and spray away. Use the first cloth to wipe away dirt and grime, while using the other rag to buff your car to give it extra shine.


For all of your auto insurance needs and to ensure that your clean car is protected while on the road, contact Martplan Insurance Agency in La Habra, California. We will work with you to ensure that you have the protection that you deserve.