Eco-friendly car washes

July 18th, 2011 by

Did you know that the average garden hose uses about 10 gallons of water per minute? If you do the math, you can easily see that a 10-minute car wash in your driveway could use up to 100 gallons of water — and sadly, most of that will head straight down the nearest drain.

Of course, there are some ways to conserve water when you clean you vehicle at home. Consider these options:

  • Forget the driveway – pull your car into the grass instead. (Yes, we’re serious!) Water used to wash your car will do double duty and keep your grass a little greener, too.
  • Spray your car with water, preferably with a water-saving nozzle. Then, be sure to turn off the hose while you lather up. (Don’t leave the water running!)
  • Use a microfiber towel or rag to dry your car. Your car will look better, plus you won’t make unnecessary waste.