As a car owner, one of the main things you’re probably concerned about is keeping your car clean. Road, tar, debris, and salt can wreak havoc on your car and, if not maintained well, can break down your car’s bodywork. While it’s important to protect your car’s paint from external damage, it’s also vital that you consider the environmental repercussions of regular car washes.
Here’s some tips to reduce environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle when washing your car.
Use Eco-Friendly Car Care
You can opt for biodegradable and eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Since detergent runoff is the primary source of ground and water contamination, the use of non-toxic cleaning products will greatly impact the environment.
At Tesbros, we’ve created an eco-friendly and biodegradable line of cleaning solutions. They offer high cleaning power with none of the harmful chemicals to the environment OR you. Our cleaning solutions are PH balanced, ammonia-free, and odorless so you can protect yourself, kids, and pets from harmful fumes.
Further, they’re suitable for ceramic-coated or vinyl-wrapped surfaces and safe for all exterior surfaces and interior fabrics, making them the best multipurpose, green soaps in the market (in our humble opinion).
Minimize Water Waste
If you wash your car regularly, fill up a wash bucket and a rinse bucket to clean while only turning the water on to rinse off your car helps a ton. Surprisingly, you use less water by using a pressure washer than a regular hose since the latter is less efficient in getting soap and debris off so you end up using it longer.
Wash Your Car On Grass Or Gravel
Even if you’re using green detergents and limiting their quantity, it’s helpful to see that the runoff doesn’t enter the stormwater drains directly. Having a grass or gravel layer helps prevent them from going there. Additionally, when you’re finished washing and you pour your wash buckets into the grass or gravel, you know that your green cleaners aren’t going to harm it or make their way into a stormwater drain system.
Use Waterless Car Wash
If you use waterless wash to spot clean bird poop and bugs in between washes, you can make the life of your car washes last a lot longer. Waterless is great for on-the-go use or when you don’t have time for a full wash too.
Use Reusable Microfiber Cloths
You don’t have to throw them away after each use! There’s plenty of ways to clean, reuse, or even repurpose microfibers – this video explains how to wash your micros properly and get the most use out of them.
Go Green With Non-Toxic Car Cleaners From Tesbros
If you are on the hunt for eco-friendly car cleaning solutions, visit us at www.tesbros.com or shop below and check out our extensive range of car care products to keep your Tesla clean and healthy!