Like many parts of the country, my “neck of the woods” has been serving up some pretty rainy weather. Doing much outside has been an anomaly, unless you’re a duck or enjoy ankle-deep mud. (Me? Not a duck. Don’t like mud.)
Add to that the street construction around my neighbor and, as a result, my car is filthy… constantly. My kids happen to love helping to wash the car but not when it’s 45 degrees and raining. Despite it all, I still need to get the road gunk off the car!
Have you ever wondered about the greenest way to wash your car? Well, much to my kids’ dismay, a commercial car wash is actually the greenest choice.
Commercial car washes use about 60% less water than do-it-yourself methods. (And for my family, when you add all of the additional time spraying each other with the hose… well, that percentage is probably higher!) They’re also required to treat and filter the water before they release it into the environment… another big bonus. And, if you wash at home (and don’t use eco-friendly cleaners) it just ends up going directly into the environment.
Next time your car is in need of a good washin’, don’t sweat it. Drive through a commercial car wash and recognize that you’re NOT being lazy… you’re getting your car squeaky clean and keeping it squeaky “green”!
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