Pros and Cons of the Waterless Car Wash

WaterlessWaterSmartWaterSmart, a company in Austin, Tex., markets coconut-based soap for washing cars.

As large parts of the American West continue to experience drought, waterless car washes have been catching on. A new company in Austin, Tex., called WaterSmart, for example, washes cars with a coconut-based soap, according to an article in The Austin American Statesman.

The soap, made in various formulas under a brand called Freedom, for whichWaterSmart is the local distributor, is biodegradable, the proprietors say.

“The biggest thing we’re up against is the human brain, which says, ‘That doesn’t make sense,’” said Sarah Morgan, who runs WaterSmart along with her husband, according to the newspaper.

Another waterless car wash — a mobile one called EcoSmart Waterless Auto Care — began operations in the Austin area this year. It brings its services to customers, in office complexes, retail centers and parking garages.

Carwash.com also reports that there have been a “plethora of waterless car-wash and wax products to hit shelves in recent months.”

Back east, the Maryland Department of the Environment, citing 2002 figures from the International Car Wash Association, reports that conveyer-belt car washes can require up to 85 gallons of water. The department’s Web site also offers water-saving tips for do-it-yourself car washers.

For all this, though, some traditional carwash operators are not buying the idea of a waterless wash.

“In my opinion waterless car washing is primarily a gimmick to sell the chemical product used in the process,” Randy Cressall, who owns the Valencia Chevron Auto Spa in Valencia, Calif., and is a past president of theWestern Carwash Association, said in an e-mail message.

One problem, according to Mr. Cressall, is that waterless car washes can take twice as much time as regular ones. Also, he said, “I have yet to see a waterless car wash performed properly and safely when it comes to protecting the finish of the car.”

Mr. Cressall added:

There are clearly better options available when considering all the pros and cons. A good professional car wash can perform a wash using not much more water than required to flush a toilet with the proper use of reclaim and re-purification, all the while maintaining proper protection of the automobile finish and in less than half the time and labor required for a waterless car wash.

A consumer can wash a car at home on their lawn or any pervious surface using a bucket and a light finish spray to rinse the car. This method is hands down far safer for the automobile finish.

EccoSave Surprises Us All Over Again

One thing that we do several times a week is to go through the list of all of our different dealers and get an idea of what they have been up to lately. We have several dealers so this can often take quite a long time, especially if we start to get distracted by some of the really cool things that some of our dealers have been doing. One of the dealers that is pretty consistent in regards to their ability to surprise us is Eccosave out of Belfast. Often referred to by us as one of our most innovative waterless car wash dealers, we can always count on them to have something very interesting to show us.

We have to be honest, even some of the things that shouldn’t normally be all that interesting tend to be a whole lot more interesting when we hear about them from the team at Eccosave. This is because we are already predisposed to expecting great things from them.So even when they simply post a picture of a car looking all nice and shiny, we are much more likely to be attracted to it because it is coming from our friends over at Eccosave.

The good thing for us is that they are frequently posting these kinds of pictures for us to enjoy, so we don’t have to go looking too far for them. When you wash and detail as many cars as the crew at Eccosave does then there isn’t really a need to dig too deep to find the really great pics. We can kind of imagine the Eccosave team just turning on their digital camera and syncing all of the pictures that they have. It seems to be just that easy for them with all of the exposure that they have to freshly washed, shiny cars.

Another interesting thing that they have been doing lately is engine cleanings. Another one of our partners,  Defel Detail, does a whole lot of engine cleanings as well. The difference between the two companies is that Eccosave is using a steam cleaning method that we find very interesting. We haven’t personally tried it ourselves but we can definitely see the advantages of using steam to clean the engines as it can get in the hard to reach places much more easily than a person’s hand can. We can’t wait to see more updates from them about how well the steam cleaning project is going.

If you happen to live in the Belfast area then you are definitely in luck because you are close to one of the best solutions for waterless car wash products and waterless detailing in all of UK. If you need any help whatsoever with getting adjusted to waterless then the crew at Eccosave is your best bet to help you. Give them a call and see for yourselves, you’ve got nothing to lose!

How is the Waterless Car Wash Performing These Days?

One of the questions that we receive most often from our fans is just how much the waterless car wash is growing on a daily basis. It is a great question and one that we definitely have no qualms about answering, especially given the delightfully positive answer. The answer – in short is that the waterless car wash is currently on a huge upswing that we hope keeps continuing for quite a long time. Today we are going to exploring some of the reasons that the waterless car wash is doing so well around the world right now.

One of the reasons that we attribute things to is the fact that several of our dealers are doing an excellent job at actually promoting the waterless while they are out and about. Whether this be when they attend events or trade shows or whether they are simply telling people enthusiastically and letting word of mouth do its job, the news about the waterless car wash is spreading fast through the right avenues to take it to a level that it has never been before but has always deserved to be.

When we talk about the right avenues, the eco-friendly crowd is definitely involved in the success of the waterless car wash in a big way. A lot of these eco-friendly people hear about the waterless car wash at eco events and are quick to spread the word. Since people that support eco-friendly causes are quick to make their views known, this means that it doesn’t take long for support for the waterless car wash to spread around and quite far at that. We are in the process of encouraging all of waterless dealers to participate in these sorts of events whenever possible to further the waterless cause.

Another thing that is actually helping the waterless car wash is the state of the economy. While this might seem silly, it really isn’t. Since the waterless car wash doesn’t need to be performed as often as a wash with water, it actually works out cheaper to simply go waterless. Once people realize that not only is it a lot cheaper but also makes their car look better in the process, it becomes a no brainer. We can’t wait for the day that waterless is the only logical solution in everybody’s mind and not just in the eyes of the people who already know the benefits of it.

So now that you know the current state of the waterless car wash, how are you going to do your part to help further our cause even further? Are you going to go out and tell your friends all about the waterless car wash and tell them to tell their friends too once they become believers. Or will you take things one step further and become a dealer and start attending events? No matter what it is that you decide to do, simply doing something is a whole lot better than not doing anything. So get out there and start spreading the word today, you will thank yourself for doing something good.

An Update From the Waterless World

Our fans that follow us on a regular basis are always eager to hear about the new developments that are coming from the waterless industry. No matter level of fan they are when it comes to waterless products, they know that weduit Waterless Car Wash is going to always be the company to follow when it comes to the waterless car wash. Not only would we like to thank them for all of their dedication but we would like to make sure that they stay up to date with everything that is going on in the waterless industry. That is why we always feel the need to update them with what is going on in the waterless car wash industry.

First things first, things are good, very good. With Summer now in full swing, more people than ever are going waterless. We attribute this to the fact that there is probably a lot of hose bans and water bans in different areas around the world. That means more and more people every day are turning towards waterless every day to not only help them to keep their cars clean but to help to keep the environment healthy. You might not believe that you alone as a single person can help, but you really can and every time you wash your car waterlessly you are saving over a hundred gallons of water.

As far as our dealers, they have been doing a great job lately at representing the waterless car wash. Aside from simply getting out there and washing cars for people they have been attending events and putting in face time in the right venues to really advance the waterless car wash. It is these sorts of connections that are going to go the farthest at pushing the waterless car wash to the next level.

So while we could probably go on for a whole lot longer about what is actually going on in the waterless world we will leave you with these few bits of information now. We have a whole lot of really great info coming up in the very near future that should be very exciting for anyone who is even remotely involved in the waterless car wash world. New markets, new countries, new products, new everything. But we will have to save all of that for another time. For now, just enjoy the great info above and happy waterless washing!

Waterless car wash: Hi DeF Auto Detailing in Texas

Cameron of Hi DeF Detail is going crazier this year, with his new line of waxes and services for car owners to enjoy. I am sure a lot of cars would received luxury detailing from them. Through Holly “Hi Def” Daniels, the Hi Def Spokesperson is attracting crowds of fans at the local car shows. Surely fans and car owners would love it. Check out this great video from the Hi Def crew in Dallas, Texas, where car owners were madly in love with waterless car wash services from Hi DeF Detail. Cameron’s crew makes it look more glamorous than ever! Great job guys!

Hi Def Auto Detail is the premier provider of luxurious yet affordable auto detailing solutions.  For more information on Hi Def Auto Detailvisit info@hidefdetail.com

Waterless Car Wash Satisfies Vehicle Owner

Today Eco Auto Clean, Atlanta’s best mobile car wash and detail, detailed four different vehicles.  The black Mercedes received the light stretchpackage and upgraded from the Go Green/Get Yellow Super Polymer Formula to the Two in the pink – 2 wax formula. The Two in the pink protects anddeflects bugs and dirt with it’s two built in waxes.Today Eco Auto Clean, Atlanta’s best mobile car wash and detail, detailed four different vehicles.  The black Mercedes received the light stretchpackage and upgraded from the Go Green/Get Yellow Super Polymer Formula to the Two in the pink – 2 wax formula. The Two in the pink protects anddeflects bugs and dirt with it’s two built in waxes.

 

 

 

 

The silver BMW 3 series received the Light Stretch package giving a quick outside clean up for that great weekend look.Packages and pricing to fit everyone’s budget. Visit www.EcoAutoCleanATL.com for more info.