Cleaning up one’s car using buckets and/or hoses consumes considerable amounts of water. This probably accounts for the increasing popularity of waterless car washing among environmentally-conscious car owners. Waterless car wash is a technique that uses specific products to achieve a squeaky clean car without wasting even a drop of water.
- Prepare all the necessary materials for waterless car washing. Choose from the many waterless car wash products available on the market today. Add to that a bottle sprayer and some microfibre cloth. All of these can be acquired from your local household store.
- Prep your car for waterless car washing. If your car has some considerable dirt like some caked-on mud or dried up salt, then it will be necessary to pre-wash your car first. You have the option to do it yourself or send your car off to a car wash. Just make sure that when you do the pre-washing, that you park your car in a shady and well-ventilated spot.
- Prepare the waterless car wash product. Make sure that you shake the waterless car wash product thoroughly prior to pouring it into the bottle sprayer.
- Start cleaning your car. Spray the waterless car wash product onto the microfibre cloth, just enough to get it wet. Afterwards, spray the car with the concoction as well. Working in sections will give you a more organized cleaning process. It would be good to start cleaning areas that have the least dirt, such as the roof and hood. Leave the solution for about ten minutes to work its magic. With the use of the moist microfibre towel, wipe the section of the car in one sweep, starting from the top to the bottom.
- Wipe off any over-spay from the car’s surface. Waterless car wash products typically contain wax. This is why you should promptly wipe off areas with over-spray to avoid permanently smearing the car’s surface with the product. This is especially true when you are in the process of cleaning your car’s windows. And while you’re at it, make sure that you spray towards the direction of the wind to avoid spraying over sections of your car that you are not working on yet.
- Buff your car. Once everything is clean, then it’s time to buff your car for the last time just to make sure everything shines.
Waterless car wash products sold in the market all contain water. The product will instantly freeze on contact during icy temperatures. This is why you should think twice before using this during the winter.