How to Conserve Water When Washing Your Car

conserve waterWater conservation is a topic that comes up quite often in regards to washing and detailing your car. Now that summer is here and car washing is at it's peak, it's time to start thinking about ways to reduce water waste while still keeping your car looking bright and shiny. You simply need to learn a few techniques that will cut down on the excessive use of water while still allowing you to wash and detail your car.

Be mindful of runoff
Think about where the runoff water from your washes are going. If you're using non-toxic cleaners, make sure the water has a place to be absorbed rather than running into a sewer drain. Water that gets absorbed back into the ground will improve the permaculture. If you're using a cleaner with harsh chemicals, use two buckets, one for the solution, and one dry bucket to ring out the dirty sponge or micro cloth. Then you can dispose of the dirty water properly. 

Don't Be Afraid of Drive-Thru Car Washes
These days, it seems like the average person is busier than ever. We're always on the go and the number of daily tasks on our plate can be nearly overwhelming at times. This is why many of us don't want to take the time to wash our vehicle at home. Instead, we take advantage of a drive-thru car wash at our local gas station or a similar location. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that a lot of water is wasted in these systems. But don't worry -- even though the wash may not be perfect, the majority of the water is reclaimed for future use after being filtered.

Use a Dry Wash 
The waterless car wash has gained in popularity over the years. There are many more products and services to choose from now. a quick google search can tell you all you need to know.