What about home washing or charity washing?

If you wash your car at home or at a charity car wash, be sure you understand some of the pitfalls.

  • Be sure an environmentally safe washing solution is used that is specifically made for washing cars, i.e. not a dish detergent.
  • Realize that the washing material being used, be it a mitt, sponge or towel, should be rinsed thoroughly so as to get out any grit that could possible scratch the finish of you car.
  • Understand that all the water and soap used for outside washing goes directly into the sewer system.
  • USA Today did a study that shows the average car wash at home uses 120 gallons of water.  At Johnny’s we use under 25.