Okay, so this is a bit of a tricky situation—it’s not recommended that you use laundry detergent to wash your car because most detergents contain harsh chemicals and degreasing agents that can seriously damage both your car’s paint and protective coating.
That said, if you absolutely must wash your vehicle and only have laundry detergent to do it with, you can mitigate the potential damage you inflict on your car’s exterior by heavily diluting the detergent with water.
If you have a mild or natural-ingredient laundry detergent, that’s even better, as they already contain milder, less destructive cleaning agents than most full-strength detergents.
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