How do you wash a car without a hose?

What’s the best way to wash your car when you don’t want to use a hose? I live in California, and I’m trying to save as much water as possible because of the drought. I still want to keep my car clean, but I’d like to avoid the hose if I can.

Answer
Thank you for staying so water-conscious! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to wash your car without a hose, like Optimum No Rinse (ONR) and waterless car wash spray. Each will be applied slightly differently, but both are effective solutions!
Follow these steps to wash your car with ONR:
  • Mix one ounce of ONR with two gallons of water.
  • Soak a microfiber cloth in the mixture.
  • Use the wet cloth to wipe dirt from the car in a straight line.
  • Dry the area with a dry microfiber cloth.
  • Repeat the wiping and drying process until your car is clean!
  • Remember to periodically flip the soaked cloth and squeeze it out.
If this sounds too labor-intensive, use these instructions to wash your car with a waterless car wash spray:
  • Pick a waterless cleaning product like Pinnacle Liquid Concentrate or Blackfire Waterless Wash Concentrate.
  • Gather a few microfiber cloths.
  • Spray a section of your car with the cleaner (start spraying from the cleanest to dirtiest areas).
  • Wipe off the cleaner in straight lines until it’s dry.
  • Switch out your cleaning cloth when it gets too dirty.
  • Repeat the process until you’ve finished the car.
Alternatively, you can always opt for professional cleaning services. You can even find waterless cleaning services for around $50!
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 11, 2021
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