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The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Car Washes

The benefits of eco-friendly car washes

Many people are unaware of the possible adverse environmental impact of washing their cars at home as opposed to commercial car wash facilities. When washing your car on your driveway, water runs off your car and goes directly into storm drains- and eventually into our rivers, creaks, wetlands and oceans. Even though environmentally friendly do-it-yourself car cleaning products are available, the amount of water it takes to clean a car at home far surpasses the amount used at a commercial facility.

In addition, commercial car wash facilities are required by law to drain their wastewater into sewer systems, so it gets treated before it is discharged back into the great outdoors. And commercial car washes use computer controlled systems and high-pressure nozzles and pumps that minimize water usage. Many also recycle and re-use the rinse water.

The International Carwash Association, an industry group representing commercial car wash companies, reports that automatic car washes use less than half the water of the home car washer. According to one report, washing a car at home typically uses between 80 and 140 gallons of water, while a commercial car wash averages less than 45 gallons per car.

EZ Lube is the only quick lube facility that offers an eco-friendly deluxe carwash! We reclaim our water and filter it to 2 microns cleaner than tap water and use only eco-friendly soaps and polishes. Not only is it convenient, it will leave you at ease knowing you are minimizing your impact on the environment. We are very honoured to have been awarded the Environmental Leadership Award from the Westshore Chamber of Commerce!