Professional Carwashes Are
The Environment’s Best FriendsBy taking your vehicle
to one of the many professional carwash facilities
throughout the state of New Jersey,
you are helping to preserve
one of our country’s most valued assets
– the environment.
Some Important Facts
Did you know that professional car washes only use eight to 45 gallons of water per car depending on the type of car wash? Washing your car at home in the driveway sends the untreated waste water and soaps, oils, and sludge from a home car wash directly into the environment via storm sewers, which are not intended for this type of use. The dirty water at a professional car wash is either treated and reused, piped to water treatment facilities or runs into municipal-approved drainage facilities which are a much better solution for the environment.
Unfortunately, not enough motorists are aware of these facts. Nearly 40 percent of the motoring public washes at home. This is a tragic reflection on how many of us treat the environment. But it doesn’t have to be.
If you haven’t tried a professional carwash or you haven’t been to one lately, there is no time like the present to get your vehicle thoroughly cleaned and conditioned while protecting the environment we all cherish.
Another Danger to the Environment
Full-service carwashes use 15-32 gallons of water per cycle.
Exterior-only carwashes use 15-28 gallons of water per cycle.
In-bay automatic/rollover carwashes use 24-45 gallons of water per cycle.
Self-serve (coin op) carwashes use 8-12 gallons of water per cycle.
In 60 seconds, a typical five-eighths inch garden hose running at a typical household pressure of 50 psi (pressure per square inch) uses 14 gallons of water.
Many carwashes recycle water or adjust spray nozzles to even further reduce overall water use.