Q: Are there any risks that are involved in using a waterless car wash on my car?
A: The short answer to this is, no, there aren’t really any risks to using waterless car wash products to clean your car. In fact, what you get is quite the opposite of risks – benefits. By washing your car the waterless way you are applying coats of protective layers and waxes to your car that you could never get by using a normal soap and water wash. This not only cleans your car but protects it from becoming dirty or scratched in the future. This means that the more often you use a waterless car wash on your car, the longer and better protected it will become.
The ingredients of the waterless car wash are also non-toxic meaning that you don’t run any risk of contaminating the earth like you would with the run off and grime that comes off of a car and soaks into the earth when you wash your car with water. These things alone make the waterless car wash very safe and risk free, not just for you and your car but for the environment as well.
There are a couple things that you should keep in mind when washing your car the waterless way. A micro fiber towel is a must have item for the waterless car wash. It will keep you from using the somewhat abrasive fibers that are contained in most towels on your car’s surface. These fibers can easily put tiny scratches into your car’s surface and slowly wear away at it, even when using the waterless car wash system. If you are going to be doing it the waterless way then also make the effort to do it the right way with the micro fiber towel.
Another thing that we always tell our customers is that the waterless car wash is a common sense product. This means that even though it is extremely simple to use, you do need to use your brain a bit when it comes to the whole process. For instance if your car has caked on mud or sand or any other abrasive foreign materials covering your car then you need to get those of first, usually by spraying water on them to rinse them off. We know it is supposed to be the “waterless” car wash, but that step isn’t to wash your car, just to get the excess stuff off first. If you decide not to clear all of that extra debris off of your car first then you run the huge risk of rubbing it right into your paint job creating lasting damage.
So in closing, the waterless car wash is extremely safe and risk free for you and your car. As long as you remember to always use a micro fiber towel when washing your car and to clean off any heavy build up of mud or grime before applying the solution you will be just fine.