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Is it Better to Wash Your Car at Home or at Soapbox Express Carwash?

Your car can be one of the most significant investments you make in your life. You use it every day for work, school, errands and everything in between. Just like any other important asset, it’s crucial to maintain regular upkeep of your car with oil changes, tire rotation, and overall cleanliness (inside and out).

When you start the process of cleaning your car, it’s easy to think that washing your car at home with a bucket or two and a rag will be the best option. But did you know, those who wash their car at home can use up to 100 gallons of water in just a 10-minute wash?! Crazy right? But it doesn’t stop there.

When you wash your car at home and rinse off any car cleaner or soap, those chemicals along with water, slide directly into storm drains, which empty into rivers and streams and other aquatic ecosystems. These chemicals can be detrimental to aquatic life and surrounding ecosystems, which in turn, harm our planet and environment by disrupting the natural flow.

So, washing your car at home can be detrimental not only because of the overuse of water but because of the harmful chemicals that mix with the water when washing your car.

Here at Soapbox Express Carwash, we are happy to be a part of WaterSavers. As a member, we use a maximum of 40 gallons or less along with having a backflow prevention device in place (this device protects our drinking water from being contaminated). 40 gallons of water may seem like a lot, but when compared to how much water it takes to wash a load of laundry (45 gallons), its quite a minute amount.

Even better, we’re cost-efficient, with the perfect carwash package, depending on your budget.

Keep your car in mint condition while also doing your part to save the planet by bringing your car in for a wash! Get Directions.