We all want to keep our cars as clean as possible, but weekly car washes can add up quickly. As an alternative, many people opt for washing their own cars at home. However, there is still a concern about wasting too much water and money to do so. As a result, many people are skipping car washes for the sake of money and water conservation. If you are one of these budget-conscience car owners, you will be happy to learn that you have a great, cost-free alternative to these car wash set-backs!
You see, by using rain to wash and rinse your car, you can avoid wasting your own water. Best of all, you can apply this method to all other types of large equipment that requires routine cleaning, such as tractors, lawn mowers, garbage cans, bicycles, scooters, golf carts, jungle gyms, and more! You will finally start to look forward to a rainy forecast!
Continue reading to learn how to wash your car naturally using nothing but common household supplies and the power of rain.
What You’ll Need
⛈ Large Soft Sponge
⛈ Car Washing Detergent
⛈ Large Bucket
Using Rain to Clean Your Car
Rain is naturally soft, meaning it is free of hard minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium. Soft water is great for our hair, skin, dishes, laundry, and plumbing, and for the same reasons, it’s great for our vehicles too! And coupled with the force of a powerful rain storm, it can easily clean the outer layer of sediment, bugs, and pollen on your car.
Here’s how to get started:
➀ Check the weather to see when you can expect a rain storm. Even a light sprinkle can bring some shine back to your car!
➁ When the storm is approaching, change into something you don’t mind getting wet, and possible soapy.
➂ Next, apply your car washing product (or mild liquid dish soap) directly to your vehicle. Do this around the entire vehicle.
✨ Special Tip: If you really want a natural approach, use a biodegradable, phosphate-free car soap, or, make your own by combining clean water with a phosphate-free dish liquid, such as Dawn® Pure Essentials Ultra, Free & Gentle dish soap.
➃ Then, fill your bucket with clean water. Then dip your large sponge in the water, ensuring it is completely soaked through.
➄ Begin wiping down all outer areas of your vehicle with your wet sponge to spread the soap out evenly.
➅ Then just wait for the rain to rinse all the suds away!
Check your vehicle in the morning to be sure the rain was powerful enough to thoroughly rinse the soap away. If there is leftover residue, simply rinse with a hose or bucket of water.
Concerned About Water Quality?
Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recurrently surveys our resident water supplies for new contaminants in order to safely superintend and regulate the condition of our drinking water, many homeowners want water that is entirely free of contaminants. If you are one of these people, contact a local water purification company to learn your options for improving your home’s drinking water quality.
Indianapolis Water Purification You Can Trust
Call Soft Water by Weilhammer Plumbing at 317-749-0949 if you would like to learn how to improve your drinking water on a budget. You have several options for Indianapolis water purification, including reverse osmosis, water filtration, water softening, and more. Our licensed plumbers are soft water professionals who know exactly how to assess your home’s water purification needs. Trust us for honest service at a fair price.