4 Oct

Washing Your Car is GOOD for the Environment

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There has been a rumored conversation going on between ears and mouths of the general public. It appears that many have questioned whether washing your car is harmful to the environment or not. Many would expect the answer to be “yes, it is harmful,” however, when you wash with us, the answer is actually the opposite.

via trendhunter.com

via trendhunter.com

Dirty vehicles carry much more than dirt, mud and general filth around. If you break down and examine the micro compounds that make up that grime, you’d be surprised at just how much harm you may be doing by NOT washing your car. Not only that, it’s a proven fact that washing your car at home causes MORE harm to the environment than any option available.

The following is an excerpt taken from environment.com:

Few people realize that washing our cars in our driveways is one of the most environmentally un-friendly chores we can do around the house. Unlike household waste water that enters sewers or septic systems and undergoes treatment before it is discharged into the environment, what runs off from your car sweeps down your driveway (an impervious surface) and goes right into storm drains — and eventually into rivers, streams,creeks and wetlands where it poisons aquatic life and wreaks other ecosystem havoc. After all, that water is loaded with a witch’s brew of gasoline, oil and residues from exhaust fumes — as well as the harsh detergents being used for the washing itself.

Not only does NOT washing your car harm the environment, washing it yourself isn’t any better. Here at Cheetah Clean, it’s a requirement that ALL of our carwash facilities drain their wastewater into sewer systems, so it gets a mandated treatment before it is discharged back into the great outdoors.

The International Carwash Association (ICA) states the following: Being an industry group representing commercial car wash companies, we’ve studied and found that automatic car washes use less than half the water of even the most careful 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.

water savers

We’re proud members of the ICA’s WaterSavers. This group of car wash associates from across the world has met the requirements to be included in this environmentally-friendly initiative. Visit their site at this link for TONS of great information and animations that show and apply what we’re all about!

via watersavers.com

via watersavers.com

It is of utmost importance for us to care for our environment. After all, it is the key to everyone’s livelihood.

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Join the #CheetahCleanTeam today and not only keep your ride looking great, but help out the environment in the process. Stop by EITHER location, either 941 US-31 Bypass or 1305 Veterans Memorial Lane!

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