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Here’s a guest post from our friends at Dents Unlimited:

A growing number of people are realizing the impact we are having on the environment and want to do everything they can to make this planet a cleaner, safer place for generations to come. Auto care products that are eco-friendly may seem like a minute step in the grand scheme of things, but as the number of people reverting to these products grows, we will surely begin to see a much larger positive impact. Traditional auto care products can send harmful chemicals into drains and then lakes and rivers, use up water, and do other harmful things to our environment. Check out a few products that are out to help consumers keep their vehicle in tip-top shape while minimizing the harm to the great outdoors.

Flow Restriction Water Spray Gun

Whether you are washing your car at home or taking it to a self-wash venue, try to look for spray guns that allow you to restrict the water flow while you’re cleaning your car. The alternative constant stream will not only waste gallons upon gallons of precious water, but it will also rack up your utilities bill for the month. With a restrictive gun, you are able to limit water consumption, saving water and your wallet.

Waterless Cleaners

If you want to take it a step further from the spray gun, you could invest in a water free cleaning product. These cleaners completely eliminate the water usually needed to wash a car, and instead work like a window cleaner. Users just spray the product on the car and wipe the area clean. This way may be a little more time consuming, but it leaves the water for the fish and gives you a little more bonding time with your vehicle.

Eco-Friendly Car Wax

Traditional car waxes usually contain a plethora of harmful chemicals in their ingredients, creating a recipe for environmental damage. Eco-friendly car waxes get rid of these crazy chemicals and replace them with natural ingredients that are not only better for the environment, but also often better for your vehicle in general. These waxes are also known for being easier to apply than their traditional counterparts.

Microfiber Cloths and Towels

Microfiber towels are recommended for cleaning and drying vehicles to begin with, so this is a product you will want no matter how you feel about going green. Regular towels or paper towels tend to create tiny scratches on your paint’s surface, hurting instead of helping your vehicle’s exterior. Plus, by using a microfiber towel rather than paper ones, you are eliminating unneeded waste.

As the rest of the world begins to catch on to environmentally friendly practices, an increasing number of products are being released to keep our planet clean. By using environmentally friendly products when taking care of your vehicle, you are a small part of taking care of our planet. Keep up the good work!


Written by Marc Laferierre, owner of Dents Unlimited. Dents Unlimited provides the best auto repair Columbia Mo has to offer, where their expert staff can get your car back on the road in no time.