There are three main reasons to avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning your vehicle. Over time, harsh chemicals can damage the interior and can cause paint to lose its luster. Harsh chemicals are also bad for the environment. Using harsh cleaning agents, especially inside your vehicle, can be detrimental to your health. Fortunately, there are several companies that make natural products that work as well or better than the chemical-heavy products. Eco Touch, Chemical Guys, President’s Choice and Simple Green are the most popular companies with the largest variety of products. Here are some of their top-rated cleaning products of 2019 as well as a couple other great ideas to keep your car clean while also being health- and environmentally-conscious.
Eco Touch Car Wash Shampoo – This car wash shampoo is plant-based, biodegradable, non-toxic and phosphate-free. It gently removes dirt and grime without removing wax or polish.
Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash – a spray and wipe product that requires no water. Use this between washes to maintain the shine. Both environmentally friendly and labor saving!
Chemical Guys Ecosmart Ready to Use Car Wash and Wax – Another product that requires no water. It not only cleans the vehicle but provides a layer of protection and added shine.
Chemical Guys CWS 301 Citrus Wash and Gloss Concentrate – This highly concentrated product uses only a capful of concentrate for every 5 gallons of water. It foams up well to pull dirt and grime away from the surface for scratch free rinsing. Added bonus: because the cleaning agent is citrus-based, it smells really good!
Simple Green All-Wheel Cleaner – can be used to remove dirt and brake dust as well shine tires. The non-corrosive formula will not harm your tires even if overused.
Steam Cleaner – a steam cleaner works beautifully on cloth seats and carpet without chemicals. You might even be able to rent one!
Pro-tip: A detailing company secret – use a small paintbrush to clean vents and crevices. Cotton swabs work pretty well, too, particularly for dusting vents!
Keep your US Auto Sales car clean while protecting both your health and the environment!