First, don’t believe the myth that washing your car in your driveway is better for the environment than a commercial car wash station. Actually, by law, commercial car washes must allow water to drain into a sewage system, where it can be treated and re-released into the environment. They also tend to use high-pressure nozzles that reduce the amount of water being used.

Another way to clean while being green is to use a waterless solution. There are several waterless solutions that work similar to class cleaner—spray on, rub in and wipe off.

Want to let Mother Nature help you wash your car? No problem—green blogger Diane MacEachern suggests wiping down your car when it rains. Since the rain loosens the dirt and grime, just go outside with a towel and wipe down your car. Then throw the towels into the laundry. No water used, no pollution created—and it’s free!

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