No one can deny the importance of washing cars to keep the exterior of your vehicle looking clean and adorable. It will keep your car body look sharp, protect the paint and also minimize the risk for rust contribution. So it is preferable to how to wash a car without a hose pipe at least two times a week in order to keep it clean and safe from dust, dirt, other contaminants like salt, seasonal pollen, bird feces, and dead bugs.
Now it comes to how to wash your car without a hose and keep them safe from all the above parameters?? Washing your car by hand is more efficient than taking your vehicles to a car wash shop. But it sounds awkward if I say washing a car without the availability of a hose is comfortable and pleasant. But the question raised in your mind is how?? Let me explain the answer to you in my article.
How Much Water Is Needed In A Regular Car Wash?
Typically, washing your car with a garden hose approximately consumes 200 gallons of water and it is quite huge. That’s why washing cars by using a hose becomes problematic because of using such a huge amount of water in a single time. You should also avoid pressure washing because it will damage your car’s body and paint.
So we need to explore methods by which we can wash our cars by hand with very less amount of water and keeping in mind the conservation of water we are getting from natural resources.
Methods To Wash A Car Without Hose
Here I am going to explain all the convenient and effective methods to you with every single detail and hope this will urge you to deny the use of hose for car washing!!
1. Two Bucket Wash
For this method, you can easily find all the equipment from online stores or by visiting your nearest market. This method is highly recommended because it will remove all the heavy dirt and is very effective for car washing by hand.
Here is the shortlist of items we are going to use.
- Two buckets (for water)
- Microfiber wash mitts (for wiping dirt)
- Microfiber towels (for drying)
- Car shampoo (for effective clean and shine)
The procedure for this method is very easy and understandable. It has very few steps to follow, let me explain them to you.
First, we need to fill the buckets with plain and clean water.
Now add car shampoo in one bucket while keeping the other bucket stay with plain water.
Soak your microfiber wash mitt with soapy water from the bucket and wipe the dirt and other contaminants from the car.
After wiping down, instead of putting dirtier washing the mitt into soapy water. Put it into the other bucket with plain water and rinse it thoroughly.
Now take a microfiber clean towel and swipe them to make your car dry. Now your car is clean and gets back its shine.
The estimated cost for this product for the very first time is almost 50$-100$. Once you buy the product for this method they will be again usable too many times especially buckets. Also, wash mitts and towels will last longer if you wash them and keep them clean after using them. And for further use, you only need to buy car shampoo.
2. Pump Sprayer
A pump sprayer is most commonly used for pre-washing with two bucket car washing cleaning methods. But it can also be used individually because it produces a snowy foam without the help of a garden hose or pressure washer. We can use them for traffic film remover, any other bugs cleaner, and tar spray. Pump sprayers are highly recommended and are used by professionals. You should own it in your arsenal.
I am going to enlist the material required for this method.
- Pump sprayer
- Snow foam or traffic film remover
Using a pump sprayer is very easy and super convenient. And followed in very common sequential steps. Let me tell them to you.
First, we need to form a dilute solution (using water) of the product that may be either snow foam. Traffic film remover, or any other bug cleaner. The ratio of water and product mixing for making dilute solutions is already given by manufacturers on the label.
After sorting out the solution, now pump the handle to build up pressure then press the trigger. Depending upon the size of the pump sprayer, and the pressure it retains we have to pump the desired product many times in one go. And this directly depends upon the quality of the pump sprayer you are using.
The cost of good quality pump sprayers usually ranges between 35$-70$. But in addition to pump sprayers, we also want some snow foams or traffic film remover that cost about 20$-40$. So this may appear a little costly for you because they are used in combination with two bucket washing methods in which we required other stuff too.
3. Rinseless Car Wash
There are so many rinseless car wash products you can buy conveniently from the market and online stores too. But I highly recommend the Optimum No Rinse, because its quality is very appreciable. As the name shows, there is no rinsing means no need to rinse soapy water or no need to pre rinse. It’s very easy and comfortable to use.
The material or equipment we required for this method is
- ONR (optimum no rinse)
- Wash mitts
- Microfiber towels
- 1 bucket
The method is super easy and all you need is to prepare a solution of the product that you are using with water. You can make this solution very easily. You just need to add the product to a bucket then mix it with water. Now start washing your car with this solution, and let it sit for a few minutes.
This will loosen all the dirt and other contaminants from your car. Now take microfiber wash mitts and start wiping down the solution. After wiping, make your car dry with the help of a microfiber towel to make your surface look shinier.
The total cost depends upon the products you are going to use. ONR is super affordable. Besides that, you can also buy wash mitts and microfiber towels at low prices but if you buy expensive ones they may run for a long time.
4. Waterless wash spray \ quick detailer
Waterless wash spray or quick detailers as shown in the name require no water and can be performed in a very quick manner. They are also environmentally friendly because they contain no harmful chemicals. It not only cleans the car but also provides lubrication.
We don’t need any special material for this method.
- Waterless wash spray / quick detailer
- Microfiber towels
It is very convenient to use. Let me explain its procedure for you which is followed in the following three steps.
First, we need to apply the quick detailer on the area which is desired to be clean. After spraying the product, wait for a few minutes and let the solution sit which loosens the dirt. Last and final take a microfiber clean towel and wipe down the solution and dirt with help of it. Your car will look clean and shiny with less effort and prevent waste of money and water.
The quick detailers may cost from 10$-30$ or less depending upon the quality and company you choose. Similarly, microfiber towels are cheap.
Tips For You!!
Here are the following tips that will prove helpful if you keep them in mind while washing your cars by hand.
- Always use clean microfiber towels and wash mitts. Dirtier ones may cause spot formation or marks left on your car. So rinse them properly after every single use.
- Always read carefully the instructions given on the product bottle you are using.
- Never wash out your car under direct sunlight. It will form frustrated spots formation.
- Never use a pressure washer on your car because it will cause damage to your paint and car surface.
Here are some methods for you that are very affordable and water preserving for your car washing. I gave you complete guidance about their features, cost, and how to use them. Hope these super easy methods will urge you to wash your cars by hand on your own. Because they will save your money too. Now get ready to wash your car at least 2 times a week!!