In a world where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly critical, even seemingly mundane tasks like washing our cars can have far-reaching consequences.
While car washing is essential for maintaining the appearance and longevity of our vehicles, it’s vital to be aware of the potential harm it can cause to the environment. Especially here in Australia, where responsible water usage is so important.
As Australia’s leading professional hand car wash and detailing provider, Star Car Wash is committed to adopting environmentally friendly practices throughout our business. We want to help preserve Australia’s precious environment while still providing our customers with a pristine car wash experience.
Why is a professional hand car wash more environmentally friendly?
A professional hand car wash is often more environmentally friendly than other car washing methods. Traditional car washes with automatic car wash machines can waste hundreds of litres of water per wash, putting strain on local water supplies.
The meticulous approach of trained technicians during a professional hand wash can significantly reduce overall water consumption during the washing process. On average, washing your car at home with fresh water from a hosepipe requires approximately 500 litres of water. Rollover car wash machines use approximately 160 litres, whereas high-pressure jet washes (such as Star Car Wash), use approximately 40-60 litres1. –Much of this water is also reused thanks to elaborate water recycling systems.
Manual car washes also drastically save on electricity consumption when compared to automatic car washes. In fact, an automatic car wash can use anywhere between 200 and 400 kWh of electricity per month. A manual car wash like Star Car Wash typically consumes just 10 to 15 kWh of electricity per month2!
Traditional car washes may use harsh chemical-based cleaning agents, and the runoff from these car washes without adequate oil separators and pumps to the sewer, can carry these pollutants into local waterways where they harm marine life and have far reaching consequences.
A professional hand car wash, like Star Car Wash, utilises biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning agents including pH neutral shampoos, minimising the release of harmful chemicals into the environment. This helps protect aquatic ecosystems from damaging chemicals so that we can all enjoy our beautiful waterways.
Our commitment to environmentally friendly practices
As Australia’s leading professional hand wash & detailing provider, we take our commitment to sustainability seriously and go the extra mile to ensure that your car receives the best care while minimising its environmental impact.
We’re committed to minimising the release of harmful chemicals into the environment. We exclusively use environmentally friendly cleaning agents free from harsh chemicals, making them safe for your vehicle and the planet.
We also recognise the importance of reducing water waste, especially in a country facing unique water challenges like Australia. That’s why we have implemented precise water usage with high pressure wash techniques, ensuring that only the required amount of water is used for each car wash.
By choosing Star Car Wash, you can have peace of mind knowing that your car will receive a meticulous hand wash or detail, leaving it spotless and gleaming while doing your bit for the environment.
Try the Star difference for yourself
Star Car Wash is Australia’s largest network of professional detailers. Since 2003, we’ve cleaned and detailed thousands of cars helping to restore their showroom look and feel once more.
As Australia’s leading 100% hand wash and detailing provider, we take pride in our work and strive for excellence in everything we do. With locations in all major shopping centres across Australia, you can shop, catch up with friends or even grab a movie while your car is lovingly restored.