There’s nothing quite like that squeaky clean feeling after a good old car wash.

However, with the average garden hose pipe using around 10 gallons of water per minute, you could be using a lot more than you need to get your car looking super clean again.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a few handy tips to help you get the best car wash results, without using excessive amounts of water.

Wash more often

At a glance, this point may sound rather strange, but there is logic in our madness. For instance, if you don’t wash your car for months, it will start to build up a lot of dirt.

Whereas if you do it once a week, it’ll take less time, water and effort to maintain.

Use a bucket

Using a hose pipe might be the simple solution, but it’s one of the main reasons why we all use too much water in the first place.

Instead of using it to rinse and clean, just fill up a bucket with water and only resort to the hose pipe for a quick ten second once over to remove any suds.

Alternatively, you could try the Karcher Pressure Washer Suction Hose, as you can place it in a bucket of water and still get the same powerful washing results you’d usually expect when attaching it to a hose pipe.

If you need a quality bucket with a big capacity, the Halfords 10 litre Bucket is super cheap and will do the trick.

Go waterless

One of the easiest ways to keep that ‘just cleaned’ appearance on the go, is to use Armor Waterless Wash & Wax Spray. Simply apply the spray to the body of the car, wipe it off using a Halfords Microfibre Cloth and hey presto.

The Armor Waterless Wash & Wax Spray is ideal for removing dust, fingerprints, water spots and bird poo, plus it also helps enhance the colour of your car in the long-run too.

If you’re constantly on the road and don’t have access to a hose pipe or any means of water to give your car a proper once over, this product is an absolute must.

Quick, simple and water-free.

Finish in style

With a normal car wash, we usually use the hose pipe again to remove any extra soap from the car. However, you won’t need to use as much water or soap in the first place if you have the Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax at your disposal.

It’s perfect for maintaining your car’s paintwork and can be applied within minutes. By applying it and wiping it off, you’ll achieve the squeaky clean look you desire without having to scrub your car tirelessly with gallons of water.

For the complete cleaning set, we highly recommend the Meguiar’s Car Care Kit.

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