There are a number of them on the market such as Freedom Waterless Car Wash (pictured) and Laura Kleins Green Car Waterless Car Wash & Shine that claim to save hundreds of gallons of water per car per year. Just spray and wipe off the grime.
Kleins soap is made with plant-based, nontoxic ingredients so it wont contaminate our waterways or harm wildlife or pets, says the companys website.
Sounds good, right?
Well, before you buy, make sure you read all the ingredients, as no ones monitoring such green claims, says Jonathan Scott, spokesman for Clean Water Action, the nations largest grass-roots water issues group.
And if the prices scare you away the soaps run about $20 a bottle all is not lost, Scott says. Using a bucket, a light-mist nozzle on your garden hose, and a squirt of dishwashing liquid, all you need are a few gallons of water to wash a car, he says.