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 New Zealand, where responsible water usage is important.
As New Zealand’s leading professional hand car wash and detailing provider, Espresso Car Wash is committed to adopting eco-friendly practices throughout our business. We want to help preserve New Zealand’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 Espresso Car Wash), use approximately 40-60 litres1.
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 Espresso Car Wash typically consumes just 10 to 15 kWh of electricity per month2!
Traditional car washes may use harsh chemical-based cleaning agents which have far reaching consequences. If these car washes don’t have adequate oil separators and pumps connected to the sewer system, the runoff can carry pollutants into local waterways where they harm marine life.
A professional hand car wash like Espresso Car Wash utilises biodegradable and eco-friendly cleaning agents such as pH neutral shampoos that minimise 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 eco-friendly practices
As New Zealand’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 eco-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. 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 Espresso 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 espresso difference for yourself
Espresso Car Wash is New Zealand’s leading professional car cleaning service. Since 2004, we’ve cleaned and detailed thousands of cars helping to restore their showroom look and feel once more.
100% committed to hand car washing, we take pride in our work and strive for excellence in everything we do. With 18 locations across New Zealand, you can shop, catch up with friends or even grab a movie while your car is lovingly restored.