If you’ve been washing your car at home in the driveway or on the street, take your vehicle to the car wash next time. You’ll be helping out the environment.
Wastewater from commercial car washes goes into the sewer system for treatment. But when you wash your vehicle at home, all the dirt, oil, soap chemicals, exhaust fume residue, and other gunk washes into storm drains, polluting waterways, harming wildlife, and damaging ecosystems. Not only that, but you’re likely to use more water at home; automatic car washes are designed for efficient use of water — many even recycle the water to use again.
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