It would be a mistake to think that washing fleets of transit vehicles is a simple matter of splashing on generous amounts of soap and water and applying a fair bit of elbow grease. Properly washing any vehicle relies more on the chemical cleaners being used.
With impact on the environment such a key concern for business today, it’s not surprising that the waterless car wash has been embraced so readily. Owning a car wash that has such a low environmental impact offers very positive marketing and commercial advantages. But those factors alone cannot ensure success.
The traditional way of washing a vehicle is basically straight forward. Simply mix some detergent with water, apply it generously to lift dirt and grit then rinse it all away. But with water consumption now a hot environmental topic, being able to wash a car without using water is an obvious positive development. And the rise of the waterless car wash illustrates that fact.