Introducing Waterless Car Washing for Fleet managers
As a fleet manager, youʼve seen and felt the dramatic changes taking place in the car wash industry, but how do you comply and keep operating costs down? Should you look intoinstalling an expensive water-reclamation system or explore new alternatives such as a waterless car wash? Do these new methods actually work or are they just a fad?
Waterless car washing is not a new concept. In fact, it has been around for several decades. In the early 80ʼs, companies began producing ʻspray and wipeʼ products designed to clean and polish vehicle surfaces with minimal water consumption. Several popular products at the time included Meguiarʼs Trigger Wash and Dri Wash ʻn Guard. While these products did cut back on the need to wash vehicles with water, they were loaded with petroleum-distillates and kerosene—and users traded water consumption for toxic ingredients. As water shortages and environmental restrictions become more commonplace in North America, we can look to Australia for an example of how to respond. There, in some areas drought threatened to destroy the entire car wash industry, but as fleet managers and car wash operators embraced “waterless” car wash cleaning methods, the industry was rescued.
Today, increasing regulations and environmental restrictions point to a future where both water consumption and product ingredients must be taken into account. At the same time, fleet managers must have product effectiveness and labor and cost efficiencies. “Waterless” car wash technology satisfies those needs.
Eco Corp Asia (Pvt) Ltd- Sri Lanka, along with their principals Eco Touch, Inc, a US manufacturer, is leading the way in the introduction of waterless car washing to businesses and fleet managers in Sri Lanka and around the world. The companyʼs Waterless Car Wash is a non-toxic and biodegradable formula that effectively cleans and polishes the vehicleʼs surface. Polymers in the formula add surface protection which repel dust, dirt and rain. Fleet managers who use the formula repeatedly find that their cars last cleaner, longer. Eco Touchʼs mission is to revolutionize the car care industry with highly effective products that preserve our natural resources, are harmless to humans and the environment, and yield time, labor and cost efficiencies. Today Eco Touch offers a complete line of eco-friendly detailing and car cleaning products.
Challenges facing fleet managers.
Sri Lanka has felt the effects of severe water droughts, in most parts of the country. Very soon tough regulations will be in place to reduce the consumption of water on both car wash operators and fleet managers, forcing them to re-examine their practices.
All those chemicals donʼt just go down the drain and disappear. Phosphates, brake dust, oil, gasoline and other contaminants can lead to significant ground and surface water contamination.
Exposure to toxins.
Do your products endanger the health of your employees? Do they even list the ingredients?
Water reclamation systems.
To install or not to install...that is the question. Buying a water reclamation system is a major investment and upgrade in infrastructure. What if there was an easier and more cost effective way to clean your fleet vehicles?
Limited turnaround time.
You have a lot of cars to clean and there is not a minute to waste. Efficiency is critical.
Eco Touch has engineered an innovative system for cleaning, polishing and protecting your fleet vehicles with minimal water consumption.
Save water. Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash combines powerful cleaning agents, lubricants and polymers to easily clean a vehicle without the need for excessive amounts of water. Eco Touch cleans and polishes sedans with just 6 - 8 oz. of water. For large trucks, SUVs and vans, we estimate that 10 - 12 oz. of water is consumed.
Eliminate runoff. In some cities, street run off goes directly into rivers and streams, untreated. Other cities charge a premium for any drainage that comes from businesses into its local water treatment plants. In either case, runoff is not desirable. Since Waterless Car Washing requires no water, all runoff is eliminated.
Increase efficiency. Just spray, wipe and buff. Could it be any easier than that? We offer a Portable Waterless Car Wash System that allows you to automatically apply the formula from a battery powered sprayer. Washing and polishing a sedan takes only 10 minutes, while a truck or SUV takes around 15 minutes. If you have a team of workers, the process goes more quickly. You will also notice that vehicles stay cleaner longer, yielding time and money savings.
Reduce chemicals. Eco Touch products are non-toxic, biodegradable and free of acids, solvents, phosphates, NPEʼs and other harsh chemicals. Waterless Car Wash is a concentrate that allows you to dilute at various ratios depending on your cleaning needs.
Save time. For businesses that donʼt have an in-house washing bay, fleet cleaning often means a trip to the local car wash,, and that wastes manpower and money. Waterless Car Washing is a portable technology and can be used anywhere at any time.
Save money. Just because youʼre doing something good for the environment doesnʼt mean you should have to pay more for it. Implementing Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash makes sense and cents. It reduces water, energy and chemicals adds up to big savings on your bills. Washing cars more quickly and effectively helps cut back on labor. Not having to retrofit an expensive reclaim system into your existing facility allows you to invest in other places your fleet needs you and your dollars. When ordering the formula in concentrate, the cost per wash is pennies on the dollar.
Why Eco Touch
Since 2007, Eco Touch has been challenging the old line auto care products industry and raising the bar by formulating detailing products that are not only safe for the environment but are also highly effective.
Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash is a highly efficacious, proven system that solves an everyday problem for businesses and consumers everywhere. It conserves millions of gallons of water, eliminates contaminated runoff, while saving time, money and the environment. As a Fleet Manager, you can help your organization gain positive public relations awareness by implementing Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash in your business. Contact us for more information on integrating Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash in your fleet cleaning.