Winter Car Care Tips

Winter Car Care Tips

Promotional item received. All opinions are my own.

Americans’ love affair with their cars is well documented, along with the dollars they spend each year to keep them running.  This is particularly evident in the winter time when the harsh elements can challenge even the most conscientious car owners.  One thing’s for sure:  Keeping your vehicle in good condition will ensure a safer ride in the short term and a higher resale or trade-in value down the road.

So, before the cold weather takes hold for good, we’ve included the following tips to help your vehicles weather just about any storm!

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A clean car is your first line of defense against winter.  While the winter season typically takes a toll on your car, proper maintenance can go a long way to preserving your investment.   For example, according to the International Carwash Association®, getting a new wash and a fresh coat of wax before the temperature starts to fluctuate can be your first line of defense against winter elements like ice, salt, sand and slush.

Vehicular corrosion also occurs most quickly when temperatures rise and then fall below freezing.  That’s why most auto manufacturers recommend getting your car washed and waxed at a professional car wash twice a month, especially during the winter.

1.        Using a WaterSavers® Car Wash can is a strong first step to ensuring that your car will be ready to withstand the winter elements – inside and out.  It’s also a great way to protect the environment.  For example, these car washes typically use only 40 gallons (151.5 liters) or less of fresh water per car wash.  Learn more and find a WaterSavers wash at Washwithwatersavers.com.

2.       Rotate your tires. Most people know they should get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, but many forget their tires need maintenance as well. Tires should be rotated before winter and then again every 6,000 miles.

3.       Add some winter weight to your oil. Changing your oil and filter is especially important during the winter. Drivers who live in a colder climate should consider changing to heavier, winter-weight oil during the winter months.

4.       Take care of your wiper blades. Your windshield wiper blades are your first line of defense when the snow starts to fly. Make sure your wiper blades are in good, working order and replace them if you have doubts. It’s better to make this change now instead of finding out your blades aren’t working when you really need them. 

5.       Take your car in for a tune-up. Any noises, pings or sluggish starts you currently notice will only intensify as the temperature drops. It’s best to get your vehicle in for a tune-up as soon as possible to get any issues addressed.

6.       Give your steering some power. Check your powering steering fluid each month, and make sure the car is warmed up before you do so. If you find the level is low, look for leaks in the hoses or pump. Low power steering fluid will make your car more difficult to steer, which is something you’ll want to avoid as the roads get slick.

7.       Protect yourself from carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide leaks are dangerous at any time, but they are especially deadly during the winter when you will be driving your vehicle with the windows closed. Have your exhaust system checked to make sure no leak exists.

8.       Apply the brakes. Besides the seatbelt, your car’s brakes are its most important safety feature. This is especially true in the winter when slippery conditions can make stopping difficult. Before the first snow fall, bring your car to an experienced mechanic to verify that your brakes are ready for the season.

Cold winter temperatures mean vehicle maintenance is even more important. By following these simple tips listed above, you’ll be able to ward off winter’s harshest advances, protect your investment and those who ride inside of it.

To learn more about protecting the value of your vehicle, visit Washwithwatersavers.com.

 

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Comments

  1. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Green car washes save water and recycle the water

  2. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that the closest Water Savers location is 21 miles away from me in Mahopac, NY

  3. Ann Fantom says:

    I entered the SOL Republic Tracks Air Headphones GIVEAWAY

  4. Ann Fantom says:

    I entered the Silverlit Heli Beast GIVEAWAY

  5. Margaret Smith says:

    I learned that WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution and saves up to 40 gallons of water per car wash.

  6. Geoff K says:

    I learned that a recent study of more than 5 million car washes revealed the rate of damage to be less than one-tenth of one percent!

  7. Claudia says:

    I learned that if you are going to conduct a car wash fundraiser in a parking lot. Instead, contact a WaterSavers® car wash to ask about fundraising options, to avoid polluting the waterways, Thank you!

  8. Claudia says:

    I entered night at the museum giveaway.

  9. Claudia says:

    I entered winter and fire safety giveaway

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    I learned: That a clean car has less wind resistance, so better fuel economy.

  11. Mami2jcn says:

    I learned there are 300 million registered passenger vehicles in North America.

  12. Mami2jcn says:

    I entered your Night at the Museum giveaway.

  13. heather s says:

    I learned water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash

  14. Deb Jackson says:

    I like clean cars have less air resistance and better fuel mileage.

  15. Pamela Gurganus says:

    What I like is there is a location less than 2 miles from my house!

  16. Elena says:

    I learned that water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash

  17. Elena says:

    I entered your Night at the Museum giveaway

  18. Maureen says:

    Using a garden hose at home, you can use more than 60 gallons in five minutes.

  19. Kelly D says:

    I learned that car washes must meet certain requirements to participate in the WaterSavers program.

  20. heather says:

    I went to their site and I learned when you wash your car on pavement, the rinse water runoff — along with all the chemicals it contains — can go to storm drains that empty directly into rivers and streams. This pollution has been proven to negatively impact aquatic life and ecosystems.

  21. heather says:

    I entered the headphones giveaway.

  22. heather says:

    entered night at the museum

  23. Gail Crawford says:

    Thanks for this giveaway.

  24. Jessie C. says:

    I learned the water used in WaterSavers car washes is cleaned through filtration or treatment systems prior to returning to the environment.

  25. I learned they have charity car washes around the country.

  26. harolde says:

    I learned that there is a carwarsh using watersavers only 12 miles from me.

  27. Stephanie Larison says:

    I learned washing vehicles on pavement causes harm to local waterways

  28. Stephanie Larison says:

    I also entered the Kidde, and Paddington giveaways

  29. janetfaye says:

    I learned: WaterSavers® car washes use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of fresh water per car. All of that water is either recycled or returned to the environment cleanly.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. steve weber says:

    That a clean car has less wind resistance, so better fuel economy.

  31. Rajee Pandi says:

    learned WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution and saves up to 40 gallons of water per car wash.
    Read more at http://www.ourkidsmom.com/2014/12/winter-car-care-tips/#wLeM7Ui0AB0SLe95.99

  32. Sarah L says:

    There’s one near me: Bucky’s Car Wash
    1398 S Wadsworth
    Lakewood, CO 80232, US
    Thanks for the contest.

  33. Amy Pratt says:

    I learned that there is Watersavers Car Wash less than 2 miles from me.

  34. RJ says:

    I learned Watersavers uses less than 40 gallons of fresh water per car.

  35. I love that water savers prevents pollution!

  36. Jennifer Rote says:

    I learned that Hofffman Car Wash is 16 miles away and they are a member.

  37. Betsy Barnes says:

    I learned that WaterSavers use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of fresh water per car. That’s less than most washing machines 🙂

  38. I learned there are no watersavers near me :(. I even put in surrounding zip codes with no luck. I do like the idea though and would use them if there was one locally.

  39. Nancy says:

    I learned that they have a widget so you can locate the closest Water Savers location.

  40. angie says:

    love that it is safer for the environment

  41. D Schmidt says:

    Visited the site and learned WaterSavers® car washes use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of fresh water per car. All of that water is either recycled or returned to the environment cleanly.

  42. Allie says:

    I like how the car washes save more water

  43. Karin A says:

    I learned they offer different fundraising options for organizations thru charity car washes.

  44. Cynthia C says:

    I learned that WaterSavers® car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment.

  45. Kim Henrichs says:

    I learned that the average home laundry machine can use up to 45 gallons of water per load!

  46. Heather B says:

    I learned the closest location is only 4 miles from my house!

  47. I learned they do charity washes to help protect the environment

  48. trisha kilpatrick says:

    I learned that using a WaterSavers carwash will use less water than simply using a hose at home plus the water is safely returned to the environment without dangerous chemicals.

  49. I learned that using a garden hose at home, you can use more than 60 gallons (227.1 liters) in as little as five minutes.

  50. Tricia G says:

    I learned that this prevents pollution.

  51. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    There are no WaterSavers car washes in my area! This is such a great idea!

  52. Holly Thomas says:

    I learned that the closest car wash to me is 20 miles away.

  53. Kamilah says:

    The product is economical in that it saves water.

  54. Susan Christy says:

    WaterSavers® car washes use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of fresh water per car. All of that water is either recycled or returned to the environment cleanly.

  55. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    I learned that there are no Water Savers within miles of me.

  56. patricia c. says:

    I entered to win a Night at the Museum prize pack

  57. patricia c. says:

    I used the location finder and found a water savers location 2.02 miles down the road. It is actually the place we get our oil changed so we should get our car washed too

  58. nickie says:

    I learned that water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash

  59. Barbara Montag says:

    Something I learned – water that enters sanitary sewers, does not undergo treatment before it is discharged.
    thank you

  60. Courtnie says:

    I learned that watersavers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash!

  61. Barbara Montag says:

    Entered the Paddington the Movie giveaway.

  62. Barbara Montag says:

    Entered the Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb
    giveaway

  63. Jordan says:

    I like their criteria!

  64. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i learned there is more than 300 million registered passenger vehicles in North America

  65. Allison Downes says:

    I learned that a clean car has less wind resistance

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

  66. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I learned that WaterSave uses les.a water to clean a car than most washing machines

  67. Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment.

  68. Amanda B. says:

    Washing your car and a Water Savers keeps the water off your driveways.

  69. Alona Y says:

    I learned that having a clean car means less wind resistance and therefore better fuel economy!

  70. heather eg kaufman says:

    I like that WaterSavers® car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment.

  71. shelly peterson says:

    I learned that Using a WaterSavers wash ensures that you are using less water than regular driveway or pavement washing,

  72. Brynn says:

    I learned that they have a location just 5 miles from my house 🙂

  73. Robin Wilson says:

    I learned that there are good reasons to wash your car and do it responsibly and save water.

  74. Devon F says:

    I learned that 190 gallons (719 liters) of gasoline, diesel and motor oil was found in storm sewer system from residential car washing

  75. Pat B says:

    I learned I’m saving time and money by going to a professional car wash.

  76. Kathleen says:

    I learned water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  77. Dana says:

    i learned that car washes use less water

  78. Seyma Shabbir says:

    There is a waters savers location 2.39 miles from my house!!!

  79. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered night at the museum

  80. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered paddington giveaway

  81. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I learned their car washes use no more than 40 gallons of water and that the water is sent to be cleaned before being released back to the environment or reused!

  82. Nannypanpan says:

    I learned splahcarwash is is in my state

  83. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered silvelit

  84. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered kidde

  85. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    Better fuel on cars that are clean! I never knew that.

  86. Their car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment.

  87. Don D says:

    I never knew that such car washes existed…that is cool that they reclaim the water and filter it.

  88. Chelsey says:

    I had never considered how washing my car was a good thing for my health until reading this website! Keeps the bacteria away!!

  89. Tara O. says:

    I learned that their car wash uses less water for one wash than the average home washing machine – amazing!

  90. Heather D says:

    I like the fact of doing “small” things to keep ourselves from harming the environment. This seems like one of those things that is easy to use/do and provides some meaningful defenses to our pollution-ways.

  91. Michelle C says:

    I really like how interactive the website it. It makes it fun to explore and learn. Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. Candice says:

    I love that they use less water than washing your car at home.

  93. Sarah Hayes says:

    I learned that its not the best to wash your car on your paved driveway

  94. love the saving of water for sure. thankyou, ken

  95. Crystal F says:

    I found out that you can do a charity car wash at their facilities. Thank you!!

  96. Jenna D says:

    I learned that All of the water is either recycled or returned to the environment cleanly

  97. Mary Cloud says:

    Using a water hose at home can use more than 60 gallons in 5 minutes

  98. Chrisy says:

    I learned that WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution and saves up to 40 gallons of water per car wash.

  99. Maureen says:

    I learned that according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the average home laundry machine can use up to 45 gallons of water per load. Holy cow!!! That is A LOT of water!!! Eeeeek!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

  100. ronalee says:

    Learned that WaterSavers® car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment.

  101. Laura G says:

    I learned that using a garden hose at home, you can use more than 60 gallons (227.1 liters) in as little as five minutes.

  102. Audra O'Hara says:

    I liked their reminder/tip #8 about cleaning your car’s interior to help remove bacteria.

  103. It’s nice they give you reasons to wash your car. My favorite is making sure you can see well and that the headlights aren’t fogged over.

  104. Melissa M says:

    I learned When you wash your car on pavement, the run-off carries the grime and chemicals into the soil and storm drains that empty directly into our rivers.

  105. Cheryl B. says:

    I learned that average of no more than 40 gallons is used to wash cars

  106. Michelle Plummer says:

    I learned that washing cars on pavement causes harm to local waterways.

  107. Caroline Wampler says:

    I learned that When you wash your car on pavement, the rinse water runoff — along with all the chemicals it contains — can go to storm drains that empty directly into rivers and streams.

  108. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I learned that the cleaner your car, the less wind resistance? That means better fuel economy

  109. lissa crane says:

    I learned a lot actually! The first thing I learned was that when you wash your car on pavement, the run-off carries the grime and chemicals into the soil and storm drains that empty directly into our rivers. I had no idea and never really thought about it, now I will!

  110. Karla P. says:

    Professional car washes are safer for the environment than washing a car at home and on pavement.

  111. Adrienne gordon says:

    More than 5 million car washes revealed the rate of damage to be less than one-tenth of one percent.

  112. leeanna haugen says:

    I didn’t really think about how much I was polluting the soil when washing my car in the driveway and letting the soap run off into the grass..

  113. Amanda says:

    I learned that there is one close to me! I’ll have to check it out!

  114. melanie balfour says:

    I learned that washing my car on pavement is harmful…

  115. Sherry Lilly says:

    Reasons to wash your car

  116. Cindy Conner Bowling says:

    I learned that there is a location less than 7 miles from my home.

  117. anna pry says:

    i like that their car washes uses less fresh water, filter the used water, and keep pollutants out of rivers

  118. Jennifer Pittman says:

    I learned that The water used in WaterSavers car washes is cleaned through filtration or treatment systems prior to returning to the environment, or it is used again.

  119. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I learned that the using a garden hose at home to wash a car can use more than 60 gallons in as little as five minutes.

  120. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the Silverlit Heli Beast giveaway.

  121. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the Night at the Museum giveaway.

  122. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered Sol Republic giveaway!

  123. beth shepherd says:

    Using a garden water hose you use over 50 gallons in 5 minutes.

  124. Nicole Millheim says:

    WaterSavers car washes is cleaned through filtration or treatment systems prior to returning to the environment

  125. sherri crawford says:

    watersavers send water from their car washes to the treatment plant rather than just letting it run on the ground

  126. sherri crawford says:

    entered night at the museum

  127. Kathie Craig says:

    I learned that there are NOT any Watersavers Locations within 25 miles of where I live!! How sad!!

  128. sherri crawford says:

    entered heli beast

  129. Fawn H says:

    I learned that they offer different fundraising options for organizations, including pre-paid ticket sales that eliminate rain day uncertainty.

  130. Fawn H says:

    I entered the Silverlit Heli Beast and Night at the Museum giveaways

  131. Cindy says:

    Using a garden hose at home, you can use more than 60 gallons.

  132. Denise E. says:

    I had no clue that such technology even existed! Reclaiming the used water: genius! I wish there was one near me.

  133. Joy Q says:

    I learned that the cleaner your car, the less wind resistance and that gives you better fuel economy.

  134. Kristen says:

    WaterSavers® car washes use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of fresh water per car. All of that water is either recycled or returned to the environment cleanly.
    Using a garden hose at home, you can use more than 60 gallons (227.1 liters) in as little as five minutes.

  135. Kristen says:

    entered Night At The Museum

  136. Misha Estrada says:

    I learned that there are 3 locations in my city.

  137. shaunie says:

    Learned that there is a limit on amount of water to be used – 40 gallons

  138. Daniel M says:

    learned that Water Savers car wash saves 40 gallons of water per car wash

  139. CLAIRE QUAILE says:

    I learned that if I clean my car there will be less wind resistance

  140. Angela W says:

    WaterSavers is a recognition program from the International Carwash Association that helps consumers find environmentally friendly car washes.

  141. Janice Cooper says:

    I learned the water savers location is 8 miles from me

  142. polly says:

    I learned the average wash load uses up to 45 gallons of water

  143. polly says:

    I entered the UKonserve giveway

  144. Kristen says:

    entered u konserve

  145. Shemp DeYoung says:

    I learned that there is a Watersavers car wash quite convenient to me. Living near the bay, we are aware of how much the marine life can be affected by such things.

  146. Denise S says:

    I learned that car washes have to meet certain requirements before they can participate in the WaterSavers program.

  147. Brittney House says:

    A clean car has less wind resistance.

  148. Sarah L says:

    I apologize. I’m so used to doing at least 3 of your contests at a time I automatically clicked on ‘enter another giveaway’. Except right now there are only two open.

  149. I learned that they have charities!

  150. Jennifer H says:

    I learned that water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash

  151. A good reason to wash you car. Washing regularly keeps windshields, mirrors and signal lights clean. You will see more of the road, and others will be better able to see you.

  152. katie k says:

    there are 300 million registered passenger vehicles in North America.

  153. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered u konserve

  154. Megan Cromes says:

    i learned that a washing your car at the carwash saves 40 gallons of water.

  155. shirley says:

    I learned, –According to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the average home laundry machine can use up to 45 gallons of water per load.

  156. Jessica Ruggiero says:

    I learned that its better for the environment to go to a carwash

  157. Dawn Keenan says:

    I’d never thought about it, but learned that the cleaner your car, the less wind resistance.

  158. CR Williams says:

    I learnt that your pavement can pollute your soil.

  159. Dawn Monzu says:

    I learned that residential car washing can waste 190 gallons (719 liters) of gasoline, diesel and motor oil!!!!! Can you fricken believe that? I’m absolutely flabbergasted! Who would think that would waste that much!

  160. Cynthia R says:

    I liked that when I put in my zip code after clicking on the locations tab, I found out my hometown has two of their car washes.

  161. Elena says:

    entered your Neutrogena giveaway

  162. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered Neutrogena giveaway

  163. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered neutrogenia

  164. kyl neusch says:

    that WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution and saves up to 40 gallons of water per car wash.

  165. Janet W. says:

    I learned that car washing led to 2,200 pounds of surfactants being released into the local storm sewer system.

  166. Kim says:

    I learned that a cleaner car means less wind resistance and better fuel mileage. Who knew??

  167. Jackie says:

    I learned that WaterSavers members must use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of potable/fresh water per car in conveyor and in-bay/roll-over systems.

  168. Jackie says:

    I entered the Netrogena giveaway

  169. Donna L says:

    i ;earned that there is a WaterSavers 6 1/2 miles away from my home.

  170. shirley says:

    Entered the-Neutrogena Fights Unseen Acne | $50 Walmart #GIVEAWAY.

  171. Tammy Schweitzer Catterton says:

    I like this fact of it WaterSavers® car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment love too help the environment as much as possible here

  172. Anne Perry says:

    I learned that Quickie’s Quality Car Wash offers water savers .

  173. Betty says:

    I make sure mywiper blades are in good shape but I try not to replace them. After they go thru the battle of winder ice, then I put on new blades for the spring rains. And yes, you need to make sure you have winter quality washer fluid in the car.

  174. Klydra Pugh says:

    I learned the water is put through a filtration system and then reused
    Thanks for the chance

  175. Kristen says:

    entered Neutrogena

  176. patricia c. says:

    Entered this giveaway: Neutrogena Fights Unseen Acne | $50 Walmart #GIVEAWAY
    Read more at http://www.ourkidsmom.com/2015/01/neutrogena-fights-unseen-acne/#Az0l04YlwZzmmwUj.99

  177. Holly Kennedy says:

    I learned to check the tire pressure.

  178. bn100 says:

    like the Reasons to Wash Your Car list

  179. nicole says:

    you can use up to 60 gallons of water in 5 min while washing your car with a hose

  180. Auto Bell is close to us.

  181. Cheryl says:

    The Water Savers Car washes uses only 40 gallons per car of fresh water and reuses the water.

  182. Susan Smith says:

    I learned Water Savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash

  183. Anne says:

    The Watersavers concept is great, but unfortunately I found that the nearest location is over 50 miles from here–closer to 75, actually. Too bad. I hope one opens closer, because I’d go there, for sure.

  184. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the Neutrogena/Wal-Mart GC giveaway.

  185. Soha MOlina says:

    I learned
    Pavement Pollutes
    When you wash your car on pavement, the run-off carries the grime and chemicals into the soil and storm drains that empty directly into our rivers.

  186. Soha MOlina says:
  187. Jennifer Rote says:

    I entered the Neutrogena giveaway.

  188. Water savers prevents water pollution.

  189. Barbara Montag says:

    Entered the Neutrogena $50 Walmart giveaway.

  190. Angela Saver says:

    I learned the closest location is only 6 miles from my home! I also learned that water savers washes only use 40 gallons of water or less per car wash!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

  191. misty lindsay says:

    I learned I can save a lot of money on carwarshes

  192. latanya says:

    With more than 300 million registered passenger vehicles in North America, the enormity of the pollution problem becomes obvious.

  193. katherine says:

    washing vehicles on pavement causes harm to local waterways

  194. Theresa Smith says:

    I learned that they use very little water…less than my load of laundry. That is amazing.

  195. Robin says:

    I learned that all spray nozzles are inspected annually to ensure maximum efficiency of water used.

  196. I learned that a clean car is more fuel efficient than a dirty car!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  197. Melissa says:

    I learned about preventing water pollution!

  198. Fawn H says:

    I entered the Neutrogena/ Walmart gift card giveaway

  199. Samantha says:

    I learned that you can save time and water by going to a WaterSaver car wash than washing your car at home!

  200. carolyn says:

    I learned Vehicular corrosion also occurs most quickly when temperatures rise and then fall below freezing. That’s why most auto manufacturers recommend getting your car washed and waxed at a professional car wash twice a month, especially during the winter.

  201. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I learned water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash!

  202. Nicole says:

    There are actually locations near me! How exciting! I will be checking them out next time I need a car wash!

  203. Laura Fugate says:

    Using a WaterSavers car wash only uses as much water a washing machine.

  204. Leela says:

    When you wash your car on pavement, the run-off carries the grime and chemicals into the soil and storm drains that empty directly into our rivers.

  205. Leela says:

    I entered the Neutrogena giveaway.

  206. Jean D. says:

    I learned that I can “join the conversation” on twitter and Facebook to help spread the word about the advantages of professional car washes.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  207. Ashley says:

    Washing your car at home can be bad for the environment because the runoff can contain chemicals and grime that are harmful to soil and creeks.

  208. Vera says:

    I learned that a clean car can improve fuel economy.

  209. Danielle Marie says:

    I learned there are 300 million registered passenger vehicles in North America!

  210. Thuy Vu says:

    I learn that you can reuse the water that is used to wash your car by taking it to a carwash and keep the environment from getting polluted with harmful chemical.

  211. cami valenzuela says:

    learned that WaterSavers® car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment. AND no water savers car wash around me :/

  212. Jake B says:

    There is a location within a few miles of my house.

  213. Jake B says:

    I entered the $50 Walmart Gift Card.

  214. Jake B says:

    I entered the U Konserve Reusable Lunch Sack giveaway

  215. Paula Tavernie says:

    I learned washing your car pollutes the environment!

  216. David Fultner says:

    I found out that the closest Water Savers location is 21 miles away from me in Mahopac, NY

  217. Michelle H. says:

    I learned that there are 2 Watersaver carwashes near me.

  218. Amy Deeter says:

    i learned that Nearly 1,500 locations worldwide are enrolled in the program based on their meeting water quality and usage standards.

  219. Cathy French says:

    I learned that there is a location fairly close to me.

  220. Laura Royal says:

    I learned they use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of fresh water per car.

  221. Karen Drake says:

    I learned there is a Water Saver car wash 12.7 miles from me.

  222. Laura Royal says:

    I entered the $50 Walmart Gift Card and U Konserve Reusable Lunch Sack giveaways!

  223. Tina d Reynolds says:

    I found that water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash

  224. Jodi says:

    I learnt that Water Savers Car Washing saves 40 gallons of water per car!

  225. Francine Anchondo says:

    WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution and saves up to 40 gallons of water per car wash.

  226. Terry Cross says:

    I learned that going to WaterSavers car washes uses less water than washing your car at home

  227. Lisa V. says:

    Driveway and parking lot washing can waste valuable gallons of water and pollute lakes, rivers and streams, as the runoff water contains harmful chemicals that will enter waterways through storm drains

  228. Jammie says:

    I learned washing your car in your driveway can ut lots od pollutants in the waters. This is scary, because we wash the car often in the driveaway.

  229. Betty C says:

    I learned that giving your car a good wash and wax before winter sets in is a good way to protect it.

  230. Theresa D says:

    I learned that when cars are washed on streets, parking lots and driveways, that dirty water eventually winds up in rivers, streams and lakes.

  231. Leslie Rathbun says:

    preventing water pollution

  232. Rajee Pandi says:

    Green car washes save wate

  233. Breanne says:

    I learned that washing your car at home results in dirty water contaminating rivers.

  234. William Krawic says:

    Very informative. I learned that WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution and saves up to 40 gallons of water per car wash.

  235. laurie murley says:

    i learned that when you wash your car on pavement, the run-off carries the grime and chemicals into the soil and storm drains that empty directly into our rivers, i guess i just never thought about it alot, now i will

  236. Richard Hicks says:

    I learned that car washes only have the rate of damage to be less than one-tenth of one percent

  237. Jimmy says:

    I learned that residential car washing leads to 190 gallons of gasoline, diesel and motor oil going into sewers.

  238. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like that it conserves water.

  239. Beth Klocinski says:

    I never gave much thought to a cleaner car having less wind resistance, and better fuel mileage.

  240. Becky Moore says:

    I learned that water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash

  241. Laura Ari says:

    I learned you can find charity car washes in your area.

  242. Melinda Stephens says:

    They use no more than 40 gallons of fresh water to wash a car.

  243. Bryan E. says:

    Thank You for the giveaway…regular car washes can help ameliorate the effects of your car’s exposure to acid rain, road salt, bird droppings and sun damage.

  244. Jeanna Wise says:

    I learned that water savers car washes save 40 gallons of water per car wash.

  245. Erica B. says:

    I didn’t know that a clean car has less wind resistance.

  246. Trisha McKee says:

    I learned that something as simple as washing your car can pollute by chemicals washing down into the storm drains.

  247. Candie L says:

    It is sad how much water a washer goes through (less than one of their car washes). Thank you

  248. Michelle Tucker says:

    I learned that regular cleaning of your car’s interior can help keep away bacteria. 🙂 Makes sense to me.

  249. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I learned that When you wash your car on pavement, the rinse water runoff — along with all the chemicals it contains — can go to storm drains that empty directly into rivers and streams.

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