Did you know that the global care wash industry has reached a massive 29.3 billion US dollars? With the number of cars each household owns increasing, and especially during the colder months when there is more dirt to drive through, it’s no wonder.

But given the economic crisis that has gripped the nation, many are choosing to wash their cars themselves at home. Unfortunately, many are unaware of just how dangerous certain chemicals and products that are used in car wash products are.

That’s exactly what we’re discussing in this article. Read on to find out.

1. Household Cleaning Products

You might not expect it, but household cleaning products are not good for your car! Cleaning products are cleaning products though, right? Wrong. Due to the chemicals that are used on your car’s paint job and the plastic used elsewhere, many household products can do a lot of damage.

The main ones to avoid are dish soap and dishwasher detergent. Another tip is to stay away from using paper towels on your car – they’re not as soft and gentle as you think!

2. Eagle One Chrome Wheel Cleaner

Now we get into the specific car wash chemicals and products you should avoid. Up first is the Eagle One Chrome Wheel Cleaner. This one has actually been deemed unsafe and poisonous by the USHPD!

At best this product could cause nausea and dizziness, at worst, a great deal more damage. Especially avoid getting this product on your skin as it can cause burns that you don’t even realize you’ve got until it’s too late.

3. Champion Spray-on Degreasing Solvent

Another biggie, this one has been found to contain carcinogenic chemicals so make sure to avoid it like the plague. While that is the worst of it, Champion Spray-on Degreasing Solvent can also cause irritation to the eyes and skin due to the harmful vapors.

So, what are the actual chemicals in this and other car cleaners that are causing a problem? It’s¬†Perchloroethylene and Methylene Chloride. Always check the label for these products and make sure not to buy them.

4. Rain X Plus Bug Remover Premium Washer Fluid

Finally, the last of the car cleaning products you should avoid on our list is the Rain X Plus Bug Remover Premium Washer Fluid. This one contains a chemical called Methanol, which – even after a very short amount of time – can cause irritation to the eyes and skin.

After long periods though, the dangers are much worse. Brain disorders, eye damage, and blindness are all genuine possibilities if you use this product. While it might seem like a simple and easy job to do yourself, instead save yourself the risk and use a business you can trust.

Make Sure the Car Wash Products You Use Are Safe!

As you can see, there are more car wash products that can cause damage than you might expect. Unfortunately, many products contain chemicals that are harmful to people both in the short and the long term.

Rather than take the risk, instead, contact us at Detail Time for full detailing and paint correction services.