How do I wash my car if I don’t have a hose?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 at 8:20 pm
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Car washing options without using a hoseĀ 

Living in an apartment can feel limiting, especially if your vehicle needs a wash. Even though you might not have access to a hose, there are a few ways you can wash your vehicle without a hose. We have created a small list of ways you can wash your car. Keep reading to find a good solution for you. 

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Car washes 

The best way to get a general clean is by going to a car wash. These are usually offered at gas stations or as standalone businesses. They can be pricey but sometimes gas stations with give deals if you fill up your fuel tank and buy a car wash with it. Make sure to use vehicle safe soap and not household cleaning products. The car safe soap is designed to break down dirt without eating away at the exterior paint coating. 


There are designated wipes for the exterior of your vehicle. They are strong enough to break down the dirt without causing harm to the surface of your vehicle.  

Use a few buckets of water 

We suggest using three separate buckets of water when you are washing your vehicle. One bucket is filled with clean soapy water, one is filled with water to rinse and the other should be mixed with cleaning product to clean only your wheels.  

Read more cleaning tips: Make your vehicle sparkle with these spring cleaning tips

Get your vehicle serviced at Ventura Volkswagen 

If you have an upcoming maintenance service needed, we invite you to use Ventura Volkswagen. We use all OEM parts and our team is Volkswagen certified. Schedule an appointment today! 

Read about Volkswagen: Where can I find genuine Volkswagen accessories in Venture, CA?

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