We may not take into consideration the type of water we use to wash our cars but it’s something we should consider. Although water contaminations vary depending on where the water comes from, it is helpful to have an idea of the type of water that is being used to wash your car. If you wash your car at a car washing facility, it may pay to ask the owner about the resource of the water. If it’s city water than you’re in good hands.
Hard water can make washing your car a little bit more difficult. As we know with other blog posts such as City Water vs. Well Water, well water contains more contaminations such as minerals, iron and possibly pesticides. The hard water can also cause water spots to show up on your vehicle (even after you dry with a towel) this is called TDS or total dissolved solids. These are elements that are leftover when water evaporates and it leaves spots. It can be sometimes hard to remove the spot and you’ll find yourself in a cycle if you’re using hard water to remove the spot.
If you’re picky about spots on your car then make sure the water you’re using is not considered ‘hard water.’ You’ll drive yourself crazy figuring out how to sort out the spot problem if you continue to use the same water. If you wash your car at home and you’re noticing the spot issue then your hard may be considered hard water. Reach out to Hague Water for a free in-home water test to determine the quality of your water!