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Vista Palms Car Wash Environment

VISTA PALMS CAR WASH Cares About The Environment


All of us want to protect the planet we share. Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center is committed to doing our part to conserve our natural resources and make our environment cleaner and safer for future generations

You already know that we turn out the cleanest and shiniest vehicles in San Diego County, but did you also know that using Ecolab Green certified Car washes, like Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center, is the most environmentally responsible way to clean your vehicle? It’s true! Washing your car with Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center requires far less water to clean your car than you would need if you washed it at home in your driveway.

Driveway washing wastes millions of gallons a year, pushing soapy water, debris and contaminates from the dirty cars directly into the storm drains.  All the water at Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center is either reclaimed or sent directly to our sewage system without being released untreated into the environment.

When looking for an earth-friendly carwash choice, we invite you to consider the following: 

  • Driveway washing releases dirty water and soap directly into the storm water system. This leads to pollution of our rivers, streams and ground water.
  • Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center reclaims much of its water for use in our under carriage spray, tire cleaner and presoak arch. (Fresh water is used for rinsing, because it creates a cleaner shinier vehicle.)
  • The high pressure nozzles and pumps used at a professional carwash like Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center allow us to clean vehicles in less time, using less water and less energy.
  • Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center uses state of the art computer controllers to operate its equipment with to-the-inch precision. This equipment allows us to use water and electricity with greater efficiency.
  • Our computer controller also has several features that allow us to use electricity more efficiently. For example, when a vehicle leaves our dryer station, a special “look ahead” feature in our controller will determine if it’s more energy efficient to turn the dryer off, or leave it on if another vehicle is approaching.  (Restarting a dryer creates a “spike” in the consumption of electricity, so if an approaching vehicle is close enough, allowing the dryer to continue operating uses less energy than shutting it down and restarting it.)

Vista Palms Car Wash and Professional Detail Center is one of the first car washes in town with:
Certified “GREEN” Car Wash Technology

  • ADVANCED water recycling and chemical technology
  • Every product formulated to be environmentally responsible
  • Powerful cleaning that conserves energy and water and reduces waste
  • Phosphorus-free, APE-free, NPE-free, VOC compliant (volatile organic compounds)
  • Meet the strictest regulatory standards across North America

By keeping your car clean with regular visits to Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center, you’ll also be doing something nice for the environment. When you have your car cleaned by Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center, dirt, debris and harmful chemical residues on the vehicle surface are removed safely, rather than running off into the storm water system with the next rainfall.

You and Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center. . . Together we can keep our cars clean and our planet green!

Here are the some answers to commonly asked questions about what it means to be “Green” Certified.

Is it possible to wash vehicles using chemical-free solutions?

Answer: Never! Water is a chemical. All living things (including you!) are made of chemicals. However we do use environmentally friendly products. We proudly feature Blue Coral® Beyond Green products in our wash that minimize the impact on our environment.

What does it mean to be sustainable?

Answer: Products, processes or developments that are sustainable mean they meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. From the factory to the final rinse, the Blue Coral® Beyond Green products used in our car wash along with our water recycling support our commitment to respect the environment every step of the way. Even your trash water bottles and soda cans are recycled at the Vista Palms!

Can car wash products that are safer on the environment still clean a vehicle really well?

Answer: Absolutely! Car wash products don’t have to be harmful on the environment to effectively clean vehicles. In fact, Blue Coral® Beyond Green products used in our car wash deliver powerfully clean, well-protected, shiny vehicles. And importantly, they’re easy on the environment.

Is washing my car at a commercial car wash better on the environment?

Answer: Definitely! In commercial car washes, chemicals are filtered and sent to a water treatment center for cleaning. Conversely, a driveway car wash sends untreated waste water (including soap, oil and sludge) directly into the environment via storm sewers that lead into our rivers, lakes and streams. A driveway wash uses up to many, many, more times the water than washing at a commercial car wash!