Between soaping, rinsing and drying, washing a car by hand is a labor of love. Now there's a new product that claims make the job easier, Mr. Clean AutoDry.
Consumer Reports just checked it out to see if it can save you a lot of effort.
Pete Marlo's car is his pride and joy. He would never take it to a car wash to be cleaned.
"I didn't want to have any scratches, and in over two years I haven't had any scratches."
To prevent water spots, Pete also dries his car by hand.
The result, a gleaming finish!
Consumer Reports just tested Mr. Clean AutoDry that claims to leave your car spotless without hand drying.
Ten staffers were recruited to try it out. Mr. Clean Auto Dry is a car wash system that attaches right to the hose. First, you hose your car down to remove loose dirt.
Then, you switch to the detergent mode and suds up your car. No sponge or bucket necessary!
After sponging off your vehicle, you rinse with plain water. Your next step, turn the switch to the final rinse mode. Mr. Clean AutoDry filters the water and deionizes it, removing the dissolved minerals that cause water spots. When you're finished, you can just let your car air dry.
As for the spotless finish, Consumer Reports says Mr. Clean AutoDry does deliver! Most who used it reported very few water spots, even if they had hard water.
For someone like Pete, Mr. Clean AutoDry could save buckets of time and a lot of effort.
Mr. Clean AutoDry costs about $24.
The cartridge that comes with it is supposed to last for ten washes, and Consumer Reports found that it did. Replacement cartridges cost about 8 dollars each.