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Frequently Asked Questions

No, unless there is a requirement to operate a vacuum cleaner. The MDU is supplied with a product dispensing bowser, a replenishment tank with a charging motor. Approximately once a week, the MDU is coupled to the bowser which then pressurizes the MDU with product. Thereafter, it can operate independently without the need to connect it to a power supply.


The process consists of using a safe, incredibly effective and natural lubricating and cleaning agent with a wax formula. The cleaning agents are in fact water based instead of oil or kerosene based, making it safe for vehicles and the environment. The only water used is to rinse the washing cloths so they are clean at all times.


The Eco Wash Heavy Duty Cleaner is applied first to dissolve stubborn marks on the vehicle. The wash-and-wax product is sprayed on next, in the form of a light mist. Dirt is encapsulated and then removed in a one-directional wipe with a damp microfibre cloth, normally panel by panel. A second cloth is used to buff the car to a beautiful shine. Windows are cleaned with a chamois. The more or less one litre of water referred to is drawn from the Mobile Dispensing Unit into a small basin and only used to rinse cloths – a clean cloth is the secret to a good wash. Your car is hand-washed, dried and polished in one spot with no mess on the floor.


“Bird dung” spot on car (1); EW Heavy Duty Spray Applied (2); Spot Wiped, Gone! (3)


EW’s famous Wash & Wax sprayed on.


Dirt is wiped off in one direction.


Wax remains on vehicle body, buffed to a beautiful shine. 

Cars are invariably scratched by washers employing circular motions (“sandpapering”) with dirty or unrinsed cloths. Careless washers can also damage paintwork when their belt buckles or watches come into contact with the body of the vehicle, or due to sharp elements protruding from their pockets. At Eco Wash our training supervisors ensure that all these factors are pointed out to new washers who are schooled before they enter service with our various clients. In addition our unique Wash&Wax product coupled with a one-directional wipe eliminates scratching to the highest degree. If viewed under a microscope, it can be observed that upon contact with the vehicle, the mist product causes the dirt to be lifted hydrostatically. This dirt is then removed by sliding the cloth over the washed area in one direction with a damp microfibre cloth.

Heavily soiled vehicles, for example 4x4s returning from very muddy bush trips, will require a high pressure hose to clean under the wheel arches, etc. Ordinary mud splashes on the body (i.e. after driving through a pool of dirty water), are easily removed with our heavy duty and wash & wax products. We have clients in outlying areas who use small WAP pressure units for excessive dirt – to remove big cakes of dried mud from wheel arches. But across the board Eco Wash does what is required without much fuss.


Once dirt has been removed from the vehicle using microfibre cloths, a thin layer of wax remains. The wax is then buffed with a secondary, dry microfibre cloth, effectively combining both a wash-and-wax service in one and leaving the vehicle with a beautiful, scratch-free shine.


The MDU is equipped with high-quality rim cleaner, tyre shine and chamois cloths (for the windows) as well as heavy duty cleaner (bug remover) to ensure that the vehicle is given a superior, high quality overall car wash.


No. The Eco Wash MDU is a self-contained, portable system that has everything necessary to carry out a high quality hand wash regardless of where the vehicle is parked. As it does not leave any foam, water or dirt on the floor, it eliminates the requirements for vehicles to be moved to/or washed in a dedicated wash bay environment. Care are washed, polished and dried in one place!

No. When the Eco Wash MDU washes a vehicle there is no water or waste runoff and hence there is no requirement for the conventional car wash system requirements (drainage tanks, oil traps, etc.)