Washing your car is an important part of maintaining the longevity of your vehicle. When you visit a CO-OP® Car Wash, you’re making a choice that is good for your car and reduces your environmental impact.
Products with reduced environmental impact
Co-op Car Washes are equipped with high-quality Turtle Wax products that provide protection and shine for your vehicle. All Turtle Wax products are ECOLOGO® Certified, which means they have undergone rigorous scientific testing to comply with strict environmental performance standards.
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Sustainable water treatment
In addition to the chemicals used to clean and protect your car, special consideration has to be made for the water after it’s used in the process. When you wash your car on your driveway, water running off your car may contain oil or petroleum, salts and other chemicals that may run into storm drains leading to fresh water sources and harm aquatic life.
At Co-op, wastewater from your car wash passes through a series of underground settling tanks where oil and grease are captured. The remaining suspended solids settle to the bottom of the tank, and then the clean water is released into the municipal sewage system for further processing. Wastewater from Co-op Car Washes is not released into storm drains.
Making the best choice
When you wash your car at Co-op, you can be sure we’ve taken steps to protect the environment while you protect your vehicle.