How To Wash Car With Pressure Washer?

Is it safe to wash a car with a pressure washer?


Plenty of people use a pressure washer to clean their car, of course, but it can do more harm than good.

Using a pressure washer can damage or nick the paint, which could lead to rust.

And a car wash usually gets the job done just fine—so do a garden hose and soapy sponge.

What kind of soap do you use in a pressure washer?

Best Pressure Washer Soap/Detergent Comparison: (Updated List)

Name Price
Krud Kutter KK012 Original Concentrated Cleaner Degreaser Model: KK012, Size: 1 Gallon, Material: Biodegradable; Check Price!
Karcher Car Wash & Wax Soap for Pressure Washers Size: 1 Gallon, Material: Biodegradable; Check Price!

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Is 2000 psi too much to wash a car?

For any car, you need to choose a pressure washer which emits water with a pound per square inch (PSI) amount of 1200 to 2200. Anything more than 1900 PSI or at best 2000 PSI can damage the paint job on your car. In the same way, anything below 1200 PSI will not be forceful enough to clean your car properly.

What pressure washer is best for car cleaning?

The Best Car Pressure Washer

  • Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer. Previous.
  • Karcher K5 Electric Power Pressure Washer. Previous.
  • Ivation Small Electric Pressure Washer. Previous.
  • Annovi Reverberi AR Blue Clean AR383 Electric Pressure Washer.
  • Greenworks GPW1950 Pressure Washer.
  • Stanley SHP2150 Electric Pressure Washer.