Go Green With Wash Spray Nozzles That Also Save Time

Car care manufacturers have caught up with the green movement to help save precious resources.

Driver's have lots of choices when it comes to nozzles and other fittings that simplify vehicle washing and save water at the same time. That's good news for homeowners constrained by water meters.

Hose attachments reduce water consumption and make cleaning a snap. They blast through caked on dirt, grime and other filth.

There’s no shortage of options to choose from, and experts recommend buying a nozzle that’s durable, powerful and built to last.

“We went overboard and created a nozzle based on firefighter gear,” said Jim Williamson, director of product development for Griot’s Garage, a manufacturer of car care products. "It doesn't leak and is designed to outlast your car."

Here are some tips on what to look for when buying a hose nozzle, courtesy Griot’s Garage:

  • Durability: A nozzle with an aluminum body and internal components made of steel will last for years.
  • Efficiency: Liter upon liter of water can be wasted from a leaking hose nozzle. Look for something with a tight seal.
  • Protection: A nozzle covered in rubber protects your vehicle’s paint against accidental hits.