One of the biggest challenges of mobile car detailing is finding available water for cleaning. When traveling to your customers home or workplace, you may not have access to the gallons of water each car requires for cleaning. Therefore, you need equipment that utilizes less water. In other words, the pressure washer you purchase must have a low flow rate for mobile auto detailing applications.

Another problem with using machines that have high flow rates is related to waste water collection and disposal. According to EPA regulations, car detailing businesses must avoid excess runoff into storm drains, which then empty into reservoirs. If you go over regulations, you will likely incur fines from the EPA. Additionally, using large amount of water can present a drainage problem. The last thing you will want to do is flood your customers driveways, parking lot, or other outdoor area.

Flow rate is determined by the amount of water expelled from the nozzle in a specified amount of time. Usually, it is measured in gallons per minute. The Super Max™ 6120SCW, a pressure washer specifically created for mobile car detailing, has a flow rate of 0.5 GPM. This low flow rate does not limit the machine’s power. The moderate pressure level of 1000 psi and high steam temperatures enable quick removal of dirt, debris, grease, grime, and other residues from car exteriors.

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Mobile Car Detailing — Are Low Flow Rates Powerful Enough?
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