Waterless car wash: product group test

Waterless cleaners test
25 Jun, 2014 10:00am Kim Adams

We've tested 12 waterless car wash products to help keep your water bills low

There doesn’t need to be a hosepipe ban for a waterless cleaner to make sense. They’re often quicker at lifting light grime than a sponge, bucket and leather, and waterless washes are also good in the garage for those times when your car just has to be clean, but the weather isn’t co-operating.

There’s a wide array of products on the market to choose from, but which is the one to keep your car washing water bills down? We tackled two cars to find out which are the best options for you.

How we tested them

Results have been close in previous assessments of these cleaners, so we toughened up our test, tackling small and large areas with different levels of grime, and using minimal wiping and cleaner 
to find out which was the most effective. We also checked spray patterns for the finest mist covering the widest area without spotting. Another factor was price, taken from various online sources.


Meguiar’s Wash & Wax Anywhere takes the win, while Triplewax’s budget-conscious big pack comes home second. Eco-friendly Eco Touch has to settle for third this time.

1. Meguiar’s Wash & Wax Anywhere
2. Triplewax Waterless Wash & Shine
3. Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash