New Eco Car Wash Splashes into Redwood City

An innovative new car wash opens up on El Camino, giving customers not only a clean car, but the satisfaction of saving the environment.

The Bay Area has always been known for its progressiveness, and innovative new startups. Adding to the myriad of environmentally-friendly businesses popping up in Redwood City this year is the new Eco Green Auto Clean car wash.

Eco Green Auto Clean is an environmentally friendly car wash service established in 2012. Located on El Camino Real, this innovative car wash company provides services priced at $14.99 and up and cleans cars using a technique that is less harsh on the environment than the average wash.

This hand-wash auto service has nine different formulas for cleaning the cars. These formulas are unique in that they strip the dirt from the car, as opposed to just washing it around with regular water. Once the dirt has been stripped, it is wiped away with a cloth, and coated with a protective layer of silicone to give the car a freshly-waxed look. 

“Eco Green Auto Clean wants everybody to be aware that conserving water is a serious necessity,” said Founder Anton Van Happen. “Eco Green Auto Clean's services need to meet the expectations of our customers for cleaning their cars without using synthetic chemicals.”

Every year thousands of gallons of toxins such as oil, gasoline, and other chemicals are carelessly dumped into sewers. These sewers are direct transports to the world’s water supply and the pollution that this causes is detrimental to the environment. 

“By using our Green Auto Wash, you are saving up to 50 gallons of water that would just go to waste,” said Van Happen.

With record breaking droughts in many parts of the world, fresh drinking water is a precious commodity. 

“Eco Green Auto Clean is committed to take action and help against this cause,” said Van Happen. “Fresh water is more importantly needed for drinking and keeping the environment healthy. Eco Green Auto Clean wants to make sure that there is a future for our children, with drinking water.”

The philosophy behind Eco Green Auto Clean is simple: Be open to new ideas, use products that are free of harmful chemicals, and maintain the highest quality standards by ensuring Eco Green Auto Clean's products are more effective than their traditional counterparts. 

The atmosphere at the car wash is another innovative quality that the company offers. 

“We’re trying to make it more exclusive. It should feel like a lounge,” said Van Happen. The waiting lounge is already equipped with modern art, a comfy sitting area and suave lounge music, and Van Happen plans on putting in a full bar (excluding alcoholic drinks, of course) in the near future. 

“When you start something these days, it’s going to be a lifestyle,” said Van Happen. 

The ultimate goal of the Eco Green Auto Clean is to open physical locations in cities for customers to try out the products, and eventually move to apartment complexes and office buildings where patrons will pay a monthly fee to have their cars washed once a week. 

Many disregard environmentally friendly products with the common misconception of the quality being sub-par to regular merchandise. This, however, is not true. 

“My car looks 10x better than when I take it to a normal car wash- shinier, and all the black trim looks darker instead of bleached out,” said reviewer Jessie V. “I only did the exterior today, but will definitely do the interior next time! Another plus was the price- only 19 dollars for my SUV.”

So as the Bay Area strives to be greener, you can do your part to save water and prevent the dumping of toxic chemicals into the sewers, and get your car washed at Eco Green Auto Clean. 


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Hamilton Woods September 11, 2012 at 03:19 AM
COH, I am really starting to get pissed-off at your comments. Must you always make every issue a Democrat vs Republican issue every single time. We DO get it, you are a damn Democrat, do you want a prize? There are better places to go where you can express your anger toward the Republican party. Just FYI, I am not a Republican and I do not hide behind my initials.
Aaron September 12, 2012 at 03:42 PM
not nay-saying.... I pointed out that this will be a successful business and provided facts to back my claim. Yes, COH, I have been there. I reached out to the crew which was not diverse at all... They were all poor, and mostly people of color. I passed on information as to where economically underprivileged people can go to enroll in the Medicaid Expansion program, and explained that enrolment in the county's MCE and ACE programs would not compromise someone's immigration status. and no ... it is not green ... the term "Green Car-Wash" is like saying "Child-friendly Prison" and no, I am not affiliated with any political parties. The presidential race is a puppet show put on by the corporate media which ensures that we argue among ourselves about divisive topics ... the puppeteers have played black against white, men against women, gays against straight, republicans against democrat, and now that people have come to consensus around that, they are playing rich against poor.
Aaron September 12, 2012 at 03:43 PM
The election has already been payed for by the corporate party, and now all we have to do is sit back and enjoy the show until November ... and ... if you are a democrat you are going to be very unhappy. If you are active in the democratic party, you will probably even attend a December event that I am already helping to plan to bring awareness to election fraud and government corruption after Mitt wins ... remember 2000? probably not... I am fairly confident that in addition to your fondness for posting reactive comments, you have a tragically short attention span
Kirsten Jarvi September 27, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Getting back to the topic and article at hand. I have had my car washed here multiple times. It makes me happy that I am helping the environment and the oceans from dumping chemicals that harm ocean life and our water system. Have a wonderful day everyone, smile enjoy each minute of life cause it is precious.
Orlando Payton May 30, 2013 at 07:14 PM
all car washes and detailing shops are regulated by city and state there required to have their own sewer installed on their premise not letting chemicals flow directly into the sewer .detailing and car washes businesses pay heavy fees to dispose waste water in the city sanitary sewer.


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