Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
May 1, 2005

For most people, washing the car is just another chore that has to be tackled sometime between 8 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. But if you're the type of car nut we think you are, then washing your vehicle is like connecting with it. Some people talk to plants, we talk to our cars, right? So how do you wash your car? Drag out the plastic pail or bucket, a foam sponge or wash mitt, and a bottle of car soap, right? (Please tell us you don't use dish-washing soap!) Let's face it, the way we wash our cars hasn't really changed since we helped our father wash his cars years ago as a child, but times they are a changin'!

We recently had the opportunity to try the Mr. Clean AutoDry Carwash system, and we were quite impressed with how it works. Using a special dry-rinse polymer soap and ionized filtered water for rinsing, the Mr. Clean AutoDry is a quick and easy way to wash your vehicle. Best of all, you prevent further surface damage by using the filtered rinse action to rinse and dry the car instead of touching the surface again, which reduces the chances for scratching.

The folks at Mr. Clean have recently improved on the original AutoDry by releasing its Pro-Series version. The Pro-Series features a new Jet-Action spray to help remove stubborn dirt, a molded rubber grip for comfort, a swiveling quick-connector system to keep your garden hose from binding, and a sizable wash mitt. Available as a retail package ($34.99) through several large chains like Target, Wal-Mart, and the like, or in the auto parts channel package ($39.99) in such places as AutoZone, with two additional items, a Swiffer Duster for the dash and other nooks and crannies, and a wheel cleaning brush. The new Pro-Series version is a must-have for your garage to keep your vehicles clean. Take a look at how easy it works as we cornered Editor Turner recently spiffing up our '05 Mustang press vehicle for a night on the town.

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