For people wanting to wash their vehicles, but don’t have access to a hose (such as apartment dwellers), or for those under water restrictions, the Rinseless Wash and Wax Kit (Item 11381) from Griot’s Garage is worth checking out. It comes with a 35-ounce container of concentrated solution, a microfiber wash pad, two terry-weave drying towels and a spray bottle. A wash bucket on casters is optional and should make the job easier. One ounce of washing/waxing solution combined with 2.5 gallons of water is enough to wash most vehicles, while a separate mixture in the spray bottle can be used to clean hard-to-reach surfaces and/or wheels. The idea is to wash and then dry with the towels, without rinsing. Griot’s says you’ll save up to 60 gallons of water over typical hose washing. The basic kit sells for $60, or $100 with the custom bucket, Order online at

Save water, still get the shine