Pressure washers use a pump to pressurize water so that it produces water at a high flow rate. The flow rate of the water is much greater than the flow of the water coming out of your garden hose. The high pressure helps to loosen and remove stains and other dirt. Most people will use a pressure washer to clean their automobile. Before purchasing a pressure washer for car cleaning you need to understand what are the best qualities to have in a pressure washer for car cleaning. Here are the things you need to consider for a pressure washer for car cleaning and how three popular models of pressure washers compare.

Bar Pressure

The bar pressure is a measurement of the force of water as it leaves the nozzle of the pressure washer. A good example is that the bar pressure of water coming out of a garden hose is much lower than the bar pressure produced by the fire hose. Obviously the fire hose will clean things faster than the garden hose.

Model                                                                                                  Bar Pressure

Bosch Aquatak 115 Plus Pressure Washer                                          115 bar
Karcher K2.300 T50 Air-Cooled Pressure Washer                               110 bar
Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer                        120 bar

 

Winner: Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer

Max Water Flow

The max water flow is the amount of water that the pressure washer is able to project out of the hose in an hour of time. The greater the water flow then the better the pressure washer is at cleaning heavy or difficult stains.

Model                                                                                                  Max Water Flow

Bosch Aquatak 115 Plus Pressure Washer                                      380 litre
Karcher K2.300 T50 Air-Cooled Pressure Washer                           360 litre
Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer                    520 litre

Winner: Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer

Attachments

Once you start using a pressure washer you will find that you need specialized attachments for cleaning specific tasks. A pressure washer that has a large number of attachments will be able to easily clean more tasks.

Model                                                                                                  Attachments

Bosch Aquatak 115 Plus Pressure Washer                             two nozzles, 6 metre hose, vario-jet lance, roto power lance, wash brush
Karcher K2.300 T50 Air-Cooled Pressure Washer                one nozzle, 4 metre hose, adapter
Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer        Vario and powerspeed nozzle, 6 metre hose, auto wash brush, patio plus cleaners, tube cleaner

Winner: Bosch Aquatak 115 Plus Pressure Washer and Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer

Conclusion

There are a wide range of pressure washers for car cleaning available on the market. The Bosch, Karcher and Nilfisk are considered the top 3. After comparing the top 3, a clear winner appears and that is the Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer. Even though it is the middle priced of the top 3, the Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer clearly provides more bang for the buck in the pressure and water flow that it produces. The wealth of attachments that it includes makes the Nilfisk C120 3-6 PAD Big Accessory Pressure Washer a recommended pick for a pressure washer for car cleaning.