A Car Wash Game for Kids That Teaches the Eco-Friendly Way

In My Little Car Wash, kids can try different approaches to car wash, especially the eco-friendly ones.

In My Little Car Wash, kids can try different approaches to car wash, especially the eco-friendly ones.

I have to be honest. Living in a tropical country like Indonesia has made me biased towards my car washing experience. I’m used to washing my car the old-fashioned way: with car wash foam and plenty of running water.

That’s why I couldn’t understand many of the activities in My Little Car Wash app when I first tried it. The idea of washing a car without any running water baffled me. I had the impression that the activities in this app were fictional.

But, I decided to do a small research on Google and YouTube to find out about those activities. Turns out, it’s called eco-friendly car washing system.

How to Wash Your Car in an Eco-Friendly Way

If you care about the environment, you’d probably know that soap water is never a good thing. That’s why many places have prohibited the act of washing a car with running water. As a result, people come up with a two-bucket solution: one to wash and another to rinse.

Other times, it’s just not possible to have running water. For example, if you live in an apartment without access to a water hose, live in a desert, or have to wash the car inside your garage due to the winter cold. Because of these conditions, people come up with solutions such as chemical car wash, snow foam car wash, and steam car wash.

None of these new methods of car washing is familiar to me. That’s why I couldn’t understand many activities in My Little Car Wash during my first plays. But now that I understand what they’re all about, I have come to a much higher appreciation of the activities.

The Gameplay

You start the game by choosing one of the 20 different vehicles available in the app. Then, you start by spraying enough water to wet the car before driving it through the car wash.

The first thing you do inside the car wash is to remove the paint drops on the body. Using a special laser-like tool, you hit those paint drops to remove it. As you progress through the motions, the background of the first icon on the top of the screen will turn to green. Once the icon is fully colored, you can move on to the next activity.

After you remove the paint drops, you can clear the wheels by using a special micro-fiber that’s able to remove heavy dirt and road grime. Then, you get your bucket filled with special super wash foam mixed in your own lab. Use the sponge to start washing the car body.

Afterwards, you can turn on the big automatic brushes to wipe the car clean. By this time, the car would already look clean enough. But, there are still four more steps to go.

You can apply the special liquid to cover the car in a snow foam like. To clear the undercarriage of the car, you can also use the bottom sprinkler. Soon enough, the car looks like covered in ice.

Next, use the steam emitter to remove the ice covering. Once the car is dry and clean, use the special brush to get the car in a polished condition.

The vehicles in this game are really dirty. It's going to take a lot of effort to clean them up.

The vehicles in this game are really dirty. It's going to take a lot of effort to clean them up.

Parents Need to Know

My Little Car Wash is suitable for kids ages 3+, especially the ones who love to play with toy cars. It’s a great way for kids to learn about the different ways that you can wash your car.

The full version of this app has no in-app purchase. It also does not include ads, and puts the social network links inside the parent zone. If you want to try the gameplay before you buy the full version, you can search for the free LITE version on the App Store.

My Little Car Wash includes 20 different vehicles, from race car to tractor.

My Little Car Wash includes 20 different vehicles, from race car to tractor.

Things I Like

First, I appreciate the new knowledge I learned because of this app. I had never imagined that I would be learning about eco-friendly ways of doing the car wash from this app. The fact that you can mix in different colored liquids as an experiment in the lab makes it even cooler. Now, kids can also learn what would happen when they mix in different colors.

My Little Car includes 20 different vehicles, from school bus and fire truck to police car and tractor. This adds the appeal to kids who love to play with their toy cars.

My Little Car Wash has introduced me to new and cool approaches to eco-friendly car wash.

My Little Car Wash has introduced me to new and cool approaches to eco-friendly car wash.

Conclusion

My Little Car Wash is a fun car wash app for kids ages 3+ designed to teach them how to wash cars in an eco-friendly way. If you care about the environment, you’ll probably know how important this is. I honestly have never seen a car wash app for kids designed with this mindset. And I’m grateful that I found this app.

Get it on the App Store: iPhone | iPad

App was provided for our honest review.

About McPepperGames

McPepperGames is an independent team of developer located in Germany. The company was founded in April 2013 by educator Daniela Mach and game industry veteran Chris Noeth. They mentioned on their website that they would be happy if the kids are happy playing with their apps.