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Using steam for cleaning and detailing automobiles has become more widely used by many auto detail shops and mobile detail businesses.

Cleaning the car interior using steam is usually faster and cleans the interior more thoroughly than traditional methods.

Questions should be directed to the respective company.


Steam Cleaners for auto detailing - Kleen Car

Telephone (888) 302-6400 

We are the detailing leader in “knowing” and selling steam machines. We have been using steam in or detailing business for a very long time. We have used almost every steamer out there, and quite frankly, were always disappointed with their performance. We have a lot of wasted money and were constantly frustrated by subpar steamer so we began to educate ourselves and learn more about steam technology. Perhaps you have read our numerous steamer articles over the years regarding cleaning cars with steam. We have a number of these articles posted on this site. But the bottom line is that we have done the research, learned why some steamers are better than others, and have been in the same situation you may find yourselves in currently. 

WE KNOW STEAM! We know you may be confused about which steamer to purchase. Steam has been proven to be effective in cleaning a car and will save time, be more environmentally friendly, and produce a better looking, and drier vehicle when done. And we also know how these machines operate and what makes the true commercial units far more effective than all the others that are out there.

For heavy duty steam cleaning applications, believe it or not, most of the steamers currently available will just not do the job. They will take far too long, have lower pressure and heat, run of or steam too quickly, and quite frankly, not last all that long. Some of the steam machines that are being advertised as commercial grade machines are simply entry level homeowner machines that are priced higher. Please visit at our website or give us a call at 888-302-6400 so you can make the correct decision on which steamer to purchase. Please click here to visit our steamer page.



Steamericas Optima Steam Cleaners



Tel. 310.327.8900

Fax. 866.275.3582

Improve your mobile car wash profits using the Optima Steamer.

Throughout the U.S. the Optima Steamer is greatly improving productivity and profit margins for mobile car wash and detailing operators.  The Optima Steamer’s ability to clean both car interiors and exteriors has made it the most sought after tool in the mobile car wash industry.  Cleaning with steam has many advantages over traditional methods.  

Reduce Your Water Consumption

For mobile car wash operators, the Optima Steamer can reduce water consumption by 95%.  Using steam, an operator can clean a car using less than one gallon of water.    Not only will steam reduce your water consumption and water bill, it will also reduce the equipment and space necessary to contain water.   Weight reduction will greatly improve vehicle fuel consumption, saving you money.  In fact, many mobile car wash operators using traditional pressure washers tow or carry over 250 gallons of water (over 2,085 lbs). 

Eliminate Waste-Water

Untreated waste-water impacts the environment.  The equipment required for containing waste-water and the cost to maintain it decreases productivity and profit.   Using the Optima Steamer, a mobile car wash operator can clean a car without producing waste-water.   Eliminating the need for a waste-water reclamation mat and containment system decreases wash time per car and increases your earning potential. 

Reduce Your Chemical Consumption

Steam allows a mobile car wash operator to drastically reduce their chemical consumption.    In fact, steam eliminates your need for window cleaning chemicals.  For many mobile car wash operators using the Optima Steamer, the minimum chemicals necessary to wash a car include a biodegradable citrus degreaser, a general purchase tire, plastic, and vinyl shine, and a liquid wax to add surface protection. 

Reduce Your Exterior Wash Time

Steam greatly reduces exterior wash time.  The traditional method of car washing is a five step process (pre-rinse, soap, rinse, dry and wax).   Using steam, there are only two steps.   Step one, the operator sprays the vehicle’s surface with steam and then dries the surface with a microfiber towel.   Step two, the operator applies a surface protectant. 

Reduce Your Interior Drying Time

The most commonly used tool for upholstery cleaning is the hot water carpet injector/extractor.  It works by injecting hot water and detergent under pressure onto upholstery and then immediately sucking it up.

Despite its popularity, up to 20% of the water injected onto the upholstery can remain inside the car, leaving the interior damp.  Damp interiors can quickly lead to the production of mold spurs and bacteria, in addition to producing unpleasant odors.  A damp interior attracts dirt faster, further adding to customer irritation.  In areas of high humidity, providing the customer a dry interior is priority.  To prevent damp interiors using the traditional method, mobile vehicle wash operators perform additional vacuuming of treated areas and use air movers to improve drying time. 

Use steam to avoid damp interiors.   Steam is a light, super-heated, vapor.  Steam penetrates dirt quickly.  Using steam, upholstery dries in seconds, not minutes.   

Reduce Your Equipment Requirement

Mobile car wash and detailing equipment cost money.  It cost even more to maintain and train employees on each piece of equipment.   The Optima Steamer can eliminate your need for a pressure washer, injector/extractor, waste-water reclamation mat, buckets, wash mitts and an air compressor. 

Increase Your Customer Menu Options

Steam cleans everything easily.  With minimum effort, offer your customers more menu options.   Use steam to restore leather and remove stains from upholstery and floor mats.  Quickly and easily removes brake dust and engine grime.  Steam even sanitizes and deodorizes surfaces on contact.  Plus, with the Optima Steamer’s dual hose system, you can double your cleaning capacity. 

The Optima Steamer is on course to become the must-have tool for mobile car wash and detailing operators.   Not only is the Optima Steamer a cost-saving and profit boosting tool, it is eco-friendly.  Contact Steamericas Inc. to learn more about the Optima Steamer. 

Steamericas Inc. is the U.S. branch of SJE Corporation, the manufacturer of the Optima Steamer.