5 Best Car Electric Pressure Washers for 2017

  • Written by: Amanda Myers

We are going to list the top 5 best pressure washers in the market. As a car owner, it can take a long time to remove some contaminants even if I use a car wash soap or shampoo. There are also some contaminants that are hard to reach even if I use long thin brushes.

Pressure washers help me save time, water and energy in cleaning my car or in doing household chores. Pressurized water even without soap could wash off hard-to-remove and hard-to-reach contaminants easily. You could use a pressure washer on window screens, patios, porch, lawn, garden, fences, decks, furniture, concrete, bricks, garbage cans, pet cages, air conditioner, pool area, driveways, siding, car wash, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats and more. You could also use it to remove stains, brake dust, caked mud, years of dirt, mildew, loose paint, rust, tar, grease, molds, gunk, and grime.

5 Best Car Electric Pressure Washers

Product Our Rating
THE FORCE 2000
THE FORCE 2000 - POWERHOUSE INTERNATIONAL - 1.6 GPM 2000 PSI (3000 PSI - "IPB") Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE
Ivation Electric Pressure Washer
Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 PSI 1.8 GPM with Power Hose Nozzle Gun and Turbo Wand, All Parts Included, W/ Built in Soap Dispenser Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE
Sun Joe SPX3000
Sun Joe SPX3000 Pressure Joe 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE
Karcher K5 Premium
Karcher K5 Premium 2000 PSI 1.5 GPM Electric Pressure Power Washer Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE
AR Blue Clean AR383
AR Blue Clean AR383 1,900 PSI Electric Pressure Washer, Nozzles, Spray Gun, Wand, Detergent Bottle & Hose Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE

We rated the pressure washers according to many factors including easy to assemble, ease of use, safeness, cleaning ability, and durability.

Easy to assemble - Because most people are not particularly skilled when it comes to electric machines like pressure washers, we checked to see if the machine is easy to assemble.

Ease of use - Machines are usually operated by professionals. The pressure washers we selected are user-friendly. We wanted to make sure that a non-professional, a regular housewife, young, and old could operate the machine easily.

Safeness - Since this is an electric machine and will be used with and around water, we checked if the unit has features that could help in keeping the user safe such as GFCI power plugs.

Cleaning ability - The main reason why pressure washer was invented was to help in cleaning chores. We checked to see the cleaning abilities of each pressure washer and what type of dirt or objects it can clean.

Durability - Pressure washers are usually more expensive than the other electrical tools however it can be used for a long period of time if it is durable enough to handle different types of cleaning jobs. We checked each feature and researched on how long and how many times it can be used, particularly the unit's housing and motor life.

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Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer - Top rated and a best seller

This unit is top rated, CSA approved, and a best seller. It includes removable spray nozzles and detergent tanks. And uses GFCI protection for safe use around water and Total Stop System (TSS) to automatically shut down the unit when the trigger is released increasing motor life.

AR Blue Clean AR383 Electric Pressure Washer - Most affordable pressure washer

The most affordable pressure washer as of writing with decent customer ratings. You can attach a detergent bottle or foam cannon to the wand to apply soap or foam up your car or any cleaning job you want to work on. The wand has an adjustable nozzle so you can easily change spray patterns. For safe use, the unit uses a GFCI power plug.

The Force 2000 Electric Pressure Washer - Focused on safety with GFCI power plug, TSS, and overheat

One of the two pressure washers that received the highest rating from us. It is lightweight and easy to assemble. It includes an adjustable nozzle to easily change spray patterns, a snap-on feature to easily connect attachments, and an adjustable soap dispenser to give the user control on how much soap is going to be used. For safe use and increased motor life, it includes GFCI protection, Total Stop System (TSS), and an overheat thermal sensor. Aside from the spray wand, the unit also includes a spinning patio cleaner.

Karcher K5 Premium Electric Pressure Washer - Increased motor life and maintenance-free

The most expensive pressure washer and for good reasons. The unit has the longest hose at 25 feet. It features a patented water-cooled induction motor and N-COR pump that increases motor life without needing maintenance. It is easy to assemble and includes a removable adjustable soap dispenser.

Ivation Electric Pressure Washer - Smallest yet powerful enough with PSI 2200 and GPM 1.8

One of the two pressure washers that received the highest rating from us. This unit is the smallest but it is powerful enough for several types of cleaning jobs. It features a PSI of 2200 and a GPM of 1.8 which are the highest out of all the pressure washers we reviewed. It uses a brass connector to prevent leakage, a wide base so it does not easily fall off, and a Self-Suction feature that enables the use of standing water.

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In summary, each pressure washer has its own advantages and special characteristics.
If you are looking for an affordable pressure washer with good cleaning ability, we recommend the AR Blue Clean AR383 Electric Pressure Washer. It powerful enough to for light duty use at home and for car washing. It also foam cannon compatible which is what most car washers are looking for.

If you are looking for a powerful pressure washer regardless of the price, we recommend the Ivation Electric Pressure Washer. It the smallest pressure washer but it has the highest PSI at 2200 and GPM at a 1.8. It also has an optional self-suction feature that enables the use of standing water.

If you want the most durable pressure washer with increased motor life. We recommend the Karcher K5 Premium Electric Pressure Washer that features a patented water-cooled induction motor and N-COR pump. It also has the longest hose at 25 feet.

If you are more concerned with safety, the Force 2000 Electric Pressure Washer. It uses GFCI power plug which makes it safe around water, Total Stop System (TSS) that automatically shuts down the machine when the trigger is released, and an overheat thermal sensor that prevents the machine from overheating. Out of all the pressure washers we reviewed, this unit has the most features. Aside from what we already mentioned, it also has adjustable nozzles, snap-on feature to easily connects attachments, spinning patio cleaner, and adjustable soap dispenser.

If you want what most people buy, we recommend the Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer. It is the best selling, most popular pressure washer in the market upon our research. It has all the basic features you need at an affordable price. Some of its features are removable spray nozzles and detergent tanks, GFCI protection, and Total Stop System (TSS).

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