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$6,027
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
47
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 12 2019 2:46 PM UTC +00:00.

About

CarAid is our registered trademark. We have been in the pressure washer business for 5 years and we have successfully released two versions of the 12V pressure washers on the market over the past few years. However, we wanted to push the limit, and to build something completely different and much more powerful. We listened to our customers and gathered years of feedback to bring you this all-new, patent pending washer.

The fundamental structures of the new washer system.
The fundamental structures of the new washer system.

After a year and a half of hard work, we have finalized our creation. Proudly introducing the CarAid Portable & Foldable Pressure Washer.                  


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1. An expandable chamber that can hold up to 9.25 gallons water.

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This water chamber is specially designed and made with food safe polypropylene. Polypropylene has good mechanical properties for toughness and flexibility. It is non-toxic, safe, and widely used in food industry.

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 It is collapsible for easy carry-on or storage. 

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2. The durable design is not only unique, but also highly mobile.  With 4 wheels, a full tank of 78 lbs of water can be easily moved around.

Simply pour water into the expandable water chamber and you’re good to go!
Simply pour water into the expandable water chamber and you’re good to go!

If there is a water usage restriction, simply pour water into the expandable water chamber and you’re good to go!  

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3. A great Pump Set.

 A powerful pump set is the most important component in a pressure washer, as the pump itself is central to the equipment. 

Currently all 12 Volt pressure washers on the market are using diaphragm pump set, which limits the maximum power to 60 Watts.

We invested into designing a more powerful 12 Volt Piston Pump Set for our new model. This 156 Watt piston pump set makes the water pressure three times higher than our two previous versions and any existing 12 Volt washers on the market.

We Have Done Thorough Testing
We Have Done Thorough Testing
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 A following link is a YouTube video of our very first model – CarAid 9901, which was posted in 2017 by a customer:

As we stated that the water pressure of our new pressure washer is three times higher than our previous versions. This gives you an idea of what the water pressure of our previous washer looks like. To learn more about all three versions of our washers, please go to our website: http://mycaraid.com/

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4. The pump has two speeds

The high speed generates higher water pressure and is used for spray nozzle. The low speed with lower water pressure is designed for brush attachment. The two speed design not only improves water usage, but also generates better performance.


5. Powerful Battery

To operate the powerful piston pump, the washer needs a powerful battery. This washer comes with a very durable and powerful 156 Watt built-in rechargeable battery.

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6. Multiple power options

Built-in rechargeable battery is not the only power source for this washer. The specially designed Power Inlet provides additional available power options:                                                                       

A. This washer can also be operated by vehicle cigarette lighter/auxiliary charging port (vehicle lighter adapter is included).

B. It can also be powered by a home converter. (not included)



The unique CarAid Pressure Washer is specifically designed as a multi-purpose car washer. In addition to cleaning cars, it can also be used for watering gardens, hosing down camp sites, rinsing off after the beach, and even cleaning windows and patios. It is designed for frequent use without damaging wax or paint. The all-in-one, multi-purpose washer, no garden hose is needed and no AC power is required. Car owners can now wash their cars at anytime and anywhere. It’s also environmentally friendly and saves 30% more water than a regular pressure washer. It is the perfect washer for your day to day cleaning needs.

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CarAid Portable & Foldable Pressure Washer meets a broad range of needs. There’s no cords, no gas, no hose required. It allows you to go untethered from a power source and also a water hose which provides you with a truly portable cleaning experience


The washer can't do its job without the proper kits,   

For best performance of our new washer, the kits are important as well. We did extensive testing with many different brushes and spray guns and finally selected the best kits that will complement our car washer.

Here are what we have chosen. 

1.  A high pressure water spray gun 

The high-pressure water gun with 1 foot extension wand. It also comes with 2 nozzle attachments. A super-fine opening for high-pressure needle point spray to blast off stubborn dirt, and also a 40-degree opening for a wide gentle spray. 

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2.  Brush

After special modification, this brush works perfectly with our washer.

The brush with three 18-inch wands for brush extension, a soap dispenser built into the brush handle.
The brush with three 18-inch wands for brush extension, a soap dispenser built into the brush handle.
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Built-In Soap Dispenser
Built-In Soap Dispenser

 3.  The triple-layer high pressure hose.

4.   Soap Cannon 

There is no general duty Soap Cannon, we created our own version of the Soap Cannon.

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This picture was taken from a 3D printed sample

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The head of the soap cannon in this video was a 3D printed product. The molding of the soap cannon had been done in early July.


The Complete Set of CarAid Portable & Foldable Pressure Washer:

Voltage ---------------------------------------------------------12 Volt

Maximum Current ----------------------------------------------15 Amp

Maximum Power -----------------------------------------------156  Watt

Water Pressure -------------------------------------------------260 PSI (18.3Kg/cm^2)

Capacity of Water Chamber ------------------------------------9.25 Gallons

Net Weight -----------------------------------------------------14 Pounds 

Gross Weight ---------------------------------------------------15 Pounds 

Package Size ---------------------------------------------------20*14*12 Inches

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Team:

Project Creator Mark Zhang
Our Young Team Members: Willy and Liang

 Our team focus on safe and highly portable pressure washers over past few years. We listened to our customers and gathered years of feedback to bring you a completely redesigned product.

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Thee samples of the Car Decal:

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Feb 2018                                Idea was born.

March to May 2018              Factory visits and discussion with engineers.

June to August 2018           Designs and 3D samples.  

September 2018                   Finalized factories 

October 2018                        Invested in molds and tooling

2019  

January to June                     Gathered feedback and perfected designs  

July                                           Kickstarter launch 

September                              Place order with factory 

October to November          Packing and delivery

Shipping: 

We've finalized our shipping partners. We'll ship worldwide but some international backers will be subject to local custom import duties and taxes; 

Communication: 

We are very honored and thrilled to be here on Kickstarter, where we can directly connect with you.

We believe in 100% transparency at every stage of product development and promise to communicate with our backers effectively. We will be sending regular updates to keep you - our amazing backers, informed throughout the process as we share this journey together.

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges
Production:
In order to bring this project to reality, we've already invested in the tooling. We have now successfully tested the productions run in the factory, but there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product before the campaign ends.
Any adjustments will always be to your benefit, and we will let you know exactly how and why any changes are made. We are confident that as soon as the campaign ends, we'll be able to go ahead with production without any delay.

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