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Car & Truck Detergents

Different types of vehicles require different detergents.

Hotsy Carlson has a full selection of detergents that are specially formulated for users in the vehicle and transportation industry. Whether clearing away caked on grime from miles and miles on the road, sanitizing surfaces for food transportation or restoring the sheen and shine to make sure your fleet looks its best, you’ll find the right soap for the job with us.

Hotsy Brown

An aggressive detergent, designed for cleaning of commercial fleets, removes carbon stack stain without brushing and cleans and brightens aluminum surfaces without damaging paint. It’s free rinsing, and works well in cold water as well as hot.

Liquid, Available in 5-gallon, 55-gallon or bulk sizes


Hotsy Transport

A highly concentrated liquid, Transport cleans stainless steel, aluminum, glass and painted surfaces with ease. It can be used as a pre-spray for cleaning engines, whitewalls and vinyl, and works in dilution ratios of as much as 100:1. Specially designed for use in pressure washer applications, Transport also works well in high-temperature cleaning.

Liquid, Available in 5-gallon, 55-gallon or bulk sizes


Hotsy Breakthrough

This highly concentrated detergent is effective for tackling crude oil and caked-on buildup of fifth-wheel grease…yet it’s gentle enough for the fine finishes on cars and for general cleaning purposes. Helps restore all types of oxidized paint surfaces.

Liquid, Available in 5-gallon, 55-gallon or bulk sizes


Mighty Red Truck Wash

A high-quality detergent that can be used in all car washing applications, Mighty Red Truck Wash is great for fleet use. Versatile and effective, this detergent is great for delivery vehicles and livery service drivers.

Powdered, Available in 50-, 100- or 400-pound containers

Steel Brite

Steel Brite does exactly what it sounds like – it brightens aluminum, steel and other metals. It works by removing oxides, road film and diesel hydrocarbons, leaving behind a refreshed and clean surface. As a highly concentrated blend of acids, it also cleans well without requiring any scrubbing.

Liquid, Available in 5-gallon or 55-gallon sizes


400 Wax

Added to a final rinse, this long-lasting, liquid wax creates a durable finish that improves a vehicle’s appearance and keeps dirt from adhering to the surface. It gives added protection against salt, air pollution and acid rain. This is a highly economical wax.

Liquid, Available in 5-gallon or bulk sizes

Get the best price possible with our Bulk Detergent Program!


Free On-Site Storage Tank


Free Chemical Applicator


Free Monthly Delivery


"Preferred" Status for Repairs


"Preferred" Pricing on New Equipment

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