Car Wash Binary Sensor for Home Assistant
This component checks the weather forecast for several days in advance and concludes whether it is worth washing the car now.
You can find a real example of using this component in my Home Assistant configuration.
I also suggest you visit the support topic on the community forum.
Using the tool of choice open the directory (folder) for your HA configuration (where you find
If you do not have a
custom_componentsdirectory (folder) there, you need to create it.
custom_componentsdirectory (folder) create a new folder called
Download all the files from the
custom_components/car_wash/directory (folder) in this repository.
Place the files you downloaded in the new directory (folder) you created.
car_washsensor to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry binary_sensor: - platform: car_wash weather: weather.gismeteo_daily
Restart Home Assistant
This sensor should work with any weather provider in any of it settings. But please note that the sensor cannot see further than the weather provider shows. Therefore, it is recommended to set the
daily mode in the weather provider settings. If necessary, you can configure a separate weather provider instance especially for this sensor.
Unfortunately, the binary sensor can show only two states — “on” and “off”. In the case of this sensor, “on” should be interpreted as “it is worth washing the car”, and “off” — as “you should not wash the car”.
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Weather provider entity ID.
Name to use in the frontend.
Default value: 'Car Wash'
The number of days how far forward the sensor looks for the weather forecast.
Default value: 2
Follow the link to see example hou you can use this sensor in automations.
For custom-updater to initiate tracking add this lines to you
# Example configuration.yaml entry custom_updater: track: - components component_urls: - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Limych/ha-car_wash/master/tracker.json