Why It’s Important to Regularly Wash Your Car

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Some people wash their car every few weeks, while others do it once a month. Some wash theirs every weekend and still others only wash it when their friends and coworkers start to comment on the dirt, bugs and other stuck-on road gunk. 

We previously talked about how to properly hand wash your car. This week, we’re talking about why taking the time to wash your car, however you choose to do it, is actually important. 

When you look better, you feel better. 

The same adage goes for your car. A clean car, inside and out, will make you feel better about yourself and it will keep your vehicle looking as it did the day you bought it. For some, a dirty car is a source of anxiety, so why not eliminate that stress altogether? 

It can preserve your paint job. 

The paint on your car isn’t going to last long, even with special coatings and sealants, if you don’t take care of it. Washing your car regularly removes the grime, chemicals and dirt that can slowly wear down your car’s paint job. Trust us, it’s much more costly to have your car repainted from lack of care than it is to pay or take the time to wash it regularly. 

Plus, if you plan on selling your car or trading it in for a newer model in the future, you’ll be glad you took the time to get regular washes as it will help retain some value. 

Rust? Not if you wash. 

If you don’t regularly wash your car, rust can build up on the car’s body and undercarriage. Those chemicals, debris and dirt that can mess up your paint can also cause rust and corrosion. 

Whether you use a self-service car wash, automatic wash, a hose in your driveway or pay someone to detail it, make time to clean your car and it will serve you well. 

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Categories: Car Tips, Service
Tags: car wash