5 Reasons to Wash Your Car Regularly

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Resources & Tips

We all put off washing our cars; who really has time every weekend to give their car a thorough clean? For the most part, a run through the gas station car wash will do the trick but sometimes you need to really give your vehicle a proper polish.

Virginia weather can sometimes be unpredictable in the spring but we encourage you to find a day when it’s not rainy and spend some time giving your car a thorough cleaning.

1. Cleaning your car makes it safer

Dirty cars are less visible and have less visibility. Dirt covering your headlights can make your car harder to spot on the roads. You also need to ensure all of your windows are clean enough to see out of properly. If having a clean car can help prevent an accident it makes cleaning it seem like less of a chore when you think of the alternative. 


2. Cleaning your car prevents rust

Dirt on a car is a major cause of scratched paint. This doesn’t only look bad, it also can result in paint chipping and rust accumulation on your vehicle. If you wash your car regularly you can prevent this chain of events from ever happening and make sure your car doesn’t get rusty. It also helps to take note of any scratches or chipped paint so you can fix it quickly.


3. Cleaning your car makes it more valuable

It’s not just important to have a clean car when you’re selling it, it’s also important to keep it clean while you own the vehicle to prevent things like scratches and rust. Physical impairments to your vehicle are unsightly and make it less attractive to potential buyers. This reduces its value whether you’re selling directly or trading in at a dealership. People don’t like to see dirt, rust, or scratches on a car. Keep it clean and make sure you get the most value out of your car when you’re done with it.


4. Cleaning your car makes it look better

You never want to miss an opportunity to make a good first impression and what better way to do that than with a nice shiny car. When your car looks good, you feel good about what you’re driving. It’s an instant pick-me-up that will give you a little spring in your step throughout the week. 


5. Cleaning your car makes it more fuel-efficient

You may think we’re off our rockers with this one. But accumulative dirt can weigh your car down and make it less aerodynamic. Especially if you’ve been driving off-road, or your vehicle is particularly dirty, you’ll want to put in the elbow grease to get that dirt off. It’s been proven that the same car driven clean vs dirty was 10% more fuel-efficient. Just think of all the savings the next time you don’t feel like picking up the hose.

We love seeing a clean car roll into the shop. Get in touch with us today, and bring those sparkly wheels in for a tune-up or repair! We’ll have you in and out as soon as possible and make sure your car is always in the best shape.