Car owners have different views when it comes to car cleaning. In fact, we are all different when it comes to keeping our stuff clean (some are cleaning freaks, and some don’t even make their bed) and so are car owners. Some owners keep their cars so clean that they don’t have to wash it for weeks. On the other hand, some drivers leave their car a mess, with fast food leftovers and coffee cups all over the car. What these don’t realize is that cleaning your car does not only affect its looks, but it prevents serous damage for some car parts. What we like to point out is that everyone should know that cleaning your car is generally good but no one really knows how it effects your car and its parts.
For example, lets say that you’re driving on unpaved road or in areas where salt has been poured to prevent icy roads. These conditions plus heavy rain means that your car will be exposed to mud and salty water. While driving, mud and salty water get splashed underneath your car leaving some parts exposed to this type of dirt. Assuming that you are aware that salt is the main factor for erosion, parts like exhaustion pipes, wheel casings and even engine covers can rust over time and holes will appear. Following this further, this can cause serous damage to some parts and the car engine itself. This is the main reason why truck companies demand for their drivers to perform a thorough truck washing after every long-distance route.
No one can deny the fact that driving a clean vehicle offers better comfort. It will also send a nice image of you to passing pedestrians and other drivers on the road. Another reason to clean your vehicle is to preserve the paint – regular cleaning with the right products can slow down fading or possible damage to the body paint of a car or a truck. A research conducted by automotive institutions showed that people who tend to clean their cars more often have the same attitude towards car maintenance. And this is quite normal if you think about it. For instance regular car or truck washing increases your chances of noticing possible damages and defects on the vehicle.
Therefore, next time you tell yourself ”It’s not that dirty, I’ll clean it tomorrow”, think about the consequences we mentioned and how it can effect you car’s life expectancy.