Cleanliness is next to godliness. This principle applies even to your car, though many car owners don’t give priority to washing and waxing their vehicles regularly. It’s not purely cosmetic to wash your car, as it can actually prevent exterior damage, preserve resale value, and enhance safety.
Extending Vehicle Life
Believe it or not, a regularly washed car actually tends to last longer. That’s because the exterior of the vehicle needs to have dirt and grit removed from its surface to prevent any serious damage. Even at the microscopic level, buildup can cut into the clear coat and eventually the paint. Road salt can also accumulate, causing rust spots and serious corrosion. Washing and then waxing provides an extra layer of protection.
Keeps You Safe
Some vehicles are so dirty that they can actually cause safety hazards. Even if you’re car isn’t covered in mud, the windows should be free or any dust or smudges that might lower optimum visibility. A professional car-washing is best for eliminating any unnecessary glare or streaks from the windows and windshield.
Improves Fuel Economy
Most race cars are cleaned before they hit the track, in part because dirt and other buildup can actually create unnecessary drag. If you do any highway driving, you may lose up to 10 percent of your fuel economy if your car isn’t clean.
Improves Your Health
In addition to keeping your car clean, you also want to keep your skin and lungs clean. Getting your car cleaned can help you breath more easily, and it can also keep you comfortable behind the wheel. For many people, a clean car is even good for their psychological health, as it’s a moral boost to see the inside of a squeaky-clean car.
Stop by Tom Hodges Mitsubishi today to use our state-of-the-art car wash.