Ride Pride: When you’re driving around a clean car you carry yourself a little bigger. It may sound trivial but consider it; how do you behave when you are out in your car and the whole thing is looking sloppy? You certainly don’t want to be caught out by your mates or any one you’re romantically interested in, right? Take some pride in your ride and clean that mess up!
Safety First: When your car is clean your windows, mirrors, taillights and glass are clean. You can see people; people can see you. This first call for safety when you are driving might be the biggest reason to get your car cleaned right away; especially before you head out at night; it’s madness to think anything but!
Fuel Economy: Yes your car looks better when it’s clean but did you ever think that your fuel economy could be improved by having a clean car? It actually makes perfect sense if you consider it. When you are running on the highway or even just around town, if you have got dirt and debris on your car you are facing greater wind resistance. The television show Mythbusters ran this exact experiment and found the clean car was 2miles per gallon more efficient!
Time & Money: Going out to get your car cleaned also makes a lot more economical sense; both from a “time and money” standpoint. Unless you already have a hose, a bucket, a sponge, and cleaning solution, these are all things you need to buy to even try to clean the car yourself. Add in the time it’s going to take for you to get your car prepped for cleaning and then let it dry and then maybe application of wax or something and you’re talking about a whole afternoon. Maybe this was a fun time with grandpa when you were a kid, but it’s 2013; time to just go out and get some professional car detailing. Nowadays they come to you, take no time out of your day, and are very affordable.
Protection: A clean car is a happy car. You are a lot more likely to keep care of your good looking car. If your car looks like it crawled out from the swamp then you are going to treat your car that way. That’s no way to have a relationship with your automobile. You should be concerned about how your car looks, how it’s running, how the paint job looks, and that runs hand-in-hand with a regular washing. Protecting the value of your car is vital.
Appearance: Going right along with that last you want your car to look great! A good looking car makes a great first impression and we all know you don’t get a second chance at a first impression.
Look after your car by keeping it clean and you’ll be better off for it!
Nick writes for KATS Automotive, your trusted Repco mechanic in East Brisbane. They specialise in safety testing including brakes, shock absorbers and wheel alignment.