Car Care: How Often Should I Wash My Car?

We have a goal at State College Used Cars to provide our customers with fresh information about how to keep their vehicles in optimal shape. It is important to keep the exterior clean to keep dirt, pollen, debris, and other contaminants from damaging the exterior. Dirt can cause rust, scratches, and damage to the protective coating, which will decrease your trade-in/resale value.

Another advantage of washing your vehicle on a routine basis is that is improves fuel efficiency. A clean vehicle is 10 percent more fuel efficient than a vehicle that is dirty. Moreover, germs are spread through dirt, so keeping your car clean will reduce your chances of getting sick.

You can wash your vehicle about once every month if you live in an area that has mild weather or if you keep your vehicle parked in a garage most of the time. If you have a long commute to to work, then you may need to wash it weekly. Weekly washes are also beneficial when the weather is extremely hot.



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