Often when we think of Spring cleaning, we think of our homes, but Spring cleaning is a smart thing to do for your vehicles, too. A few simple steps can help boost your vehicle’s integrity and beauty while maintaining its value, plus you might even regain that new-car smell.
- Your car is a reflection of who you are
There’s no question your car is a reflection of you. Whether it’s all about horsepower, efficient gas mileage or four-wheel drive, your vehicle represents who you are, where you’ve been and where you intend to go. The design, form and function are extensions of your style and personality. So, if you haven’t given it a wash in a while, what does that say about you? You wouldn’t walk out the door without a shower, a shave and a little spruce up. (Would you?) So why shouldn’t you show that same respect for your car?
From dirt and dust to grit and grime, you can give your car its reflective shine at a WaterSavers car wash. WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car, according to the International Carwash Association. As a frame of reference, that 10 minute shower you took used 25 gallons of fresh water. WaterSavers washes also recycle and filter the water to prevent harmful chemicals from entering groundwater supplies that feed rivers and streams.
To find a WaterSavers car wash near you, visit Washwithwatersavers.com.
- Regular car washes protect your paint job
That beautiful factory paint job will dull and begin to chip away if you don’t maintain it. Regularly washing your car and waxing it will help keep your vehicle looking as good as it did when you pulled out of the dealer lot.
- Professional car washes help maintain the value of the vehicle
You might be more inclined to spend money on engine issues than on the car’s exterior, but stains and rusting can drastically decrease the value of the vehicle over time. Especially after a long winter, exposure to the elements can cause damage. Professional car washes thoroughly clean the undercarriage of your vehicle, where there may be a buildup of road salt that could cause corrosion to the car’s exhaust and muffler system.
After the awful winter we’ve had in New England, my car really needs a good eco-friendly shower now that we’re finally seeing the sun!
The International Carwash Association (ICA) through its Wash with WaterSavers consumer awareness campaign, is committed to promoting the importance of using eco-friendly carwashes that use less water and return clean water back into the environment.
They are also sponsoring an awesome giveaway for my blog readers, so be sure to enter below!
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- Auto kit with jumper cables, gloves, flash light, reflective cones and other must-have tools ($45 value)
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This is a partnered post with the International Carwash Association (ICA) and I also received an auto kit; all opinions herein are my own.