Besides performing regular maintenance, another important part of taking care of your vehicle is keeping it clean.

Wash your vehicle regularly. Every day our vehicles are subjected to sun, salt, grease and grime, acid rain, smog, tree sap, dead bugs, and worst of all, the acidic compound of bird poop bombs. These things eat away at paint, and once that’s gone, they will eat at the metal in your vehicle. While failing to wash your vehicle won’t result in immediate damage, over time the elements will corrode your vehicle, along with its potential re-sell value.

How often should you wash your vehicle? It depends. Location and climate are the two biggest factors in determining frequency. We recommend washing your vehicle weekly for busy commuters. During the winter, you may need to wash your vehicle more frequently than you do during the summer due to the snow, salt, and mud that will accumulate as you drive along icy roadways.

Don’t forget to hand wipe your vehicle after you wash it! This will remove the build-up that is very difficult to liftoff with soap and water.

Don’t use the inside of your vehicle as a garbage can. The inside of your vehicle is not a garbage can, so quit treating it like one. Get in the habit of regularly cleaning out your vehicle so it doesn’t constantly look like a dump. Keeping your vehicle’s interior clean and tidy can reduce stress in your life and make the driving experience more enjoyable. Also, you never know when you’ll have unexpected passengers.
By keeping your vehicle clean, you’ll never have to say, “Sorry about the mess”.