by Jessica Walter
While the average American spends over $2,500 each year on looking after their car (repairs, maintenance, and insurance), it’s a surprise then that so many owners allow their cars to get so dirty. Salt, bugs, bird poop, rain and road dirt are just a few things that can get on your car each day. While you may think they are harmless, they can cause significant damage to the metal, chrome and finish of your car. These nasties will eat away at the paint and cause rust and corrosion.
But it’s not just the outside you have to clean. What’s lurking inside your car? From the steering wheel, door handles, dashboard to the upholstery, there will be dirt and bacteria. Most people clean their homes regularly to ensure the space is safe and healthy for themselves and their family, and the same should apply to the inside of your car. If you eat and drink in your car, then that’s also going to create additional dirt and mess.
There are a number of reasons why you should regularly clean your car, for your health and safety, fuel efficiency and above all, for your peace of mind.