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Don't Waste Your Money: Keeping your car clean
Posted at 5:54 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 18:58:03-05

February tends to bring rain and dirty cars. And it gets to the point where many drivers just give up on keeping theirs clean.

Here are four good reasons to wash your car, so you don't waste your money.

Winter is the time of year you need to wash your car the most, because it gets mucked up no matter where you live.

But with short winter days, many drivers go weeks without a wash.

Is that a good idea?>

Unlike Clark Griswold, most of us don't want our cars to be an embarrassment.

So consider a car wash on those sunny February and March days.

"The weather's going to be nice, so I decided to get a car wash."

Auto body shops say there are four great reasons to clean that muck off your car.

First: washing improves visibility by keeping the mirrors and windows clean to see other cars.

Two: a clean car keeps your hands and clothing clean.

Three: it keeps the paint shiny and prevents rust: dust and minerals in road dirt will damage the paint over time.

And four: washing improves your car’s value: a clean car outside tends to be cleaner inside, which gets better trade-in deals.

But from the doesn't that stink reason to not wash your car.

You may not want your car to stand out in a bad neighborhood, by being the shiniest car on a street of clunkers.

However, a nasty car might have you saying doesn't that stink after a while.

Because if its dirty, it’s hard to have much pride in your ride.

Bottom line: unless you are trying to blend in with a neighborhood of old, dirty cars...give yours a wash, so you don’t waste your money.