Sometimes it seems like there are a million things you need to take care of before you worry about washing your Dodge. However, regular car or truck washes are very important for maintaining your Dodge. Here are four of the reasons why you should consider giving your Dodge a wash on a more regular basis.
Keep Your Car Looking New
There’s a reason why new car smell is such a great scent—everyone loves a new car! If you give your Dodge a regular wash, you will help to keep things looking as new as they smell. If you don’t feel like doing the wash yourself, you can always pay someone else to do it at a car wash. If you have the time on the weekends, make a calendar event to remind you to get the job done every two weeks.
It Gets Dirt Off
Dirt might seem harmless, but dirt and road debris can be very damaging to the surface of your car. Dirt, road salt, and debris can scratch the surface of your paint. If the scratch goes untreated, it can turn into a chip. Once a chip happens, your Dodge might even begin to rust! Even if you aren’t too concerned about scratches appearing on your Dodge, you should keep in mind that dirt left sitting on your car will wear off the top layer and protective coat.
Just like you clean off the snow from your car after a Maryland snowstorm, you should also clean the dirt and debris off of your car when it gets dirty. Anything that is covering your car and affecting your visibility inside and outside of the vehicle is a safety hazard. Regular car washes help you to stay safe on the road and they also help other drivers to see you coming (not just a dirt ball!).
Did you realize that cleaner cars are more fuel efficient? Dirt on your Dodge makes drag, which slows your car down. A recent research study found that clean cars are actually up to 10% more fuel-efficient than dirty ones.
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