We all know it’s better to keep a vehicle clean rather than dirty. Riding around in a filthy car can be uncomfortable and can even be unsafe. Did you know that not washing your car regularly can actually cost you? Here’s some ways that can happen. 

A neglected exterior can damage your paint job.

As dirt and grime build up on your car’s exterior it can cause permanent damage to the paint job as the dirt settles in and works its way into any pits or scratches, eventually leaving you with a car that needs a new paint job or some body work repairs. When you wash the dirt off your car regularly you are prolonging the life of your car’s paint job so it’s definitely worth keeping up with your car’s exterior cleaning needs. 

Letting the interior remain dirty results in ruined cloth seats, carpet and leather. 

If you are diligent about cleaning your vehicle’s exterior but tend to neglect the interior, it can ruin your seats and carpeting. As interior dirt and odors build up, especially if you travel with kids and pets, it will become more difficult to remove. Odors and stains from any spills will settle into the fabric resulting in having to do a professional deep cleaning. This can mean more time and money at your expense. 

Dirt and grime on your windshield can result in safety issues.

When dirt builds up on your windshield it can result in decreased visibility. Certain debris that tends to get on windshields can also leave a residue that will be very difficult to wash off with just basic cleaners, if allowed to sit for long periods. Bird droppings and tree sap can be near impossible to remove without an extra level of cleaning such as a polishing bar made just for these tough jobs. It can also be very hard on your windshield wipers if you try to wash hardened dirt away with just your washer fluid. If it’s bad enough you may need to repair or replace your auto glass. 

Salt and road grime can take a real toll on the undercarriage of your vehicle.

Depending on winter weather conditions where you live, the chemicals used to keep the roads safe during wintry weather events can lead to extreme damage to your vehicle if they aren’t rinsed off regularly. Salt and ice melt chemicals can damage your exterior paint and cause rust. The underneath of your car is especially vulnerable when exposed to the products used on roadways. The rust will spread if it isn’t addressed by a repair shop and it could affect your car’s driveability.
When exterior and interior auto cleaning becomes a regular habit you’ll avoid what could become added expenses to your vehicle. At Flagstop Car Wash our convenient locations and state-of-the-art express washes make it easy to keep your car clean inside and out. Unlimited washes with RVA Wash Club gives you the freedom to wash your car as often as you want for one monthly fee. Stop by and see us today or visit us online to get started.

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