Regular car washes are not just about keeping your car looking pretty, they’re actually crucial for the life of your vehicle. Here’s why you should wash your car to protect the paint, and ultimately the body of your vehicle.
Salt Causes Rust
Salt spread on the roads in the wintertime to keep them ice-free is a huge culprit in vehicle paint damage. Washing your car is always important, but it’s essential to wash your car in the wintertime even more so. Salt and the dust from salt will eventually break down the paint particles on your vehicle, causing them to chip or peel. In the winter, try to get a car wash at least once a week for best results.
It’s Not Just Dirt on Your Car
You may think your dirty car is just covered in dirt. But that layer of dust is actually mixed with grime, tree sap, bugs, leaves, debris, and chemical particles. All these things can cause your paint to fade and discolor if allowed to cover your car for long periods of time. If you notice layers of dirt on your vehicle, don’t wait till it’s more noticeable or until the weather’s nicer. Wash your car!
Use a Protective Sealant
Although washing your car at home is just as effective as a professional car wash to clean off dirt and grime for your vehicle, going to a car wash or detail shop will ensure you’ll have a protective sealant applied to your clean car. Sealants or wax can help protect your car’s paint until the next wash.
So no matter what season it is, what the temperature may be or how old your vehicle is, don’t forget to wash your car! And wash it regularly. Too late to save your paint? Jost can help with a brand new paint job. Give us a call or stop in today.