Automotive Care 101: Why it's so Important to Keep Your Car Washed

Here at Steve Hopkins Honda, we like to help our Fairfield, CA consumers get the most out of their vehicles. Washing your car on a regular basis will keep the exterior coat fresh and help prevent it from damage. Dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants can cause rusting, scratches, and damage the protective coat. Keeping your vehicle clean is a great way to maintain its trade-in/resale value.

A clean vehicle is 10 percent more fuel efficient than a dirty vehicle. This is because a vehicle that is covered with dirt has more drag, which uses more fuel. A good wash also removes germs that are carried in dirt, so you are less likely to get sick.

There are factors that determine how often you wash your vehicle. If you have a long daily commute or live in the heat, then it may be best to wash your vehicle once a week. If you live where the weather is mild and keep your car parked in a garage most of the time, washing your vehicle once a month is enough to keep the exterior in good shape.

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