We all tend to neglect our car when we are busy. The above photo is an extreme example but we've all done it at one point.
It's always somehow forecasted to rain when you intend to get it washed, typical and true for most of us.
But here are the reasons why your car left dirty will cost you...
1. The car will end up with layers upon layers of dirt, grime, acid rain and environmental fall out sitting on top of the expensive paintwork you worked hard to purchase.
2. Those same layers will find its way into all the crevices, railings and moulds, making them brittle and more susceptible to deterioration faster than designed.
3. Have you ever seen a “wash me” message in the dust on a car? Funny at first until you realise that
this causes scratches on the paintwork and glass. Small dust and dirt particles are tiny abrasive elements, scratching at the slightest touch of a finger, hand or a cloth.
When it comes to the re-sale of your car, the paintwork condition is what most buyers look at.
If you take the steps to make sure it's not left dirty, you will be rewarded when it comes to trade in or sale time.
What you can do:
-Take it to your local hand car wash, make sure they use PH neutral liquids.
-Every 3-6 months, your car should be hand waxed by a professional.
-Consider a treatment like ceramic paint protection which lasts for years.
All these help to reduce the amount of car washing needed, so it pays for itself in the long run
and keeps your paintwork healthy.
You can also engage our professional automotive management services to take complete care of your vehicle with a proper customised maintenance program for your daily drive or collection.
Your time is valuable.
If this raises any questions, we'd love to help answer them:
Pedro is a renowned trusted advisor in the Automotive Industry with over 27 years experience in the trade in all things auto, specialising in paint, panel and mechanical.