You wouldn’t think twice about keeping yourself clean on a regular basis, right?
You look better, smell better, you’re healthier, you feel better.
Same goes for your car. Seriously.
Keeping your car clean is pretty easy to do, too. A place like Gibbs Detailing, which as been doing it more than 20 years, can whip your vehicle into shape in no time.
Here’s five reasons why it’s only common sense to keep your vehicle fresh:
1. IT LOOKS BETTER
The “looks are everything” cliche is a bit much, but it does have a bit of a point. Certainly you would never want to go out of the house unwashed for several days — spotted, mud-covered, unkempt. That would say something rather negative about you, right? The same thinking applies to the car you drive.
You only have one chance to make a first impression. Why not make it a clean one?
2. IT KEEPS YOU SAFER
This doesn’t seem to make much sense at first, but think about it: A clean vehicle will have greater visibility — shinier, brighter. Your taillights will burn stronger for the other cars on the road.
And that’s not just for other drivers: Clean windows will provide the driver with maximum visibility, reducing blind spots.
3. IT KEEPS REPAIR COST DOWN
Keeping a car clean can lower the chance of concealed corrosion on metal and other parts. And that can lead to higher repair costs down the road — not to mention a lower resale value.
Don’t forget that occasional wax (hey, we all have to at some point) to give your paint job a protective and glossy coating.
Regular vacuuming and interior cleaning also will help maintain the floor mats and seats.
And in the winter, the dried road salt is especially important to clean off the car. Leaving it on for long can lead to premature rust. (Just as anyone who lives near the beach!)
4. IT MAKES YOU A BETTER FRIEND
Everyone’s been in the situation where a friend needs to hitch a ride at the last minute. If you’re like a lot of people and use the backseat as a garbage can, you either won’t be able to do anyone a solid or you’ll have to do the 10-second quick-clean, shoveling everything from the backseat into your trunk.
Keeping it clean (and vacuumed) means you can lend a ride to anyone at a moment’s notice.
You’re such a good friend.
5. IT LOWERS YOUR STRESS
Well, it just goes to reason that if your car is clean, then you won’t be worried about dirt, rusty, a cluttered interior, increased road danger from poor visibility.
You can feel free to drive with lower blood pressure and enjoy the road without added worries.
Just like your body, a clean car is a healthy and happy one.