3 Reasons to Clean your Car this Spring

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3 Reasons to Clean you Car this Spring

Spring is here and we all know what that means….spring cleaning!  Some of us maybe more excited about this than others but we all need to remember spring cleaning isn’t just for your home – it’s a smart thing to do for your vehicles, too.  

A few simple steps can help boost your vehicle’s integrity and beauty while maintaining its value, plus you might even regain that new-car smell.   

1. Your car is a reflection of who you are There’s no question your car is a reflection on you. Whether it’s all about horsepower, efficient gas mileage or four-wheel drive, your vehicle represents who you are, where you’ve been and where you intend to go. The design, form and function are extensions of your style and personality. So, if you haven’t given it a wash in a while, what does that say about you? You wouldn’t walk out the door without a shower, a shave and a little spruce up. (Would you?) So why shouldn’t you show that same respect for your car?

From dirt and dust to grit and grime, give that car its reflective shine at a WaterSavers car wash. WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car, according to the International Carwash Association. As a frame of reference, that 10 minute shower you took used 25 gallons of fresh water. WaterSavers washes also recycle and filter the water to prevent harmful chemicals from entering groundwater supplies that feed rivers and streams. To find a WaterSavers car wash near you, visit Washwithwatersavers.com.

2. Regular car washes protect your paint job  That beautiful factory paint job will dull and begin to chip away if you don’t maintain it. Regularly washing your car and waxing it will help keep your car looking as good as it did when you pulled out of the dealer lot.

3. Professional car washes help maintain the value of the vehicle You might be more inclined to spend money on engine issues than the car’s exterior, but stains and rusting can drastically decrease the value of the vehicle over time. Especially after a long winter, exposure to the elements can cause damage. Professional car washes thoroughly clean the undercarriage of your vehicle, where there may be a buildup of road salt that could cause corrosion to the car’s exhaust and muffler system.

So now that you are in full spring cleaning mode don’t forget to clean your vehicles too!  Following these tips will maintain the value of your car and you will also have a nice looking and fresh smelling ride!  

To learn more about protecting the value of your vehicle, visit Washwithwatersavers.com.

The WaterSavers® program aims to inform consumers that professional car washes are safer for the environment than washing a car at home and on pavement.

For more information and to find a certified location near you, visit WashWithWaterSavers.com.

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Disclosure: I am working with the International Carwash Association to share these tips. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.  I received the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. rays of bliss is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

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Comments

  1. I learned that 190 gallons (719 liters) of gasoline, diesel and motor oil go into a year.

  2. I learned how simply keeping out things clean can pollute the water

  3. I learned that WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car.

  4. tat2gurlzrock says:

    I learned that the cleaner your car, the less wind resistance? That means better fuel economy.

  5. Natalie says:

    I learned WaterSavers® car washes use an average of no more than 40 gallons

  6. Perfect to protect our environment. Thank you for sharing. Hannah, Makeup Artist

  7. I learned that they reroute their used water to be treated and cleaned before being released back to the environment

  8. I learned that “WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment.”

  9. sandra says:

    I learned the water saver car washes route wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment

  10. Melissa Shirley says:

    I learned that when you wash your car on the pavement the chemicals in the water drain into storm drains and eventually gets into the rivers.

  11. Cristy Ridey says:

    Unfortunately I learned there is not a WaterSavers car wash within 50 mile of me.

  12. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I learned that there are 4 locations not too far from me. I also learned they used less than 40 gal of water which is less than a washing machine.

  13. jean ellsworth says:

    Love it.went green two years ago so muchbetter.

  14. Hey Amber – love your post. I must confess I’m a bit slack with washing the car and I have never actually tried one of these water saver car washes but will have to give them a go! I’ve seen them around..

  15. Anita L says:

    I learned that there is a location very near to me! Quick Clean Car & Pet Wash
    Location
    2500 Mayfair Rd
    Akron, OH 44312, US

  16. I learned that the cleaner your car, the less wind resistance, which helps you use less fuel.

  17. learned for conveyorized or in-bay/roll-over washes, use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of potable/fresh water per car.

  18. Tamara Ackley says:

    Washing your car saves the paint job.

  19. Susan J. Simpson says:

    Its so hard to keep the car clean specially with toddlers around, I think these options for car wash are awesome, thanks for sharing! I have a blog where I post parenting and home tips, check it out if you want 😀
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Body-Soul/667017430092628?fref=ts

  20. steve weber says:

    I learned that WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car.

  21. Julie Wood says:

    I learned that WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car, and this is way less than a person uses at home!

  22. Lesley F says:

    I learned that WaterSavers car washes prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment

  23. Janet W. says:

    I learned to be a part of this program, a car wash must route all water discharge to a treatment facility or leech/septic field.

  24. Tammy Schweitzer Catterton says:

    That car washes also use only 40 gallons or less of fresh water per car wash which is less than the typical home washing machine wow

  25. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I learned that residential car washing contains 400 pounds of phosphorus and nitrogen

  26. I learned that 190 gallons (719 liters) of gasoline, diesel and motor oil go into a year. wow!

  27. When you wash your car on pavement, the run-off carries the grime and chemicals into the soil and storm drains that empty directly into our rivers.

  28. shelly peterson says:

    I learned that the closest Watersaver location is only 1.77 miles away.

  29. Alison Gibb says:

    I have always kept my car pretty disgusting. All this information has enlightened me. Maybe it will inspire me to do better with the car!

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