WaterSavers Car Care Tips & Giveaway!

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watersavers giveawayAfter a long winter, and the huge amount of road salt on the exterior it’s time to wash it off and start afresh! That’s why WaterSavers and International Carwash Association (ICA) have teamed up with us to help keep your car in tip-top shape and looking great! WaterSavers and the ICA are offering some great tips for taking care of your car as well as a great prize pack for one reader! Check out their tips below.


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.

I’m not sure about you, but I know this past winter did a number on my car and I even noticed one spot of damage actually got a little worse. I’m not the best at getting my car washed as often as I should, but know the amount of salt we have on our roads in the winter isn’t good for the paint job! I’m thankful for a little help maintaining the car and it’s worth running through the car wash every once in a while.

Watersaver and ICA are offering one of my readers a great prize pack so you can stay safe on the road, and even get a few car washes! The prize pack includes:

  • Auto kit with jumper cables, gloves, flash light, reflective cones and other must-have tools ($45 value)
  • Sun-shade for protecting your car from the blazing sun ($25 value)
  • $30 Visa Gift Card

How Can You Win?

Enter to win with the form below. The mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this blog post: How do you conserve water? Or what is your best advice for car maintenance? If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!

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  1. My best advice for car maintainence is when you wash your car, make sure to wash the undercarrage of you car. Especially if you live in the Northeast and they put lots of salt on the roads in the winter. It’s important to clean off that sale under the car as well. I learned the hard way when i went to get my 07 jeep inspected and the frame was rotted.

    • I agree! I had under carriage rust. Almost the whole rear end and my gas filler tube was corroded. Luckily it did not make it to the gas tank. The under carriage wash helps prevent that. I learned the hard way also.

      Mitsubishi 04

  2. we wash with full loads only,,reuse our water bottles,,and use rain water to water flowers ,gardens etc

  3. I’m trying to conserve water by teaching my child not to waste water. We don’t play when washing our hands and turn off water when brushing our teeth.

  4. I have a wonderful hubby who keeps up with the car so I don’t worry about it. We conserve water by turning off water when possible and using water conserving faucets.

  5. I try to conserve water by going to a car wash instead and we shut the furnace off during the day when it’s not needed.

  6. We catch rainwater for watering flowers and garden, take shorter showers, and always have full loads of clothes in washer.

  7. we save water by collecting rain water to water our plants.

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  8. My advice for car maintence is to check that all fluids are full regularly and check tire pressure in tires. These little steps could save a lot of time and hassle if something goes wrong while over the road.

  9. We have a rain water barrel to collect rain water to water plants and for little cleanups outside. I also always wash a full load of laundry and dishes.

  10. One good car tip is to check all fluids before going on a road trip and to make sure you are up to date on you oil change. This ould prolong the life of your car.

  11. Since it is spring and watering garden in the summer is a must, we collect rain water for future watering.

  12. My husband checks each vehicle every weekend. Makes sure everything is right, tire pressure is good, and oil is a correct level. He does our oil changes and recycles the oil at the parts store.

  13. I conserve water by keeping the water off while brushing teeth until rinsing, only running full loads of clothes and dishes and water the lawn during early morning or late evening hours.

  14. To try to save on water, we wash our clothes and dishes on shorter cycles, and collect rain water to water our flowers and vegetables!

  15. When I run the water in the kitchen waiting for it to get hot…. I save that cold water for coffee and the pitcher we use for filtered water.

  16. We collect rain water, shut off water while showering and brushing our teeth and do full loads of laundry.

  17. We conserve water by using an energy efficient washer that uses much less water per load as the older models. We also don’t run the water the entire two minutes we brush our teeth and we try to save rain water for the plants.

  18. my best advice for car maintenance is to keep track of everything you do on it and do preventative maintenance reguraly

  19. I conserve water by doing a full load of dishes as well as a full load of laundry. I also use an HE front end washer.


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