After 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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