When to Wash Your Car

February 9th, 2018 by

How often do you wash your car? Every few months? When it’s dirty? If your answer is along these lines, you may not be washing it enough. In fact, the infrequency may be harming your vehicle. That’s why we here at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM and FIAT, Indianapolis, IN’s home for great used Dodge cars, want to make sure you give your car’s exterior enough attention.

It’s obvious a car is in need of a wash when it is visibly dirty. However, there may be buildup on the car that isn’t so obvious, but still harmful. These environmental factors can cause premature rust and erosion, making regular car washes your best bet.

‘How regular?’ is the question. The answer actually varies quite a bit depending on an assortment of factors. The area in which you live is a huge factor. If you find yourself in an area prone to snow and consequently, salt, then you’ll need to wash your car on a more consistent basis. It may seem like a lot, but once a week under these conditions isn’t a bad idea.

Of course, this also depends on how much you actually use your car. If its exposure to the harmful environmental factors is limited, there’s no need to be as aggressive with cleanings. Every two weeks, or even once a month, would be fine for a car that sees minimal use.

How you wash your car can be as important as if you wash it as well. Should you choose not to take it to a car wash, it can be tempting to use whatever is on hand for soap. This can be harmful to the car’s finish. Stick with soaps specifically designed for car washing.

Don’t forget to get your car waxed twice a year as well, for the added protection as much as the shine. At Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM and FIAT, we want your 2018 Jeep Wrangler to look its best as long as possible.

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