Cleaning your vehicle is important to its longevity

How often do you need to wash your car to keep it in good condition?

When you buy a car, whether it is new or used, you want to keep it looking fresh for as long as possible. Not only does this allow you to feel a great sense of pride whenever you drive it or gaze upon it in the driveway, it also has financial benefits as well. When it comes time to sell it or trade it in for something else, you want to make sure it looks its best and is kept in good condition. You do not want to hand over a rust bucket, especially since that won’t get you much in return. How often do you need to wash your car to keep it in good condition? Read on for our details!

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hand sponging a car's hoodTips for washing your automobile to keep it like new

If you live in an area that has quite a bit of pollution due to nearby factories or other industrial areas, washing your car once a week can help keep it free of harmful substances from the pollution. Also, if you have a long commute and frequently drive through woodsy or dirty areas, or if your location has been receiving (or receives on a regular basis) a great deal of rain, this is another situation in which you may want to wash your car weekly. 

If your location and living conditions are more moderate than that, without a lot of things trying to attack your vehicle, you are likely okay with washing your vehicle once or twice a month. Be sure to always get underneath the car for all the nooks and crannies, not to mention making sure it is completely dry once you have rinsed it. You do not want rust to build up and corrode the metal! Give your vehicle a good coating of wax as well. Not only does this look good, it can also protect the exterior. Keeping your vehicle in quality condition gives you a better chance at a quality resale. Stay in touch with the Nissan of Victoria blog for more tips and tricks!