How often should you wash your car?

Do you wash your car as often as you should? Find out how frequently you should be washing your car here.

On average, you should aim to wash your car about once a week. Factors such as where you live, the climate, temperature and how often you travel can influence your car-washing schedule.


If you live near an ocean, you should wash your car as often as possible to remove the salt and dust that can settle on your car. If you live in an industrial area you should clean your vehicle to remove any chemical particles that might build up on the car and wreck the paint. If you live in an area that's dust free and chemical free, then you could be OK washing your car just once a month.


If you take your vehicle on frequent road trips you should wash your car as much as possible, or at least once a week, to remove dust, mud, vegetation and anything else that might have collected on the vehicle.


If you live in a location where it snows, you should wash your vehicle as often as the weather will allow. Snow and salt can eat away at the paint on your vehicle, so it's important to remove it as soon as possible. During the spring and summer, it's also important to wash your vehicle often to remove any pollen that might be collecting on your vehicle.

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