Make Washing A Car Part Of Vehicle Maintenance

By Admin | Posted in General Auto News on Monday, October 21st, 2013 at

Washing your car does more than keep it looking good. While some drivers may think that a cleansing is purely for aesthetic purposes, it is actually a necessary action that can improve the longevity and function of a vehicle. Of course, that is just part of the reason why motorists should be caring for the exteriors of their cars. 

"Simply cleaning your vehicle not only fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment, but it also protects your valuable vehicle investment," said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. "It's a task that takes very little money or effort, but has huge returns." 

Used cars need a bit of attention. Regular washing and polishing can prevent the buildup of harmful chemicals, such as the salt that is used to coat roadways in the winter. Getting rid of these and other potentially dangerous materials can extend the life of your car and its paint job, ensuring you'll be driving around in a vehicle that looks as good as it functions. 

Grime that accumulates on the surface of a car can chip away at paint, exposing the metal frame underneath to the elements. Drivers who make it a point to clear off this buildup should be sure to use specific cleaners that are designed for automobiles. Dish soaps or similar detergents are too abrasive and can destroy the exterior you are trying to protect, whereas compounds made specifically for vehicles offer better protection. 

To find the perfect used car that you can take care of, start looking at the options at New Jersey State Auto Auction. The lot has hundreds of CARFAX-certified cars, trucks and vans that could be the ideal investment for any type of buyer. 

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