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How often should I wash my car?

How often Should I Wash My Car

An unwashed car not only looks bad, but it can do serious damage to your paintwork over time. Contaminants and pollutants such as dust, dirt, pollen, insect residue and salt build up on the surface of your car and begin to corrode your paint. To help you decide how often you need to wash your car, here are some helpful considerations.

Where are you located?

Different environmental conditions have a big effect on the cleanliness of your car. For example, if you live in the city and always park your car undercover, you can wash less frequently. If your car is out in the open most of the time, or you live close to industrial areas, construction sites or the ocean, you will need to wash your car more often.

How often do you drive and how far?

If you commute large distances in your car for work or spend the day taxiing the kids around, your car will get dirty really quick. The more you drive your car, the more often it is exposed to the elements and the more often you will need to take it to the car wash.

Do you care about your car’s appearance?

For many of us, our cars are a source of pride. They are an important investment and we do everything we can to keep them running smoothly and looking great. This is especially important if you drive a company car. A car wash weekly or fortnightly is recommended to keep your car looking showroom shiny.

More than just a clean

When cleaning your car, it’s important to remember that a simple soap off and wash down isn’t enough. To really protect the condition of your paintwork you need to apply paint protection and hand wax. By applying these products, you can ensure your car looks cleaner for longer, while protecting against harmful wear and tear. The most reliable way to keep your vehicle clean and well maintained is with the schedule below:

CORRECT CAR CARE:
Wash – Weekly – Fortnightly
Trim Clean – Weekly – monthly
Wax – Monthly
Paint Claybar – 3months – 12 months
Leather – 3 months – 6 months
Steam clean - 6 months – 12 months

If you want to protect your car against the elements, then head over to Hoppy’s Carwash & Café. With locations conveniently located across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we offer a range of quality wash and detailing options.