Three reasons you should be washing your car regularly

Posted on 25 October, 2021 15:00:03

We know how important it is to car owners to keep their vehicles looking and performing their absolute best. The simplest way to ensure this is to have your car washed properly and regularly. We’ve broken down the three main reasons why it’s so important to keep your car spic and span.

1. Maximise your car’s resale value

Cars are one of the unique assets that begin depreciating in value the second they are driven out of the dealership – that’s why it’s essential to do everything you can to maximise its value. Keeping on top of car washing is the key to preventing damage down the track; when dirt and debris accumulate on a car for too long, it can cause serious damage to the paintwork, which will inevitably drive down the car’s value. Damaged paint also can’t protect your car against the elements and will eventually cause the vehicle to rust, which in turn can pose great risks to the engine of the car.

2.Save money

If you consistently wash your car and make sure it’s free from rust, dirt and debris, your vehicle will likely only need a simple interior and exterior clean once a week or fortnight. However, if you allow your car to go too long between washes, it will require a more heavy duty clean and will cost you significantly more money to restore. Lingering dirt can also lead to rust and paint damage, which costs a high amount of money to repair – especially if the rust reaches the engine.

3.Stay safe 

Dirt and streaks on windows, windshields and mirrors create great safety risks. They cause impaired driver vision, which can easily be the difference between a serious accident and a safe drive. Streaks and dirt can also cause sun glare on your windshield, which can impact your vision or even cause temporary blindness. Washing your car regularly ensures perfect vision through windows and in mirrors, which improves driver and passenger safety.

Ideally, you should wash down your vehicle approximately once a week, or more often if your vehicle tends to get extremely dirty. We recommend taking your vehicle to a professional for a deeper clean every few weeks to keep both the exterior and interior in their best possible condition. Professional cleaners can also offer you personalised advice on taking care of your specific car so that you can do everything in your power to prevent damage and safety risks.


If you’re looking for the best car cleaning packages or you simply want to know a little more about car care, get in touch with us. Find your local Magic Hand Carwash location and pay us a visit today. We can’t wait to help you out!

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