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Why you should always keep your car clean

There is nothing quite like driving around with the sun glimmering on your newly washed car. A clean vehicle not only looks better but also brings a range of unseen benefits including improving its fuel efficiency, lengthening its lifespan, and ensuring everyone who is travelling in the car is as safe as possible.

As car enthusiast Sally Perkins explains, the reasons for maintaining a clean car – inside and out – extend far beyond having an attractive set of wheels.

 

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A dirty car is less visible to other drivers, as the paint will look dull.

Keep you and your car safe

A clean vehicle is directly related to safety, both for ourselves and for our four-wheeled friend. The many problematic outdoor elements, such as insects, salt, the sun, and bothersome dirt like bird poop can do a great deal of damage to your car. Allowing dirt to build up on your car will eventually wear away the paint and lead to rust, corrosion, and damage to the various metals. This will in turn hurt the resale value of your car and will likely denote costly expenses for repairs.

Cleaning your car regularly will keep it safe from such damage, and it will also keep you and your passengers more secure. A dirty car is actually less visible to other drivers, as the paint will look dull. Additionally, any dirt that impairs your own visibility is dangerous as you drive. To make sure that you and your car are as safeguarded as possible on the road, you must keep your car up to a clean standard.

 

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Check your tire pressure at least once a month as under-inflated tires burn more fuel.

A clean car can save you money

An exciting benefit of a clean car is that it can actually increase the fuel efficiency of the vehicle over time. With all of your vehicle’s components running as they should, your vehicle will not waste unnecessary fuel on powering run-down parts or under-inflated tires. Over a number of years, you will find yourself saving a large amount of money on fuel by making sure it is always functioning as best as it can.

Knowing that a dirt-free car leads to benefits for all of your passengers and for the vehicle itself is reason enough to take on the responsibility of keeping it clean. Saving your car from dirty damage will guarantee you and your car many safe and efficient years together.

Homeloans’ Motor Vehicle Insurance

Did you know that we can also insure your car or vehicle? Through our association with QBE Insurance, you will experience peace of mind knowing that, should anything happen, you’ll be back on the road without major expense or hassles.

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Veda Dante

Veda Dante is an accomplished journalist, consultant and content creator who has nearly 30 years’ experience writing about everything from tourism, hospitality and health to architecture, pools and luxury goods. When she’s not producing copy for clients, this self-confessed word nerd is usually writing and photographing the Byron Bay region for her blog www.livebyron.com.au

The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Homeloans Ltd.