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How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

Some car owners are diligent with their car maintenance and wash their car every week. Others may not get around to it until someone etches “Wash Me” into the dirt on the surface of their car. Most of us strive for a happy medium.


Getting all the products and tools ready to personally clean our cars can be tedious. Plus, standing outside just to scrub dirt off the surface of our vehicles is not fun at all, and it is not how most of us want to spend our time.


What many people don’t realize is that washing your car regularly does more than just make it shine - it’s maintenance to keep your car running longer.


How often should you get your car washed?

Well, this depends on a few things such as your lifestyle, where you drive and park. Nonetheless, on average, car owners wash their cars once every 2 weeks. Having a clean car looks and feels fantastic and it helps maintain the value of your car.


Fortnightly car washes, can prevent everlasting damage. Bird droppings and dirt can damage your car’s paintwork if left untreated. There is also a large proportion of car enthusiasts who wash their cars weekly to avoid this damage.


If you’re someone who rarely takes your car out of the garage and it doesn’t see a lot of road time or exposure to the elements, you can probably stretch it to a once a month wash.


Think about your interior too.


Accidents happen! Food and drink may get into the upholstery causing stains and smells. A good quality car wash will use products to clean and prevent damage to your upholstery.


What are the Benefits of Washing Your Car?

When your car is brand new, there is a clear coat on top of the paint. Over time, that clear coat fades and wears off. With regular details, you can help your car keep that new-car sparkle for longer. A trained detailer will check for scratches, dings, dirt, salt damage and more.


Another benefit of washing your car is the fact that doing so protects your windshields, windows, and mirrors. If you have a dirty auto glass, then they are more prone to scratches, cracks, and chips. Just imagine using your windshield wipers when the glass is dusty and has rough particles all over it. The wiper blades will only scrape over the dirt, pushing it around rather than cleaning it off, and this process will only cause the glass to scratch.


With all the conflicting information out there, it can be difficult to understand how often you should detail your car. While the answer to that question is subject to many variables, the fact remains; if you’re the kind of person who takes pride is a spotless car, regular detailing is a must.



Wash n Go Brisbane offers multiple touch free automatic washes and manual bays to keep your car looking fresh throughout the year. Drop into our Brisbane car wash to get clean today!


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