Fine Print: I was given a prize pack and International Carwash Association is giving another to a reader. All opinions and statements below are my own.
The weather is warm and it’s time to get into spring and summer cleaning! During Memorial Day weekend we went through all of our drawers (the kids AND my and my husband’s closet) and put it all in the garage sale area (we have one every year!) It feels good!
There is one thing that we don’t think to clean as often though and that’s our vehicles! A few simple things can help boost your vehicle’s integrity and beauty while maintaining its value, just like your home! Here are some ideas on behalf of the International Carwash Association:
1. Your car is a reflection of who you are – There’s no question your car is a reflection on you. Whether it’s all about horsepower, efficient gas mileage or four-wheel drive, your vehicle represents who you are, where you’ve been and where you intend to go. The design, form and function are extensions of your style and personality. So, if you haven’t given it a wash in a while, what does that say about you? You wouldn’t walk out the door without a shower, a shave and a little spruce up. (Would you?) So why shouldn’t you show that same respect for your car?
From dirt and dust to grit and grime, give that car its reflective shine at a WaterSavers car wash. WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car, according to the International Carwash Association. As a frame of reference, that 10 minute shower you took used 25 gallons of fresh water. WaterSavers washes also recycle and filter the water to prevent harmful chemicals from entering groundwater supplies that feed rivers and streams. To find a WaterSavers car wash near you, visit Washwithwatersavers.com.
2. Regular car washes protect your paint job – That beautiful factory paint job will dull and begin to chip away if you don’t maintain it. Regularly washing your car and waxing it will help keep your car looking as good as it did when you pulled out of the dealer lot.
3. Professional car washes help maintain the value of the vehicle – You might be more inclined to spend money on engine issues than the car’s exterior, but stains and rusting can drastically decrease the value of the vehicle over time. Especially after a long winter, exposure to the elements can cause damage. Professional car washes thoroughly clean the undercarriage of your vehicle, where there may be a buildup of road salt that could cause corrosion to the car’s exhaust and muffler system.
For more information about the benefits of keeping your car clean visit, visit the Watersavers site!
To get everyone in the spring and summer cleaning mood, I am giving one lucky winner a Watersavers Prize Pack including an auto kit with jumper cables, gloves, flash light, reflective cones and other must-have tools ($45 value), a sun-shade for protecting your car from the blazing sun ($25 value) and a $30 Visa Gift Card!
To enter this giveaway, complete any or all of the options listed below. Giveaway ends 6/7. Good luck!
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