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After your home, your vehicle is likely your most expensive possession. We know that vehicles need to undergo routine maintenance, but did you realize that having your car washed should be included on that list?

In addition to keeping your vehicle looking good, there are some more practical benefits of having your car washed often. Over time, contaminants can build up which can damage the paint or undercarriage. They can also find their way under the hood and cause serious damage.

Here are just some of the culprits that make your car dirty:

  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Salt
  • Tree Leaves and Sap
  • Insects

Many drivers enjoy getting their car washed regularly, while others put it off until it’s so dirty that they can’t stand it anymore. Many experts recommend having your car washed once a week, while others prefer twice a month. How often you should wash your car depends on a variety of factors including:

Location – Where you live plays a big part in how dirty your vehicle gets. If you live or work near a construction area your car will likely be dusty. The amount of trees, insects, and even pigeons in the area also plays a part.

Amount of Driving – Obviously the more you drive your vehicle the dirtier it will get. If you have a long commute to work or school, you’ll collect more dirt and dust than the occasional driver would.

Weather – We all know how dirty a storm can leave our vehicle. If you live in an area with lots of rain and snow your car will get dirty more often. Other conditions such as heavy winds also play a factor.

Parking – If you are lucky enough to have covered parking at home and at work, your car might not need to be washed as often. If you park outside, try to stay away from trees if possible.

Fast Eddie’s is proud to offer an unlimited car wash program. You can sign up for one year, six months, or even a monthly option. This allows you to get your car washed as often as you want, without having to worry about paying for it each time. With 16 Michigan locations, you’ll be able to get in and out fast with that brand new car shine.

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