All our lives, we’ve been told to
keep our cars clean. It’s why we’re sometimes hesitant to drive on a muddy dirt
road. It’s why we spend money at the car wash, so we don’t have to do it
ourselves. There are entire businesses built around keeping our vehicles
looking shiny and new.
But why? What’s with this
obsession over cleanliness? And, perhaps most importantly, how can it benefit
me and the people I come into contact with? This list will answer these
questions, and more. Read on for five good reasons to keep your vehicle clean
First and most obviously, you don’t want to be that person. You know, the
person who drives around in their mud-drenched vehicle, flaunting their dirt as
if it were a trophy. As cool as it may make you feel, it doesn’t really speak
well of you or your habits. It’s visually offensive to everyone else, and it
might send the message that you’re reckless or don’t take care of your
function. Dirt, dust, mud, and grime can gather and impair the
important functions of your vehicle. For example, even a thin layer of dirt
might cover your brake lights and turn signals, potentially causing a dangerous
situation for other drivers while on the road. More drastically, mud and grease
build-up can ultimately cause damage to the engine, the exhaust, and even the
wheels. It’s important to keep all these functions clean and in tip-top shape.
prevention. A dirty vehicle attracts and traps moisture. When moisture
is trapped close to the body of a car, it may eventually lead to rust. Rust is
not as much of a problem in modern cars, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
This is especially important if you regularly drive through places that may be
susceptible to toxins, chemicals, or pathogens of any kind. These particles can
easily latch onto your vehicle and hitchhike to your next location. This is how
viruses and bacteria may be spread far and wide.
If your tires are coated in dust and mud, chances are you’re going to transfer
that material to the road. This leaves unsightly brown streaks on the blacktop.
Not only does it look messy and unprofessional, but it often won’t come off
with a simple rain shower. Occasionally, it takes weeks or months for these
particles to wash away.
Next time you go to the car wash, remember why you’re
doing it. It’s better to appear clean and presentable, as a public courtesy and
for your own health and safety. And for a more permanent heavy-duty solution,
Neptune Wash Solutions has your back. Our wash and sanitation systems are
trusted to consistently and efficiently remove dust, mud, and bacteria for
better peace of mind. Contact us today!