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5 Reasons to Sanitize Your Vehicles

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 and sanitized.

  1. Aesthetics. 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 possessions.
  2. Proper 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.
  3. Rust 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.
  4. Sanitation. 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.
  5. Courtesy. 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!