car washMost people take pride in keeping their cars well-maintained and clean, both inside and out. But, apart from aesthetic appeal, clean cars are better equipped to weather the years. Why? Dirt, rust and other road grime can affect your car’s integrity, resale value and even your health.

As you drive, your car encounters dust, dirt, rocks, bird droppings and even road salt during bouts of winter weather. All of this filth can chip away at your car’s paint, which allows rust and other forms of corrosion to damage the exposed sheet metal. Road salt can corrode the undercarriage, while the acidity of bird droppings can eat through the paint. And rust can eat away at your car until components that should not be exposed to the elements are indeed exposed, affecting the integrity and efficiency of your car. Fixing these damages can cost a pretty penny; not to mention, it can affect the resale value of your car if left unchecked.

It’s been scientifically proven that the average person’s mood can be significantly improved when that person is in a clean environment. Keeping the interior of your car clean and clutter-free can reduce stress, anxiety and road rage. Additionally, old food stains and beverage spills can provide breeding grounds for mold, which can be hazardous to your respiratory health.

To prevent these adverse effects, make it a routine to regularly wash your car. The exterior should be washed at least once a month, whether by hand or at a professional car wash. The interior should be vacuumed and cleaned every few months, although any spills or messes should be cleaned up as soon as possible. For extra protection, waxing your car after a wash provides a protective barrier that prevents road grime and UV rays from damaging your car.

Ensure the continued protection of your car. Call Danback Insurance Agency at (512) 454-4567 for more information on Austin auto insurance.

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