We all put off washing our cars sometimes; it's an inevitability at busy times of the year. But keeping your car clean is important not just for aesthetics but because it will also protect your car's body and paintwork and even help to keep its internals clean and clear. Let's take a look at what happens to your car when you don't clean it.
Dirt And Debris Accumulates
It's obvious, but when you don't clean your car for a long time a lot of dirt and debris will accumulate. This includes salt from the sea and the air, mud, road grease, grit, sand, dead bugs and insects, tree sap, bird poo, and smog. This build-up of dirt and dust will make your car look incredibly dirty over time, and cleaning it again in the future will be a much harder job - and you'll have to be more careful not to scratch the car if there is grit and salt on the body.
Paintwork Is Damaged
Not only do these elements build up and cause cosmetic defects, but they can also erode away a car's metalwork and paint. Salt, in particular, can be very dangerous, causing corrosion which allows rust to appear underneath the car's carriage, in wheel wells, and under the hood. Small grit and dirt particles can even be blown over the surface of your car by the wind, causing scratching and flaking of the paintwork. Washing your car with clear coat protection products will also help to prevent fading from the sun by boosting your car's UV protection. By both washing and waxing your car regularly, you can prevent your car's paintwork from fading and rusting.
Airflow Can Be Impaired
Finally, if you let enough dead leaves and debris accumulate that dirt infiltrates your car grille, you could even be impairing in the internal workings of your car. Car grilles are very important for car airflow, allowing car ventilation particularly when car radiators and intercoolers are in use. If your car grille is dirty, airflow can be impaired and this may even cause damage to your car's heating system. It is very important to keep a car grille clean throughout the year to ensure optimal airflow. For a quick and easy way to brighten up your car’s exterior, take a look at our range of stainless steel and black nylon grille.
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