Regular washing and detailing is the most cost-effective way to uphold the value of your vehicle and enhance your driving pleasure.
A clean, well-maintained vehicle will always sell at a premium over less attractive vehicles. While proper mechanical maintenance is obviously required to ensure the safety, reliability and performance of your car, even a skilled mechanic can’t tell for certain how a car has been maintained. Virtually any buyer, however, looks at a clean car and can reasonably assume that it has been well-maintained in all respects and is worth more, often thousands of dollars more. Thus, in order to protect the value of your car (or to reduce lease chargebacks upon return), it is important to wash the car at least every other week and to have it waxed and detailed two or three times a year.
In addition, no matter what you drive, a clean, shiny car is more enjoyable, it says positive things about its owner and by maximizing your driving pleasure it helps to justify the expense of today’s new cars. Let’s face it, considering the all-in cost of today’s vehicles (purchase/lease cost, depreciation, insurance, maintenance, gas, etc.), regular washing and detailing is a drop in the proverbial bucket. So after all the costs are tallied, driving it around dirty just doesn’t make any sense.