I do pretty well when it comes to cleaning my home. I vacuum compulsively, never leave dishes in the sink, and make the beds every day. But, when it comes to keeping my car clean….let’s just say I’m embarrassed when people follow me out to the parking lot. I struggle to keep the interior AND the exterior of my car clean. But, spring cleaning isn’t just for your home – it’s a smart thing to do for your vehicles, too. A few simple steps can help boost your vehicle’s integrity and beauty while maintaining its value, plus you might even regain that new-car smell….or at least make the smell of old goldfish crackers and mushed up bananas go away. =)

I’ve teamed up with WaterSavers to give you three great reasons to keep your car clean and shiny. I also have an awesome giveaway for you to enter!    

1. Your car is a reflection of who you are

There’s no question your car is a reflection on you. Whether it’s all about horsepower, efficient gas mileage or four-wheel drive, your vehicle represents who you are, where you’ve been and where you intend to go. The design, form and function are extensions of your style and personality. So, if you haven’t given it a wash in a while, what does that say about you? 

From dirt and dust to grit and grime, give that car its reflective shine at a WaterSavers car wash. WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car, according to the International Carwash Association. As a frame of reference, that 10 minute shower you took used 25 gallons of fresh water. WaterSavers washes also recycle and filter the water to prevent harmful chemicals from entering groundwater supplies that feed rivers and streams. To find a WaterSavers car wash near you, visit Washwithwatersavers.com.

 

2. Regular car washes protect your paint job

That beautiful factory paint job will dull and begin to chip away if you don’t maintain it. Regularly washing your car and waxing it will help keep your car looking as good as it did when you pulled out of the dealer lot.

 

3. Professional car washes help maintain the value of the vehicle

You might be more inclined to spend money on engine issues than the car’s exterior, but stains and rusting can drastically decrease the value of the vehicle over time. Especially after a long winter, exposure to the elements can cause damage. Professional car washes thoroughly clean the undercarriage of your vehicle, where there may be a buildup of road salt that could cause corrosion to the car’s exhaust and muffler system.

 I so often neglect the cleanliness of my car. If our cars really do reflect who we are, mine says I’m a stressed and tired mother of four active (and fairly messy) kids. While my car may never look as good as it did the day we bought it, I am inspired to take that “spring cleaning” mentality outside to the my driveway, and help spruce it up. Will you? 

For more information about the benefits of keeping your car clean visit www.washwithwatersavers.com.

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One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to give away awesome prizes. One lucky Chasing Supermom reader is going to win a fantastic car care kit and a Visa gift card!! The winner will receive: 

  • Auto kit with jumper cables, gloves, flash light, reflective cones and other must-have tools ($45 value)
  • Sun-shade for protecting your car from the blazing sun ($25 value)
  • $30 Visa Gift Card

Thanks for entering and good luck!!

 
WaterSavers Visa Gift Card Giveaway

*This post is sponsored by WaterSavers. I received a promotional item in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

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