If you’re like most people, getting your car washed regularly probably isn’t extremely high on your list of priorities. Life can tend to get in the way of making a trip to the car wash due to busy schedules, work, and spending time with family and friends. However, take it from us at Route 5 Car Wash: making time to get your car cleaned is important. Here are the reasons why.

#1. Driving is Safer

Anyone who’s ever driven a car knows that if you can’t see out of your windshield, you’re putting yourself at risk for an accident. If your windshield has even a thin layer of dust on it, danger could be just around the corner—literally. If the sun hits that thin (or thick) layer of dirt just right and prevents you from seeing something important, it just takes one second for an accident to happen. Therefore, it’s best to keep all windows shiny and clear.

#2. It’s “Healthier” for the Car

There’s nothing wrong with hand-washing your own car—if you know what you’re doing. If you decide to wash with the wrong kind of cleaning products, you could end up stripping off the car’s coating or grinding dirt against the finish. And if you use the wrong kind of sponge, you could actually be damaging the car with tiny scratches. A professional car wash, however, uses professional cleaning products and equipment.

The Benefits of a Car Wash

#3. Better Fuel Efficiency

Did you know that a clean car runs better than a dirty one? It’s true. Mythbusters compared the fuel efficiency of the same car both dirty and clean and found that when it had been washed, the fuel efficiency was better by 10%. Dirt may not seem like it would drag a car down, but it does.

#4. Better for the Environment

Why are professional car washes better for the environment than driveway washing? Because professional car washes use less water, and the cleaning product residue is “directed” to a water treatment plant instead of just running off into a yard or a drain.

#5. Your Car Will Look Its Best!

Who wouldn’t want their car to look like new? A regular car wash keeps you feeling good about your car, as opposed to feeling badly about it each time you see it covered in dust and dirt. Passengers (like your kids) will also be less likely to “dirty it up” if it’s already looking nice. They won’t want to leave trash in it or put their feet on the seats if it’s looking spiffy.


As you can see, a regular car wash does wonders for your vehicle. If you’re in the Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Edgewater, or Ridgefield, NJ, areas, stop by one of the best car washes around—Route 5 Car Wash! We’re a professional, full-service car wash, and we also specialize in car detailing. Feel free to contact us at (201) 943-5118 with any questions you may have, or check out our specials.


Photo Credit: thecarexpert.co.uk

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