Here at Torrance Car Wash one of the most common questions we hear is, “how often should I wash my car?” The good news is that with a quality car wash, you can never really wash your car too much – this is why we created the unlimited wash club. A good rule of thumb for car owners is to wash your car AT LEAST once a week.
Consider these determining factors for choosing a car wash schedule:
If your car is safely stored in the garage at home and has enclosed or covered parking when you’re at work, one or two washes a month may be all you need. However, if you don’t enjoy this benefit and your car is exposed to a great deal of sunlight, bird droppings, and rain, even when it’s not being used, a weekly wash will go a long way in maintaining your car’s appearance.
The area you live in can play a major role in how often you need to wash your car. If you live near the ocean where salt content in the air is high, a large industrial city with plenty of air pollution, or a city that gets a lot of rain, washing each week to clear the contaminants is recommended.
Your level of car usage also plays a big role in deciding when to wash your car. If you travel frequently or have a significant commute each day, you may want to consider a weekly wash. For those using their cars daily but with a relatively small commute distance and at least some protection from the elements, the general two washes a month should suffice.