If you're busy like most drivers, you may be wondering if you can carve a little more time out of your schedule by washing your car less. If you live in a mild climate, garage your car and live outside a city, you can probably get away with washing your car once or twice a month

If you live near the ocean, in a place where they salt the roads in the winter or park underneath trees, you'll want to wash your car weekly. While your vehicle's paint has a protective coating on it, this can be damaged by repeated exposure to grit, pollution, salt, smashed bugs, tree sap or other harmful substances that can permanently damage your paint.

Washing your car often allows you to monitor any changes like chipped paint and catch them quickly by touching them up with some matching paint. You can also wax your car often to maintain its shine and protect it from damaging substances.

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