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View Poll Results: How often do you think you need to wash your car ?
Once a week 95 48.72%
Once in a month 31 15.90%
Once in 3 months 7 3.59%
Every Service (6 months) 6 3.08%
Never 1 0.51%
Daily 55 28.21%
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Old 26th July 2008, 14:33   #1
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Default How often do you wash your car ?

Ok, simple answer would be when its gets really dirty.

Ideally how often should you wash your car or keep it dirty ?

Why keep it dirty ?
In coastal areas where the water is salty and so is the air, frequent washing can accelerate the rusting ?

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Old 26th July 2008, 14:51   #2
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I will wash my car every week, as I would drive only on my weekends a pressure was will be give when ever she is taken in the rain, a complete wash (body and under chassis). Engine area will be washed only when she is taken for service or if I think there is lot of dust, I normally wipe the engine area with a wet cloth and a dry one, also the inner bonnet is wiped in cloth.
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Old 26th July 2008, 14:55   #3
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Once a week unless its really dirty midweek.

I know lots of people wash it more frequently, even daily. That should have been an option too.
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Old 26th July 2008, 16:26   #4
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i have my cars washed daily in the morning

just can't sit or drive a dirty car
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Old 26th July 2008, 16:32   #5
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i have my cars washed daily in the morning

just can't sit or drive a dirty car

Same here. All our cars are washed daily. However i wash my car Once in a month myself and then Polish & wax, Interior clean etc.
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Old 26th July 2008, 16:38   #6
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My S10 gets washed every day, Monday - Saturday and on Sunday it's my Gypsy King that gets a wash.

Every alternate week, interior cleaning happens.

All this is done by the cleaner at our apartment for 300 bucks p.m.
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Old 26th July 2008, 16:40   #7
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Hi,

Did not find the option everday, as i wash my car everyday and polish it every weekend

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Old 26th July 2008, 17:23   #8
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I like my car dirty. Every time I wash it, it gets dirty 10 minutes later. So I just wash it during every service
Or when it rains, which is when I am forced to use it.
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Old 26th July 2008, 19:05   #9
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Well my car gets washed by MOTHER NATURE. Rain baby Rain.

Its been raining for almost 1 month now and i have not washed my car. The exterior still looks clean compared to interior.

I wash my car on an average once a week. Though it gets dirty every 4 days.
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Old 26th July 2008, 19:08   #10
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way too much dust at work and muddy roads at home, need to hose her down every week.
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Old 26th July 2008, 19:27   #11
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My watchman washes my car daily and it is ready by 8AM. I particularly tell him to wash the tyres as i am finicky about them being jet black ( as in showroom condition) and i spray tyre shiners once a week, 2 days after the shiner is sprayed, instructions not to wash the tyres

Interiors are vaccumed twice a week ( Wednesday/Sunday)
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Old 26th July 2008, 20:06   #12
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Wash and basic interior cleaning every alternate day , manicure and pedicure(wax & polish, dash/tyre polish, detailed interior cleaning) once in a Qtr.
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I don't like my car dirty it's a black one, most of you guys know it's hard to maintain a black one. so use to wash it daily
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Old 27th July 2008, 01:23   #14
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Quote:
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...In coastal areas where the water is salty and so is the air, frequent washing can accelerate the rusting ?...
I've heard quite the opposite actually.

Apparently if you keep the car dirty, there is more chance of moisture being trapped there and more chance of rusting. Atleast thats another viewpoint i have heard.

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Old 27th July 2008, 10:16   #15
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Ehere is the option of 'Everyday'?? I was my cars everyday, and vaccum the interiors on sundays!
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