Automotive experts have revealed how drivers can save lots of money in just a few minutes this winter with a quick solution for fuel economy.
According to them, the trick can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 percent, allowing drivers to travel further for less money.
It may seem like such a small thing that it couldn't possibly make such a big difference, but according to the team at ATS Euromaster (a British chain specializing in car tires), removing dirt and grime from your car can reduce air resistance and make your car more aerodynamic.
And if, for example, you drive to and from work 4 days a week, it can quickly amount to over 200 car trips a year when we include non-work-related trips.
Spread out over a year, ensuring that your car is thoroughly and regularly washed can thus lead to significant savings.
Of course, a fair amount of dirt must accumulate before this is the case, but by keeping your car clean, you can still achieve significant savings.
This was reported by Pensionist.
Be Careful with the Timing
But before you rush down to your local car wash or cancel your weekend plans to give your car a thorough cleaning, there's something else you should consider.
Yes, a car benefits from being washed, and it can apparently also save us money in the long run.
But winter brings some specific challenges that you need to be very aware of when you want to wash your car.
In fact, there are simply times when you should completely refrain from cleaning your car. You can read much more about this in this article.
And once you have read that, it might also make more sense why there are quite a few dirty cars on the roads these days.