Women Leave Their Cars Unwashed Longer than Men

The somewhat controversial positions taken by many regarding men vs. women drivers have reached the apogee with the latest findings from a British online car retailer. Autoquake has recently conducted a research and concluded that women are much worse than men when it comes to tend to their cars.

The survey, which conducted on over 1000 motorists, revealed that more than half of Britain’s car drivers leave their car unwashed for six months at a time or longer.

Moreover, well over half (56%) of women leave their car unwashed for six months or more, as opposed to 44% of men. Women are also more likely to get someone else to clean their car than men: 7% pay for car cleaning as opposed to 4% of male drivers.

“Letting your car get dirty is a bad idea,” said Autoquake’s CEO, Dermot Halpin, in a release. “It doesn’t just look shabby: nasty deposits like birdlime can damage a car’s paintwork, while salted roads in winter can corrode alloy wheels. This kind of cosmetic damage can hurt the value of your car when you come to sell it on."

“What’s more, if your car is so dirty that the number plates become unreadable you could land yourself in trouble with the police,”
Halpin added.

Other findings revealed that 34% only washed their car inside and out once every six months. More than one in ten (13%) only clean the car thoroughly once a year, while 4% admit to never cleaning their car at all.

“We’re surprised that so few owners take pride in their cars,” stated Halpin. “Cleaning a car properly doesn’t take long, and when condition is so crucial to a used car’s value, it’s time well spent.”
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