It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. Hours after having your car washed, an unexpected rainstorm or snowfall hits the city. It’s almost like Mother Nature doesn’t want you to have a clean vehicle.

This had us thinking, “How can drivers keep their car or truck spotless for more than just a day or two?” While you certainly can’t control the weather, there are steps you can take. Here are five ways to make your vehicle look its best for a longer period of time:  

Avoid parking under trees

Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to enjoy some of Northern Colorado’s beautiful fall foliage. However, as beneficial as trees are to the environment, they can wreak havoc on cars if you park under one. Sap and bird droppings can do quite the number on a vehicle’s exterior, so avoid parking under trees altogether.

Keep cleaning products in your car

Tired of gunk building up in your console? Can’t seem to get ahead of the dust that accumulates on your dash? Here at Speedy Sparkle, we recommend keeping cleaning products in your vehicle for these reasons.

Start with a microfiber cloth and some sort of spray-can car wash. By having these items at the ready, you can easily get rid of dirt soon after it appears in your car.

Keep your wider blades clean

This is especially relevant in fall and winter. Once you’ve washed your windows, give your wiper blades a quick clean. Doing so not only keeps your windshield clean, but it helps you stay safe on the road.

Apply wax every few months

Whether you’ve lived in Colorado for one year or 30 years, you know how quickly the weather can change. Drastic temperature swings, gusty winds, and nasty storms aren’t exactly good for your vehicle’s paint job. Don’t just sit back and watch the elements ruin your car’s shine.

Instead, we recommend waxing every few months to maintain the paint. Not to mention, regular waxing significantly reduces unsightly strips after wet weather.

Go to the nearest car wash

This is probably our biggest piece of advice. Sure, you can take it upon yourself to keep your car or truck looking great. But the occasional car wash is still a must.

Speedy Sparkle has been Loveland’s preferred car wash for years. Locally owned and environmentally friendly, we are committed to our customers. This means not only making your car or truck showroom-fresh but also answering any questions you may have.

Our full-service car wash has options for everyone. Are you in desperate need of a car wash, but also need to run several other errands? Then ask about our five-minute express service.

On the other hand, do you have some time on your hands and want your car to look as good as the day you bought it? Then let us talk to you about our various Deluxe Services Washes.

Speedy Sparkle offers the best car wash deals in Loveland. Stop by today!