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When it comes to relationships, seven in 10 believe having a dirty car is a turn-off, according to new research.

A poll of 2,000 American drivers discovered that over half (51%) would go so far as to end a first date early if their date showed up in a dirty car.

In fact, having a messy car is such a massive turn-off that 23% have even ended a relationship with someone because of their filthy vehicle.

The study, conducted by...


CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Lowcountry car washes have been seeing more steady business as drivers aim to get the snow residue and salt off their vehicles.

A 57-year employee at "In and Out Car Wash" in West Ashley said it's important you get all that residue off your car before it does permanent damage.

"If you don't have a primer or undercoat, it's going to rust. So it's best to get it off," Perry Capers said.

He said when...


As global temperatures continue to warm and droughts increase in number and severity, water is becoming an even more precious and vital resource. Water conservation, in turn, is increasing in importance. Everyday activities, such as washing our cars, now present us with ethical dilemmas as we consider their impact on our environment and natural resources.

Here, we look at water conservation as it pertains to evolving car wash...

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With the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, our cars have become our protective bubble as we go out into the world. Just when you thought you were done cleaning your house from the coronavirus, now you need to clean your car. But we need to make sure it's clean from the virus as well. Chances are you already have the cleaning supplies you need to clean your vehicle, and luckily it's not too complicated.



One-Third of Drivers Only Clean Their Car Once a Year [Survey]

For many of us, cars are like our second home. They’re our essential transportation for work, dropping the kids off at school, or a set of wheels for a weekend road trip. We spend so much time in our cars, in fact, that a survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that American drivers spend 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year. That’s equivalent to seven...


Some surfaces in your car’s interior can be damaged by certain cleaners—here are some tips:

It is impossible to turn on the television, radio, see a newspaper or talk with a neighbor without hearing about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). What is it and can it make your vehicle sick?

We at Kelley Blue Book want to help you make informed decisions on what the best practices are to keep your vehicle as clean as possible while...

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People who are known or suspected to have COVID-19 may use non-emergency vehicle services, such as passenger vans, accessible vans, and cars, for transportation to receive essential medical care. When transporting a known confirmed positive passenger, it is recommended that drivers wear an N95 respirator or facemask (if a respirator is not available) and eye protection such as a face shield or goggles (as long as they do not create a driving...


Doctors at Baton Rouge General say while you’re busy sanitizing all the hotspots, don’t forget your car.

A quick trip to the car wash and the outside of vehicles look like they just rolled off the lot but what about the inside.

“I feel like it should be disinfected all the way around,” said Jana Joiner, a nurse.

The good thing for this nurse on the front lines is the workers at Benny’s Car Wash think so, too. Employees who...