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43% of Brits too lazy to wash their own car!

25 Aug , 2016  

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Here at Carwitter we think everyone should wash their own car. Not only will it keep the paintwork in far better condition (if done right) but it will also help maintain the value of your car, and it doesn’t even take that long to do if done regularly!

Anyway. The AA have conducted some research that shows:

  • Only 54% of professionals wash their own car
  • 63% of skilled and manual workers wash theirs
  • 49% of women prefer to pay to have their cars washed
  • Only 10% wash their car one a week
  • 29% only give their car a wash once every few months
  • 22% use ‘pop up’ car washes found in supermarkets or retail parks

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Paul Yates, Managing Director of AA Cars said

The further you move away from London, the more willing it seems people are to get stuck in themselves and clean their cars. Whether it’s life getting in the way, or just laziness, many Londoners have no inclination to wash their vehicles.

The British tradition of washing our cars at the weekend does seem to be dying though. Across the UK, 32% of car owners now outsource the job, with around a third of these opting for an automatic car wash.

Obvious as it may sound, cleaning your car is a prerequisite if you’re looking to sell. Advertising a dirty vehicle is a sure-fire way to give potential buyers the wrong impression – that you’re willing to cut corners.

 

Location

% motorists who clean their cars themselves

London

42%

South East

53%

Eastern

54%

East Midlands

55%

West Midlands

57%

North West

57%

Northern Ireland

58%

Yorkshire & Humberside

59%

South West

62%

North East

63%

Wales

65%

Scotland

68%

 

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