We are living through a period of high inflation so everything is more expensive, car washing rates have increased more 15% in most states. But keeping your car clean in the winter can be surprisingly affordable if done correctly.
One of the best methods to make car washing cost-efficient is to do it yourself. All you really need are car cleaning products, a couple of buckets and possibly a pressure washer depending on the car – these supplies should come in under $100.
If you don’t have access to a car washing area, then there are some good car cleaning products that can be used from home without giving up too much quality – these often aren’t too expensive either.
Furthermore, consider buying car cleaning items such as sponges and chamois from bulk stores like Costco or Sam’s Club where you will save more money for the same items sold at retail outlets. Looking after your car in winter doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – some clever shopping tactics can go a long way.