Women dirty drivers

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

A survey has shown that women are less likely than men to give their car a regular wash.

More than half of drivers leave their car unwashed for six months at a time or longer, and the main culprits are women (56%).

According to the survey of over 1000 motorists by UK’s Autoquake website, 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.

Just over a third of drivers (34%) said they 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 properly at all.

Autoquake says that letting your car get dirty can damage a car’s paintwork, and the resulting cosmetic damage can hurt the value of your car when you come to sell it on.