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Fun Facts for Car Lovers


% of car owners/leasers who have ever done the following events:

Sang in their car 90%
Kissed/made out in their car 54%
Had their car be part of a wedding 38%
Made a life decision in their car 34%
Made love in their car 27%
Gave their car a name 27%
Were told they were loved for the first time in a car 26%
Displayed photos of their car 22%
Held a meeting in their car 20%
Got engaged in a car 10%
Celebrated their car's anniversary 4%
Had a baby in a car 4%
Were named after a car 4%


*Poll results from the International Carwash Association


Sixty-two percent of car owners believe car appearance is essential.  However, 53 percent wash their cars less than once a month - and 16 percent never wash their cars at all!  To top it off, 61 percent of survey respondents admitted to leaving garbage in their cars, and 27 percent say their car stinks.

"It's ironic: People say they feel car love, but they don't practice it by keeping their cars clean," observed Courtney Caldwell, founder and publisher of American Woman Road & Travel and a leading authority on all things auto.  "A number of environmental car culprits - bird droppings, acid rain and salt, for example - can harm your car's finish in just a couple of days.  If you're not washing your car professionally at least once or twice a month, you're risking damage."

"One in four car owners believe that a dirty car reflects poorly on a person," said Mark Thorsby, executive director of the International Carwash Association.  "Aside from the satisfaction professional car washes provide from an image perspective - since, after all, most people care about how they portray themselves - many of us forget that professional washes and details actually save us money in the long run by protecting the investment we've made in our cars.  In addition, they are much better for the environment than at-home washes, which can use twice as much water and pollute local lakes, rivers and streams."
 

Information provided by the International Carwash Association after surveying 1,000 U.S. car owners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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