The Psychological Advantages of a Clean Car

posted 07 February, 2019 by Jackson Balling
Last week’s blog was all about what car detailing is, and there is an understated impact that we didn’t cover. Much like how Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method™ can reinforce mindfulness and forward-looking by tidying up your house, it’s a mindset that’s equally important to consider for your car. While the average American commute is about 50 minutes, drivers in major cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York City can easily spend 60-70 minutes in their car one-way. That quickly adds up to over 250 hours per year!
With so much time spent behind the wheel, there is plenty of potential for enjoying the psychological benefits that come from properly maintaining and cleaning your vehicle.
Even if you don’t schedule a routine car detail, there are a lot of ways that you can keep up with your car’s cleaning needs for your own enjoyment. Simple actions like picking up trash, wiping your windows, and removing any objects from your trunk or back seat go a long way to making a vehicle feel refreshed. Not only is the act of organizing beneficial to your mental health, but it can help to save space for passengers and can even help your car be more fuel-efficient.
There is a great variety of interior detailing services that can go above and beyond improving the quality of your car’s cabin. Leather restoration and pet hair removal, for example, can clean up, restore, and extend the lifespan of your front and rear seats. Keeping up with your upholstery’s needs can be crucial for raising its resale value. Others, such as our Decontaminator, work to keep your interior free of any and all odor-causing bacteria, viruses, and microbes. If you’re spending anywhere close to an hour in your car to get to work, then prioritizing a fresh smell and clean surfaces can keep you from potentially getting sick.
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Of course, exterior detailing services are exceptional at both improving the appearance of your car and offering it great protection from the elements. Paint sealant and wax work to ensure a high-gloss shine, but can also work in tandem to smooth scratches and imperfections on your clearcoat. By keeping the outside of your vehicle in great shape, you can easily avoid detrimental damage from the environment and save money in the long-term, which can reduce stress in the immediate short-term.
There’s no better time than the present to clean your car. Whether you’re just tidying up or interested in experiencing a top-tier car detail, don’t let anything stop you from reveling in a clutter-free and refreshed ride.
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Written by Jackson Balling

Jackson was Spiffy’s Content Marketing Manager from January 2019 to July 2022 and freelances for us now. Jackson brought over five years of professional experience in creative copywriting, audio production, and video editing to the Spiffy Marketing team.
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