Scots are squeaky clean according to car wash survey

When it comes to washing cars, Scottish drivers are squeaky clean while those in southern England are the dirty rascals, according to a survey.

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As many as 60% of Scots clean their cars at least once a month - the best rate in the UK, the survey by car wash company IMO showed.

In contrast, only 45% of motorists in southern England give their vehicle a monthly wash - below the national average of 49%.

Women worry less about their car's appearance than men, with only 44% of female drivers washing their car monthly compared with 52% of men.

The poll, involving 1,139 UK motorists, also revealed that car owners in northern England were the least concerned about what others thought of them, with only 35% cleaning their cars to make a good impression on others.

Those keenest to do the job themselves are Midlanders, with 63% of them doing their own car cleaning.

Based on age, those most likely to get their hands dirty are motorists aged 65 and over, with only 29% considering cost a factor in getting someone else to clean their car and nearly half reckoning it was quicker to do it themselves.

Overall, 55% of drivers washed their car themselves.


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