At Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM we are the destination for commercial RAM trucks in Cincinnati. These work trucks have the power and durability to get even the dirtiest jobs done. Some people wear the dirt on their truck as a badge of honor, but that might not be such a good idea.

There is more to think about than just the cosmetics of a dirty car. Dirt, salt, and other buildup is not just an eyesore, it can actually damage the outside of your vehicle. Not only should you wash your vehicle when it’s clearly dirty, but washing it regularly can stave off damage down the line.

How often you need to wash it is the issue. If it is constantly getting dirty, then washing it constantly is in order. However, if you’re looking for more of a baseline, every other week is a good start. After that, environmental factors play a bigger role in determining how frequently you should clean your vehicle.

If your truck spends a lot of time in an industrial area, the dirt particulates are more likely to be saturated with chemicals best washed away quickly. In this case, you may want to up your washes to once a week. Conversely, if your truck spends a lot of time in a garage, you can lower the frequency down to once a month.

If you wash the truck yourself, make sure you’re using the right tools. The last thing you want to do is scratch the pain. This extends to using the right soap as well. Soaps that are not made specifically for car washes may not protect your finish, and in some cases can even harm it.

A 2018 RAM 1500 from Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM may look more rugged when weathered. But, if you want it to keep its looks you may want to opt for a cleaner look.