Drivers in the south have dirtiest cars in the country

Drivers in teh south have dirtiest cars in the country

Drivers in teh south have dirtiest cars in the country

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

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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12:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

wwozzer says...

This doesn't mean we have dirty cars down south, what a ridiculous headline. Anyone with half a brain cell knows the weather in Scotland and the south is vastly different hence the scots having to clean thier cars more often than we do.
This doesn't mean we have dirty cars down south, what a ridiculous headline. Anyone with half a brain cell knows the weather in Scotland and the south is vastly different hence the scots having to clean thier cars more often than we do. wwozzer
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2:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

From the sidelines says...

I'm sure that, like a tidy desk, a clean car is the sign of a feeble mind.

And the feeblest of minds belong to those who run stories about car cleaning.
I'm sure that, like a tidy desk, a clean car is the sign of a feeble mind. And the feeblest of minds belong to those who run stories about car cleaning. From the sidelines
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6:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

downfader says...

Dont see the problem with keeping a car clean. Fill a watering can or sprayer, get some car shampoo and sud it up. Only takes about 10 litres of water.

Amazed how many leave their reg or their lights covered in muck though. Technically an offence.
Dont see the problem with keeping a car clean. Fill a watering can or sprayer, get some car shampoo and sud it up. Only takes about 10 litres of water. Amazed how many leave their reg or their lights covered in muck though. Technically an offence. downfader
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10:33pm Tue 25 Feb 14

derek james says...

surely not! with all the east european car washers that have flooded into the country? don't we need that like the government keeps telling us/
surely not! with all the east european car washers that have flooded into the country? don't we need that like the government keeps telling us/ derek james
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