Looking Sleek For Longer: Low Maintenance Car Colors

Light grey, silver, and beige are among the easiest colors of car to keep looking clean. This is because they effectively mask dust, dirt and scratches.

With today’s fast paced world, many people are increasingly interested in making convenient choices, and cars are certainly a part of this trend. While white and black are among the most common car colors, are they really the best options out there for drivers looking for low maintenance cars? In reality, white and black cars are some of the most difficult to keep looking clean. On the other hand, light silver, grey, and beige cars are often the lowest maintenance cars, both in terms of cleaning and repairing scratches.

Depending on where you live, dirt and dust may be a large issue when it comes to keeping your car looking sleek and clean. While of course all cars in a given environment will get more or less equally dirty, some colors are better at hiding the grime. Cars that are light, neutral colors tend look cleaner when dirty, simply because the dirt is more difficult to see. A white or black car, on the other hand, will contrast sharply with the dirt, and will therefore appear more obviously dirty. Thus, while it is always a good idea to wash your car periodically, low maintenance colors mean that these washings can be less frequent.

Scratches are another key factor that can negatively impact the attractiveness of your car. There is no evidence that certain colors become scratched more easily or often, but scratches are certainly much more visible on dark or brightly colored cars. Conversely, light, neutral and metallic colors, such as silver and champaign, are closer in color to the scratches themselves. This means that the scratches are harder to see, making these cars look newer and in better condition than others. The car’s owner may decide whether or not to have the scratches repaired, but at the very least they are unlikely to be detracting from the car’s appearance. Finally, although light metallic colors match the color of the car underneath the paint, dark metallic colors do not. Cars that are dark silver, for example, often have the problem of obvious scratch marks.

For car owners looking for car that requires less work to look new and clean, there are certain colors that can help them achieve this goal. Above all others, light grey, silver, and beige or champaign cars can retain a sleek and clean look for a long time, largely because any dirt and scratches are less immediately obvious. These cars are therefore low maintenance, needing to be washed and have scratches repaired less often.

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About justin ward

Justin is a certified automobile nut and writes about all topics. He has a special interest in performance parts, wheels, rims safety and maintenance.
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