Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Top Ten Dirty Secrets of Car Owners

The hidden face of dirty, festering cars is revealed in a list of the most appalling finds and stomach churning car litter.  It appears that some car owners have no shame when sending their car for a spring clean. WeLoveAnyCar.com asked car cleaners to list their top 10 hates.  


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Car Cleaners: The Top 10 Dirty Car Finds


  1. Dried 'boogies' on the underside of the steering wheel
  2. Rancid food including cheese, meat and putrid vegetables
  3. Used tissues loaded
  4. Baby and kid vomit
  5. Slime and mould – usually as a result of wet garments and shoes
  6. Used nappies and other sanitary items
  7. Vermin including mice, fleas, worms and maggots
  8. Disgusting smells – unspecified
  9. Cigarette butts and ash
  10. Mud, animal dung, oil, grass sludge, etc


Money Doesn't Mean Clean


Cars are often the second biggest asset people own.  According to car cleaners, however, the value of the car is often odds with the garbage found in it. One car cleaner (who didn't want to be named) said, “I’ve cleaned cars worth over £100,000 and they've made me physically sick with the smell and the stuff I've found in them.”

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Driver Detritus


Car cleaners turn a blind eye to most driver detritus.  The competitive nature of car cleaning services has cut the cost of a car valet in real terms and they can’t afford to be too fussy. However the line has to be drawn when it comes to the unsafe and the hazardous.  A list of items found by car cleaners included:

  • A dead bird:  “I wondered where the feathers came from.”
  • Maggots: “I forgot to take the maggot jar out last month, I thought flies in the car was strange”
  • Dirty nappy: “Oh yes.  We were caught short.  I meant to take it out last month”
  • Packed lunch: “Robin went on a school trip.  That was three months ago.”
  • Putrid meat: “I couldn't resist that farmers market last month.”

Posh Lady - Expensive Car - Dirty Little Secrets


Some car owners even leave sanitary materials and other intimate items in their car.  One car cleaner said, “Nothing surprises me now.  I’ve seen everything and quite often even the poshest lady driver can have the most surprising dirty little secrets hidden in their car.”



WeLoveAnycar.com is probably the biggest car review site in the World.  Car owners rate the economy, driving experience, reliability and if they would recommend their car to another driver.  It doesn't rate car cleanliness.

Photo credit: http://www.thehogring.com/2013/05/15/should-auto-upholstery-shops-charge-a-dirt-tax/ 



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