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What exterior color should my next vehicle be?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 5:04 PM
Is a black or white car easier to keep clean?

Is a black or white car easier to keep clean?

If you are someone that really values having a clean car, then car color is going to play a large role in the car purchasing decision. A while ago, we wrote a general post about the easiest exterior colors to take care of. Today, we are going to answer the question is a black or white car easier to keep clean?

The battle of the exterior car colors

Person scrubbing a white vehicle's headlight with a toothbrush

What kind of a car owner are you? Are you someone that washes your car once a week? Once a month? Or once a year? Maybe that last one is a bit of a stretch. Most vehicle owners wash their vehicles roughly once a month to get all of the dirt and grime off from the month before. While the vehicle you fall in love with in the showroom is beautiful, you have to remember that it is not going to look like that all the time unless you wash your vehicle daily.

Black and white are at the top of the list when it comes to popular exterior colors. Many people believe that white shows dirt quicker than black because, well, it’s white! However, this simply is not true. Black vehicles are actually much harder to keep clean because they show dust quicker, and you can see water spots after driving through a water puddle or driving in the rain.

Tire Marks in the Mud

What other factors should I consider when picking out a vehicle color?

While you want a vehicle that will stay clean for longer, you also have to consider your driving habits. If you live in a dusty area, drive often, and park under trees, whatever color vehicle you have will get dirty faster. While black cars will show dirt faster than white cars, there are more factors that play into a vehicle getting dirty that just the color.

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Where can I compare black and white cars near me?

Black car going through the car wash

Interested in seeing a variety of black and white vehicles? Check out our vast inventory online. Otherwise, stop out and see us at one of our locations across Texas and Oklahoma! We would be happy to assist you in any way that we can!

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