Which Car Color is Easiest to Keep Clean: Black or White?

As car owners, we love for our cars to be clean and polished. Some of us make an effort to clean our vehicles weekly, while some wait to do it monthly and (unfortunately) yearly. Car color is an essential factor to consider when buying a car because not only is it a way to display our personality, but it also will influence how often you need to clean your vehicle.


Today's two most common vehicle colors are white and black, which has resulted in ongoing debates on which color car is the best choice. The truth is white-colored cars are the number one most common car paint color, and most people believe that it shows dirt and grime the most quickly. Contrary to belief, black cars or darker colored cars have proven to be the hardest to keep spotless. Any speck on the car will inevitably show, from watermarks to pollen to bird droppings. 


There is also the downside of overheating. The color black absorbs heat, whereas white deflect heat, making black-colored vehicles hotter and fading faster.


However, this information does not mean that white cars are ultimately the best. White vehicles tend to get dirty quickly too, especially when driven in areas that have red clay or dirt roads.


In conclusion, a white-colored car is the best bet between the two colors if you want to save money on cleaning maintenance costs. You should also consider other colors that are easy to keep clean too. These colors include gold, champagne, tan, taupe, and silver. Nevertheless, it's all up to personal preference and which aesthetic you want to go for. White-colored cars are crisp, black-colored vehicles are sleek, and both are nice to have. 


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