"Hmmmmm...that car looks like it could use a little somethin'."
You know how you sometimes feel like birds are targeting your car with their, we'll say, drop offs?
Well, a new study shows that you could be right.
Last year, after searching for hints to keep her ride poop-free, a Checkered Flag customer lead us to this article from Autoblog.
These car colors attract the most bird poop
A new study has revealed red cars attract more bird droppings than any other color. The research, conducted by online retailer Halfords, revealed red vehicles made up 18 percent of cars marked by birds, while blue followed along in second place at 14 percent. Green vehicles got off the easiest, making up just one percent of those in the study. The sample included 1,140 cars in Brighton, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol, though there's no indication as to the total number of each car color in the group.
The study also asked owners how quickly they removed bird droppings from their vehicle's paint. Only one in six said they took care of the problem immediately, while more than half waited until the next car wash. Halfords says leaving the strongly alkali substance on your vehicle's paint work can lead to costly repairs. The company estimates owners spend around $89.3 million per year in damaged paint.
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Hilarious. Now, the part about how quickly you remove the bird droppings is actually quite serious. And, while our body shop would love to have customers shelling out cash for new paint jobs, it's much much easier for you to pop in to any of our Norfolk or Virginia Beach Checkered Flag locations for a quick car wash.
To schedule your car wash at one of our Hampton Roads service centers, click on the following link: Virginia Beach car wash.
article and image source: [autoblog.com]