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View Poll Results: How Often Do You Clean Your Truck (and other vehicles)

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  • I keep it clean all the time

    3 16.67%
  • Once per week usually

    12 66.67%
  • Couple times per month at the most

    3 16.67%
  • Hardly ever keep keep it clean

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  1. #1

    Default How Often Do You Clean Your Truck?

    I think I probably clean out the "trash" about once per week in our vehicles, then depending on what the weather is like I wash maybe 2x or 3x per month.

    There are all of these great $3 drive-through car washes that have popped up around here that do a pretty good brush-free job of washing and they usually offer free high-suction vacuums at the end.

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    Master Mechanic silverhobey's Avatar
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    I continually clean one is allowed to keep garbage in my truck GIGO ( garbaege in, garbage out ).....I wash it at least
    once a week, and in the Winter, sometimes I pressure wash the crap off it twice aweek ( only costs $3 each time ). I do need to do a
    good vacuuming, but it is -10 today and windy. Hope everyone had a good holiday.
    Brian from Ontario, Canada
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    I pretty much wash it when it needs it. I don't like riding in a dirty vehicle. Since I don't drive it that much it stays fairly clean.

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    clean once a week, wash twice a month

  5. #5


    Wash it whenever it needs it with clear weather ahead or after visiting my sister when sap, pine needles and bird poop gets all over it, plus there is a good car wash on that side of town.

    2012 Silverado

  6. #6


    i was it when i needs it luckily it rains in ct enought i barely need to worry about it but trash prob once a week also keep small trash bag in back seat to throw stuff out.

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  7. #7


    I mostly ride by myself so I dont ever collect trash inside my truck, and I always get the heavy floormats that trap all the dirt and grass so I can shake them out every couple weeks.
    Washing is another story, summer time I wash the truck about once a month, winter maybe every other month unless we have a snow storm and I need to get chemicals off.

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    Sr. Mechanic 747's Avatar
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    I always get rid of trash in the truck when I get home. I vacuum and wipe down the interior once a month. I wash the exterior 3-4 times a month.
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  9. #9


    In the same boat as 747

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  10. #10


    I tend to be a weekly washer, but more frequently as needed. Recently, as painful as it was I had to purposely neglect my truck for 5+ months while I did durability testing on some of our new sealant and wax products. This week I started the process of bringing it back to flawless again. Heres a couple of pics of how it looks when its not being subjected to product tests:

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    and for anyone interested in following the process of me bringing it back, check out this thread:
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