Why have Japanese car owners become less likely to wash their cars?December 17, 2019
Local experts were looking for the answer to this question during a large-scale survey, the participants of which were 15 thousand motorists.
Residents of Japan are less likely to wash their cars. This conclusion was reached by the research company GfK Japan, which organized a thematic survey. It turned out that 37 percent of survey participants wash cars three to six times a year. Slightly fewer respondents (23%) put their vehicles in order 7-12 times a year. But more than 13 times a year, 20 percent of those polled wash their cars. Almost as many people who prefer to wash a car just once or twice a year. After processing the results, experts found that over the past ten years, only 11 percent of car owners in Japan began to wash their vehicles more often. Much more than those who became less likely to wash cars – 47 percent.
Experts explain this tendency for two reasons. The first is that the Japanese have less opportunities to wash a car, and the second is associated with an increase in the popularity of so-called antisplash agents.
More than half of the respondents (51%) wash their cars on their own, 38 percent use automatic washing services, and the remaining 11 percent prefer manual washing. At the same time, it is noted that 40 percent of respondents who use automatic washing complained about the dirt remaining after washing, while the same number of respondents indicated scratches. But customers of handwash most often do not like the price of this service (41%).
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