Half a century ago, if a person purchased a car, they could expect it to last two to three years. As technology has progressed, manufacturers have learned how to make their products more precise in fit, with better quality, and have thereby elongated system life spans. That is true from the suspension and engine systems in a car, all the way to the power seats and sunroofs. But, those systems still need regular maintenance. An occasional oil change or automated car wash pass is not enough.
Cars Are Better Today
Today a car can get one from point A to point B with just that.
Time Is Cruel To Exterior Plastic
The passage of time is also not very kind to exterior plastic and rubber on a car.
Dirt and Grit Inside
Leaving all the cleaning duty of the glass surfaces to the wiper blades.