Two thousand British drivers have dished the dirt on themselves.
They have revealed what they have kept in their cars for up to 12 months before clearing out the mess, which means many are too red-faced to smile and carry a passenger.
Whilst your car might sparkle on the outside, the inside often gets neglected – meaning those fast-food cartons and old running shoes can cause a bit of a stink over time.
In a bid to dish the dirt, Zuto Car Finance surveyed over 2,000 Brits, driving cars from popular brands, to find out what disgusting items are left lurking inside, and who refuses to pick up passengers because they’re just too embarrassed.
Who cleans the least?
When it comes to cleaning a car’s interior, Volvo drivers leave it the longest, with one in three admitting they leave it between six to 12 months before getting the vacuum out. They could be dubbed as Britain’s dirtiest drivers – but who else is covered in grime?
A quarter of Honda drivers also leave it more than six months before giving it a wipe, followed by a fifth of Citroen (20%) and Hyundai drivers (20%).
Unsurprisingly, Brit’s who boast a Mercedes-Benz show the most pride, with 21% making it gleam once a week. This is followed by BMW, Audi, and Mazda drivers.
Only 7% of Volvo drivers surveyed have ever refused to pick someone up, and 70% say they’ve never felt embarrassed by the mess inside of their cars.
Parents with children under 18 are more embarrassed than those without kids, as 58% get embarrassed and stressed out when picking up friends or family. Only 15% of Skoda drivers have said no to picking up a mate, followed by Renault (18%) and Vauxhall (18%).
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• Most likely to leave mud on the floor and seats
• 30% are embarrassed of the mess in their cars
• 14% of drivers say they’ve left vomit in the car
• 25% of drivers haven’t cleaned their cars in over six months
• Most likely to leave fast-food wrappers
• 25% have refused to give a lift
• Most likely to leave dirty nappies in the car
• One in four only clean their cars twice a year
• Most likely to leave smelly shoes in their car
• 22% have refused to give a lift
• Most likely to leave spilt drinks
• 21% clean their car every two weeks
• 35.5% have refused to give a lift
• 20% clean their cars once a month
• 10% clean their cars once a week
• Most likely to leave worn gym kit
• 20.40% have refused to give a lift.
• Clean their cars 11 times a year on average
• Most likely to leave animal hair
• 35% are embarrassed of the mess in their cars