WHEREAS, vehicles are significant investments and require regular care and service to ensure optimal durability; and
WHEREAS, vehicles are often washed once every three weeks to remove dirt, dust, and grime, to avoid damage from salt and other substances, and prevent the formation of rust; and
WHEREAS, motorists who are commuters or frequent travelers may require additional car care due to more exposure to both road debris and natural elements; and
WHEREAS, the owners and operators of car wash and car care facilities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia have demonstrated standards of professionalism by maintaining the proper credentials, providing quality services, and appropriately addressing the needs of their customers; and
WHEREAS, Car Wash Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of regular car washes, and remind Virginians that regular, proper vehicle care is crucial to the longevity of vehicles;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize July 14, 2019, as CAR WASH DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.