It can be tough keeping your car spotless but for some people even keeping it fit for human use seems to be a challenge.
To see just how bad some drivers are willing to let their car get, automotive supplier Euro Car Parts recently launched a competitition to find Britain’s filthiest car interior.
More than 200 people were willing to share their shame, displaying everything from broken CD cases to what looks like the entire contents of a fast-food restaurant strewn around their vehicles. In the end, Louise Duffy, from Manchester was crowned the messiest car owner, winning £200 worth of cleaning products.
Helen Robinson, corporate communications director at Euro Car Parts, said: “Cleaning out your car can often fall to the bottom of your list of jobs, and we’re sure that for many, these images may be a familiar sight.
“Giving your car a clean from time to time means you and your passengers will have a safer and more pleasant driving experience. We recommend cleaning the inside of your car fairly regularly, especially now that many vehicles aren’t being used as often, as unpleasant smells may build up.”
1. Louise Duffy, Manchester
Louise's combination of clothes, food, toys and other unidentifiable objects secure Louise top spot in the contest. She said: “I am delighted beyond belief. Whilst some people might not be happy to claim this title, I certainly am. The car gets so messy because of my happy kids, who apparently know where everything is, which makes for lots of chaos. I am absolutely thrilled to win the prize, and my boys will love to clean out the car with our new goodies.”
Photo: Louise Duffy
2. Kazzy Minton, Pembroke
Kazzy isn't taking the blame for this but shared the picture to shame her husband. She let him use her favourite Citroen DS3 convertible and is not thrilled with how it was treated. She insists that he will be cleaning it out.
Photo: Kazzy Minton
3. Marianne Sparkes, Macclesfield
Marianne claims that she empties her car regularly, but the kids soon see to making a mess again. That's right, Marianne, blame the kids...
Photo: Marianne Sparkes
4. Steven Hudson, Peacehaven
With so much filth piling up around the pedals, Steven's van has veered from just disgusting to downright dangerous
Photo: Steven Hudson