If your car has a shiny red paint job you may be spending more time and money at the car wash.
A new study out of the UK has found red cars attract birds and that means more bird droppings on your paintwork.
Commissioned by a British car accessories firm the study looked at data from five UK cities.
The researchers found red vehicles were most often marked with bird droppings; in fact nearly one in five had evidence of a bird’s recent deposit.
Blue was the next most attractive colour at 14%, followed by black (11%) and white (7%).
Interestingly green was found to be the least appealing for our flying, feathered friends with just 1% of cars showing signs of bird attraction.
The British Trust for Ornithology however isn’t giving the findings too much credit.
A spokesman told the Daily Mail Newspaper – “We do know that birds can be attracted to certain colours during display but droppings on cars are probably more to do with where you park; if you park where birds roost then you are going to get more droppings on your vehicle.”