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I never wash my car

It seems like a waste of time and money. The rain cleans it and it always looks nice enough, though not showroom. Does this make me trashy? Please take my poll. Do you wash your car?

by Anonymousreply 60August 13, 2019 12:37 AM

I wish I could. But it costs over $10 for a good one and I'm on a super tight budget thanks to a shit job. My landlord pays the water bill and I don't want to take advantage of that benefit (I'm already watering my plants because of this damned drought).

by Anonymousreply 1August 5, 2012 10:29 PM

I have a beige car that never appears to be dirty and live in a city that rains enough that I'll usually be driving in the rain a few times a month. I do clean the interior, but will not go for a carwash. I think it gets a complimentary wash when I have it serviced, which is extremely rare.

by Anonymousreply 2August 5, 2012 10:40 PM

It is a hygiene thing.

Some people never wash anything.

by Anonymousreply 3August 5, 2012 10:45 PM

Live in Ohio and we get a shitload of snow. Usually wash my car 3 or 4 times a year from Dec thru April. Have to get the salt off. Other than that, never wash it. I pull it out of the garage when it's going to rain, and that works fine for me.

by Anonymousreply 4August 5, 2012 10:45 PM

I live rural where the tractors churn up the dust. I have to wash my car weekly, but I do it myself with a powerhose. I don't have to use soap, the waterblast is powerful enough but sometimes I do so I can get all suds up myself.

by Anonymousreply 5August 5, 2012 10:49 PM

One of my neighbors who is really into hiking and taking her car into the muddy dusty outdoors far from the city never washed hers, and people would write "WASH ME" on the back window. She wrote "NO I LIKE 2 B DIRTY" beneath that, which is fair I guess. But then after that, someone wrote "FART" and "DINGLEBERRIES" on the remaining dusty parts--only after that, the car got washed!

by Anonymousreply 6August 5, 2012 10:51 PM

i have off street parking (assigned) under a tree that produces some sort of black berries, that birds love, and that gives them instant runs. i have to wash my car. it cost less than $3 with the diy car wash.

by Anonymousreply 7August 5, 2012 10:58 PM

Well with some GM cars, washing could cause a mechanical failure.

by Anonymousreply 8August 5, 2012 11:02 PM

Not to mention, R8, the loss of paint.

by Anonymousreply 9August 5, 2012 11:25 PM

I park outside & it seldom rains here, so the car does become covered with dust & pollen.

But I only get it washed when I find some charity-type group like a school raising money for the band, etc. -- it's got to be a cause I'm willing to support (no churches, unless they're raising money for something like a food bank).

A couple of times, I've had it done by a group raising money for a poor family that can't afford a funeral, but I want to be sure it's legit (like reading about the death in the newspaper).

$10 is the most I've been asked to donate -- I'm too lazy to do it myself & I can afford to contribute that much to charity a few times per year.

by Anonymousreply 10August 5, 2012 11:33 PM

I drive through the car wash after getting my gas on occasion. Otherwise, I let the rain do its thing. And I live in San Diego, so it doesn't rain much except in the winter.

by Anonymousreply 11August 5, 2012 11:49 PM

Never. I will wash it and detail it when I sell it. Dust, dirt protectects it from the elements. You may laugh but I have done this on my last 3 cars and it works. Dust is a great UV protector inside on the dash. I keep it clean of trash etc but never wash it.

by Anonymousreply 12August 5, 2012 11:56 PM

OP, you think it's the rain, but I wash your car while you're sleeping. You don't have to thank me; I do it because I want to do it.

by Anonymousreply 13August 5, 2012 11:57 PM

OP is hoping Subaru will pay him, but I think that ad concept will not becoming back anytime soon.

by Anonymousreply 14August 5, 2012 11:58 PM

If you don't wash it, it's going to start rusting a lot sooner than if you don't. Especially in the winter, when all of that salt ends up on your car, you really can't just rely on the rain.

by Anonymousreply 15August 6, 2012 12:00 AM

Here in England they have guys who wash it while you shop in the supermarket and do the inside.

I like a clean, vacuumed car, personally.

I get it done once a month.

by Anonymousreply 16August 6, 2012 12:10 AM

R16, does he then us a depilatory on your snatch?

by Anonymousreply 17August 6, 2012 12:13 AM

[quote]Especially in the winter, when all of that salt ends up on your car

Why are you assuming everyone lives in a city like Minneapolis where they spread salt?

In many states and cities in the US there is no spreading of salt in winter because there are no regular snow storms. Take my own city, Portland, OR. I don't think we've had salt spread on the roads in eight years.

by Anonymousreply 18August 6, 2012 12:18 AM

r5 thinks she's Tawny Kittaen

by Anonymousreply 19August 6, 2012 12:21 AM

[quote]Why are you assuming everyone lives in a city like Minneapolis where they spread salt?

Yes, how dare he assume such a thing?

by Anonymousreply 20August 6, 2012 12:23 AM

[quote] If you don't wash it, it's going to start rusting a lot sooner than if you don't. Especially in the winter, when all of that salt ends up on your car, you really can't just rely on the rain.

Not if you live in Southern California. No salted roads in the winter here.

by Anonymousreply 21August 6, 2012 12:24 AM

Don't you want to just "be" in a clean, detailed car. After all, cars aren't cheap. We insure them etc, so why not keep it clean.


by Anonymousreply 22August 6, 2012 12:30 AM

My car is 14 years old, R22. I really couldn't care less what it looks like at this point.

by Anonymousreply 23August 6, 2012 12:33 AM

Most cars are rust proof anyway these days.

by Anonymousreply 24August 6, 2012 12:43 AM

I would much rather be in a clean ass pounding every inch of it than worry about a clean car.

by Anonymousreply 25August 6, 2012 12:45 AM

[quote]Yes, how dare he assume such a thing?

I'm baffled he would, given that they don't (or rarely ever) spread salt in: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Biloxi, Memphis, New Orleans, Gulfport, Mobile, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Savannah, Charleston...

by Anonymousreply 26August 6, 2012 12:47 AM

Absolutely baffled that someone lives in a different climate than R26!

by Anonymousreply 27August 6, 2012 12:52 AM

It's amazing how many people can get offended that someone lives in a city where they salt the streets in the winter.

by Anonymousreply 28August 6, 2012 12:54 AM

OP you dirty nasty bitch

you are also the bossy pushy bottoms that dont douche before anal sex

by Anonymousreply 29August 6, 2012 1:05 AM

I hand wash my car weekly. Wax it every other month. Relaxes me.

by Anonymousreply 30August 6, 2012 1:58 AM

I don't wash mine more than 4 times per week. It doesn't snow much in DC.

by Anonymousreply 31August 6, 2012 2:22 AM

I get my car washed every day. I have a person who comes to my office with all the supplies.

by Anonymousreply 32August 6, 2012 3:37 PM

People who are car proud are the very definition of trashy.

That's not to say one's car should be a roving pigsty, but the obsessive tending of a car is very Whiskey Tango.

by Anonymousreply 33August 6, 2012 3:52 PM

I washed my car by hand this weekend AND polished it. So fucking tiresome and boring. It looks nice, but honestly, I sometimes wonder if waxing/polishing is overrated. The polish made the car feel slick, but I honestly don't know if it shines any better.

by Anonymousreply 34April 20, 2014 4:52 AM

[quote] I never wash my car...Does this make me trashy?

On the contrary. While never washing a car may be a bit extreme, it's trashy people who are obsessed with their cars and car washing.

by Anonymousreply 35April 20, 2014 5:10 AM

When I was into drankin', I'd pull into on of those self-service washes at least once a week.

I'd start sipping whiskey from a sports bottle while vacuuming the interior.

When it was time to wash, I'd squirt the exterior with a random assortment of different fluids.

By that point, I'd inevitably gaze upon the scrub brush. It was tempting, but I had fallen on wet cement too often.

For the finish, I'd fog the interior with Le Male.

Yes, I'm that old.

by Anonymousreply 36April 20, 2014 5:46 AM

Yes. $12 for a wash, vacuume, inside wipe down and inside windows washed. Takes them about 45 minutes, would take me a few hours. I'm a slob so I need to do it. It's so nice to get into a clean car!

by Anonymousreply 37April 20, 2014 8:38 AM

Make your boyfriend do it in exchange for sex

by Anonymousreply 38April 20, 2014 6:40 PM

In a normal year I wash my car when it gets hard to see out of the windows.

But it's a serious drought year, and I'll just squeegee the windows so I can see. The car will be clean when it rains again.

by Anonymousreply 39April 20, 2014 11:46 PM

I intend to wash my car when I get one.

by Anonymousreply 40April 21, 2014 12:29 AM

do you wash your anus op?

by Anonymousreply 41April 21, 2014 12:33 AM

Yes, you're very trashy. You need to wash your car regularly.

by Anonymousreply 42August 6, 2019 5:30 PM

Rain is nature's car wash. I used to go in the Bay Area where they did inside and out, but here in Massachusetts I can only find outside only. Fuck that.

by Anonymousreply 43August 6, 2019 6:46 PM

Just do it on the driveway with a bucket of soapy water, a sponge and a hose for rinsing.

by Anonymousreply 44August 6, 2019 7:04 PM

I let the rain or morning dew do the washing. I live in So. CA. I might hose it off with water occasionally.

by Anonymousreply 45August 6, 2019 7:08 PM

Who do you think you are—Columbo?

by Anonymousreply 46August 6, 2019 7:10 PM

I’m an Uber driver who drives a Mercedes. I wash the car 3-4 times a month lately. When I lived in Portland, I paid $40 a month for unlimited washes and I washed it more often. Now that I’m in NYC, unlimited washes is $85 a month so I don’t do that.

by Anonymousreply 47August 6, 2019 7:31 PM

I do not give a fuck how my car looks.

by Anonymousreply 48August 6, 2019 8:22 PM

When I lived in Weho, would wash it every week at the carwash by the bars. It's a pretty car culture. I remember noticing spots the second they showed up.

Live in SF now, as soon as the fog rolls in at night to get a fine layer of micro spots. Don't even notice them anymore.

Will run the car through an automated wash 2-3 months still though. I like taking road trips on weekends with the windows clean and clear (Sonoma County looks so much prettier that way).

Besides, nothing says poor lazy slob than a dirty car - especially in California.

by Anonymousreply 49August 6, 2019 8:32 PM

Have to keep it washed in the winter -- salt! But the last time I got in a hurry and forgot to crack the hood and put the maintenance charger back on the battery. Damn thing was frozen shut for months; somehow my battery survived.

by Anonymousreply 50August 6, 2019 8:40 PM

I wish I could get away with never washing it. But I live in a dry, dusty part of California, where it doesn't rain for 8 months in a row and everything gets covered in dust. I HAVE to clean the windows as a safety thing, if I left them dust up I'd be a hazard in traffic.

And the rest of the car gets so dusty that it discolors your clothes if you brush on it. So I wash it maybe 3 times a year.

by Anonymousreply 51August 7, 2019 7:23 AM

Austin is under constant construction so I wash my car once a month, give or take. I feel like dirt ages the paint but that may be my own myth,

by Anonymousreply 52August 7, 2019 11:36 AM

I live in my car so and never wash it! That’s what rain is for!

by Anonymousreply 53August 7, 2019 11:41 AM

If you don’t wash your car, I hope it’s not black or some dark color—that looks the worst!

by Anonymousreply 54August 12, 2019 9:16 PM

OP, are you fat? You type lazy.

by Anonymousreply 55August 12, 2019 9:19 PM

To me driving a dirty car is equal to wearing dirty clothes. Both my car and clothes are clean

by Anonymousreply 56August 12, 2019 9:25 PM

After watching many episodes of Forensic Files I wipe down the interior of my car thoroughly...

by Anonymousreply 57August 12, 2019 9:32 PM

I bought my current truck when I wrecked my old Nissan truck with 175K miles on it. I was between jobs, so I bought another Nissan truck with 102K miles on it for $5000. Six years later, it's still running great, after towing many U-Haul trailers and using it to move five times (two times > 1000 miles). I believe I got my $5,000 worth.

It's gray and I have never washed it. I've beaten it up a little bit trucking things around (pun intended), but I always heard, "If your truck's not beat-up, you ain't using it right."

Where I live, it rains every day in the summer, so there's no point in washing it. And it never shows the dirt.

by Anonymousreply 58August 12, 2019 9:33 PM

I don't. I have a bird feeder and at the height of summer when there's a million birds flying back and forth to their nests my car gets bird shit on it. My husband washes the shit off my car when he washes his car.

by Anonymousreply 59August 12, 2019 11:39 PM

You are lucky. I live in the East Bay of California—tons of pollen and pollution means I have to wash my white car weekly. And don’t get me started about that damn bird sanctuary nearby.

by Anonymousreply 60August 13, 2019 12:37 AM
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