Car Wash Or Self Wash
Over the long weekend, I decided to get the car washed. It was filthy and I had some time to kill since the poor Mrs. had to work. I usually take it to one of two places. A car wash joint down the street with an exterior only special or a gas station down the street with a car wash as part of their service station. The service station car wash is about five bucks while the exterior only special is six. I wanted to use my own elbow grease so I went to a self-service car wash.
Self-Service Car Wash
The sun was blazing as summer is upon us now. When I got there, I had to wait in line. Looks like others had the same idea. There were four rows. I sat behind a car that was being washed. You throw in two dollars worth of quarters for about 15 minutes of wash time. There is a dial that controls your options. There is a brush that pumps out foam, a hose that sprays engine and tire cleaner, and another hose that sprays wax and water. I’ve used this type of car wash before so I knew I had to speed through each section.
No Matter What
I told my buddies about my adventures. They used this wash before, but they often needed two cycles to get their car really clean. I told them no matter what, I was leaving after one cycle. They couldn’t stop laughing, thinking there’s no way I can get the entire car clean in one round. I guess I am the most frugal one of the bunch. The car is for transportation. It is not a show car. The car was looking a little dirty and I just needed to get some of that junk off. My buddies are both more into their cars then me. So once again, it’s all about priorities.
The heat was a little uncomfortable, but I actually had a good time rushing through the different cycles, using the foam brush, and spraying down the car. You should all try it. It’s pretty exhilarating working the high-pressure hose. I now understand the satisfaction one gets by doing it yourself. But don’t ask me to do any home improvement work as I am all thumbs. On top of that, I saved 60% compared to a service station wash. Can’t beat that!