If you’re anything like me, you don’t really enjoy washing your car! Sure, it can be a fun way to cool down in the summer months, but if you live in Alaska like I do, there isn’t much of a need to cool down during the summer! In fact, getting wet while washing the car might be enough to give you the chills! For this reason, I usually opt for the automatic car wash, unless I can bribe my younger brothers and sisters into washing it for me!
We purchased a 2007 Dodge Caliber in September of 2007 less than a week after our first child was born. We originally had a manual 1998 Ford Mustang, and we had some concerns about fitting an infant car seat into a car that size! So, naturally, we decided on purchasing a newer, more family-friendly vehicle! My husband was the one that chose our new car. I will admit, I wasn’t too impressed with it to begin with, especially the color, but after a while it really grew on me and I began to love our car!
I was really concerned about putting the new car through the car wash. I had heard stories about automatic car washes getting caught on pieces of the car, and even ripping pieces off! I really loved our car and I didn’t want anything to happen to it, and had been washing it by hand, even though I really didn’t have the time to do it as often as needed. My husband, after discovering I didn’t really want to wash the car by hand, assured me that the automatic car wash was perfectly safe. So, quite nervously, I took my car down to the car wash.
I have to admit, I was nervous going through the car wash. I was worried my pretty little car would be damaged, but after the wash was complete I jumped out to inspect it, and lo and behold, there wasn’t a single scratch! My car was looking great! It was shiny, clean and looked brand new! Now, I don’t hesitate taking my car through the car wash in the slightest, and if you’re pressed for time, or just don’t like hand washing you car, I encourage you to do the same!