I must confess that I am a terrible car owner. Filling it up with gas and semi-regular maintenance is about all the worry I can muster up for my car. The car is used as a means to an end for me – it carts around all my crap and gets me where I’m going. Washing, waxing, vacuuming, and decluttering it are never at the top of my to-do list. Case in point…
The car has not been washed in ages.
There are so many bugs splattered on the windshield I could study entomology.
My coffee mug doesn’t fit in the cup holders so it sits on my seat on the way to work. The stains are the results of sudden stops and quick turns that dumped the mug all over the seat. Very inviting to passengers don’t you think?
These coins are stuck in the cup holder, and look at all that dust!
Just the other day while driving my visiting mom around town, I mentioned that I was getting a little tired of my car. However, the car is paid for and to buy something new and acquire a car payment is not the least bit appealing. After stating all my reasons for not buying a new car, my mom looked at me and said, “Maybe if you cleaned it, you’d like it a little better.” Touché!
This week I took my car in to have it totally detailed while I was at work for a meeting. It was well worth the $100.
So clean and shiny, and no splattered bugs!
The coins are unstuck and the caked on dust has disappeared.
The best part of all!
Paid for and clean?!?! I can handle this car for a little longer anyways.