Some of you will probably laugh at this, then again you probably laugh at a lot of what I say, but I love having a clean car. There’s nothing like the feeling of having a car that’s shiney and spotless inside and out. In some ways I feel as though the car performs better when it’s clean and, yes, I know that’s silly. It has no effect over the mechanics of the car, but it looks good and makes me feel like it is able to cut through the air more easily as you zip down the road.
I cleaned my car last night after getting it back from the dealership on Tuesday. It had a rough weekend, so I figured I owed it one. Having never really taken a car to a mechanic because I do all of my own repairs, the dealership was a learning experience for me. I learned that I need to avoid it if at all possible. After the car broke down this past weekend, I was ready to let someone else deal with the issue, but if I had only poped the hood I would have noticed the radiator hose was in less than working order. Instead I sent it off to the dealer, and paid $300 for a new radiator hose and some coolant. Ugh! Oh well, what’s done is done and I have a clean, properly functioning car once again.
So, if you see me in the next few days I’ll probably be zipping around in my clean, newly repaird car. After all, it’s faster when it’s clean.