Author Topic: Is Car Washing Anti-Mustachian?  (Read 12776 times)

Mrs. Frugalwoods

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Re: Is Car Washing Anti-Mustachian?
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2014, 07:59:12 PM »
I honestly cannot remember the last time we washed our car. It must have been at least 3? 4? years ago. We have an 18-yr-old Honda Odyssey minivan and we live in the middle of the city with no driveway or garage. The logistics alone of the washing pretty much precludes us from doing it. But, if we had a newer car maybe we would. Eh, probably not. Just seems like a waste of water, resources, and time. It rains pretty often and that seems to clean it off just fine. I do, however, keep the interior quite clean & occasionally vacuum it out with my handy dandy handheld vacuum. I'm not a fan of crumbs.

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Re: Is Car Washing Anti-Mustachian?
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2014, 09:27:41 PM »
I think it boils down to what one considers "driving into the ground".  For me, I've always taken care of cars and often improved them because I enjoy doing so.  I sold one car I had for 13 years for $2000, when I bought it for $500.  You could also buy a car and drive it until it's trash, and maybe that works for you.  I think it's wasteful.

Another thought I had is that hand-washing your car gives you a chance to look it over more carfefully than you might just getting in and out to drive it.  Sorta like doing your own oil changes.  Helps you spot potential problems before they get worse.  For instance, I check my lighting for bad bulbs etc. when I do a wash, for safety and to help prevent getting pulled over.  I check out the wiper blades.  I look at the tires.  Is that mustachian?

Even though I enjoy it, I only wash mine about 4 times/year.

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Re: Is Car Washing Anti-Mustachian?
« Reply #52 on: October 08, 2014, 10:09:50 PM »
I wash my truck about once a month or so.   There's a place down the st which recycles water for $6 a wash.   It has 509k miles and the first car I bought 23 years ago.   

If you're in need of a vehicle like me...take care of it.   Not anti M at all
« Last Edit: October 08, 2014, 10:14:56 PM by surfhb »

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Re: Is Car Washing Anti-Mustachian?
« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2014, 10:44:18 PM »
I live in California and park outdoors. I wash my car about twice a year (whether it needs it or not!), and clean the interior more often. However, after the last wash, which was a few weeks ago, I noticed that I liked having it clean. It actually made me feel good. So I think I might wash it more often. Cleaning the interior definitely makes it more pleasant to drive. Since I spend a lot of hours of my life in it, it's worthwhile to make that experience more pleasant. I have enough things in my life that are irritants already.
Nora...I was going to post a comment on this topic, but I see you were kind enough to read my mind and write down my thoughts exactly. Thankyouverymuch.

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Re: Is Car Washing Anti-Mustachian?
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2014, 07:55:26 AM »
Does not a clean and waxed car reduce drag, improving vehicle efficiency?

As for soap, I don't use anything fancy.  A bit of Dawn works well.

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Re: Is Car Washing Anti-Mustachian?
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2014, 05:08:58 PM »
Does not a clean and waxed car reduce drag, improving vehicle efficiency?



If you're going fast enough for this to matter, slowing down will improve efficiency much more than washing.

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Re: Is Car Washing Anti-Mustachian?
« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2014, 05:30:13 PM »
Does not a clean and waxed car reduce drag, improving vehicle efficiency?

As for soap, I don't use anything fancy.  A bit of Dawn works well.

I use Palmolive because it softens my hands while I wash the car, and Rapmaster likes soft hands.

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