I like a clean car without dents or scratches. I clean the Tasty-Pie aluminum plates and gum wrappers from my car floor several times a year. Sometimes when it rains I will pull my car out of the garage to let nature give it a wash.
Dirt, dents, and scratches are inevitable. If you try to keep your car dirt, dent and scratch free, it will become a full time job. When I buy a new car the first thing I do is give it a small dent and a tiny scratch. That way I don’t freak out when the inevitable happens.
My neighbor is car crazy. He washes his car inside and out 2-3 times a week. He is constantly adding on new stuff; special mats, bumper guards, audio stuff…he adds something new to his car every week.
He has painted his engine red; he replaced all the hoses with red hoses. His brake pads....covers? Whatever they are called behind the wheels are all painted red and he touches them up whenever they get scratched. You can barely even see them unless the wheels are off!
This neighbor’s car is not a Porsche, or a BMW or even a Lexus. It is a compact Mazda or Toyota; not the type of car that anyone would ever give a second glance no matter how clean and tricked out it is.
I guess this car obsession becomes a hobby. It is an expensive and time consuming hobby. I don’t get it, but then I spend just as much time on this stupid blog as my neighbor does on his car. At least he is increasing the resale value of his car.
I thought my neighbor was overly consumed with his car until last week when I spotted a dude in a parking lot going over his entire little sports car with a huge feather duster. He was dusting the top, the hood, the bumpers, the wheels and between the spokes of his wheels. All the while his bimbo, bleached blonde, fake balloon breasted girlfriend was fawning all over him.
Oh…now I get it!