Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Mmm that smell...

Because of our lovely winter and because of all the salt our city pour onto our streets during such season, the inside of our cars tend to get a nice salt ring on the carpets and let's not even think about how it affects the outside of our poor cars.  I am grateful, despite my bitching about it, that we do get salt on our streets and sidewalks, it does save many lives and help somewhat to have a better grip while driving - let's be honest winter driving is a pain - but by the time Spring comes around our cars do need some serious washing.

In my younger days I was among those crazies who would take a nice sunny day to wash my car, inside and out, but as I got old...er and somewhat more able to afford having someone else to do it for me, I started to enjoy having my car cleaned by professionals.  I'm not talking about a quick car wash - I don't use those, they often scratch the paint - or encouraging kids who do a car wash at the mall, I'm talking about either a place specialized in car cleaning or a dealer.  The last few years, since we've moved to town, we've been going to a Honda dealer walking distance from home for a good clean up at least once a year, and it tends to be this time of year.

It is always fun to get back in our car after it's been through a day at the car-spa, because on top of being all shiny and clean it almost smells like a new car.  We all know and love (I'm assuming) that new car smell.  I don't really why that is, but there is something about it, isn't it?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a car to go pick up!

6 comments:

Attila the Mom said...

I do the same thing! It's almost like having a new car again. LOL

flurrious said...

I'm so particular about how my car is washed that I can't let someone else detail it. Of course, I never feel like washing it myself, so most of the time I just leave it dirty.

Rick Tetrault said...

Should I burst your bubble by explaining that 'new car smell' is actually a toxic cocktail of outgassing from various plastics and other petrochemical-based components? Nah, I won't ruin your spring. ;-)

Stinkypaw said...

ATM: Yes it is, isn't it!

flurrious: I used to be that way, but then decided to not care so much about how it was done, and now I'm happy! Much better than being dirty I tell you!

Rick: Boo! You're such a party pooper! Toxic is good, it numbs the senses! ;-)

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