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