This past Saturday, Energi Gal gave me one of the best gifts I've ever received. She had me follow her in my car to the car wash and ordered the Manager's Special for me. My car was dirty... very dirty. In the 6 years that I've owned it, I had given it a quick once-over on the outside about two times, but that's about it. The Manager's Special is not exactly, every cleaning service they have, but they were too busy to do full shampooing and their high level of cleaning. I was disappointed as I really didn't want half the job done.
When I came to pick up my car 4 hours later, it was immaculate. If not for two minor nicks in the paint, it would have been indistinguishable from brand new. It was at this time, I realized the true value of a car wash. I had always been reluctant to spend money to clean my car when it's just likely to get dirty again. However, just knowing that my car can look brand new gives me a feeling that I could get many more years out of it without feeling like I'm driving a piece of junk. Combine that with the new tires that I got last week, and driving is so much more fun than has been in 5 years.
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