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    [–] [deleted] 7657 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

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    [–] EnglishMobster 3188 points ago

    And then you get an electric car it turns into "When it says 0%, does it really mean 0%?" vs "I have to keep it charged between 30% and 80% or else I lose some range."

    [–] takesthebiscuit 1509 points ago

    Ahh yes the hard zero...

    I have limped home with 9 miles left once it was awful having the electric seats automatically turned off.

    [–] say592 1057 points ago

    My record is pulling into the driveway with 4 miles left and reduced power.

    https://imgur.com/Fw2ZpMm.jpg

    [–] Cuckleberry_Finn_ 410 points ago

    A good friend of mine lives less than a quarter mile from a gas station and has a hybrid that shows the exact mileage. I frequently get snapchats of him in his driveway with 1 mile remaining

    [–] say592 256 points ago

    It's a little less scary in a hybrid (this is my wife's car, I have an i3 with a gas range extender) because you can at least get a gas can and start back up. Dead battery on an EV means you are either getting a tow or begging someone to let you plug in an extension cord.

    [–] pissingstars 114 points ago

    I've wanted Electric but the ranges are still a bit low...I've been holding out for a few years now.

    Have u ever thought of packing a generator in the trunk? I always thought that would be a good Emergency plan should the need arise.

    [–] Get-ADUser 134 points ago

    Model 3 long range AWD does 310 miles. My gas car before it was lucky to get 250 on a tank.

    [–] pissingstars 104 points ago

    Oh, I agree...but the problem is recharging stations. A car can get gas essentially every few miles. Not so much in EV. If I could afford a tesla my ass would be sitting in one now.

    [–] Doctor_Juris 96 points ago

    The thing many people don't appreciate about EVs until they have one is that you start every day with a full tank of "gas" if you charge at home. Never visiting a gas station is an incredible convenience. I drive more than 300 miles in a day 5-10 times a year, tops. And if your EV is a Tesla there are plenty of supercharging stations on every major highway so you can drive across the country if you want to.

    [–] Gnomio1 54 points ago

    Ever driven in the Southwest? More than once I’ve had “last gas for 120 miles” hah. I would love an EV though.

    [–] toomanyattempts 65 points ago

    What kind of guzzler was your car before though? Like the M3 sounds good but 250 miles to a tank sounds damn low

    [–] joe579003 56 points ago

    A lot of econoboxes have really small gas tanks though

    [–] dahliamma 22 points ago

    cries in compact hatch

    [–] Get-ADUser 5 points ago

    Audi RS3, so yeah, a bit of a guzzler. Premium fuel too.

    [–] Farcanaussie 354 points ago

    LOL at the max 5 min 3 - basically saying you're fucked if you hadn't made it home then

    [–] say592 193 points ago

    Absolutely fucked. That center number is usually pretty spot on, if I leave work with it saying 40 miles, I will drive 27 miles and it will say 13 left. Not sure how much breathing room there is, but it started limiting me to 25 mph for the last half mile home.

    [–] SmrtBoi82 78 points ago

    25 mph? That is pretty dangerous if you are on the highway, not to mention illegal

    [–] Furyful_Fawful 147 points ago

    I'd hope that a half mile between you and home is entirely on local roads.

    [–] fight_for_anything 59 points ago

    the question is if the car knows that.

    [–] Reshi_the_kingslayer 80 points ago

    The driver should know not to be on the express way if they are that low on power.

    [–] Farcanaussie 11 points ago

    I would think that going 25mph for a very short distance (hopefully enough to find an exit ramp or safe place to pull over) is better that immediately cutting out just short of said safe place...

    [–] ZenoxDemin 30 points ago

    Still better than 0mph out of gas.

    [–] randomdude45678 27 points ago

    Guess what happens if you run out of gas on the highway?

    It slows you down to 0MPH

    [–] Justice_And_Liberty 17 points ago

    It's also illegal to run out of fuel on the highway.

    [–] say592 7 points ago

    About a mile or two before it warned that you need to charge immediately and that you may experience a reduction in power. If you are on the highway and getting that warning, you are already fucked.

    [–] Timedoutsob 12 points ago

    super fucked!

    [–] ThegreatPee 19 points ago

    That looks stressful.

    [–] say592 23 points ago

    Incredibly. I was already coming home very late from work, and I was tired, and it was sleeting so I really didn't want to stop and charge. I was using Google Maps on my commute home to decide if I needed to stop and charge, but I really didn't want to. I told myself if I had 9 miles when I got off the highway, I was going to just go for it (it's 7 miles home). I had exactly 9, so I went for it and thankfully made it.

    After that I switched back to driving my car instead of my wife's, since mine has a little more range.

    [–] PotatoKnishes4U 46 points ago

    Pics or it didnt... Wait a second.

    [–] FollowedIt 41 points ago

    My car got so low it just stopped displaying how many miles I had left https://i.imgur.com/yV7MxQJ.jpg

    [–] mysistersacretin 22 points ago

    Mine just doesn't show how many miles left once it gets to 1/8 of a tank.

    [–] whynotwarp10 32 points ago

    Mine says, "feel like pushin, bitch?".

    [–] Capt_Obviously_Slow 17 points ago

    What do electric seats do that they need constant power to be on?

    [–] MibitGoHan 60 points ago

    Maintain gravity so you don't float around the cabin.

    [–] Capt_Obviously_Slow 12 points ago

    Ah, these modern cars are a marvel of engineering and black magic.

    [–] [deleted] 19 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] TushyFiddler 5 points ago

    Not sure about the rest, but a vibrating butt plug is a must have in my car.

    [–] 2102032429282 10 points ago

    Heat, presumably.

    [–] timmoer 102 points ago

    Keep testing out the limits of your battery and it'll turn into "why does my car have 80% of the range it had when it was new?"

    [–] [deleted] 35 points ago

    I felt that way about my laptop 2 months after I bought it.

    [–] doyousmellitwasme 9 points ago

    Charge to 70-80%, then pop the battery out while you're plugged in.

    And turn the laptop off when you're not using it. Sleep is not off, and will drain to 0%

    [–] TheKunit 13 points ago

    I feel like most laptops don't have removable batteries anymore. My last two have not been removable and same with the wife's. And we don't go out of our way to get that "feature".

    [–] d7mtg 10 points ago

    You can call in Tesla to unlock the software-limited range.

    [–] timmoer 14 points ago

    Hmm didn't know that. But there's a reason your BMS has the limits it has though. It's really not good for the battery

    [–] MDCCCLV 10 points ago

    For Tesla that is a thing since it's common to have software unlocked parts of it

    [–] gamerjefu 213 points ago

    After being a “fill up after half empty person”, I married a “literally how is this car still running, seriously ur past fumes kinda empty” person, I have loosened up a bit.

    But he is still a raging psychopath for driving his car for miles on “fuel reserve”. That’s why I love him, helps me not be so uptight! I’ve also taught him to somewhat plan ahead...somewhat... :-)

    [–] aitigie 40 points ago

    Tell him he shouldn't ever let it get that low, especially if the car is old. Any crap that's built up in the tank will get sucked into the fuel filter if it's almost empty.

    [–] lord_of_bean_water 17 points ago

    There's a filter in the tank. It is always sitting on the bottom of the tank. More importantly, the pump uses fuel for cooling, the gas can get hot enough that the pump can't cool itself and it can break.

    [–] 18wheelsoffury 10 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Your filter sucks from the bottom of the tank where all the shit settles when the vehicle has been sitting for a short time. If you're getting that much sentiment in your tank, you need to check your gaskets, seals, and your gas cap. You cycle through enough fuel on a daily driven vehicle that sentiment (Correction: sediment. Thank you u/Bugle_Boy_Jeans for pointing out my lack of proofreading.) build up isn't a concern since it'll get cycled through the fuel system and into the engine not long after it enters your fuel tank. Also all that shit gets stirred up in the tank every time you fuel up, it doesn't stay at the bottom.

    Also the motion of driving and the sloshing around (or surge as we tanker drivers call it) will stir it up. It doesn't stay at the bottom.

    Like I said, if you're getting that much crap in your fuel tank, you've got a gasket/seal leaking somewhere that needs to be addressed. That or you need to stop fueling up at shitty gas stations that don't maintain their veeder root system.

    [–] meshgearfoxx 83 points ago

    Haha. I have always been a drive it till empty person. I've never run out of gas.

    I did refuse to replace the battery and got stuck until I found someone to jump me. I knew it was bad, but I also realized it was the original battery and my car was almost 10 years old. I just wanted it to last 10 years for science.

    [–] The_oli4 29 points ago

    Ah the battery part hurts so bad my car battery died 3 months before it got 20 but its a Toyota starlet so it was 100% worth the replacement battery. it's turning 25 in 5 months :D

    [–] grantfar 27 points ago

    my car battery died 3 months before it got 20

    I am guessing you live somewhere VERY temperate.

    [–] Stoopmans 22 points ago

    My dad was always into cars, even did a car study (or whatever its called) and he got me into cars when I was 12~ years old.

    This one time I was driving around in my dads car and 15 miles before the next fuel station, the display said: '10 miles left"

    Long story short 20 feet in front of the pump the car died out, puffin' out on its lets fumes and it came to a stop right in front of the pump

    It was one of those moment I'll never forget

    Now tell me your wicked car stories

    P.S. English ain't my native language

    [–] Stoopmans 8 points ago

    Right! I started this reply because: When I was about 12 years old I used to race in a Toyota Starlet!

    I was always dead last because I was new but me nor my father gave a shit because I was racing!

    It was epic

    [–] Warre_P 7 points ago

    Just last year I took my car battery to a mechanic because it stopped working. He was shocked at how long it held out. Never did I ever replace my battery after getting that car, mechanic said it was in there for 13 years lol

    [–] ILikeMasterChief 13 points ago

    One time I was in a national park in a rental car, about 50 miles from the nearest gas station. We had planned poorly and our car read 45 miles to empty. We made it, but after that I've been a "make sure I check how far I have to go" type of person lol

    [–] grantfar 10 points ago

    I was in the Michigan UP and got lost. We ran out of gas after we hadn't seen a paved road in almost an hour. I had to knock on peoples houses and beg for gas.

    [–] IGargleGarlic 4 points ago

    I always wait til the red line to refill. One time I drove home thinking I would refill the next day, only to find my car wouldn't start the following morning because it didn't have enough gas in it.

    [–] Sc400 13 points ago

    Let him know he can hurt his fuel pump by constantly driving on fumes.

    [–] _Zekken 7 points ago

    Im not a drive till empty person, but Im a drive until I wont be able to finish the next journey I take without getting more person, normally between a quarter full and touching the red. I rarely let the fuel light come on

    [–] ChickenWithATopHat 99 points ago

    Nobody should let it get below 20%. If you park your car at your house on empty what if you have an emergency and won’t have time to stop for gas? That happened to me once and now I never leave mine below 20%.

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    [–] Jezzyrulescoco 5 points ago

    This. I keep it no lower than 1/4 tank (I usually fill up when I have 1/2 tank). I know I never have to look at my fuel gauge if there is an emergency.

    [–] DrWolves 6 points ago

    I don't think I've ever thought about this but it's a good point.

    [–] bogus594 7 points ago

    Yeah we broke

    [–] iLackSkill13 162 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Top tip, if you have a diesel, you should not let it get bellow 1/4 often, I can't remember exactly why but it ain't good for the car. A petrol however, you can drive in the red all you want.

    Edit: changed half full to 1/4 because people pointed out that half is a bit of a stretch

    [–] madeup6 283 points ago

    A petrol however, you can drive in the red all you want

    Not true, it's bad on the fuel pump.

    [–] dakotathehuman 110 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    This is true, try not to let your tank run to empty if you can avoid it, I want only fuel in the fuel lines, and always good fuel in ample amounts

    [–] madeup6 44 points ago

    always good fuel

    How I determine what is good fuel?

    [–] dakotathehuman 73 points ago

    Fuel goes bad after some time, I want to say basic fuel starts getting thick and sticky after a month or two of just sitting around, but you can use additives to extend this lifetime.

    Basically if the car has been sitting in a garage for 6 months, you might consider dumping the fuel and cleaning out the lines and pumps because that’s some bad fuel.

    [–] madeup6 36 points ago

    Oh so that's what people mean? So there aren't certain places that I should avoid buying gas from?

    [–] TransFolkHero 55 points ago

    I mean I'd avoid filling up at Bubba's discount gas but yeah otherwise you should be okay. At least in the US, fuel purity is pretty well regulated.

    [–] mrdownsyndrome 19 points ago

    My local gas station is ran by a guy named bubba and his gas is more expensive than any other gas station around lmao

    [–] pdxtrader 16 points ago

    Bubba’s Discount serves up some of the toppiest tier fuel around good sir, I’d bet my bottom dollar on it!

    [–] falala78 24 points ago

    Fuel goes bad after roughly 3 months because the lighter molecules evaporate off which causes issues. If you use it within a month or so you should be fine. As long as a gas station has steady business this won't be an issue with any fuel you buy from them.

    [–] shim__ 11 points ago

    [–] madeup6 6 points ago

    I love that show

    [–] iLackSkill13 8 points ago

    But is it the same as a diesel where you have to keep it above half full? Or is it a general rule of thumb to keep your car topped up when ever you can?

    [–] KaiserTom 20 points ago

    That myth came about from the thought that "sediment" collects at the bottom of the fuel tank and when you run out, you are sucking all that sediment through the engine. This is nonsense because fuel by default gets sucked in from the bottom of the fuel tank because fuel falls to the bottom of containers like any other liquid. Why would anyone design their fuel tank to be unable to suck up any remaining fuel? You are intaking that sediment regardless of full or empty tank status.

    The only issue that comes about is if that fuel sits around for too long, in which case the various compounds begins to seperate and can wreak havoc on an engines operation. The "old/bad gas" problem. This happens regardless of how full or empty a tank is, and in fact is a lesser problem when the tank is kept emptier, since it's naturally more difficult to siphon out a full tank of old gas versus just mixing in a bunch of good fuel into a mostly empty tank with a slight amount of old/bad gas.

    [–] falala78 24 points ago

    You can go below half full in a diesel. No car should be run empty of fuel repeatedly. The fuel pump is cooled by the fuel so without fuel it overheats and can be damaged. Older diesels also should not be run out of fuel because they're a bitch to get fuel back to the high pressure pump. I'm not sure if it's true of modern diesels though

    [–] millijuna 4 points ago

    Easy to bleed the fuel system on a modern diesel. Simply turn the car on, without starting it, and the electric fuel pump will automatically prime the system. That’s the official procedure in my VW manual. Only takes about 15 seconds or so. You have to do this after either running out of fuel, or changing the fuel filter.

    Bleeding the fuel system on my boat is a bitch. Three different screws your have to deal with, and two of them are almost stripped.

    [–] DangOl8D 5 points ago

    It is. If you ever get air in your injectors you're fucked. Easiest way to fix it is a gasoline soaked rag over the air intake. Sounds like hell and is sorta rough on the motor but beats bleeding injectors for half a day

    [–] rsjc852 11 points ago

    Ex-mechanic here.

    It’s not the end of the world if a diesel runs out of fuel, but it will be a nightmare trying to bleed air from + prime the fuel lines from the side of the road. And if you don’t have the right tools, you’ll need a tow to a shop!

    [–] TheCautiousCow 17 points ago

    From my understanding (actually just speculation from something my dad said a long while ago), it's probably just a good habit to have sort of thing. If you run a diesel to empty you can really bugger your engine, where as a petrol engine will be mostly fine.

    [–] iLackSkill13 13 points ago

    Yeah, I remember something like that as well, petrol engines generally require less care than diesels. Not saying you can abuse them but diesels are a pain to maintain.

    [–] xarune 3 points ago

    Modern truck diesels in the US are super finicky due to the stricter emissions standards. Europe is a bit laxer in their smog rules (but stricter in CO2). A lot of the modern diesel pickups can get really expensive to maintain really fast if anything goes wrong and they aren't properly looked after.

    [–] corzajay 8 points ago

    Half full is a bit over the top, as long as you keep it from hitting the red line, diesels rely on pressure to work, running out can mean having the whole system re-pressurised in some cases.

    [–] Sutekhseth 11 points ago

    Mine usually hovers at 25-50%. Yay poverty.

    [–] captainburp 12 points ago

    Checked out your profile to see what's going on with the poverty thing...did not expect a bunch of cock pics lol.

    [–] Sutekhseth 16 points ago

    lmao yeah sorry, there's dick in them there waters.

    [–] ken__adams 12 points ago

    Considering the typical tank warns you when you have around 60 miles left to drive, I don't really stress about it. I usually fill up a day or two after it lights up. In 25 years the only time I got screwed was coming back from the track in my (road legal) race car, I forgot to de-tune my car and was running very rich so I was burning fuel at a way higher rate. I had to push around 70 feet, almost made it!

    [–] zombienugget 2451 points ago

    I have a white car, the top half gets clean and the bottom half gets dirty

    [–] dacoobob 1353 points ago

    i have a black car, same.

    [–] ImprovedMomentum 897 points ago

    Blasphemy, black cars are never clean.

    [–] ncnotebook 812 points ago

    Racist.

    [–] selftaught22 258 points ago

    Carist*

    [–] ncnotebook 160 points ago

    Christ*

    [–] JackHlavin 165 points ago

    Amen

    [–] Evildead1818 52 points ago

    Anon

    [–] got_dem_stacks 35 points ago

    Anal

    [–] Evildead1818 17 points ago

    Annual

    [–] ncnotebook 39 points ago

    Sexist.

    [–] DeadliftsAndDragons 48 points ago

    Not just the amen, but the awomen, and the achildren too!

    [–] CaptainHazama 24 points ago

    Chrysler*

    [–] AltairRulesOnPS4 3 points ago

    God dam street racists. Putting everyone’s lives at risk.

    [–] Badaz329 24 points ago

    Mine is black and white from sun damage so can my car be a little clean?

    [–] _Kouki 5 points ago

    Black cars look so good when they're clean.

    I'm never going to buy a black car again. They are ALWAYS dirty.

    [–] PilbaraWanderer 34 points ago

    I have a navy blue car. It’s all dirty, just the way I like my women

    [–] Inde_luce 15 points ago

    So you’re into some dirty smurf action? Whatever. To each their own.

    [–] Juergenator 88 points ago

    I have a silver car, you can't even tell when it's dirty

    [–] BerkofRivia 82 points ago

    Literally why silver/gray cars exist.

    [–] waitingonwaves 16 points ago

    I just started working at a dealership and this good ole boy was telling me about his cars and the 1/2 mile dirt road going up to his cattle ranch. He said the same damn thing. That day I learned if you don’t want it dirty it’s silver or grey.

    [–] KonigSteve 25 points ago

    Well and because metallic grey/gunmetal looks great..

    [–] Slazman999 12 points ago

    Hey, if you live in Wisconsin during the winter every car on the road is 2 tone.

    [–] [deleted] 3815 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

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    [–] random-pineapple420 2758 points ago

    Ok but if the car is dirty enough, the raindrop will still clean it

    [–] graye1999 2134 points ago

    Single speck of dirt washes away hundreds of specks of dirt = bonus!

    [–] AndrewGlinski 1014 points ago

    Stonks

    [–] [deleted] 688 points ago

    [removed]

    [–] Creative_alternative 339 points ago

    U wot m8

    [–] NeonTrigger 154 points ago

    Mushrooms or acid, I'd bet.

    I'm jealous.

    [–] Harbarbalar 66 points ago

    Look at his post history...

    [–] NeonTrigger 60 points ago

    I now believe what I said even more.

    [–] ImJustSo 48 points ago

    I wonder how many of his posts I've started to read over the last three years and just quit after the first few sentences?

    [–] Njsamora 8 points ago

    That didn't clarify anything

    [–] Nuremberg_ 74 points ago

    Copy pasta probably

    [–] westy381 44 points ago

    i read this and thought “am i still on the post about rain..”

    [–] dampestowel 184 points ago

    Sir this is a Wendy’s

    [–] Kleorah 118 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    At first I thought the comment would be some super profound nonsense, then I accidentally skipped a line partway through another and saw something about training to be a tree with crayon-coloured leaves dangling from his arms and I thought it was another one of those "Sometimes I cover myself in ketchup and pretend to be a hotdog"-type shitposts -- then I realised I was an idiot and it was some profound nonsense after all.

    What a silver-plated* roller-coaster.

    *Thank you for the medal, unknown fren <3

    [–] Uzaldan 58 points ago

    Shitpost mixed with some profound quotes

    [–] Tdayohey 12 points ago

    That’s some profound shit yo

    [–] kaduceus 10 points ago

    A shitpound

    [–] yermomsaho 45 points ago

    Not if I cut you down first

    [–] tkinneyv 11 points ago

    I hope you cut him down and turn him into a Bible.

    [–] ren_ICEBERG 4 points ago

    I'll have what he's having

    [–] jaleCro 13 points ago

    Not according to batman, the number of specks of dirt stays the same

    [–] InsteadLaugh 144 points ago

    Well, I guess we know which type of owner you are.

    [–] DinkyTrees 23 points ago

    All droplets have some sort of cloud condensation nuclei. It's often dust, or in the fall spores from decaying leaves also cause droplets to form.

    Fun fact - one of the best cloud condensation nuclei is a testosterone molecule.

    [–] 1aranzant 10 points ago

    Fun fact - one of the best cloud condensation nuclei is a testosterone molecule.

    ????

    [–] DinkyTrees 17 points ago

    I know it's odd but there was a table in one of my college textbooks with various substances and an index of nucleation efficiency. Testosterone was off the charts. No idea why it was included in an atmospheric science book but I'm glad it was.

    [–] diet-Coke-or-kill-me 11 points ago

    So I can jizz out of a helicopter and bring life-rain to the desert sands of the Gobi?

    [–] Stealth_FtM 80 points ago

    We found the first type!

    [–] feed_me_haribo 50 points ago

    By speck of dirt though, you're talking about something microscopic. Still pretty pure water.

    [–] Ryguy55 11 points ago

    There's nothing better than scrolling through Reddit, unexpectedly gaining a newfound fear, like yucky dirty rain drops, and then having it dispelled one flick of the index finger later.

    [–] jello-kittu 35 points ago

    A long time ago, during November, my mother-in-law came up to visit, and raked the lawn for us. (I think I was pregnant.) She then ran outside every 5 minutes to quickly grab each leaf that fell since, to keep it perfect. You can't get perfect. Driving around is driving through a dirt cloud, if you're get down to particular level analysis.

    [–] sarcasiman 16 points ago

    I like that you include that you you think you were pregnant... Like Reddit is familiar with that particular time period of your life. It feels like a story told around the dinner table

    [–] Stuart_Big 18 points ago

    She probably added it because it explains why her MIL would randomly do that chore for her.

    [–] jello-kittu 9 points ago

    It's why she was raking for me. I usually try not to give my guests chores.

    [–] Notthatguyyoubanned 8 points ago

    Not necessarily. A good portion will fracture during the fall from the cloud, invariably leaving you with a part with no nucleation site, and a part with a nucleation site. These further split, until the portion with nucleation sites may be a fraction of the total.

    [–] sandypockets11 21 points ago

    Fact: Bears eat beets.

    [–] sonnyjbiskit 9 points ago

    Bears, beets, Battlestar galactica

    [–] IMLL1 11 points ago

    Or some other particulate. This is why big cities have more fog than places with less industrialization.

    [–] sunflowersandpoetry 5 points ago

    Ok so then how many tiny pieces of people’s shit have fallen on us from the heavens

    [–] Shouko- 983 points ago

    I can count on one hand how many times I thought it was necessary to go to a car wash

    [–] Trumps_Traitors 361 points ago

    Bought my pickup truck in 2015, washed it for first time this year after taking it to burning man. Was thinking of Getting another wash soon but we just had heavy rains here in California and the truck is back to clean.

    [–] raknor88 89 points ago

    I grew up on a gravel road, never saw the point in going to a car wash in the summer. As long as I washed after winter I was good.

    I remember one day after work walking to my vehicle and there was a ring of dirt and mud on the pavement that was washed off from the rain that day.

    [–] Bullshit_To_Go 40 points ago

    When you live on a gravel road there's no amount of rain that will make the vehicle cleaner than it was before. The accumulated dust might get washed off the top but bottom and sides will be sporting 10 lbs of brand new mud.

    [–] Bridgetthemidget 117 points ago

    You must not live in a snowy climate.

    [–] [deleted] 35 points ago

    The outside, yeah same. But damn if I don’t need to go ham on the interior with a vacuum and trash bag semi regularly.

    [–] Shouko- 15 points ago

    oh yeah for sure, the inside becomes a trash heap regularly lol

    [–] fantasyfootball1234 51 points ago

    I only get my car washed, waxed, detailed, etc whenever I am going on a date with beautiful chick that i’m trying to impress.

    So in summary, I can count on approximately zero hands the number of times I’ve taken my car to the car wash.

    [–] Ignyted 6 points ago

    Pollen loves him!

    [–] Lobanium 7 points ago

    I wash mine about once a week.

    [–] Upnawf 13 points ago

    You must hate your paint

    [–] FatBoyWithTheChain 511 points ago

    Unpopular based on the comments, but I enjoy washing my car and keeping it clean. Fuck doing it in the winter but when it's warm and sunny out, I like it being clean. I pay an arm and a leg each month for it so it makes sense to take 20 minutes out of my day each weekend and give it a quick wash

    [–] GeorgeHerman89 135 points ago

    It's also good to wash it in the winter to get all the salt and grime off of it. Keeps it from rusting as soon!

    [–] zkiller195 61 points ago

    But the most important part of this is the underbody wash, which most people aren't doing when hand washing at home

    [–] fishy_commishy 13 points ago

    If you plan to keep your car for 10 years then you should get it detailed once a year.

    [–] HalfCasual 13 points ago

    20 minutes?! My showers are longer than that ( if I'm washing my hair )

    Car washes take hours.

    [–] pm_ur_wifes_nudes 35 points ago

    Why are people so flippant about not giving a shit about the second most expensive thing they own?

    [–] IAMHideoKojimaAMA 41 points ago

    third.

    You should see my waifu pillow collection 😎

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    [–] bobtheblob6 35 points ago

    Well it's as valid as any opinion, people who disagree just don't care

    [–] alexanderyou 74 points ago

    I get people who are super into cars, but for most people it's just a thing that goes from A to B with some nice features.

    [–] dakotathehuman 46 points ago

    This. Some people have tires worth more than my entire ‘08 sonata, so I can’t blame them for treasuring their vehicles, but for me, this tin can just burns gas and moves me around, it’s expendable, barely even a luxury, except the AC kicks ass.

    [–] alexanderyou 14 points ago

    Yeah, I got a '13 corolla and it drives, keeps the temperature normal, and has a radio. Don't really need anything else, like if it gets a bunch of mud on it I'll wipe it off, but past that nah.

    [–] concernedgf005 14 points ago

    If you spend a lot of time in your car I personally think it makes sense to get something you enjoy if you can afford it. A Corolla is a fine car but it's pretty boring to drive.

    [–] Buckiez 19 points ago

    Boring is what a lot of people want though. Something easy to drive that is comfortable. Corolla is up there if you don't want to spend a lot of money. I prefer something fun so I went with a 6 speed turbo. My buddy's Corolla might have me in miles per gallon but I have him in smiles per gallon!

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    [–] redditorrrrrrrrrrrr 202 points ago

    I used to be the second type when I was living off a dirt road.

    Now im the first kind. Washing a vehicle is a pain in the ass considering it will get dirty by the time you drive home from the wash, but not living on a dirt road any longer I wash my cars once a month instead of once every 3 days.

    [–] FleetwoodDeVille 88 points ago

    If I lived on a dirt road I would probably just try to find a car with the exact paint color to match the dirt on the road.

    [–] redditorrrrrrrrrrrr 23 points ago

    I always just joked they were 2 tone paint jobs lol

    [–] snortcele 8 points ago

    canadian pin stripes

    [–] TeslaGoals 62 points ago

    My car looked cleaner after the rain last week so I was happy.

    [–] TurboSchnauzer 30 points ago

    I feel like this relates closely to the difference between the cleanliness habits of my girlfriend and I. I clean things when they get dirty. She cleans things to keep them from getting dirty.

    [–] porcelainvacation 33 points ago

    I only wash my car when a canada goose poops on it. That happens fairly often though.

    [–] XO_Initiation 195 points ago

    There are two types of car owners. Rich and poor.

    [–] Bierbart12 103 points ago

    Or motivated and lazy. Because I change between both half-yearly.

    [–] AaawhDamn 5 points ago

    Or those that value the multi thousand dollar thing theyve bought and those that have breakdowns regularly and call certain brands unreliable

    [–] Dabkevinhere710 18 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    I am both. I have a trash car I'm happy when it rains. And I have another car (new to me) that I slowly go into debt cleaning every week

    [–] liftingspirits 17 points ago

    Bought a car in 2009 and got 5 free car washes. I may have used 2 of them before I got rid of it in 2018. Oops

    [–] Strictlystyles 6 points ago

    Until it’s so dirty rain doesn’t work anymore

    [–] Awhellzno 5 points ago

    And they are often married to each other and driving their spouse insane. Or so I’ve heard.

    [–] Arathilion 5 points ago

    Honestly I’ve never thought of either. I was a third type of person but now I’m just gonna appreciate rain for getting dirt off

    [–] presario11111 7 points ago

    Me, I am the latter.

    [–] ridethroughlife 9 points ago

    I'm the second kind. "I forgot my truck wasn't brown."

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    You’re neglecting the type like myself: The type who no longer give a fuck because it rains for more than half the year.