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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
3/29/2022

Do you wash your car yourself or take it to a car wash?

26%
Wash it myself

2

74%
Take it to a car wash WINNER

17

26%
Wash it myself

2 Comments
Castle Keeper
0
Castle Keeper

My hubby dries it so it isn't covered in water spots..

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SUSAN ROSE
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SUSAN ROSE

I wash the car when it rains wearing a raincoat. Mother Nature pre-rinses & post rinses. Takes about 10 minutes.

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74%
Take it to a car wash

17 Comments
VMChris
1
VMChris

No need to waste my time doing this, though it's a question of either money or enjoyment. Some people (many I know) enjoy the time detailing their car, it's just not my thing.

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Karen Saurer
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Karen Saurer

A good carwash is designed specifically to do the best job on cleaning my car. I can never duplicate that setup in my own garage or driveway. And it is worth every dollar to me to not have to wash, rinse and extend myself all around my vehicle.

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

got to old to bend over, unlimited washes for less than 20 per month

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Jay Jay
0
Jay Jay

Back in my 20s and 30s nearly every Friday after work I'd go out and hand wash my car. Since then I just do the occasional drive thru car wash. Priorities have changed over the years.

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Madison Lumbard
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Madison Lumbard

I do premium carwashes

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Shelley Green
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Shelley Green

I can't reach the upper part of the roof. I'm in a condo so no outside water spout to attach a hose. Carrying water, sudsy and clean, to heavy & hard for me.

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

As I got older and less time to relax and enjoy it, had no choice

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Lois J Mallernee Goldberg
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Lois J Mallernee Goldberg

I take my car to be detailed about every 3 weeks. Automatic car washes will scratch the finish, and I am too old to be out there washing the car by hand. Besides, it helps the economy to keep someone employed.

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Bonnie Batten
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Bonnie Batten

That's why they have car washes!

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Cindy Cole
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Cindy Cole

Worth the price. Washing and cleaning your car is something you put on the to do list but never DO it. Take your car to a place that does both inside and out. Pay for what you want and then go in their waiting room. Done in no time!

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Jane
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Jane

Usually to a car wash when getting oil changed or tuneup. Don’t do it all that often either so we get the works: wax and wash. About once every two months because it rains here a lot.

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Scooter Guy
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Scooter Guy

I'm just not doing that. No way.

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David May
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David May

I like to really get the dirt off. I do take it to self service every three months to wash the engine. No dirt on mine

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

Why get the car washed? It will just get dirty again. I take mine to my Car Dealer twice a year for servicing; and they wash the car as a routine part of their service.

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Kimberly Ann Wilson-Navarrete
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Kimberly Ann Wilson-Navarrete

$32 month & you can washed everyday & as many times you want per day.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

But just like last week's look good question, most of the time our cars just feel comfortably dusty -- kind of unavoidable in the country anyway.

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Mike Utt
0
Mike Utt

A "robot" one, with no brushes. And then towel it off ourselves.

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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

Do you carry credit card balances?

Yes

1

No

8

Yes

1 Comment
Joyce Koch
0
Joyce Koch

emergencies come up and I have no choice but to charge.

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No

8 Comments
Lrac Snave
1
Lrac Snave

I learned my lesson the hard way. I no longer have ANY carry-over credit balances. Zero debt.

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Maureen Hannon
0
Maureen Hannon

I got rid of all our credit cards years ago. The interest is ridiculous! You end up paying a lot more in interest than the the cost of the items purchased!

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Margaret Meade
0
Margaret Meade

If I don't have the money...I don't buy it. Interest rates are ridiculous!!

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Valerie Lantz
0
Valerie Lantz

We pay off all charges each month.

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Jethro Born
0
Jethro Born

Why buy more than I can pay for? The federal government does that, which causes inflation.

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Robert Davidson
0
Robert Davidson

My credit card pays me, in the form of points. I do not want to pay my credit card company.

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Bob Pickett
0
Bob Pickett

Have always kept a zero balance because I can

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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

Is your proverbial glass half-empty or half-full?

Half-empty

2

Half-full

3

Half-empty

2 Comments
Ry Kali
0
Ry Kali

I am a worry-wart and a negativr person, so half-empty would be the answer. But, what people don't see is that I am a pragmatist, or a realist. So, it's is also not half full or half empty, but right down the middle.

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LBI birdie
0
LBI birdie

Saving the last half for a rainy day.

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Half-full

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Lrac Snave
1
Lrac Snave

Hey Bartender! I need a refill!

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rover6rover
0
rover6rover

Flowing over in fact.

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