As many of you know, I have been through many trials and tribulations with my sturdy, German engineered vehicle. I’ve gotten to the point where I am putting as little money into it as possible. Last week, however, the Babs Mobile required a little TLC.
First, I was alerted to the need for tires. It had been on the back of my mind for a few weeks, but when random dude referred to my tires as “maypops” I literally went to the tire place the very next morning.
A few days later, actually it might have even been the very next day, my door handle broke. I think it was a spring or some other sort of mechanism. So picture me crawling in and out of my car through the passenger side. Not cute and NOT funny.
Note: Disco Diva acutally thought it was hysterical and couldn’t quite control her laughter upon seeing me slide in and out of the car.
So a few days after getting new tires, I had to get some more work done. Booo! But I am thankful for the ability to keep my ride safe and secure for me and that baby.
This weekend I took my car in for a wash. I can tell you it hasn’t seen soapy water since February. Long overdue and if I went anywhere besides home and work I might actually care.
The car wash people took one look at my seats and suggested I get my seats cleaned and polished. I said no, but then considered the crusty, dried milk all over the back seat and decided to go ahead and do it.
I’m so glad I did. My seats looked great! I could almost see my reflection in those mamma jammas. The outside looks great too! I tell you what, my car might have some bruises and scratches, but today it sure is looking fine. You wouldn’t know it was a twelve year old car. It kinda makes me feel bad for only washing it twice a year.
How often do you get your car washed inside and out? Do you do it yourself or do you leave it to the professionals?