I always like to see, or better yet, drive in a shiny car. It is hard though with all the road grime or pollen or dessert dust or leaves or whatever it is you have it your area. For me we have the sticky pollen that gets dropped from the tree and lands on the car followed by dust. Local landscapers seem to love these trees as they are all over the place soiling up people’s cars.
In the James Bond Lifestyle Seminar, Paul Kyriazi wrote the ‘James Bond Lifestyle’s 21 Rules’ which you can read here. Rule #19 is: My car is clean, filled up and ready to go.
The logic behind that is you never know when you could get called upon to go do something special. You don’t want to waste time having to get gas or worrying if you have enough gas to get there. Or maybe you get to pick someone special up or take them somewhere. You don’t want it looking like you are living in your car do you?
But I think it is also a certain sense of pride. If you went to all the effort and expended so much energy to purchase or lease your car then why not keep it clean?
I used to get my car semi-detailed every couple of weeks. They would polish everything up inside and out and leave an air freshener that smelled like baby powder. But my favorite part of having a shiny car is when the sun hits it just right and shines off of the car paint and you get that sort of sun spot.
That always makes me smile.