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Car Wash Expense on your Challenger Daily Driver?
For those of you that daily drive your challenger (even those that only do it seasonally) How much do you spend on car washing and how often, also do you do it yourself or pay a car wash / detail shop?
For me the car is a nice weather only daily driver, only gets driven in the rain if I get caught by surprise on one of those 20% chance or rain days that turn into major widespread downpours.
About once per week depending on weather it goes through the local extra service automatic car wash with the works (this involves having the windows, bumpers, hood and wheels quickly hand washed before going into the automatic wash) , and I vacuum as needed about once per week at home with the shop vac.. This gets the car mostly clean, still leaves some brake dust in the crevices and maybe a few small spots on the glass.
Monthly - 6 weeks $70
It goes to a local detail shop for their basic inside and out wash, wax, vacuum and windows for $70 (they charge $120 for the full detail package)
Every 4-6 months $120
Full detail (this is projected at this time as I have only owned the car for about 3 months, but it is getting to the point where the various hard to reach places are showing a need to be cleaned)
(total estimated expense $900 - $1250 per year on cleaning)
Even though I have all the stuff for it I don't generally do this myself because I have a bad back (I fell and ended up with a split compression fracture of L2 just over 2 years ago, gets better every month, but washing and waxing a car would put me in bed for several days)
2010 Plum Crazy SRT8 with Manual Transmission-------
Mods list: K&N Typhoon CAI, Skip Shift Eliminator , Petty Strut Tower Brace, Diablo Predator 91CAI tune, License Plate backup camera with Lockpick V2, mini spare tire and adapter, Moroso Catch Can, some BT bling, 3rd brake pulser, Larry's mod Hurst shifter, coming soon Web Electric Sequential tail lights and LED under door lights
Last edited by Isaac-1; 12-13-2012 at 01:48 PM.