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How frequent do you wash your car?

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Sep 7, 2004
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How frequent do you wash your car?

Do you wash it:
Weekly?
Bi-weekly?
Monthly?
When it's dirty?
You let the rain wash it?
Never?

Yes, I know there are many factors to my question.

I ask this question because I was at a PetroCan Touchless Car Wash yesterday and the car ahead looked clean, and the Driver was getting it washed. Maybe it was a habit to clean it weekly?
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Jul 30, 2007
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Once every 2 weeks is the norm
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Feb 9, 2020
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Etobicoke
Once a week, but regardless it going to get dirty within a couple of hours due to dust.
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CALEDON
I have a 2 DR jeep that I got OCT 2020. I haven't washed it since I got it.

It looks better dirty.
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Jan 5, 2004
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Hand wash, maybe twice a year. Car wash, maybe once a week in the winter.
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Oct 26, 2014
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Colorado
The guy probably has a car wash pass from Petro Can so maybe got gas and might as well go in and wash the dust off - esp if it's touchless.
I wash at least once in 2 weeks.
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Got 6 month Halo Car Wash membership gift at Christmas. Was fantastic in the winter, went every other day .LOL
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usually 2 to 3 times a year. i used to do it monthly when i was younger but aint no body got time for that no more, esp when your married and have young children and work a very demanding job.
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Oct 25, 2020
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Summer about once a week unless it's raining constantly.

In the winter I either buy a Petro wash pass or use coin wash and clean every other day.
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I wash my car every 2 weeks and I wash my wife's car every 2 weeks so my car than wife's car than back to my car so basically since I own two cars I'm washing every week and I follow the same schedule even in winter.

I have a dedicated underground car wash bay in my complex that allows me to wash year round. I only do hand wash none of my cars have ever seen a automated car wash.
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Once a week, black car looks dirty quick.
I use the Petro Canada (touchless) season pass split with 6 other people.
Also have a pressure washer, foam cannon, and the DIY detailing stuff to wash at home. The touchless wash can only do so much, need to do a contact wash with a wash mit once in a while.
Car is also ceramic coated which helps keep the surface slick and easier to wash off.
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Never in winter. During the warmer months as long as it isn’t going to rain for a few days I’ll wash them (hand wash).
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Brampton
Anywhere between once a week to once a month.

Depends on if it rains or if driven over a wet or salty road.

Keep my car in a garage.
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Feb 14, 2008
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When ever it gets dirty.

I ceramic coated one of my cars using a kit, and washing it is very easy. The dirt comes of easy and the water just beads off. Highly recommeded.
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Once every 2 weeks works for me. If I have time on a weekend I love doing it.

As a kid I did it every other day sometimes but that was before ceramics and graphene and coatings. Those really, really make it easier to not have to wash your car.
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One or twice a year whether it needs it or not Face With Tears Of Joy
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-When it gets dirty enough that it's noticeable from a short distance
-When it's dirty enough that someone can finger write "WASH ME" and it is visible
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10% off is cold, 50% off is warm, 75% off is hot, but FREE IS RFD!
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-Hand wash Once or twice a month for spring/summer/fall
-touch less or coin up to flush underbody every two weeks in winter
-one annual claybar/polish/wax detailing in summer
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Depends on the weather TBH. I'm typically not going to wash my car if I know there is precipitation in the next day or two--it's a waste of time and/or money. In winter, if it's going to be dry roads the next 4-5 days, I'll take through the touchless. In summer, as long as then next 3 days are not forecast for rain and I have the time, I'll hand wash. Also with two cars in the summer now at least I can try to keep the clean one clean as if one went through the rain one day I'll just keep driving that one if it's going to be raining more so as not to dirty up the one that's already clean and in the garage.

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