How often do you clean out your car?

@maezee (39493)
United States
December 30, 2009 4:26pm CST
Probably not a discussion-worthy question, but I just would like to get some differing opinions. My car badly needs to be vaccuumed out and washed down, I just can never find the time to do so! And plus, it's cold outside, so pulling out the ShopVac is always a pain. I find myself only vaccuuming my car & cleaning it out.. once every couple of months. I know this is bad, but I'm curious to see if there is anyone else out there who also puts off cleaning their cars out. How often do you clean it out? Do you feel like it's "enough"? And do you do it yourself or get it professionally done?
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9 responses
@solared (1209)
• United States
31 Dec 09
Honestly like twice a year, it's dusty a lil, I wipe and stuff, but mostly just keep the garbage out in the first place and everything is fine.
• Iraq
31 Dec 09
I used not to clean my car because i dont have time and it was an old one.When i bought my new Hyundai sonata 08 i decided to keep cleaning it trying my best to keep in good manner.BUT I ALSO FAILED TO MANAGE IT.I found that i really dont have enough time to at least wash it from time to time.One cause is that its winter and i fear i catch cold.My garage also is on the back of the house and seldom sees sun.But when i have a time and clean it it really sem great and awsome.
• India
31 Dec 09
Really it is a rubby question, It dedpends upon onces desire Someone will clean it everyday and someone will do it once in a weel. But as far as I am concerned I will clean the car daily before I tale the car for the use. Only when the car is clean It will give as good look and also give good opion upon the owners who is maintaining the car. As we are wearing the drress cleaningly,the car should also be clean/
• India
31 Dec 09
probly Iwash the car by own. when our family decided to to go for shopping my children help.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
31 Dec 09
Hi maezee. I don't clean out my current car, at least not yet anyway, nor do I get it done professionally. My husband does it for me! LOL As he uses it for work it gets dusty pretty quickly, so he will clean it out every few days or so. In fact, he just cleaned it out today. Good thing it is a nice looking vehicle that he wants to keep in good shape, otherwise he probably wouldn't clean it out but every couple of months, like you, if that! LOL As it is he hardly ever cleaned out his little pick-up truck that we had and when it came to washing it I had to do it. Ugh! LOL And the last car we had I was the one that always washed it (by hand), but at least he was the one that cleaned it out for me. Happy mylotting!
@bounce58 (17451)
• Canada
31 Dec 09
I've got kids who ride at back of the car. So, understandably they make quite a mess back there. When vacuuming, there are other things that don't necessarily go with it. So there is also a lot of picking up, and wiping that goes with it. I try to put it off as long as possible. But sometimes, it's just too much. Just imagine a yogurt spill on the seat that is left for days....
@tuyakiki (3017)
• India
30 Dec 09
I only prefer cleaning my vehicle when it is dirty... The place where I leave is very dusty so,I prefer doing it once in two weeks and I prefer cleaning it on my own...Certainly I use a vacuum cleaner for that.
@rjbass (1424)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I like cleaning my car myself, but only if time permits. Othwise, I take it to one of those hand wash car washes. I always look for a coupon on the back of my grocery receipt so it doesn't cost that much and they vacume the inside of the car which is the thing that I like the least when doing it myself.
• United States
30 Dec 09
I only clean it when it is dirty., and I can't stand it anymore. My husband got the car stuck in the mud earlier L.O.L So now I really need to wash it then he got in and mud is on the mats and he laughed and said I'm sorry I have had a bad day. So I was going to clean it on the way home but I will clean it tommorrow I really didn't feel like it today. And when I do clean it my husband is so messy I can't stand it I would say I clean it every Saturday if the weather is nice or if I am not sick or doing something.