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w-bosch1
May 3rd, 2009, 08:49 AM
i wash my car about 5 times a year

Ryan L.
May 3rd, 2009, 08:53 AM
A year? I usually try to wash mine every 2-3 weeks but sometimes I'm so busy I can't.

4 times a year is a bit of a stretch for even daily drivers. Is your car a garage queen?

Ryan

w-bosch1
May 3rd, 2009, 08:59 AM
Lets just say my car has only seen rain 3 times in 9 years

gmc1500
May 3rd, 2009, 09:13 AM
I think there should have been a "365 times" option LOL. My garage queen gets washed every 2-3 weeks depends if I drive it, Usually I only take it out on Saturdays. My daily driver on the other hand gets washed every week. Long let that Oldsmobile run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuck91
May 3rd, 2009, 09:27 AM
i wash my truck twice a week, so i think i wash well over ten times a year.

w-bosch1
May 3rd, 2009, 09:32 AM
wow and i thought 5 tims a year was a lot guss not lol

Chop
May 3rd, 2009, 10:20 AM
when weather and time allow I wash every two weeks. It adds to more than ten in the year. Since there was no 10+ option I voted 10 times. :D

CieraSL
May 3rd, 2009, 10:32 AM
I try to wash my car (a daily driver) at least once a week. Now when it's cold or we have all the pollen like we've been having I'll stretch it out a bit longer, but as a general rule I shoot for once a week.

Johnson
May 4th, 2009, 12:18 PM
uhhh, I cant even keep track of how many times I wash my car a year. I at lest do it once a week! Sometimes more

ClearlyCoated
May 4th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Every two weeks. I use a quick detailer to keep it clean in between, otherwise it would be more.

Bunky
May 4th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Carfire, since you created the poll and only listed 10 times as maximum, you must think 10 is a very high number. I assume anyone serious about detailing is doing it at least once a month and many more often than that.

Tuck91
May 4th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Carfire, since you created the poll and only listed 10 times as maximum, you must think 10 is a very high number. I assume anyone serious about detailing is doing it at least once a month and many more often than that.

I dont think Carfire started this thread. :scratchhead1

dvtldav
May 4th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Once a week, weather permitting.

Dave

ClearlyCoated
May 9th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Maybe we could have the poll edited to include 25+ and 50+

cardriver
May 9th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Maybe we could have the poll edited to include 25+ and 50+

:iagree:
I thought this poll was a joke when I saw it! :scratchhead1 Considering I'm an enthusiast, and this is an enthusiast website, and my daily driver is 24/7 outside, I wash it (and spray/maintenance wax it) about once a week. That means 52 times a year! Please update the poll to include a wider range for those fanatics like myself :D! Of course as the car gets older, or my priorities change, that frequency will decline, but still...haha.

Ganesa
May 9th, 2009, 06:24 PM
yup.. the poll should be way more than those...
down here in Indonesia, I was my car 3-4 times a Week all because of the weather.. :D:D

CharlesW
May 9th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Just change the title to:
"How many times a month do you wash your car?" :D

Since I wash mine anytime it's dirty and we don't have rain in the forecast for a couple of days, 2 to 3 times a week is a definite possibility for me.

The poll options would be better suited to a "How many times a year do you wax your car?" poll. :)

akimel
May 9th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Perhaps the moral of the story is ... before posting a poll, give it some thought and make sure that the options reflect the wide range of MOL possibilities. Clearly the huge majority of the MOL brethren wash their vehicles more than ten times a year. I doubt many MOL members wash their vehicles less than once a month. Once a week seems more likely for the majority. I think we need a new poll.

Ganesa
May 9th, 2009, 08:13 PM
:iagree:

Maserati Mario
May 9th, 2009, 08:22 PM
at least 52, every week

Carfire
May 9th, 2009, 08:47 PM
I wash about once a week!!!

MrCLRider
May 10th, 2009, 05:11 AM
I chose the 10, which should have been 10+ atleast because here in SW Ohio, the weather is crazy at times, raining every other day sometimes.

CharlesW
May 10th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Perhaps the moral of the story is ... before posting a poll, give it some thought and make sure that the options reflect the wide range of MOL possibilities. Clearly the huge majority of the MOL brethren wash their vehicles more than ten times a year. I doubt many MOL members wash their vehicles less than once a month. Once a week seems more likely for the majority. I think we need a new poll.
:iagree:So.....
When are you guys posting the new poll? :)

Details
May 10th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Once a week every week, either friday or saturday! i voted 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3 that makes 52 times

Ganesa
May 10th, 2009, 08:18 AM
So.....
When are you guys posting the new poll? :)

hmmmm instead of adding more useless threads, i think it would be better if the thread starter edited the title n poll :D :D

CharlesW
May 10th, 2009, 08:26 AM
hmmmm instead of adding more useless threads, i think it would be better if the thread starter edited the title n poll :D :D
Kind of like it was suggested in this earlier post. :)

Just change the title to:
"How many times a month do you wash your car?" :D

Since I wash mine anytime it's dirty and we don't have rain in the forecast for a couple of days, 2 to 3 times a week is a definite possibility for me.

The poll options would be better suited to a "How many times a year do you wax your car?" poll. :)

dope92cc
May 10th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Atleast once a week. Texas can get a car very dirty in less than a week.
Everybody else in my family would be maybe once a year, at an automated warsh... They are disgusting people.

Eddie6th
Jun 3rd, 2009, 05:16 PM
10! Did it say 10 a year? I thought this poll meant every couple of weeks!

HCAD
Jun 3rd, 2009, 05:55 PM
24+ per year = 1/week in good weather & 1/month in winter.

RG1202262
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:02 PM
I selected 10 since that was the highest. It's actually more like 45+. My beater probably gets 10. I thought I was neglecting her.:dunno

dope92cc
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:04 PM
1/month.
As a group of girls would say...
EWWWWW!!!

Larry A
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:57 PM
I wash my car twice a week somethimes more. I wash my wifes car once a week. Both cars sit outside 24/7. I cant stand dirty cars.

Calais
Sep 13th, 2009, 12:49 PM
uhhh, I cant even keep track of how many times I wash my car a year. I at least do it once a week! Sometimes more

Same here. I would venture to guess somewhere between 45-50 time a year. Only because I sometimes don't get to wash my car for the week if there is inclement weather and sometimes I wash it more than once in a week.

geert dr
Oct 21st, 2009, 05:53 AM
Both our cars get washed once a week in the weekend ( handwash) and during the week they get a rinse at the DIYcarwash ( pressurewasher ) !!

Thats 52 weeks x 4 = 208 !! :D

CAShine
Jan 7th, 2010, 04:31 PM
I think that 10 is too a low of a number for me. In the summer I try to wash once a week. Sparingly during the winter, I will go to a self service wash instead of using my power washer.

adi1202
Feb 21st, 2010, 01:29 PM
twice a week.. sometimes 3

J. A. Michaels
Feb 21st, 2010, 01:33 PM
minimum at least every 3 weeks. Qd maintenance in between. So at a minimum it would be 17 times a year,

In between if it needs it, I wash it more often.

fredcandetail
Apr 15th, 2010, 11:51 AM
during the winter once a weeks
during the spring whenever weather permits (2x per week)
summer maybe once a week and QD every other day

Monk26
Aug 14th, 2010, 06:48 AM
In spring, summer, fall I try once per week
In the winter once per month if lucky

FinalTouchDetail
Aug 14th, 2010, 07:24 AM
I try to wash both of my cars once a week.

Blue Apollo IV
Aug 14th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Good gosh....I wash my car about every other day.

Tuck91
Aug 14th, 2010, 05:10 PM
I think I have washed my truck about four times this year.

aris
Aug 15th, 2010, 03:58 PM
I can't even count on how many times i washed mine this summer ..and i been in greece for 3 weeks:D

DetailFreak517
Aug 15th, 2010, 07:06 PM
52 minimum... probably more....

Ravi_1992
Aug 16th, 2010, 12:19 AM
Once a week for our daily drivers so about 52 a Year

marsher
Mar 25th, 2011, 01:08 AM
If it is rainy season then eveyday, otherwise 2-3 times a week. UQD between washes