View Full Version : how many times do you wash your car a year

May 10th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Hope this poll is a little better lol

May 10th, 2009, 04:17 PM
I wash 2-3 times a week and I think that is well over 50 times.

Thats a lot of Gold Class Shampoo when you think about it.

May 10th, 2009, 04:25 PM
ha ha yeah it is. that is the best shampoo i ever used on my car how much do you per wash

May 10th, 2009, 06:12 PM
My vote might be a little misleading.
I voted for the 50+, but since I take care of three vehicles, it's probably closer to 75 or 100, but.... Chances are that none of them actually get washed every week year round.
In the winter, it might be 2 or 3 weeks between washes. In the rainy season, all 3 might get washed twice a week.

May 10th, 2009, 07:57 PM
I voted 45 times. I'd do it every week, but during the winter and pollen season I stretch it out between washes.

May 11th, 2009, 01:46 AM
I wash almost 3 times a week. Just washed just now. . . for today.

May 11th, 2009, 10:32 AM
At least twice a week:D

tcb 57
May 12th, 2009, 02:23 AM
I would guess, around 45 times a year ,..... EACH vehicle !!!!
I think I've earnt that beer !! :wavey

May 12th, 2009, 06:38 AM

Nice driveway and garage! Yours? With that setup, I could actually be detailing-dangerous!

tcb 57
May 12th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Nice driveway and garage! Yours? With that setup, I could actually be detailing-dangerous!

Yep......Home Sweet Home...... about to go on the market for sale too.
If you're interested in 4 b/rooms, dual heated pool, 2x Double garage, etc
let me know .


Alex C.
May 12th, 2009, 12:25 PM
I voted 15 a year and that's at max. Daily dustings and wipedowns make it hard for my paint to even get that dirty.

J. A. Michaels
May 20th, 2009, 01:57 AM
I voted for 5. Now if you asked how many times you QD your vehicle. That would be over a 100. for each vehicle.

Jul 18th, 2009, 01:37 PM
For the first time since I joined MOL, I went three weeks without washing my car. I was occupied by my recent move and simply couldn't find time to wash the car properly. Today I forced myself to get up at 5:30 to finally wash the car. I couldn't take the dirt streaks on the hood, roof, and trunk any longer. (The sides were clean because sprinkler overspray has compelled me into a 3x weekly QD to ensure water spots don't form). Felt good, even when my neighbor kidded me this morning that I never let my car get dirty, and I repeated to him what I wrote above. He shook his head and said it still looked clean.

Jul 28th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Once I have presentable paint on my caprice car. I'll be up to 50+ a year.

Ryan L.
Aug 9th, 2009, 07:00 PM
I said 30 times a year but now looking back it is probably less. I wash maybe every 3-4 weeks but QD every day almost. So when I'm washing it at that 3rd or 4th week it's still almost as clean as it is after the 2nd week.


Aug 9th, 2009, 07:22 PM
I wash at least 2-3 times a week here in Jakarta, Indonesia..

The weather is so unpredictable, it suddenly rains, and then it gets very hot again, and leaves the car brown with dust and other dirt particles blown..

Aug 31st, 2009, 08:33 PM
45+ but checked 50+ by mistake...... Every Saturday morning (May miss a few on account of rain) and UQD Sunday.

Sep 1st, 2009, 05:17 AM
I try to wash my Focus and Saturn at least once a week but that doesn't always happen so I voted for 40 for each car.
Now with my ambulance's they get washed at least every other day if we're busy, if not then at least once a week so I put +50 each for the rigs.

Sep 1st, 2009, 07:59 AM
At least once a week.

Sep 9th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Well living along lake erie, I get rain weekly, and there is snow half the year, but I still try to wash it at least once a week. Unless it is too cold or the snow is up to my waist, as it usually is! haha

Sep 16th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Right now I have been washing the car about twice a month, sometimes with quick detailer usage between washes.

Oct 11th, 2009, 05:11 AM
Would doing an ONR sponge bath be considered a "wash"??

Oct 12th, 2009, 08:43 PM
I voted 35 times...but that would be for one individual vehicle. I have several, so the total would be quite a bit more. Plus, when they are parked in the garage, there is less cleaning needed.....at least I hope!

Oct 15th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Unfortunately I had to vote with reality rather than my heart. My Daily Driver gets frequent washing attention during the warm weather and not so frequent attention during the Fall/Winter. Having a family life to consider, as well as my own, sometimes conflicts with the need for 'showroom' like presentation especially when you throw in the less than desirable weather elements. So I've learned to deal with it by rationalizing that although my ol trusty Daily Driver doesn't get the attention it should, I'm not ignoring the need to wash, I'm just getting the vehicle ready for the semi-annual FULL MONTY DETAIL EXPERIENCE!!


Nov 18th, 2009, 07:36 PM
i thought you werent supposed to wash weekly!

Nov 18th, 2009, 07:54 PM
i thought you werent supposed to wash weekly!

That's about how frequently I wash my car, I would recommend to wash your car this much only if you are using non-marring techniques.

Larry A
Feb 28th, 2010, 07:38 AM
I wash twice a week . I cant stand a dirty car. If the weather is bad I may wash more often. My car sits outside 24/7. My wifes car gets washed once a week. My car gets spray wax/QD once a week after a wash , and a regular wax every two months. Nobody eats or drinks anything in my car including my grandchildren. My dog never rides in my car. If she has to go to the vet we use my wifes car. My car looks like it did when it was new.

Matt Majeika
Mar 4th, 2010, 12:22 PM
2-3 times a week. Sometimes more in the summer, sometimes less in the winter. Looking forward to my new Shampoo Plus for the season!!

May 27th, 2010, 04:56 PM
I love the results...Im in the 50+ category lol.

Jun 20th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Used to? about 5 times. Now? twice.

Flash Gordon
Oct 17th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Does this poll include running thru Swirl-a-World :scratchhead1

Oct 17th, 2010, 02:37 PM
I wash my DD once a week. My 79Z28, they toy, just got washed for the second time in 12 months...

Oct 19th, 2010, 01:59 PM
50+ for me,i wash both my vehicles once a week.

Jan 20th, 2011, 10:46 PM
More then 50 times in a year, Usually I wash my car one or twice in a week. I wash my car regularly every Saturday morning on my holiday. Some time I wash three times a week in Monsoon season.
So almost more then 50 times in a year.