One of the things I love about the modern world is being able to fill up my gas tank and pay for a car wash at the same time. I am absolutely the worst about keeping my car clean. My husband is constantly nagging me about the fact that I need to clean out my car. Look, I have a four year old boy who is a constant passenger in my back seat. He covers the seat with cheese crackers and the floors with papers from daycare. There are random toys all over the place! The front seat is covered with my trash. Things like empty soda cans litter the floor along with discarded MapQuest directions and granola bar wrappers.
Before I found a gas station with an automatic car wash, I would go months and months without washing my car. It drove my dad nuts to see my perfectly nice car covered in a layer of grime. Now, when I fill my tank at my favorite gas station the happy little screen says, "Would you like a car wash?" I push yes, it adds it to my bill, and after filling up, I drive through the automatic wash. (Don't get me wrong, I don't wash my car every single time I fill up, but when it needs washed it sure is handy!)
When I'm planning ahead, I go through the drive-thru at a nearby fastfood chain and enjoy my cheeseburger, while my car is being washed! It's kind of peaceful in there, and I have enough time to eat my lunch while I read. It just makes me happy!