Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


View Poll Results: How often do you think you need to wash your car ?
Once a week 95 48.72%
Once in a month 31 15.90%
Once in 3 months 7 3.59%
Every Service (6 months) 6 3.08%
Never 1 0.51%
Daily 55 28.21%
Voters: 195. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th July 2008, 09:37   #31
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: pune
Posts: 1,134
Thanked: 376 Times
Default

Wash the car myself once in a fortnight, use car shampoo once in a month.

Last edited by sukiwa : 28th July 2008 at 09:41.
sukiwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2008, 09:46   #32
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: @ Driver's Seat @
Posts: 679
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

I drive only on weekends for externals and internals every 15 days, As I take my car out only on the weekend.
lambuhere1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2008, 11:15   #33
BHPian
 
ajitkommini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 483
Thanked: 109 Times
Default

Car gets a basic wash every morning (or previous night), plus interiors, mats etc. on Saturdays and pressure wash at the service station about once in 2 months or if we go on a longish trip.
ajitkommini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2008, 11:22   #34
BHPian
 
prabhusati's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 248
Thanked: 12 Times
Default

I use my car 2 to 3 times a week. I wash it in the mornings everytime i plan to use the car.
prabhusati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2008, 11:23   #35
Senior - BHPian
 
srishiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 3,466
Thanked: 692 Times
Default

Unless it rains and there is mud around on roads, my car stays clean for a week. I don't want to waste water and hence wash it once a week. Once a month or so, I get it pressure washed.
srishiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2008, 12:14   #36
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kochi
Posts: 2,147
Thanked: 142 Times
Default

[quote=GTO - Touring;917918]For those who wash their cars once a week (or less frequently), is it because of a labour problem, or that car wash guys aren't available in your neighbourhood?/quote]

1. I wash my car myself so no time. (most important)
2. It does not run daily.
3. Wont run much even when used daily - will be washed when dirty in such cases.
4. I use a car cover when parked. The light weight blue/black inside & silver colour outside one. Cost just Rs. 600/-.
5. Wont bother finding a "car washer" for daily wash even if required.
BaCkSeAtDrIVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2008, 12:22   #37
BHPian
 
rranjith_kum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Coimbatore/ Aachen
Posts: 693
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

I don't wash it daily or even weekly, but once in a month for sure! or some times for a special occasion.
There were days when I used to get it washed alternate days as GTO pointed out its labor problem for me and I am too lazy for frequent washes
rranjith_kum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2008, 12:26   #38
Senior - BHPian
 
PatienceWins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,134
Thanked: 244 Times
Default

I tried two wash guys before deciding to wash it myself. In the name of cleaning they have been scratching my car. Also it was just an eye wash.
I have been washing it for the last one year.

Mostly it is washed once a week or twice a week, sometimes once in two weeks.

On weekends, I clean the interiors and polish the plastics.

Waxing the car has become a rare phenomenon. I get it 3M polished once every 6 months.
PatienceWins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2008, 12:46   #39
BHPian
 
Path_Finder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 623
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Daily normal wash, once a week wash with car shampoo and waxing/polish once a year along with service.
Path_Finder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2008, 13:11   #40
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 46,558
Thanked: 80,380 Times
Default

Learn something new every day!! If this poll serves as a good sample, only 20% of Indian cars are washed everyday . With labour being as cheap as it is, I had expected the number to be several times higher.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2008, 13:20   #41
BHPian
 
Path_Finder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 623
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
With labour being as cheap as it is, I had expected the number to be several times higher.
I also expected the number to be higher; but would not call the labour as cheap - many clean their cars themselves and it is not cost, the time and effort is what matters.
Path_Finder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2008, 13:29   #42
Senior - BHPian
 
PatienceWins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,134
Thanked: 244 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
Learn something new every day!! If this poll serves as a good sample, only 20% of Indian cars are washed everyday . With labour being as cheap as it is, I had expected the number to be several times higher.

Labour is cheap and available, but I could not get good quality wash without leaving scratches. Getting someone who cares for car is very difficult. I think scratches are left by the rings they use or lack of cleaning the cloth.

So washing car on my own which makes everyday washing not feasible.
PatienceWins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 14:10   #43
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,350
Thanked: 31 Times
Default

Yup. Beter to have the car dirty then getting it washed by someone who doesn't know how. Scratches and swirl marks would be the result. Better do it yourself.
csentil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 14:21   #44
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangalore / Madras
Posts: 1,980
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

My Indica and KB125 are washed everyday (except Sunday) when in Madras. The interiors of the Indica are cleaned (almost) every Sunday.

I'm yet to find a good car wash "service provider" in Bangalore. I watched the other cars in my apartment being washed for a few days before concluding all of them scratched more than washed cars.
hrag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2008, 14:33   #45
BHPian
 
Shakensoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: AS01
Posts: 492
Thanked: 220 Times
Default

I wash my car myself, usually once a week or every fortnight.

Car runs only on the weekend and is covered with 2 covers, on the inside the light silver one, a thick cloth cover on the outside. This is to mainly to prevent scratches from dogs and cats who have a habit of sleeping on top of cars, and to prevent scraping by other cars when taking out of the parking lot.

Labour is not an issue, there are plenty cheap "washers" available. But all they do is recycle the same soiled water, use dry cloth to wipe the dust which causes more harm than good. So I have cleaning the car myself since the last three years, even if that means sacrificing 2-3hrs from my weekend and carrying buckets of water from the third floor.
Shakensoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basic Car wash & Polishing - Vent Car wash (Tharamani, Chennai) scopriobharath Chennai 9 10th February 2015 16:59
Car Wash - Blr (indiranagar) - Shri MHP wash center quadra Bangalore 14 23rd May 2013 01:55
Car Wash and Interior Detailing - Srd Magic Jet Car Wash (Sainikpuri, Secunderabad) windsurfer Other Cities 5 20th September 2011 15:06
So, what's your sign? You crash here often? pingmepal Shifting gears 8 17th December 2006 05:56


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:13.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks