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Posted: 4/19/2007 5:14:12 AM EDT
I use to enjoy cleaning my car when I was a teenager washing, waxing, then cleaning the interior about every month or so..
Now I am lucky If Wash the every six months. I park it in the garage and really after it rains it does not seem to be very dirty..
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:15:15 AM EDT
As time permits, not that often.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:16:00 AM EDT
Once a week in the summer and warmer months, once a month in the winter.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:16:37 AM EDT
Same here, use to be real anal about it getting dirty.  Now I let the rain wash it.  It pretty much ended once I had my black 96 Impala SS.  I will never have a black vehicle again, and it ruined the idea of keeping vehicles clean.  After I had that I was worn out on the wash and wax thing.

Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:16:39 AM EDT
not too often. 2 or 3 times a year.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:17:39 AM EDT
Whenever it rains, or snows.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:18:09 AM EDT
The dirt and grime hold mine together.

I do vacuum the interior a couple of times a year...
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:19:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:24:02 AM EDT
Haven't in a year+...
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:31:48 AM EDT
Depends on how often it rains.

Less now because I have a garage now.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:35:36 AM EDT
I wash my pickup a couple of times a year, wax it about twice per year.

I wash my wife's van about once a month on average. Less frequently in winter, moreso in summer. Waxed twice per year.

I wash my 911 whenever it gets visibly dirty. Waxed about every other wash job. It's my baby.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:13:31 AM EDT
I've had a spray of bug guts on the front of my car for a month now.  I really need to wash it, but I keep putting it off.

I run it through a car wash about every 2-3 months.  I wash it by hand about once a year.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:14:41 AM EDT
Once a year it goes to the dealer for it's annual service, he valets it as part of the service…

Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:22:25 AM EDT
Twice a year whether it needs it or not.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:23:58 AM EDT
maybe 2 times per year

It would be silly to wash it more than that.  The enviroment I work in isn't conducive to keeping a vehicle clean.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:25:35 AM EDT
Lucky if it gets washed once a year. Interior hasn't been cleaned in years. I don't have time.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:30:41 AM EDT
Just a means of conveyance and transport.
Haven't washed it yet,but it's only two years old,and I believe that the paint will take at least 10 years to cure fully. LAst one made it 16 years with only one wsh/wax, on it's 10th anniversary.  
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:37:20 AM EDT
Complete detail every week in the summer.

2 coats of wax every 3 months.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:38:53 AM EDT
It rained just the other day.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:40:29 AM EDT
The most my car gets is a windshield squeegee at the gas station.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 7:05:12 AM EDT
If you never wash your car, it will eventually reach an equilibrium condition where the rain washes off the dirt as fast as it goes on.  Saves a lot of time for more important things.  The kids will wash the car once in a while, just for the fun of it.

I do clean up the inside as necessary (usually 2-3 times a year), and keep the windows and mirrors clean as needed, for safety.

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