I got the best Mother's Day present from Son Brian and DIL Nicole -- a voucher to take my car in for a thorough cleaning.
I've held off on getting the job done, because the past few weeks have been pretty rainy. It's not often I splurge on a good car wash and I wanted to enjoy the clean-car look for several days. Today, to celebrate the start of the Memorial Day weekend (and the unofficial kickoff of the summer) I took the car to a full-service facility not too far from the house.
Forty-five minutes later the car had been pampered from top to bottom, inside and out. It was washed, the inside of the windows were cleaned, and the wheels shined. All the carpet was vacuumed, the dashboard got wiped down, and a vinyl protectant was applied to all the inside surfaces. I don't think my car has looked this good since I brought it home from the dealer!
As part of my package I also got a five-day Clean Guarantee coupon. If the car gets dirty (or rained on) in that time I can take it back in and get it cleaned again.
Five years ago today: Gifts