Fab Real Estate Blog: Washing My Car with Snow

Washing My Car with Snow

Today the temperature reached the upper 50's.  After last week's bitter cold and winds, it felt like a warm summer day.

Car with SnowI had a few hours off this afternoon, so I parked my poor, dirty, filthy Honda in the driveway and washed the car.  Surrounded by snow.  Yes, my lawns were still covered in snow and ice.  I don't think I've ever washed a car surrounded by snow before.

I must have removed about 10 pounds of dirt, sand and salt from the car today.  I swear I heard it sigh, "Thank you," while it was drying...

I'll admit...the water was cold.  But it still was fun.  After a long winter, you forget how nice it is to be able to spend some time outside in short sleeves.

Of course, I used my trusty Mr. Clean AutoDry Car Wash system.  I laughed at my father when he suggested I buy one.  These gizmos never work.  But, this one does.  I'll never wash a car without it.


Mr Clean


It's a great little toy.  Wash the car, let it air dry, and almost no water spots!

Yes, this is a picture of it laying in the snow earlier today, after I finished using it.

You gotta love New England in March!




Don Fabrizio-Garcia
Prudential Connecticut Realty
Connecticut Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Comment balloon 7 commentsDon Fabrizio-Garcia • March 12 2007 06:48PM


Hey Don - I know exactly what you mean by having a nice shiny clean car after our winters!  And most of our snow about gone - MOST of it anyway.

Thanks for mentioning that cleaning system.  I may just have to go check it out myself.  I like the air dry and no water spots part, too!  ;-)


Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 12 years ago
Hey, 3 gallons of gas and $3.99 gets my car washed at 5 degrees faranheit (under carriage included). Theres no reason to have a dirty car in the winter or summer.
Posted by David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City (Keller Williams Northland) about 12 years ago

I agree with Ann, thanks for the tip. I'll have to check out that little piece of equipment. 

Here in Washington State, washing my car is the sure fire way to guarantee that there will be rain the next day. Although come to think of it, living in Washington is a pretty sure fire way to guarantee that you are going to see rain in the next few days anyways. :)


Posted by Ken Bell (Realty Executives Brio) about 12 years ago

Bob - now that my car is clean again, we'll probably have some freezing rain this week so the plow guy can cover my driveway with even more salt and sand!

Bob & Ann - The Mr Clean product really does work.  You do need to buy their soap and their water filters, but they're available at Target.  I seem to get about 7 or 8 washes out of each bottle of soap and filter.  Not too bad.  It sounds silly when you're reading the directions (rinse, lather, sponge, rinse, then rinse with the filtered, deionized water) but it works. I'm a believer!

David - There's no such thing as a $3.99 car wash around here.  And when your driveway is being sanded and salted every other day because of the weather, there's just no keeping the car clean anyway  (my car was washed just last week in the car wash, yet there was such a build-up of sand and salt that I didn't even want to touch my own car).  Besides, an hour washing a car in the outdoors is fun and reduces some stress.

Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Ok Don, you asked for it, I'm back!!!!!


Now what I want to know is where are the pictures of you washing that car? lol  I may have to invest in that little toy of yours, sounds like a good idea.


Catherine Myers



Posted by Catherine Myers, Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate (Windermere Bay Area Properties) about 12 years ago
No, no pictures of me doing the washing!
Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) about 12 years ago
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