In one classic episode of The Simpsons, Homer comes home and goes:
Who needs a carwash when you can just drive around in the rain?
It's obviously meant as an absurd joke, poking fun at Homer's low intelligence. But it always struck me as a very thought-provoking question, at least for somebody like myself who has never had a car. Maybe I'm as dumb as Homer.
I can't remember that we ever once washed the car in a professional car wash. We always just waited for the next time it rained, and then the car was automatically washed. At most, we may have used a cheap car washing sponge and a bucket of water in the summer, but I'm not sure why, since it rains soon enough anyway.
Why would anyone need to use a professional car washing service, other than in some extreme situation such as you've just driven around in the mud and completely covered your car and your boss' family is coming over for dinner in an hour and there is no rain to be expected for the entire week and you really need to make a good impression on them?
Yes, I mean this question seriously.