When I was working full time, I would tend to have my car washed every couple of weeks. Usually, I'd get a discount coupon when I filled up, and would save money that way. My vehicle's a lot older now, and I don't drive nearly as much as I used to. Since I'm not seeing clients, it's not as important to have a shiny clean vehicle. I also don't have a lot of money, so when I do wash it, I do it myself. I just finished washing it, and it does make me happy that it's shiny clean and I feel a sense of accomplishment, as well. Do you wash your own vehicle, or do you pay to have it washed? If you pay to have it washed, do you use the drive through car washes, or have it hand washed? I prefer the hand washing, because it's gentler, but have occasionally used the drive through washes.