When I was growing up, I had an uncle who loved his new car like only a man who grew up during the Great Depression could.
For him, washing that car on a Saturday afternoon was a near- religious experience.
Not me. I head to the car wash. If you're a PR pro anywhere but New York, chances are you use your car for work and go to the car wash as well. But now, there is a new product that wants to wean us away from that.
The Mr. Clean AutoDry attaches to your garden hose and promises spot-free drying without having to pass as much as a rag over your road machine.
The AutoDry comes with its own soap and a special filter. Turning a dial on top changes how the water comes out and that prevents spotting.
It works well enough. I was surprised that the instructions told me I needed a sponge to wipe in the soap after distributing it on my Rav4 - that was more work than I was expecting. It did dry spot-free as promised.
If you want to wash your car, you could do worse. I'm still headed for the cash wash though.
Any suggestions for gadgets we should try? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Price $20. Replacement soap, $5, replacement filters $6, each good for 10 washes
Available at Target, Wal-Mart, AutoZone, elsewhere
Specs Starter kit has enough soap/filter for three washes