Even though I enjoy spending time working outside in my yard, there are some other outdoor tasks that I’m not particularly fond of. I was never a big fan of washing my car by hand (this is one of the reasons that I continue to buy only gray vehicles – hides the dirt). It always seems like a lot of wasted time spent that I can never get back in my day. Even when I do wash my car at home it never seems to get as clean as going to the car wash in town. I inevitably miss spots or my rinse cycle isn’t sufficient enough. It’s also a pain in the ….neck because being only 5’3’’ (and a half) I have to use a step ladder to clean the top of the car. I know there are people out there that get excited about washing their car especially on the weekends; it’s like a Saturday ritual or something. I’ve seen people spend hours washing and detailing their beloved hunk of metal on wheels; maybe it’s therapy like yard work is for me, but doesn’t the place in town do the same job? Oh and I love seeing people that get their cars washed and then towel it dry by hand! Isn’t the blow dryer at the end of the rinse cycle sufficient enough?
Ok, so on the occasion when I do wash my SUV, I never towel dry it. I wash it and then drive around the block a couple of times to get the water off. It doesn’t work very well since the speed limit is only 25 miles an hour (ideally you need to be on the Autobahn to get it bone dry – I’ve never driven the Autobahn, but I imagine it would work effectively).
Maybe at this point you know where I’m going with this. My friend Russ (who usually gives me my Stihl tips) told me to use my (say it with me) BR 600 to dry my car off! What a concept! What an idea! Bravo I say! It works fantastic! Yes, another use for the BR 600. Now you may be wondering how I get the water off the top of the car since I’m a bit vertically challenged. No, I don’t put on my highest stilettos; I take one of the sections from my gutter kit, attach it to the blower and waa-laa, instant extension (sorry Russ, I’m taking credit for that one).
So for this blog, I decided to create a video of me drying off my SUV. I mean how could I show you someone else’s YouTube video? Hope you enjoy and that you’ll think about using this tip next time you’re drying off your car! Thanks Russell (aka Mr. BR 600)!