If you regularly commute, you’ll recognise that tell-tale signs that your car is ready for another wash; the wipers failing to reach the edge of the windscreen to remove the dirt and grime, the wheel-trims gradually turning black, and the splatters of mud sprayed up from behind the wheels.
In the winter, it was the rock salt that coated our cars, causing them to be that little bit grimier. Then, with Spring, came the fallen blossom petals and a shower of bugs. Muddy splatters from passing vehicles also had us all reaching for the soapy suds and sponges again.
And now, with us creeping slowly into the summer months; the dust, pollen and birds are giving drivers a run for their money when attempting to keep that sparkling finish on their cars. Commuting cars also appear to gather soot from the exhaust emissions, which regularly coats the rear end of the vehicle.
Cleaning your car can appear to be an unending task, so, to inspire those of you who have been putting off giving your vehicle a good sponging down; we have compiled the best car wash movie scenes to get you raring to go!
The makers of Shark Tale have gifted us the perfect song (Working at the Carwash – Christina Aguilera ft Missy Elliott) to get a beat into our feet making the task a blast! A perfect choice if you want the whole family to pitch in, getting the job done twice a quickly. Prepare for a water fight, and possibly a soggy sponge to the face! Families cannot be trusted not to spray the garden hose!
Contrasting from Shark Tale, Bad Teacher is not for family viewing. Containing themes of an adult nature, this comedy involves actress Cameron Diaz who demonstrates all the best moves that you can pull when cleaning a car! However, we’re guessing these moves took some practice and we do not recommend practising on your drive back home unless you fancy shocking your neighbours!
After relocating with his mother to Los Angeles, California; Daniel LaRusso finds himself in trouble after trying to stand up for his new friend, Ali Mills from her karate-skilled ex-boyfriend and his gang. Luckily, a nearby local, Kesuke Miyagi comes to his aid and begins to teach Daniel the art of karate. He starts with a simple defence technique, ‘wax on, wax off’. Who knew cleaning cars was a useful learning technique when versing yourself in martial arts?
Another comedy not best suited to family viewing; Dodgeball offers a comic portrayal of how you would not want a sponsored car wash to end up. When attempting to raise funds for their entry fee to a Dodgeball tournament, the team quickly discover that another car wash is taking place across the road from their station, by an attractive all-female team, who are raking in all the business.
In this comedy, Eddie Murphy stars as the eponymous, flawed hero, Norbit. The character is a mild-mannered, down-trodden husband who begins to re-think his life when his childhood sweetheart, Kate, returns to their neighbourhood. For years, Norbit silently suffered, attending to his overbearing wife, Rasputia, who he was tauntamount forced to marry. However, the tables are turned when Rasputia realises that Kate and Norbit share a mutual affection for one another. The larger-than-life character then tries her best to win-back her husband with some hillarious consequences – the car wash scene being just one of them! Rated PG – 13 (contains crude sexual humour and some nudity)
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to embrace the sunshine and to get those muddy motors sparkling! Happy car washing!