Let's face it, cars get dirty. You don't have to take them off road or on extended trips to know that cars are dirt magnets. If you're on a tight budget you can always wash your car yourself. Your local auto parts store will have lots of fine products to help you get your car looking shiny and new all over again. There are special soaps, squeegees, and waxes that will have you cleaning like the pros. Washing the family car can be a valuable teaching tool; you can use this chore to help your teen learn about the responsibilities driving brings long before he or she is ready to get a license. Many car owners consider it a relaxing way to spend a lazy weekend afternoon, especially when the weather is pleasant in the spring and summer months. There are special car upholstery cleaning devices available for consumer purchase, too.