12 Obsessive Moments We All Have With Our Cars

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1. Starting up the car.

Foot on the brake, disengage the parking brake, key in the ignition, make a vroom vroom noise, actually start the car…

2. Getting really excited about odometer readings.

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Whether it’s seven sevens or just a dash full of the same number, it’s always worth pulling over to document.

3. Checking the mirrors again.

4. Just… checking… the lug nuts… one… more… time…

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5. Car washing.

Is that a dirt speck over there? Is it?!

6. Fiddling with the gas pump until the total hits a full dollar amount.

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7. Getting the air vents to point in just the right direction.

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8. Parking.

Getting out, making sure it’s close enough, asking someone else, moving again…

9. Then setting multiple alarms to make sure this nightmare doesn’t lead directly to a ticket, then court, then jail, GAH, WHO HAS QUARTERS?!

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EVERYONE. QUARTERS ON THE TABLE. BACK IN FIVE.

10. Perfectly aligning your car with the one next to you at the stoplight.

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11. Cycling through the presets just to make sure all of your favorite radio stations are still there.

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12. And running back to triple-check the door locks.

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