When driving along showing off your new roadster nothing can be more satisfying that to relax and enjoy the music while cruising through the open fall countryside. I might take a sip from my thermos – I bring along a thermos full of apple cider, the best thing to have to drink on a crisp fall day – and listen to some good music while feeling the car climb into the hills. I don’t speed or pass cars with the arrogance some drivers like to do, instead I just like to enjoy a smooth ride where you pass cars and sights almost effortlessly. And when my roadster is in great shape this is how such a drive feels.
I do this about once a month, just me and my car. We go into the hills on a different road each time, to enjoy the climate, see the sights and feel the sense of freedom. My car enjoys it just as much as I do; it has a chance to show the guys at the maintenance shop that it hasn’t lost its sturdiness and its power yet, even if I do have to give it a little more TLC than back when I first drove it off the lot. I now follow a set schedule of maintenance that I store on my watch that I got from Fossil. Each month I get a reminder that it is now time to take the car for its “checkup” like making sure the tire pressure is correct. Every vehicle maintenance or upkeep task is coded into my watch, along with a date to do it. So I get a warning each month when it’s time for regular work to be done.
My girlfriend complains that I pay more attention to the car than I do to her. But I remind her that she wouldn’t even see me if it weren’t for that car; after all, we first met when we were both having our cars overhauled at the shop. Now she is also coded into that watch, I set aside activities and events to take her to, and have tickets purchased using Groupon coupons for early and discount admissions. So part of my regular drive and entertainment includes taking her along to enjoy some show, or sports event. After all, when you take care of your car, your car will take care of you.