Thought of another California advantage today. I have a black Honda Accord. I both love and hate black cars. Black, when clean, is the best color to have on a car. It is very shiny and reflective and just makes the car look fantastic. Of course, black is also impossible to maintain. Every little scratch shows up on a black car. Also, a dirty black car just looks faded and old.
I washed my car this weekend, and it is still clean. The entire time I was in Seattle, I only washed my car about twice. The problem was that whenever I washed my car in Seattle, it would rain the next day. There goes the car wash. So my car just stayed dirty. I hate a dirty car, but also hated wasting my time washing the car.
But not in California. I washed my car and my car stays washed. It's great. Chalk up another advantage for California.