6 Signs You Might Be Obsessed with Your Car
The automotive industry continues to rapidly expand, and it’s thought that there’s over one billion cars travelling on the roads worldwide.Nowadays, cars are a highly desirable machine to travel in style and comfort compared to public transport. However, for some people the love for their motor goes beyond the normal bond.
In 2012, an episode of My Strange Addiction shocked many viewers as it focused on the strange relationship between a man and his car. Nathaniel, a 27 year-old man, revealed he’s in “a committed relationship” with his chevy monte carlo called Chase. During the episode, Nathaniel even admitted to purchasing “birthday” presents for his car and sharing a favourite song with it. Of course, this is an extreme and rare kind of love for a motor. However, are you becoming a little too obsessed with your car? Well here’s 6 signs you might be.
1. Your car has a nickname
Have you given your car a name? Referring to it by the nickname as if it’s a person is a key sign. You treat your car like it has its own personality and feelings.
2. You have strict rules for passengers
Now nobody wants messy passengers, however when you love your car, you might have strict rules which must be followed by all passengers. For example, no eating or drinking in the car. You might get annoyed if passengers break these rules.
3. You talk about your car too much
As with most new things, when you get a new car, the majority of motorists like telling people about it. However, when your car is your pride and joy, you tend to start talking about if too much. You want to know everything about your car and like to tell others about it. Even the little details are important to you.
4. You constantly check your car is safe
Checking your car is secure becomes part of your daily routine. You regularly look through the curtains to check your car is still there.
5. Your social media profiles focus on your car
Do you excessively post about your beloved car on social media? Of course, we're not talking about the occasional car photo here. I mean are over 75% of your posts about your car? If so, this might be a sign you're obsessed with it.
6. You excessively wash your car
In general, experts recommend that you wash your car once a fortnight. This can vary depending on several factors such as where you live and weather conditions. However, if you're washing your car almost as much as you wash yourself, this could be a sign you're obsessed with your motor.
Please note this is based on suggestions from our research and cannot be used to professionally diagnose someone.