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Old 06-14-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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So I went to a car wash today...

I went to one of those full service car washes today because I wanted to see what deals they had on detailing and such for a friend trying to sell his car. I pulled up next to the lane (not in the lane) that they get you to pull up your car to start prepping your car before running it through the wash. I stopped where I did to be able to actually read their billboards with prices and packages without having to get out of my car. Before I know it, the manager is unscrewing my antenna as if I was planning on going through the wash... And here it starts.

He's struggling to unscrew my antenna. I get out of my car with a 'wtf are you doing touching my car' look as he proceeds to use a full force pull on my antenna without actually unscrewing it all the way. Now, as you can see from the attached picture, by pulling on the antenna, he pulled the bolt out of the firm rubber piece that held it inside/hidden to allow the antenna to screw on and sit flush with the base. Now with the bolt sticking out, it obviously doesn't screw back down all the way.

I went to ford, they told me the antenna is ruined and needs replacing. At least, the car wash manager called ford, ordered a new antenna and gave me a $100 gift card for their services... But damn.

Now my car will look stupid until the antenna shows up on Tuesday.

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Old 06-14-2014, 11:23 PM   #2
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Thats annoying but at least he owned up to his mistake! What an idiot tho its very obvious its a screw on!
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That sucks man. At least the car wash made it right

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Take the money and buy a shorty.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:22 AM   #5
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I wish it was a visa gift card to do just that! At least everything will be back to normal on Tuesday.
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Hey u get a lot of free washes though!

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You should have ***** slapped him with the antenna.......lol
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I wouldn't go back even for free. If they did something so stupid in front of you what happens when you're not looking. I never let anyone wash my car. These places generally use low grade rags and they swirl your paint.
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I have had my car for over a year now and besides the dealer doing the initial detailing before delivery I haven't let anyone else wash my car. I don't like taking it to car washers either. There are a few touch less car washes around here that I would go to but they don't really clean the car up as much as I like it. I guess until I can't walk anymore I will always continue to fetal my car myself, I find it enjoyable and gives me and my car some bonding time. Lol
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Yea... I feel the same way. I didn't even go there to get my car washed. I just found it annoying that he ripped it off before asking me what I was in for lol
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Yea... I feel the same way. I didn't even go there to get my car washed. I just found it annoying that he ripped it off before asking me what I was in for lol

Yeah I saw that, crazy story. At least they tried to make it better. And at least it will be back to normal by Tuesday!!!
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I witnessed one of the car wash workers by me (foreigner) go to pull a car out of the end of the wash after it was done and floor it right into the back of another car. Hit it so hard the nose went under the back of the other car and completely smashed in the front windshield. After that I will never take my car to a car wash again lol. He claimed he went to hit the breaks and hit the gas instead.
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Haha that's ridiculous.

I have a car wash package for unlimited washes, and I've gone through about a million times (rounding down). They've never ever taken off the antenna and it's perfectly fine.
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Wow. I'm convinced. Never been....will never go.

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I went to ford, they told me the antenna is ruined and needs replacing. At least, the car wash manager called ford, ordered a new antenna and gave me a $100 gift card for their services... But damn.

Kind of like going to a restaurant, getting food poisoning, and then having them give you a gift certificate for a free meal. Yeah, right, like you are ever gonna use it. Give me a credit card with $100 bucks on it to use wherever I want if you want to make things right.
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Kind of like going to a restaurant, getting food poisoning, and then having them give you a gift certificate for a free meal. Yeah, right, like you are ever gonna use it. Give me a credit card with $100 bucks on it to use wherever I want if you want to make things right.
Thats the point... They know you won't use it lol
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Thats the point... They know you won't use it lol

Exactly. Taking the cheap way out.
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