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Old 06-18-2015, 06:22 PM   #1
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2015 MUstang GT 1st professional car wash

So I take my brand new 2015 Mustang GT Premium to my local car wash for a 1st wash since I got it a week ago. What do you suppose happened? Yep, they broke the little cover on the drivers door handle that is supposed to pop off to use a key in case your remote dies.

This little piece is $27 and $85 (to paint). Took it straight over to the Ford dealer after the car wash. Car wash will pay for it, but it sure pissed me off.

Anyone else have a car wash break something on your Mustang? How did you handle it?
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nope. hopefully it was a hand car wash. and why not wash your self best way ;]
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I had a part of a car wash fall on my car. Scratched it up pretty decent. Got a hold of the car wash and they paid the estimate to buff the car out. 220 bucks.

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I buffed it myself and spent the money on my louvers👍🏻

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Congrats on the new stang! Sucks to hear about the issue with the car wash. I also suggest you wash it yourself. I'd rather mine be dirty and wash it right when I get a chance than bring it to a car wash to get swirled up.

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But that is why you hand wash...
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^^^ this a 1,000 times over.


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But that is why you hand wash...

Easy to say, but sometimes it's so cold out a heated car wash bay is the only way you can make it happen.


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self service bay use rubber gloves and waterproof shoes.

But, I enjoy washing cars= your choice of beverage AND music.

OP, sux but be glad wash is taking car of it. If you ever read the fine print they normally mention they ain't responsible for damage.
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Went through a new car wash a couple of years ago. They hadn't properly adjusted the pneumatic controls, and they pushed the car into every piece of machinery along the drivers side of the car. They tried to tell me I steered the car into those areas. After standing toe to toe with one of the employees, who was out of control, they eventually paid for the repairs.
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I have been debating paying for an Unlimited Wash membership at local Hand Carwash place if I could find one for the very fear of something like this happening. I think I will just follow Strange Mud's advice.
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Personally, I think I am the only professional that can wash my car. It's a minimum wage job for everyone else. So I only trust myself to do it.
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Went through a new car wash a couple of years ago. They hadn't properly adjusted the pneumatic controls, and they pushed the car into every piece of machinery along the drivers side of the car. They tried to tell me I steered the car into those areas. After standing toe to toe with one of the employees, who was out of control, they eventually paid for the repairs.
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Personally, I think I am the only professional that can wash my car. It's a minimum wage job for everyone else. So I only trust myself to do it.
^This. Most of car wash places are far from professionals and they are nothing more then kids looking for extra cash. If you really took it to a professional it would likely be close to a $100 for their time. Although its not a terribly difficult job it does take caring and paying attention to what your doing. And most high volume car washes just care about getting you in and out as quickly as possible. Probable be better off going though an automated touch free car wash then where you went.
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So I take my brand new 2015 Mustang GT Premium to my local car wash for a 1st wash since I got it a week ago. What do you suppose happened? Yep, they broke the little cover on the drivers door handle that is supposed to pop off to use a key in case your remote dies.

This little piece is $27 and $85 (to paint). Took it straight over to the Ford dealer after the car wash. Car wash will pay for it, but it sure pissed me off.

Anyone else have a car wash break something on your Mustang? How did you handle it?
I just went out to the garage to check my 2015 GT and I can't see that part. Is it the one with the little louvers?
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So I take my brand new 2015 Mustang GT Premium to my local car wash for a 1st wash since I got it a week ago. What do you suppose happened? Yep, they broke the little cover on the drivers door handle that is supposed to pop off to use a key in case your remote dies.

This little piece is $27 and $85 (to paint). Took it straight over to the Ford dealer after the car wash. Car wash will pay for it, but it sure pissed me off.

Anyone else have a car wash break something on your Mustang? How did you handle it?
My mustang has never been through a carwash. It has been hand washed by only me. Not even when a local cutie showed up with 3/4 of her bikini missing. Wanted to wash my car and take us both for a ride. Regretfully, neither of us have been taken for a ride.
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I just went out to the garage to check my 2015 GT and I can't see that part. Is it the one with the little louvers?
I think it is part of the car wash....
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Not even when a local cutie showed up with 3/4 of her bikini missing. Wanted to wash my car and take us both for a ride. Regretfully, neither of us have been taken for a ride.
We all know it wasn't your head you pounded after passing that opportunity up...

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Washing my 2014 GT

I drove a Mercedes SL500 for 17 years and it never saw a car wash I did it by hand! I treat by GT the same way and like my Mercedes it looks like it came out of the showroom. Why ruin a great finish, you are the only one that can do it right! It is an easy car to wash and shows no ugly scars of an automatic wash!
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Car washes and a nice car do not mix.
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That says it all!
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Went through a new car wash a couple of years ago. They hadn't properly adjusted the pneumatic controls, and they pushed the car into every piece of machinery along the drivers side of the car. They tried to tell me I steered the car into those areas. After standing toe to toe with one of the employees, who was out of control, they eventually paid for the repairs.
Picture or it didn't happen.
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I drove a Mercedes SL500 for 17 years and it never saw a car wash I did it by hand! I treat by GT the same way and like my Mercedes it looks like it came out of the showroom. Why ruin a great finish, you are the only one that can do it right! It is an easy car to wash and shows no ugly scars of an automatic wash!
Except when you have a black one. I'll never buy another.

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Post wash, purdy!

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