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Automatic Touchless Car Wash?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by octoad, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. octoad

    octoad Member

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    Whats the verdict on the automatic touchless car washes for the Model 3? Is it acceptable/ safe for when the car needs a quick wash?
     
  2. pavankp

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    I have done it a couple of times and it seems totally fine.
     
  3. David99

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    Every touchless wash I tried didn't get my car clean. Granted I don't wash my car often. Sometimes months, so dirt gets really baked in sitting in the sun.
     
  4. TTMDLX

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    I regularly go to a soft cloth better car wash operator and have zero problems. Been taking my MX there for over 2 years and still looks new. Toughest part is getting it into neutral!
     
  5. octoad

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    Yeah, what do you do when they want neutral? Just take it off of creep mode?
     
  6. TTMDLX

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    It's just a gentle up move on the right shifter but you have to hold it for a second or two until you see the N appear. You have to play with it a couple times and then show the car wash guys how to do it.
     

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