TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Car wash staff didn't want to send car through

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Trnsl8r, May 16, 2017.

Tags:
  1. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,718
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Just checking if anyone else had this happen...

    My wife took our X to a new car wash, and they strongly urged her to do a hand wash. Apparently they had a previous X go through the regular wash and the spoiler got ruined. (Static spoiler, not the folding performance version.)

    We've taken the car to the same company, different location, several times without issue. Possible they have different machinery, but just wanted to check if anyone else heard anything about this?
     
  2. Tam

    Tam Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,707
    Location:
    Visalia, CA
    #2 Tam, May 16, 2017
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
    The only "regular" kind that I know is the one with some thing that can touch your spoiler, get entangled, and break it off:


    [​IMG]
     
  3. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3,870
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    If you have to go automated make sure it is touch-less.
     
    • Like x 2
  4. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,718
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    These guys have some sort of felt brushes that works for Teslas. We've been taking our Model S there for four years with great results, so I trust them on the wash. (Classic Car Wash on Almaden for the locals) We've taken the X there a handful of times without trouble, but at the alternate location they showed concern and we ended up not going for it.
     
  5. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Messages:
    813
    Location:
    'murica
    the only time i worry about touch-less is with a dark car...otherwise i don't care.

    I go to a "goo-goo's" that's 500 feet away from the Tesla service center, and it's the same one that they use for their cars...definitely not touch-less. (I went through it twice last night because i had to have the wheels re-cleaned and the rest of the bugs removed)

    i do not have a stationary wing.
     
  6. retinaguy

    retinaguy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Freehold, NJ
    Lazy question, is there a way to make the spoiler stay down?
     
  7. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Messages:
    813
    Location:
    'murica
    not that i know of.:confused: only retracts when locked...
     
    • Informative x 1
  8. G1000Pilot

    G1000Pilot Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I've thought about taking my car to the carwash, but I've decided I rather just wash it myself, to avoid any possible hassles.
     
    • Like x 1
  9. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3,870
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    I still need a new mobile car wash...any recommendations for SoCal? My previous guy retired
     
  10. Sandiegodoug

    Sandiegodoug Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2017
    Messages:
    135
    Location:
    SAN Diego
    We usually use the Costco car wash. Any issues with that one?
     
  11. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,718
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    On a non-performance car is stationary. Always up.
     
    • Informative x 1
  12. McManX

    McManX Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2016
    Messages:
    444
    Location:
    Silicon Valley, CA
    I used a mobile guy for a while (SF Bay Area) but eventually stopped because I decided it was harder to schedule a time that worked for them to come when I was around than for me to drive to my local hand wash/ detail place every few weeks.
     
  13. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3,870
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    The three other companies I tried leave swirls on my solid black paint. Recently I have been paying Tesla $175 for the detail that doesn't leave any swirls.
     
  14. MasterT

    MasterT Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    507
    Location:
    North Miami Beach, FL

Share This Page