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Valet Instructions with Keyfob Leash

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by wcalvin, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. wcalvin

    wcalvin Member

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    Here is my version of valet instructions.

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    Print, then fold on the line.
    Remember to add your cell number (and maybe license plate) before laminating.

    Then punch a hole in one end of the laminate. Through it, loop the wrist strap of this keyfob leash:

    wristband-fob.jpg
    Many types are available for small cameras. Just search for "wrist strap." Avoid ones with rings.

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE



    • Keep the card in the driver's leather seat pocket or the sub-display cubbyhole.
    • Keep the keyfob leash on you (I loop it through a belt loop and let it dangle into the pants' pocket below).
    • Go over the instruction card with the valet, then attach it to the keyfob leash and hand over.
    Since a different valet is likely to retrieve your Model S, this scheme ensures that the second valet gets the instructions before reaching the car.

     
  2. astrotoy

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    Thanks for sharing. I am printing it right now to put on my fob. Great work.
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Nice work on the instructions. For me though, they reinforced my existing thinking -- I'm frankly afraid to let valet people come near my new-fangled rocket-car.
     
  4. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    I would add something like tihs:

    This car is a computer on wheels.
    It records all acceleration, speed, distance and it's precise location.
    It also transmits this data to my cell phone 24-7.
     
  5. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    vfx's note is a key message to pass on.
     
  6. tnawara

    tnawara Member

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    Heck, I don't like giving my current car to a valet - I highly doubt I'll be handing over the keys to my Model S.
     
  7. NJ Plugin

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    Nicely done wcalvin.

    There are a few different versions online, but you could pull up the following page on your screen/browser for a warning and instructions for a valet attendant.

    http://nojoyride.weebly.com/
     
  8. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    Great idea for those who are trusting... I am with some of the others and don't hand over any car to a valet. No one drives my cars but me! (Other than a random test drive of my S to someone who might buy one, of course)!
     

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