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#1 Hum

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 14:56

Jessica Sawyer drove up to a car wash in England, dropped off the keys to her Bentley, and then 15 minutes later heard from Manchester police that the Bentley had crashed into the side of the car wash. Whoops!

 

The damage to both the car and the car wash was massive, and strangely, the folks at Wash and Shine don't even know for sure if the culprit actually worked there.

 

This is definitely not the kind of car wash that Rose Royce was singing about back in the 70's.

 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 14:59

Pure stupidity, I know, I has a £100,000 car, I'll leave someone I don't know in charge of it, and go away, what could possibly go wrong???



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:07

Wax it up a little -- it'll be fine. :p



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:08

Pure stupidity, I know, I has a £100,000 car, I'll leave someone I don't know in charge of it, and go away, what could possibly go wrong???

Not to mention, why are you taking your car to a car wash if it is that expensive in the first place. Hand wash it. Anything else is car abuse.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:09

Not to mention, why are you taking your car to a car wash if it is that expensive in the first place. Hand wash it. Anything else is car abuse.

Thank you. Nice to meet someone else who share's that sentiment :)



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:11

Thank you. Nice to meet someone else who share's that sentiment :)

My car is only worth around 27k but I still refuse to take it to a car wash. Car is something you should be proud of, regardless of how cheap/expensive it is.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:10

Not to mention, why are you taking your car to a car wash if it is that expensive in the first place. Hand wash it. Anything else is car abuse.


It's not an automatic car wash. It's a hand car wash firm. You basically pay them x amount and they valet your car.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:13

It's not an automatic car wash. It's a hand car wash firm. You basically pay them x amount and they valet your car.

I realize that but it doesn't change anything. When I say hand wash it, I mean hand wash your own car. If this accident happened in the USA, you would have to pay out of your own pocket to fix it since insurance doesn't cover someone else driving your car.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:15

Here, the automatic car washes pull your car thru in neutral -- little chance of banging it up.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:17

Yikes, that is an odd story. I don't have time to hand wash my own car these days. I just run it through the automatic car wash (ones without rail based systems). Plus, I live in an apartment complex, so I don't have easy access to do my own washes. The nice thing is the dealer also does free washes



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:19

I realize that but it doesn't change anything. When I say hand wash it, I mean hand wash your own car. If this accident happened in the USA, you would have to pay out of your own pocket to fix it since insurance doesn't cover someone else driving your car.


Over here, the law would require the firm to have insurance for their staff to drive customer's cars. They're liable for the damages.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:18

Here, the automatic car washes pull your car thru in neutral -- little chance of banging it up.

But then you have to worry about debris in the wash caught on the rag or if its a power washing unit, hoping you don't have any chipped paint for the water to get under.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:18

Here, the automatic car washes pull your car thru in neutral -- little chance of banging it up.

There are also systems where you pull into the bay, and it does the wash by a rotating arm. I don't like rail based systems - I used it when I had my CLS 63, and it ruined the wheels, so screw those. 



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:20

Over here, the law would require the firm to have insurance for their staff to drive customer's cars. They're liable for the damages.

That may be true but the end result is you now have a vehicle with a major accident on its title which has a very adverse effect on the value of the car. I would rather just be safe and do it myself.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:23

When I say hand wash it, I mean hand wash your own car.

 

I value my time over my money, as such I pay people to do tasks like these.  Does it take away from me being a car owner in any way?  Hell no, it means I tend to have a nice shiny car to get into.