Point heard loud and clear.A better question would be "can anyone think of a reason to take a Corvette through an automated car wash??"
Makes a lot of sense. I don't think I would have ever done it anyway but just wanted to hear the opinion of those in the know.Not even if its occaisional, no. But ask yourself how they get the car clean, since they cant agitate the surface with brushes, they use high pressure and non balanced ph detergents. Both not really good for a car you care about. Hand wash is best if you can do it. But if your car is an appliance and it just gets you from point a to b, no problem using car washes. You decide.
Your experience should not be taken as something others should do as you are FULL EXPEL'D as you put it, a totally diff situation than the op that asked the question.I have had my stingray for nearly 4 monthy and I have accumulated 5800 in that time period, it's my daily driver. I love to drive this car that is why I purchased an extended bumper to bumper warranty because I expect to be close to 100,000 within 4 years. With that being said I also like a clean car but living in the south with the amount of bugs that we collect from point A to point B it is extremely difficult to maintain cleanliness. I have a contract. $500 annually with a very good automated car wash service, I can go through unlimited passes throughout the year. I know many of you would never think about doing this however I go through the car wash about every other day. Frankly for the amount I drive the car this is the only way I will enjoy it clean. I don't have the time to hand wash the car.
Note: the car is full Expel covered.
So after about 60 automated car wash passes in 4 months, it looks just as good as day one.
Also it is not a brushless, the sweeping mops scrub the heck out of my baby and she likes it.
I wouldn't even consider attempting one with a track. My question was inspired by one I drove by today where you pull your car in and place it in park. Then all of the car wash machinery moves around your car. That idea kind of scares me in a totally different way, that machinery relies on what looks like proximity sensors to make its way around your car.How well do the rear tires fit in the track?
It will accommodate a crew cab 3/4 ton pick up truck almost seven feet tall and almost 20 feet long.I wouldn't even consider attempting one with a track. My question was inspired by one I drove by today where you pull your car in and place it in park. Then all of the car wash machinery moves around your car. That idea kind of scares me in a totally different way, that machinery relies on what looks like proximity sensors to make its way around your car.
I dont say this to be snotty, as some do, but i dont worship this car. Its a friggin car , not my son. I use it. If it gets dirty and its cold, im heading to a touchless car wash. Ill be damned if im washing in the cold. If it scratches, ill fix it , and why i own power detailing tools and polishes.
I am in 40 degree weather this week and next, and drove 800 miles in the rain, i have used a touchless and a wand place twice in a 5 days.You are sounding snottting (sp)..most of my wash is at a great local "touchless" wash. We go there cause its just a car. Sounds like you are opposed to the cold. I am driving 1000 miles beginning Tuesday to a desolate spot in the NY Adirondacks...temp in 30s over night..but not with the C7..new XTS Vsport..
Stick around, you will be able to wash in the cold soon.