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complimentary dealership washes suck!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tuckdaddy, Jun 5, 2012.

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do dealership carwashes leave your truck dirtier than when you dropped it off?

  1. YES....

    45.7%
  2. NO!!

    31.3%
  3. CARWASH what is this?!?!?!

    23.0%
  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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    maconhurler

    maconhurler Well-Known Member

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    Anybody ever been the free car wash guy? I have. It isn't too fun. I completely understand them doing a lousy job. I remember being 15-20 cars backed up before and getting grief cause I wasn't going fast enough. Sprinkle in the detailing jobs and the new purchase washes and it gets a little crazy.

    But also, a lot of the people doing it don't care--it's not their vehicle so why bother?

    I will say, I tried my best to get them looking nice.

    Major plus--I got to fully detail my truck whenever I wanted using all the dealers resources.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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  3. Jun 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    no one touches my truck but me. i didn't even let them take the plastic off mine i drove home with it flapping in the wind lol
     
  4. Jun 8, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I have lots of small swirl marks in my paint from their free car washes...

    My service dept. is top notch though, all the guys are super friendly and get shit done.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    I don't get it... You brought your truck in "spotless" to get a free car wash?

    That is stupid.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Cypherian

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    I don't have them wash it nor does it go through a car wash been burned before long ago with damage to the vehicles' antenaes ripped off, scrapes and scratches from the brush heads, side window on a cap broken, lic plate ripped off etc etc. The nice part about where I work 12 bucks gets me a hand wash and wax when I don't have time to do it myself.

    Cypher
     
  7. Jun 8, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    tacomafide

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    They've never done it for me and when I asked why not they said its cause I got shit in my box.
    Bring it.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    The best things in life
     
  9. Jun 9, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    subwayaz

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    I've owned a Toyota now for the last twenty years and have gone off to the Dealership numerous times and never knew them to wash your vehicle while there for a service. They should at least attempt to wash it for the prices they charge for a service.:D
     
  10. Jun 9, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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  11. Jun 14, 2012 at 2:46 AM
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    I'm with bulhas. I was excited they washed my truck. Then again look at my truck.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2012 at 2:55 AM
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    I wouldn't take a vehicle to anyone else but a professional to wash it. The church groups may be the worst, old grundgy towels, rocks stuck to them, tar from one vehicle transferred to another etc...best just to give them a donation. Some car lots do a decent job but again don't be surprised when you see a new scratch after they wash it.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2012 at 2:56 AM
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    Brianz1001

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    Tell them fix my truck, but don't wash it. Problem Solved. the service advisor will mark it on your work order.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    Amen!!
     
  15. Jun 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    When boerne toyota flushed my trans I thought the wash was pretty good for a dealer. Plus it was free so no biggie.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    rleeharris

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    I love Toyota of Boerne (bought 3 Toys there) but since Vic Vaughan built their in-house prep/wash center, there washes have gone straight down hill. Just there this past Wednesday and had the oil changed, etc... got the wash for free. But it's not so much a wash is it is "dirt displacement."
     
  17. Jun 30, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    Hell...i don't even let the guys at the gas station wash my windshield! :eek:
     
  18. Jun 30, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    I NEVER let any1 wash me truck. Only person responsible for truck looking as good as it does is me. I specifically tell the dealerships not to wash. They "prepped" the truck for me at delivery and it wasnt as clean as It is when i wash. Just cant beat the satisfaction of job well done. Not too mention they always spank the tires like my 4x4 cruises the streets in the hood at night.

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  19. Jun 30, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    Here was my brand new truck after they detailed it prior to delivery. Scratches in the clear coat from using a dirty towel to wipe it down.

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    Raised hell with them and they offered to "fix" it. I told them no way were they touching my truck again. Spent about 10 hours buffing, polishing, and waxing it to get it back to new. They did give me $200 worth of free service work for my time. Took it in to have them swap out my TPMS sensors from my old stock wheels to my new wheels (they did this as part of my free service work from f***ing up the truck the first time) and to have an alignment done after installing my 5100's. They dismounted my old tires and swapped the sensors into my new wheels for $100 and did the alignment for $100 (my $200 worth of free service work). I had just detailed the truck before I took it in (looked like this):

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    I specifically told them the truck had just been detailed and not to wash it. The service work they did was fine, but here's what it looked like when I got it back (not to mention the grease on the seats and door panel):

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    After bitching again, they sent me a check for $100 to reimburse me for the alignment. I have to say they are at least trying to make it good for me (they're paying me about $25/hour to detail my truck), but I will insist they do not ever wash or detail my truck again.
     
  20. Jun 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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