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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. Feb 5, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    DriverSound

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    The wash does suck but at least it gets washed. I have lifetime washes from the dealership I bought the truck from.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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    RDtres

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    My dealership offers to wash my truck but I always say no thanks. I prefer to wash my own vehicles, that way I know its done right and if I scratch it or more commonly swirl the paint, its on me. I used to go to the local Octapus car was and then I noticed the paint swirl and tint scratchs on my windows. Lesson learned as its not worth the risk, IMO.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    Found these on a UK detailing website. I used the .doc one on my last trip to the dealership for inspection and they didn't dare defile my truck. Just slipped the fullsheet one under my wiper blade and put the fold-one on the center console inside.

    http://www.fileswap.com/dl/08ZzAj0JJ/DONOTWASH[1].docx.html


    Also had these signs from Adams car care. Fullsize versions on the links.

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    http://www.fileswap.com/dl/EARmv5U7Gf/dont_wash_truck_1a.jpg.html
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    http://www.fileswap.com/dl/ppvTS0raGb/dont_wash_car_2a.jpg.html
    http://www.fileswap.com/dl/UGFZS6KIwx/no-car-washing-sign.bmp.html
     
  4. Feb 6, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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    I just hate when the dealership say's complimentary dealership wash and they don't even do it :S.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I would compliment them for NOT washing mine.........I consider the dealership a place that I will only let them have my truck when I'm getting rid of it to get a new one.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    Frissen

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    I ask NOT TO WASH IT! at Porsche and Audi and I don't see why it would be any different at Toyota nonetheless I will give them the benefit of the doubt and take the complementary wash on my first visit :rolleyes:

    This is how it looked yesterday under my regimen of wash...
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    lets hope the dealer can match this at least :p
     
  7. Feb 17, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    If the dealership can't wash your truck properly, then why do you trust them to do proper maintence on it?
     
  8. Feb 17, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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    Because there is warranty on the work but not on the wash.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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    My dealer never asks if I want a wash. The Honda dealer does though on my wife's Accord and it sucks. All they do is run it through the automatic wash and a quick half ass vacuum. :rolleyes:

    Someone early in this thread mentioned a hs kid washing it. :eek: Made me think back to my step daughters hs band fund raising washing cars. :eek: I drove by them when they did this and these kids were climbing on the hoods and all kinds of shit. :eek: I'll be damned! I'll never let them touch my truck. :mad:
     
  10. Feb 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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    Yup I've told my dealer to no longer wash it and stress it every time I'm in. Why? The first time, other than being less than 'washed' they scratched the tailgate big time. I brought it to their attention and was promptly told "we're not responsible for scratches." Well I nearly went through the roof. Their manager came over to 'discuss' the situation and basically told me I could take my business elsewhere if I continued to push a 'scratch' that I couldn't prove they did.

    Photos before and after from now on. I reported this to Toyota, but never heard a thing about it.

    12Tac
     
  11. Feb 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Start waxing (alot) immediately and keep it up. Wash, yes. Wax always. I try to wax more often than "wash" the truck and it seems to be working. Lately, I'm using Meguiars paste wax and it's working well. Micro fibre towels for removing dried wax only, too.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    Had you ask yourself where you-re truck has been? Maybe the mechanic took it to a test drive......ah.. lets say, Hollister hills?
     
  13. Mar 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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    I always so no... Think of it this way, the guy washing your truck is basically using sandpaper down the side of ur truck.
     
  14. Mar 23, 2013 at 4:35 AM
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    i have lifetime oil changes and washes, although i do use the oil changes i only use the free wash when im covered in mud and my front yard hose wont get it off because the water pressure at my house blows worse then my ex girlfriend
     
  15. Apr 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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    tuckdaddy

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    Yeah i sold the truck awhile back due to not needing the terrible gas mileage and not really using it as a truck anymore and am now in an FR-S because racecar. I use Adams everything and love the products. All my service advisers laugh at me when i put the mirror hanger up but then again the wash here in Boerne swirls and scratches the shit out of the paint.

    The reason i would let the "stealership" work on the truck was im friends with the tech and know the standards of work he does and i don't pay a dime thanks to the warranty. On the other hand the wash is contracted out to a bunch of kid who could give two shits.

    I'd recommend Adams products for those who are into detailing their trucks when there not being wheeled. Adams makes some seriously awesome and badass products.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    My dealer has an automatic car wash built into the end of the ExpressLube line. I always tell them "no wash" and "no engine air filter inspection".
     
  17. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    Talked with a guy waiting at the dealership the other day... seems they washed his truck but forgot to close the sun roof. Let's just say he wasn't a happy camper. :eek:
     
  18. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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    ^Makes you wonder why they opened the sunroof to begin with... unless it was in for sunroof-related problems.
     
  19. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    After about a year of having the urd intake and not being able to go through a touch free wash, and always having to tell the dealership not to wash the truck whenever I would go in for tsb/recall/flushes, im happy to let them wash it.

    The urd sounded great, but damnit u had to babysit the thing.
     
  20. Apr 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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    letting the dealership wash your truck is as bad as letting the dealership wash your truck.




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