Drive through car wash

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LongMynd
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Post by LongMynd » Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:52 am

Would you put the wipers in service position before washing the car in a drive through car wash?
I'm wondering if the rolling brushes would a) cause less damage to the wiper blades and/or b) give better clearance of the windscreen.
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phixion
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Post by phixion » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:42 pm

I'm also curious.

Been hand washing my car but feel like I might just take it through the car wash near me, it's one of those where the car get jet washed before hand then you drive on to a platform that pulls the car through.

Would I just need to put car in to neutral and turn off auto hold?

I used to do this in my Golf auto but I've also heard EVs can't be towed like normal cars, so could this cause any damage?
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Busman
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Post by Busman » Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:27 pm

Turn of completely and activate Parking brake as you would with a normal car.Leave in neutral and it may roll.

Hypercube
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Post by Hypercube » Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:59 pm

Page 165 of the manual has some instructions for “establishing rolling capability of the vehicle” for use in car washes for example, otherwise the parking brake may be applied automatically. I haven’t tried this but here is what it says (for those who don’t have access):

Prerequisites
— Vehicle is stationary
— Brake is pressed
— Neutral position N is selected

Establishing rolling capability
— Open the vehicle settings in the infotainment system
— Open the vehicle menu
— Open the exterior menu
— Open the brakes menu
— Establish rolling capability

Ending rolling capability
— Press the electronic parking brake button
— or select a driving position
— or the ignition is switched off by pressing the starter button

phixion
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Post by phixion » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:40 pm

Interesting, thanks guys I'll check the car menu.
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