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Why Can't I???

2292 Views 11 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Rick
Chalk this question up to being stubbornly curious :roll:

O.K., I know what the manual says about the removing the skirts before sending the Insight through the automated car wash, but my question is why? I know, I may cause damage, but how?

It seems to me, the brushes that clean the wheels would just pass over the skirts....What am I missing???

I know most of you will suggest hand washing instead, but for reasons I'd rather not get into :roll:, I'd like to send the car through the car wash with minimal effort...O.K. if you must know, I'm a lazy a$$... :oops:

Thanks for the info!
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Took my Insight through a "track guided" real brush car wash this morning.

I was a little nervous the first time I did it, but now that I've done it several times, I don't worry any more.

I did notice a noise from the driver-side skirt when the wheel brushes were on it today; when I exited the car wash and pulled over to screw the antenna back in, I looked, and the skirt had somehow gotten a little bit dislodged; I re-seated it and drove on to work.

So yes, the skirts can be affected. But I haven't lost one yet, so I'll keep going. It's just not possible to wash a car by hand in New England in the winter.

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