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Re: Dangers of a Grand Cherokee in a Car Wash

At the automated car wash I use in the winter, you order your services outside near the fuel pumps and drive in one end. Then you go inside and pay and hand them your claim check after they are finished drying it off at the other end. They also have snacks, some auto supplies, and other stuff you can purchase while you are waiting.

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Re: Dangers of a Grand Cherokee in a Car Wash

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Manual car wash is better for the paint anyway
Exactly. Any car wash that has stuff that touches the vehicle is potentially the devil. The "touchless" ones do not do a great job, but sometimes work in a pinch.

I still recall taking my former WK to an automatic car wash near Rochester, NY. Sat in the Jeep as it went through, and heard a single "thump" sound. After it was finished, the attendant came over with the rear wiper arm and said it was mine. I replied, "no, it is now yours."

he promptly returned with a manager, clip[board and paperwork in hand, and a refund was issued, along with an agreement that they would pay for the replacement of the arm/blade assembly.

I have to hand it to them for their prompt customer service, but never brought my WK back for that free wash they offered.
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Interesting reads. Thanks for all those with feedback and link. I was drawn to this thread because my local car wash has a typical advisor sign, but at the bottom there's a big red bold warning stating "We are not responsible for any damage sustained to Chrysler Or Dodge trucks and SUVs". This made me wonder because I know we share the Platform as the Dodge Durango. This is a conveyor type Carwash.

I now stick to the the one at my work which offers touchless, and it's a drive in and park, then proceed through the dryer blowers.
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Re: Dangers of a Grand Cherokee in a Car Wash

I've had so much stuff on my jeep for the longest time that I don't fit in a car wash, let alone think it'll be able to get everything with a few brushes and some drip-nozzles.
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Re: Dangers of a Grand Cherokee in a Car Wash

Only my 3rg gen 4Runner goes through an auto carwash. I wouldn't beat up my Summit's paint with an auto carwash. I found something weird with the GC, if you run the water hose over the locked doors, they'll unlock
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Only my 3rg gen 4Runner goes through an auto carwash. I wouldn't beat up my Summit's paint with an auto carwash. I found something weird with the GC, if you run the water hose over the locked doors, they'll unlock
they're proximity sensors. I unlock my car multiple times when drying it, or pressure washing it.

I don't think they're touch based because I can gently tap them on the outside and it'll unlock assuming my key is on me. And they definitely aren't heat sensors because gloves wouldn't work.
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Re: Dangers of a Grand Cherokee in a Car Wash

It is not a proximity sensor. They are touch sensors on the inside of the handle, and only unlock when touched. The button on the outside only locks. Yes, water can activate them as long as the fob is near (my lights flash every time I spray either front handle at the car wash). If yours are unlocking when touching the outside of the handle, you have a problem.

I'm pretty sure they function like a touch lamp...by a type of very sensitive ground sensing (completing of a circuit).
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