Taking Mach-E through commercial car wash?

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The manual advises against using car washes with tracks. I had assumed the issue was the low clearance between the under carriage battery and the ground. I don't mind washing by hand in summer. I am not willing to wash it myself in colder (Michigan) weather. What are the choices?





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The manual advises against using car washes with tracks. I had assumed the issue was the low clearance between the under carriage battery and the ground. I don't mind washing by hand in summer. I am not willing to wash it myself in colder (Michigan) weather. What are the choices?
A car wash without tracks?
 

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The manual advises against using car washes with tracks. I had assumed the issue was the low clearance between the under carriage battery and the ground. I don't mind washing by hand in summer. I am not willing to wash it myself in colder (Michigan) weather. What are the choices?
I can wash my car in the garage with ONR. It doesn't use much water.
 

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I just took my Mach-E through a car wash (yeah I know :gasp: ).

Turns out you have to use the Neutral -> Low -> Press Ok procedure even if you're going to sit in the car. Putting the shifter in N doesn't really put it in neutral.

Funny thing is: the car wash attendant knew exactly what to do..!
I use 1 PD and have the hold at stop feature off(not needed with 1PD) and just put it in N at the car wash. Its a car, not a delicate work of art. In 10 yrs it will be dull. I can live with that.
 

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I use 1 PD and have the hold at stop feature off(not needed with 1PD) and just put it in N at the car wash. Its a car, not a delicate work of art. In 10 yrs it will be dull. I can live with that.
Actually what someone suggested earlier also works: Don't let the car come to a complete stop before shifting to N (it will roll a bit and then stop). Then N-L-Ok procedure isn't needed in that case either.
 

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For what it's worth - if you are using a car wash where you stay in the vehicle, you can just use the standard "N" position and everything works as expected. Just took our MME through for the first time today with no issue. And yes - I know it creates micro-scratches, but guess I am less of a purist than many on this forum! :)
I tried this once. My Mach-E jumped the rack belt and I had t use the Neutral Low ok method. fortunately, I was aware of it ahead of time, so I was prepared.
 

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