Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I am new to this forum. Who do I write to at Subaru? Do you have a department and an email or snail mail contact? I'd appreciate any help on this.
Some things only have one answer.You often seem to think there is only one answer to things.
Yeah, pardon me if I don't take car wash advice from someone with "Miami" in their user name. Some of us are in slightly harsher climates.Some things only have one answer.
If you care about your cars paint you DO NOT use a drive through car wash and I stand by that statement. Pay for a hand wash.
**** you are better off leaving it dirty than going through a car wash.
I've never written to them myself, but I know other members of the forum have reached out before. Maybe they will add how they contacted SoA. Looking at their website, there is an option on the Customer Support page to email a number of departments/topics. It looks to me like Vehicle Issue would be the appropriate selection.Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I am new to this forum. Who do I write to at Subaru? Do you have a department and an email or snail mail contact? I'd appreciate any help on this.
Nothing to do with where you live.Yeah, pardon me if I don't take car wash advice from someone with "Miami" in their user name. Some of us are in slightly harsher climates.
In the rust belt if you want your car to last you wash it with whatever means is available in the winter months. Shiny, new looking paint doesn't do you much good if the panels are full of rust holes after being eaten away from the inside.Nothing to do with where you live.
You want your paint to last you don’t use a car wash. Ask any reputable local paint and body shop or higher end car dealer. Recycled water, harsh chemicals, not not even going to get into physical damage the non touch free ones cause.
How exactly will a hand wash remove the salt and caked mud (which, coincidentally, is full of salt) off the bottom? Pay for a hand wash? Not likely. After 10 or 20 of those, done properly, I could just repaint the whole car instead, or at least pay for a kickass touchup and wax job.If you care about your cars paint you DO NOT use a drive through car wash and I stand by that statement. Pay for a hand wash.
No. I am not. Paint scratches are repairable. Rust holes in the floor, less so.**** you are better off leaving it dirty than going through a car wash.
I painted cars for a living for 20 years. I can't recall a single paint job that I did that was because of the owner using a car wash.Google paint restoration and go down the rabbit hole of how to properly car for a cars paint coat.
I would assume like the 2019's if you turn off the car and start again the settings are turned on automaticallyI have a new 2020 Outback Touring XT. Is there a shortcut button I can press to disable Eyesight controls when I go through a fully automated car wash? It would be really helpful if I could press a CAR WASH button!
Right now I figure I have to go through all the following steps in my car each time I go through a car wash. Anyone know an easier method?
CARWASH SHUT OFFS
Click SHORTCUTS on second main screen
Click CAR SETTINGS (shortcut I installed )
Click EYESIGHT (top menu)
1.Slide PRE-COLLISION BRAKING tab on top to
Then close PRE-COLLISION BRAKING screen
Go back to last screen with EYESIGHT on top
Slide scroll bar down to.
2.AUTO VEHICLE HOLD (AVH ) move tab to OFF
3.Slide AUTO START/STOP tab to OFF
4.Turn BSD/ RCTA tab to OFF
That is the Blind Spot Detection and Rear cross traffic alert
TURN ALL ON AGAIN WHEN LEAVING CARWASH
I hear ya on the aches and pains. I have an achy back if I spend too much time bending while doing certain tasks so I am sure my time will come for doing the same as you...Jim, Actually Scooby doo is correct!!! For years and years I always washed and waxed my own car and vacuumed and treated the tires. I even used to use Brillo pads on my father's 1960-1975 Buick's Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles! But at my age washing the car has become harder and harder for my back . So though Scooby Doo is right, I choose to keep my self from pain and use the unlimited car wash near me. They take extra good care of the interior ( before Covid that is) and treat my car like it is their own.