Has anyone taken their Model S through a regular or touchless car wash?

Has anyone taken their Model S through a regular or touchless car wash?


Michael39 | April 14, 2013

Only touch less. First time I had a problem with water in the right taillight lense. In addition water got into the hatch. When I opened the rear hatch water poured out of the two holes where the rubber bumpers screw in.

But I've been using a different touch less washer lately without any problems.

I think the first time I may not have had the car centered in the washing spot.

cablechewer | April 14, 2013

Only problem I had with a touchless was soap suds on the plastic under the hood. There weren't many and I wiped them up pretty easily. None made it past the seal to the frunk.

jillalameda | April 14, 2013

Did touchless. No problems.

Eletrek | April 15, 2013

I use touchless all the time and no issues except I need to raise suspension so as not to drag on the guide rail.

olanmills | April 15, 2013

I heard that the chemicals used in touchless car washes are kind of harsh, anyone know of an expert opinion on the matter?

mkh1437 | April 17, 2013

Be careful with the 21" wheels in the touchless wash. If you don't get the tires aligned in the track perfectly, you can very easily scuff up the rims.

how27udo | June 19, 2013

there have been some members who have reported issues with water leaks in various places of the Model S. Take a look at the link below.

jinglehyme | June 19, 2013

8000 miles in and numerous car washes. Have used both with good results. If you plan to use your car as a daily driver, you are much more likely to pick something up on the road than in a car wash. I just ordered my first touch-up paint from the online store las week. Alas, alack.