Submitted by hkaiser_2000 on Wed, 2013-05-01 08:07
Given the unique nature of the Model S and how it drives, it would be good if Tesla incorporated Valet and Car Wash macros in the control panels.
I suspect most of us are eager to drive our Model S' anywhere we can. Given the newness of the Model S, I also suspect that most valet's have not driven one yet. It would be good to have a Valet macro that displayed basic driving instructions on the screen. Subtle things like pushing "P" for park on the drive selector may be challenging for a Tesla novice to discover on their own.
As for those of you brave enough to take your car to the car wash, trying to explain to the attendant (who in most cases English is not their first language) how to place the car in neutral, raise the suspension, and then power off to prevent the e-brake, is probably a bit of a challenge. However, showing them a "car wash" function when at the roller track would be much simpler and less likely to cause damage.
I still intend to hand wash mine. Car washes are not kind to black paint...