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Hi! I just purchased my new venue a week ago. It was already covered with dirt and salt due to michigan weather. I just went through a mister car wash and to be honest..... it scared the crap of of me lol. I didn't even think of all the sensors and damage that could happen. It shook my car a bit but everything seems ok. The door mirrors were both pushed inwards. What are your opinions of drive through car washes? Thank you for your time!
 

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Never ever take your car to a drive trough car wash no matter if its a hyundai or not. The spinners are made of plastic fibers which damages the paint enormously.
This of course can be fixed if you go and re-pollish it but it will be way less expensive to pressure wash your car
 

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I haven't got mine yet, it's supposed to be made this month...on utube I saw one up on a hoist and noticed panels which I presume are made of plastics covering much of the bottom of the car...my question do the panels hold dirt and moisture between them and the body they are covering...I'm especially thinking about rust starting because of trapped dirt holding moisture above the panels and is there a way of cleaning and checking the area above the panels and do some of you remove them once in a while to inspect that area.
 

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Hi! I just purchased my new venue a week ago. It was already covered with dirt and salt due to michigan weather. I just went through a mister car wash and to be honest..... it scared the crap of of me lol. I didn't even think of all the sensors and damage that could happen. It shook my car a bit but everything seems ok. The door mirrors were both pushed inwards. What are your opinions of drive through car washes? Thank you for your time!
Not good idea
I get it , mine had the roof making noise going in
I only do hand spray washes in bins and use light spray on sensors and front grill
 

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I wash my Venue with a bucket and a soft bristle broom. Does the job really quickly. Then rinse with the hose.... And dry with an old-fashioned chamois. I also was the engine bay thoroughly and rinse down liberally with the hose. There are no scratches or swirl marks on the paint. And it has always started tickety-boo after the washing. It is an August 2020 Elite model. That's my experience. Hope it helps.
 

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I take both my black cars, a 2020 Santa Fe and a 2021 Venue through a new brush car wash typically once a week for the past 6 months and both vehicles are spotless with absolutely no marks,spots, or swirl marks. Of course, I do not use older brush car washes or ones that recycle the water!
PS- my car wash does NOT have Brushes either. The portion of whirling washing unit that actually touches your car has very soft pliable "cloth like tentacles" that move outward due to the centrical force, not due to them being stiff!
 

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Hi! I just purchased my new venue a week ago. It was already covered with dirt and salt due to michigan weather. I just went through a mister car wash and to be honest..... it scared the crap of of me lol. I didn't even think of all the sensors and damage that could happen. It shook my car a bit but everything seems ok. The door mirrors were both pushed inwards. What are your opinions of drive-through car washes? Thank you for your time!



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Hello. new here. how often do you guys wash your car?? I'm pretty obsessive when it comes to having a clean car. I'm probably good for one wash a week during the winter and two a week in the spring and summer.
 

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I'm both cheap and lazy, so I don't take my Venue to a car wash, nor do I wash it myself. It only gets clean when it rains.

I always heard that car washes "pay for themselves" in that they prevent rust. That may have been true once upon a time, but I don't think it is anymore with modern car finishes. I had a Scion xA for fifteen years that never once got a car wash, either by hand or drive through, and it never had a speck of rust on it!
 

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I first rinse off the car using the water from my garden hose and then use one of those lambs wool mitts with a commercial car soap which also has some wax in it, so it says on the container, and rinse that off with the garden hose and for the plastic parts that are down around the bottom, I use a sponge with the remaining soapy solution because that area will be the dirtiest as well as the wheels.

I then use an electric leaf blower [don't use a gas one because they will give off some of the exhaust of the motor in the blowing air]...the leaf blower will blow out the water trapped behind things like the trim pieces and where the door, hood, trunk, mirrors and sun roof etc. parts that are joined to the body and any other places where water can hide...that gets almost all the water off especially if the vehicle has a good polish/wax job on it and then I give it a final dry with a heavy weight bath towel which is like those small towels you can use for polishing...as well the leaf blower gets rid of any water in the winter months that would normally freeze up in places that you don't want it to like door locks and handles and the wiper areas and mirrors...using the leaf blower will show you the large amount of water that's trapped in places especially like the mirrors and doors and trunk and hood areas and trim pieces.
 

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I either use a touchless automated car wash, or I go to a self-service car wash and use the brush there -- probably not a good idea, but I don't see any damage.

I have truthfully only washed it twice myself -- one at automated touchless and one at self-service. I get it serviced every 6 months at the dealer, and they wash/vacuum it for free. :) So that's been the source of 4 car washes in the last 1.5 years.
 
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