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For a vehicle like the Taycan, what do you recommend for washing it? Hand washing, using a pressure wash or taking it to an automatic car was? I've seen other EVs go through automatic car washes at gas stations like Teslas and Nissan Leafs but obviously the Taycan is in a league of its own.

If you hand wash your Taycan what products/techniques do you use?
 

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the paint is nothing special so a regular car wash would be fine with me...
I'm not opposed to a regular car was (touchless for sure) but prefer washing it myself. Occasionally getting a pro to do it... I lvoe doing it myself and enjoy it, but sometimes you just have to spend the $ and get a professional!
 

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For a vehicle like the Taycan, what do you recommend for washing it? Hand washing, using a pressure wash or taking it to an automatic car was? I've seen other EVs go through automatic car washes at gas stations like Teslas and Nissan Leafs but obviously the Taycan is in a league of its own.

If you hand wash your Taycan what products/techniques do you use?
Hand washes if you have time.
 

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I hand wash mine or have a car wash do it that hand washes. I don’t mind the brushes at the auto washes really but the wide tires / wheels a lot of times scrape all the way down the metal tracks which is horrible!
 

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I do wash all my car by my self. If I have to wash them in urgent. I do pay extra to do hand wash.
I do not feel safe to leaving the car washes for you.
 

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For a vehicle like the Taycan, what do you recommend for washing it? Hand washing, using a pressure wash or taking it to an automatic car was? I've seen other EVs go through automatic car washes at gas stations like Teslas and Nissan Leafs but obviously the Taycan is in a league of its own.

If you hand wash your Taycan what products/techniques do you use?
Be sure to check the height of your sidewalls and then check out the height of the alignment bars in the car wash you've chosen. If you have 21" wheels you will likely be scraping the wheel and if you got the Mission-E style then you'll never forgive yourself 😳

On other possible concern is the width of your tires versus the alignment track in the car wash. If that is too narrow it will put pressure on your tires and over time could cause damage.

If you do go through the car wash, be sure to follow the instruction about locking your car first so the front and rear hatches don't pop open automatically by mistake.
 

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Be sure to check the height of your sidewalls and then check out the height of the alignment bars in the car wash you've chosen. If you have 21" wheels you will likely be scraping the wheel and if you got the Mission-E style then you'll never forgive yourself 😳

On other possible concern is the width of your tires versus the alignment track in the car wash. If that is too narrow it will put pressure on your tires and over time could cause damage.

If you do go through the car wash, be sure to follow the instruction about locking your car first so the front and rear hatches don't pop open automatically by mistake.
GREAT point. Be VERY careful what car wash you used. I have nightmares about this.
 

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Be sure to check the height of your sidewalls and then check out the height of the alignment bars in the car wash you've chosen. If you have 21" wheels you will likely be scraping the wheel and if you got the Mission-E style then you'll never forgive yourself 😳

On other possible concern is the width of your tires versus the alignment track in the car wash. If that is too narrow it will put pressure on your tires and over time could cause damage.

If you do go through the car wash, be sure to follow the instruction about locking your car first so the front and rear hatches don't pop open automatically by mistake.
Wow, I didn't even consider that. If that's the case I'm just going to avoid car washes with alignment bars. Please tell me that didn't happen to you @SamS.
 

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I had to refinish a set of nice forged wheels on a previous car because I used an automatic car wash and didn't know the car wash will scratch your wheels. The wheels looked awful after a few years and I spent way too much refinishing them.

Lesson learned. I wash all my cars with a pressure washer these days, using minimum pressure.
 

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Even touchless washes are bad due to how harsh the chemicals needs to be in the 3-6 minutes a cycle.
Definitely. I don't use those touchless systems either. Just a simple pressure washer, as light on the pressure as you can, and I can get a car clean and dry in 15-20 minutes. That's about all the time I usually have anyway.
 
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