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My recommendation is to hand wash your cruze as touch less and softcloth washes are brutal. Next time you go through look at your gas cap cover in passenger mirror during dry blowing process you will be shocked at what you see.The water pressure is to great in the wash process.
I have hand washed mine since new and shutter at using drive through wash.I belive gm has a memo out regarding possible damage from car washes seals etc.
 

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I can't say I've even had a problem with touch-free washes on our 1st gen Cruze...nor my Cav (other than it used to rain inside - but that was due to the door not being against the seal...fixed that now)...
 

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Funny I have been going to Mike's Car Wash since I bought my car and have no problems and that has been 4 years now.
 

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My gas cap cover got blown open as well. Didn't cause any damage though. Only happenned at one location. I think it depends on where you take it.
 

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First off, the fuel door might have been pressed open, not by the dryers but by the spinning broom wheels of death; just a thought. If your passenger mirror is getting pushed in and the fuel door, it stands to reason that it's something on that side of the car wash. If it were an inherent design flaw, it would happen on both mirrors.

Second, Discount Tire.
 

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I saw my fuel door blow open when I went through the blower thing of a car wash. Thought "that was weird". Thought nothing else of it. Still works fine...it's a big door.
 

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Funny I have been going to Mike's Car Wash since I bought my car and have no problems and that has been 4 years now.
I have been going to Mike's car washes since the early 1980s and I don't notice any significant paint issues. Is hand washing better? Oh probably. I am very satisfied with the car washes I get, plus it's quick. I think it really depends upon the washes you buy. I was on vacation at Yellowstone and went thru a car wash at a gas station and it for sure did damage.
 

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Just went through a car wash and look what happened to my Cruze!!
ohhh wait that's my Mazda my Cruze is at home.


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I don't trust drive through washes either, but that's just my superstition though, I've never heard of a memo or bulletin or warning or anything, only on trucks with tow mirrors or cv radio antennas..

I don't trust the sanitation, I think a truck that just came back from off roading goes through, there's going to be residual dirt and clumps of mud left in the brushes, which will scratch your car coming at it at Mach 3, plus as he said I feel that the pressure blowing mirrors and gas doors in the opposite position than they're intended to be, could weaken those joints and what not as I've owned cars with mirrors that would stay in position, that I don't know what the cause is you know?

Again though all that is my irrational fear of my overly sensitive Cruze, I bring my work truck though them almost exclusively and have never noticed mirror, gas filler neck door, seals, or anything compromised ..


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