Hand car washes, beware

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aint Skeered, 5 Mar 2008.

  1. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    I have just heard that a client of a friend of mine took his car into one of these hand car washes in Gatwick yesterday, anyway whilst the muppet was moving the car, he drove it into a wall, and wrote it off.
    Guess what, no insurance held by him or the business.
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    The moral is, wash your own car and also benefit from the excercise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    a better moral is to pay 2 quid and go through the cheap morrison's machine car wash!
  4. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Handjobs have always been second best.;);)
  5. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    you want the full wash and blow?
  6. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    Better still, just don't wash your car at all. I never wash mine except for an occasional wipe of the lights and windows if they get extremely dirty in winter.
  7. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Wax On
    Whacks Off
  8. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    can't take my car through car washes, it'll pull the bumper off along with the door mirror,

    that and it spreys water into places it normally doesn't get, encouraging rust.

    the car i'm getting has a different problem, of the machine not being able to sense when it's got to the roof due to it's body being fiberglass.

    they shouldn't need to move the cars for the hand car wash
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    If he was uninsured then he deserves to lose it.
  10. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    think he meant no insurance held by the muppet or the business, not the car owner.

    think there is only one occasion i've given my keys to someone i didn't know at a garrage and gone off.

    my car is normally fixed by my uncle, and every other time i've taken it to a garage i've put it on the ramp myself.

    i'm present at the MOT (sometimes wish i wasn't)
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    well just go to one of the ones where you dont' get out of your car...
  12. feckless

    feckless Über Member

    Not all that close
    Doesn't matter whether they're insured or not, they're still liable.

    Unleash the dogs of law.

  13. ed_o_brain

    ed_o_brain Senior Member

    Oh and get an elephant to wash the bike! :biggrin:
  14. OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Picture the scene Crawley, Gatwick area, full to the gunnels with migrant workers sleeping 6 to a room, etc etc
    He would not stand a cat in hells chance of claiming against the individual, or the fly by night company.
    I certainly would not use them, but thousands of people do on a daily basis
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