Car Wash Starts Innocently, Ends Tragically

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Getting your car washed is such a happy experience. You get to take it to a place, pay a small fee and watch all the dirt and grim rinse off of it and into the gutter. Few things are as satisfying or cathartic. Except when it all goes wrong, like it did for this poor soul.


Judging from the footage, it looks like perhaps the customer didn’t want to stay for the remainder of the car wash and tried to exit early. That, or they just went a little too far and screwed up the machine. The problem was that they tried to reverse while the brush was still in contact with the car. Disaster ensued.

I love getting my car washed and this is just painful to watch. Is it an argument against automated washes? Probably.

Be careful out there, friends.

via Motor1

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Looks more like they had NO idea how the car wash operated. They completely ignored the bright, illuminated, flashing “STOP” sign right by their door. It’s like they thought they had to drive through it slowly as the brush did its thing.

They just aren’t very smart... as demonstrated by the fact that they, presumably, willingly purchased a Dodge Intrepid.