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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