Hotwire cars are often a hazard in a car wash.
(Mister Car Wash) When the owner of a hotwired car wants to clean it up, it often means they’ll have to haul it into the wash and then pull it out of the way of the other cars in the lot.
(You’ll have more space to do that if you have the room.)
“If you’ve got a big car like a mini or a compact, it’s a really big deal to get it out,” said Dave MacKenzie, a manager at Mister Car Wash in Victoria, B.C. “It takes up a lot of space.”
You’ll also need to be aware of the hazards.
“The best thing to do is have a safe distance between you and the hotwire,” he said.
If you need to get rid of the hotwired vehicle, make sure you’re not in the way.
“We don’t want any of our employees in the hotwires.
It’s dangerous,” said MacKlenzys.
“If I get to the point where I have to pull the car out of a carwash, it just kind of looks like a waste of time.”
Hotwire vehicles also can create a hazard.
“When it’s cold outside, I have no problem pulling a car from the lot and putting it on the street,” said John Gagnon, manager of Mister Car Washes in Victoria.
“But if you’re driving to and from work, that’s a problem.
You can end up in a jam.”
He recommends that all vehicles be put in their original packaging to make sure there are no holes.
“Most people have a lot more space than they think, and that’s why it’s so important to get out of there as quickly as possible.”