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I recently had to resort to an atypical "full contact" commercial wash given our drought imposed ban on home washes (they supposedly filter/recycle water).

The operator made sure my fuel flap was closed and also asked me to fold-in the exterior mirrors. I presume this is a current litigation risk aversion safeguard as in years past folding the mirrors was not a requirement (and back then far fewer vehicles with folding). Although for the best as a couple times in the past the flailing cleaning straps have forced the mirror in the opposite direction (thankfully designed to "break away" in such manner).

Alas very difficult to prove your fuel flap damage case unless they have a clear camera recording which in a wash area is unlikely. But don't be deterred in the attempt ("hope for the best, but plan for the worst"). One of the reasons I usually avoid such washes, to include "touchless."
 
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