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With the extended wire antenna from the GPS, what do you do with it when going through a auto-brush car wash? Seems to me that it may break during the wash.

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I've got a 2014 limited Explorer and I've got an unlimited car wash program and take it thru the carwash about 6 times a month. I've been doing it this way about a year already and I haven't had any problems yet with the antenna. The carwash I use doesn't have any of those rolling brushes making contact with the car surface just water spraying all around the vehicle. It's working out fine with no problems. I always worry about the rear wiper at the carwashes that have those big brushes that go around. I had the rear wiper break off at one of those kinds of carwashes and began to use the current spray type carwash and I have had no further damage here. Good luck!

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I've got a 2014 limited Explorer and I've got an unlimited car wash program and take it thru the carwash about 6 times a month. I've been doing it this way about a year already and I haven't had any problems yet with the antenna. The carwash I use doesn't have any of those rolling brushes making contact with the car surface just water spraying all around the vehicle. It's working out fine with no problems. I always worry about the rear wiper at the carwashes that have those big brushes that go around. I had the rear wiper break off at one of those kinds of carwashes and began to use the current spray type carwash and I have had no further damage here. Good luck!

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Thanks for your response. I fully undertsand and agree with your advice. I felt that I would need to take the car through car washes that use only spray and no brushes. Thanks for your advice.
 

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Before this 2014 explorer, I always hand washed all my vehicles but now that I'm 66, my husband would rather not see me up on it's roof with 2 ladders and a plank of wood to wax it. So I gave in to the carwash and now that I have unlimited washes, I find myself happier at having a more frequently washed car, while preventing a bad fall into the driveway. I do miss the"therapy" that washing my own car and making it glow used to provide. So I wash his new Impala instead because he has a bad hip and having 2 unlimited programs at the carwash would be too expensive.

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With the extended wire antenna from the GPS, what do you do with it when going through a auto-brush car wash? Seems to me that it may break during the wash.

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I just picked up my 18 explorer sport 2 weeks ago and after my 2nd car wash, the mast has already snapped off. I find that brushless washes dont do a great job but obviously the alternative snaps antenna masts. Well, im searching the forums for alternatives. Ive seen shark fin covers and stockier masts but dont really want to spend a fortune on a replacement and dont want to sacrifice reception quality. So, the search is on.....
 
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