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Old 22.01.2017, 22:13
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BP Auto Car Wash, potential health hazard?

Just used BP's self service auto car wash in Frenkendorf, Basel, and although the experience was not great as it wouldn't start after I've driven in the wash section, and was waiting there for a while as I was too scared to get out in case the was programme starts, which would make me completely wet.

However, what worries me is that the wash section is almost completely sealed without any ventilation and my worry is that if someone kept their engine on while the was programme is on then I'm sure they will be inhaling car funes for the 15 odd minutes it takes for the wash to finish, which doesn't sound safe!

I looked around for any safety signs for keeping the car engine off but wasn't visible to me or the signs were not laid out prominently.
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Old 22.01.2017, 22:15
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Just used BP's self service auto car wash in Frenkendorf, Basel, and although the experience was not great as it wouldn't start after I've driven in the wash section, and was waiting there for a while as I was too scared to get out in case the was programme starts, which would make me completely wet.

However, what worries me is that the wash section is almost completely sealed without any ventilation and my worry is that if someone kept their engine on while the was programme is on then I'm sure they will be inhaling car funes for the 15 odd minutes it takes for the wash to finish, which doesn't sound safe!

I looked around for any safety signs for keeping the car engine off but wasn't visible to me or the signs were not laid out prominently.
You do keep your windows closed, dont you? And I am sure there are signs to switch the motor off and anything else. Never used one of those before??
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Old 22.01.2017, 22:27
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Just used BP's self service auto car wash in Frenkendorf, Basel, and although the experience was not great as it wouldn't start after I've driven in the wash section, and was waiting there for a while as I was too scared to get out in case the was programme starts, which would make me completely wet.

However, what worries me is that the wash section is almost completely sealed without any ventilation and my worry is that if someone kept their engine on while the was programme is on then I'm sure they will be inhaling car funes for the 15 odd minutes it takes for the wash to finish, which doesn't sound safe!

I looked around for any safety signs for keeping the car engine off but wasn't visible to me or the signs were not laid out prominently.
I assume you are serious about this. In which case one drives the car in first, turns the motor OFF and then goes to select the program and pays. And the car gets washed with no one inside the car or the wash room.
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Old 22.01.2017, 22:41
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You do keep your windows closed, dont you?
But then the savety-belts don't get clean
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Just used BP's self service auto car wash in Frenkendorf, Basel, and although the experience was not great as it wouldn't start after I've driven in the wash section, and was waiting there for a while as I was too scared to get out in case the was programme starts, which would make me completely wet.

However, what worries me is that the wash section is almost completely sealed without any ventilation and my worry is that if someone kept their engine on while the was programme is on then I'm sure they will be inhaling car funes for the 15 odd minutes it takes for the wash to finish, which doesn't sound safe!

I looked around for any safety signs for keeping the car engine off but wasn't visible to me or the signs were not laid out prominently.
this is indeed dangerous.
my car has a defective catalysator. On advise of the garage, I wash it twice per week with a running engine so that the exhaust gasses can be water cleaned but this would be totally dangerous in this car wash.
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