Whenever I get my oil changed, I always make them write on the work order, in big bold letters.
NO CAR WASH
I'm way to picky about how my car looks. Nobody touches the finish except me.
It's nice that my dealership offers free car washes with every visit for people like my wife who rarely washes her car. But with a nice shinny 05 WRX, they should ask before touching it.
On one of my first oil changes I told the service guy not to wash it. He wrote in big bold letters. DO NOT WASH CAR. After about 20 minutes I ask how much longer it will be to finish the oil change. The service guy walks back and opens the door and I hear..."I wrote NO CAR WASH!" They had just started to spray it down. God knows what kind of dirty rags they have to scratch paint back there.
Anyway, I find out that the guy who was about to wash my car after my oil change could'nt read the note because it was written in brown sharpie and the guy is color blind. Too funny!
So the last time I was in I actually asked if they were using a different color marker and the guy laughed and said, "We fired that guy." Grrrrrr!