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    How to prevent dealership joy rides during service?

    Hey guys, I'm going in to my dealer this week for a warranty claim, and it's going to take a few hours. The dealer told me to drop off the car at their place and pick it up later. It's understandable, BUT --- this is the same dealer that took my car for a short joy ride in their parking lot (and I saw it so they had to cut short). It's irritating and ridiculous because revving to 6k rpm isn't needed at all when the issue can be found without even starting the car...

    So the question is, what can I do to prevent this from happening again? Any tips for this? Changing to another dealer isn't an option right now, as they already have opened a warranty claim on this part and I have to get this fixed here.

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    Service the car yourself.

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    @Trainrex,

    I want to! But it's a warranty claim, which is the only reason I went to the dealer....
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    @lokey,

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    Quote Originally Posted by msharp View Post
    @Trainrex,

    I want to! But it's a warranty claim, which is the only reason I went to the dealer....
    Good point.

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    LoL. I'll keep this in mind and see what more I can have in the back seat.
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    No AP? If not, unfortunately, all I can recommend is talking to the manager and/or babysitting them.
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    Problem solved:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    No AP? If not, unfortunately, all I can recommend is talking to the manager and/or babysitting them.
    No AP yet... but this might very much be my reason to get one. I'll talk to the manager and hopefully it won't make things worse.
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    Two options.Like Lokey said flash to valet mode on the AP .

    Or stakeout the place till you get your car back.
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    Yeah. I guess I'll just have to stay at the place the entire time (it'll feel and look weird). And get me an AP in the near future.
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    When you drop the keys off tell them that if there is a single tenth of a mile on the car when you get it back you will report them to the better business bureau.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metaldahlberg View Post
    When you drop the keys off tell them that if there is a single tenth of a mile on the car when you get it back you will report them to the better business bureau.
    Great idea!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metaldahlberg View Post
    When you drop the keys off tell them that if there is a single tenth of a mile on the car when you get it back you will report them to the better business bureau.
    They'll just drive it in reverse to take the miles off the odometer.
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