2015 Dodge Viper GT: Tires Make Car Washes More Expensive
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on February 5, 2016
"Excuse me sir, is the Viper yours?"
"Yeah, what's up?" I said to the car wash attendant.
"Um, it's going to be more expensive. Your car can't fit."
I was sitting on a cold concrete bench in the front of the car wash, admiring a classic Morgan when I got the news. The rear tires on our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper are wide — nearly 14 inches wide. There's a track that moves all sorts of trucks, SUVs and various other sports cars through the wash without an issue, but something with this much rear rubber just couldn't be accommodated. It would need a hand-wash.
So after adding 10 bucks to my tab, the porter pulled the Viper alongside the building for the hand-wash treatment. Combine this with the gaping hole in the Viper's hood that allows water in and makes for difficult starts if you point the hose in the wrong direction, and I'd probably get used to owning a dirty Viper very quickly.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor