The thing stays up, and its 20 degrees in Buffalo, so hand washing my car is out of the question. I want to keep the car clean to keep salt and stuff off of it, so I like to take it thru an auto wash every week or so. However, I think its gonna snap the thing off (and getting no radio reception would suck!!). I went thru oce last week, and it got pretty bent up (I had to CAREFULLY bend it back to normal), and I am pretty sure it will eventually snap. Is there anything I can do about this? I wish I could manually put it down, but I guess u cant. I was just wondering if there was some way to get around this, or make it so it wont snap off.