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    Car Covers

    So.. Car Covers.

    Does anyone use them? What are the pros and cons of using them?

    I will be leaving my E60 at my parents house while I am deployed for 5 months. Although my dad will be driving it occasionally I don't really trust him to clean it properly, so was thinking of getting a cover to try and keep it clean. Does this seem like a good idea?

    I have seen this one:

    Outdoor Car Cover 5 Series Saloon (E60) - Security A - Cooper BMW Parts, Inchcape

    Although it seems expensive, the decent aftermarket ones are coming in at between 150-200.

    Mike

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    Nope, not for me. Imagine your dad driving your car, the car gets dirt/grit/misc. on it, then he goes home and puts the cover on it, dragging it over the panels, causing scratches... Cold sweat yet?

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    Slightly!

    I've already decided a better route for me is to show him how to use my meguiars quick detailer properly! Saves me 180 I suppose

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    @ABM is bang on - avoid them

    the damage they do far outweighs the pro's

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    I've contemplated getting a cheap one for the Shitbox when it's in the garage. Just because I have a habit of using it as a table though so overall I think it's the lesser of two evils
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    They can trap moisture and if left can mean the car needs a respray as it does something to the paint (can't remember what exactly).

    You'll be better leaving it with a decent sealant on instead.

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