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      12-02-2009, 02:59 AM   #1
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WHo keeps their car indoors during the winter?

Just was curious how many protect their cars by keeping it in an indoor heated/unheated garage for the winter months?

Or those tempo tentlike canvasses?

Does it make a huge difference to the shine of the car if it is exposed to winter?
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      12-02-2009, 03:17 AM   #2
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I keep my car in my garage year around, my parents new Accord has been outside since last winter and the paint looks very dull.
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If you want to take good care of your car, keep it in a heated-garage all year round.
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Ouch no garage here

Would you think getting a white-car would be better without a garage, as opposed to JB/Black Sapphire or does it really not make a difference?
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I park in a garage at home and at work, but of course driving between the two means my car ends up coated with salt and dirt all winter.
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I always garage my car while at home and usually try to use the parking structure at work. Sometimes I can't help it though when I'm at a client site and they just have an open parking lot
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+1 I park my car in garage at night but during the day its outside!
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I park my car inside the garage and it is fully insulated. When I get into my car in the middle of winter the dial still shows about +10 Degrees.

I never park it outside @ home.
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Garage for me, the temp is never goes below ~+5
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Garage for me, the temp is never goes below ~+5

Thanks. I also heard a heated garage is one to avoid as it speeds up the oxidation process of the salt on your car. Best is unheated.
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      12-02-2009, 02:53 PM   #11
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sure if you have oxidation then heat will speed it up, but that happens in the summer months too. stop oxidation before it happens!
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it's not a ferrari, you bought it to drive, so drive it, what's the point letting it sit and collect dust ?
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it's not a ferrari, you bought it to drive, so drive it, what's the point letting it sit and collect dust ?
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I live in a condo in downtown vancouver so it's always in an underground parkade, although I'm moving out for 2 months for the olympics so it'll most likely be parked on the road during that time
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If you have a house in Toronto and you live south of Lawrence, good luck being able to garage your car. I have a single car garage and its full of crap, even with a good organization system. A house with a two gar garage is probably north of $2MM and many houses at that price range don't even have a garage!
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it's not a ferrari, you bought it to drive, so drive it, what's the point letting it sit and collect dust ?

exactly....and even if i did have a ferrari, i'd drive that too. the only way i'd keep a car in the garage to look at is if i had 2 of them...one for the garage, one for the road. statues are meant to sit, cars are meant to be driven!
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Mines parked in an unheated garage at home and heated garage at work. I do not drive it in the winter..
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I have to chime in here. Mine is parked outside and driven every day. I was going to park it for the winter but then storage + depreciation made me think twice. If it's going to depreciate, I want to drive it instead of losing money with it just sitting there.
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