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I just recently bought my rc350 fsport 2015, i am a business traveler, out of the country most of the times. When i am not here i use a car cover to keep sun and dust away. Is it a good idea to do that since i don't have a garage to keep it. I would like to keep my car new all time. i live in South Florida. Any idea please.
 

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I never use a car cover. You can use your garage, or do the car cover if you leave your car for an extended period of time.

It's definitely not going to hurt the car. :D
 

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I find that tinting the windows (even with light tint) and parking with the windshield out of view of the sun is a great way to do this all without covering the seats. Wouldn't worry too much about dust though.
 

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There's also those fold up windshield covers, great since not always is it sunny out plus when you need it, it takes a few seconds to put up...longer if you really want to have it stuck on. Being lazy... i wedge it at the top behind the fold down mirror and at the bottom where the dash meets the windshield :D
 

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Those are useful if you live in sunny areas. The sun damage that can cause fading can be pretty worrisome sometimes.
Indeed.

Add to that a HOT interior. If you have a typical cycle of things you do every day, might as well look into ways to avoid leaving it outside for a long time.
 

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If it's sunny and hot and your car isn't under the shade, a car cover is a good way to keep the paint looking like new and maybe get one in white so your car isn't cooking underneath a black cover.
 

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Yeah that could be a good idea, but if you're in public it could look weird, might have the only car outside thats covered.
 

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Most owners of new Lexus vehicles I know either live in a house and park in their garage or live in a condo which all, if not, most offer underground parking for just about all of its tenets. One thing i'd make sure to have before getting a nice car.
 

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A car cover can do damage if not in a climate controlled situation. For example, if it's very hot during the day and cool at night, you'll get condensation under the cover which will allow water to pool on your finish. As the sun bakes it again, those small pools of water will evaporate and leave a "scar" on your finish. Be sure that the cover is a breathable one and that will reduce this. Leaving it uncovered for long periods of time is not an option either due to the sun, acid rain, bird droppings, etc. The fact is that all climates are bad for paint finishes. Just minimize the exposure as much as you can. Good luck!
 

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That's a very good point to make. I think it's one of the reasons that some people make sure to park indoors and then cover their car.
 
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