Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Re: the car cover: do you regularly cover it otherwise? Then why bother for this? As Kajtek1 notes, that is a giveaway the car is not being regularly driven.
Particularly if you have your parents drive it semi-regularly. It doesn't even have to be once a week, once every other week is fine, but 25-30 miles which will not only bring it to operating temperature, but also evacuate any moisture from the exhaust system...equally important. And they may as well cycle the AC when they do that so the seals stay lubed in there.
If it gets dirty, the folks can blast off the windshield with the hose, then drive it the 25-30 miles, when they get back they can run it through the car wash. The money you don't spend on the car cover can be applied to the gallon or so of gas they'll use and the occasional car washes.
If you do that you won't have to worry about anything else with it. Battery, fuel, oil, AT, PS, AC, everything will be better off.
Were I in your position that is exactly what I would do.
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