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Car Cover - Pros & Cons?

I'm driving my SLK to work several days a week. It's garaged at home and I dislike it being outside when not in use. I purchased a generic car cover from Wal*Mart. It fits very well. How many use a car cover and are they worth the effort? Any potential problems? Comments?


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I am thinking of getting a car cover to protect my SLK in the summer, never really covered a car before.

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hmm i found the car cover from our 355 in the basement last month. It fits the slk, and i was wondering wether or not i should put it on at night. But it sits in the garage anyway.... So i was wondering if it would be worth the effort also.

But if yours sits outside during the day, by all means! The only thing I would be worried about is it raining, then the car cover getting soaked, having to take it off in the rain, and now where do i put this soaking wet car cover, and how do i dry it before tommorow.....
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I had a car cover for my M3, only used it when I parked it outside for an extended period of time. If parked in a garage, I wouldn't bothered. Make sure the car is cleaned before using it as a dirty car with dust and dirt on the car can caused hairline scratches when removing the car cover. The nano paint technology on the SLK is great for hairline scratch as it could be buff out easily.

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I had a car cover for my M3, only used it when I parked it outside for an extended period of time. If parked in a garage, I wouldn't bothered. Make sure the car is cleaned before using it as a dirty car with dust and dirt on the car can caused hairline scratches when removing the car cover. The nano paint technology on the SLK is great for hairline scratch as it could be buff out easily.
I agree, especially in Kuwait due to having dust from time to time

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you really need to keep the car cover and car clean, if you use both frequently. Also, you need to make sure you have a quality cover so the paint won't be scratched.


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Our cars are always parked in a garage when they are not being driven. But, when we travel and leave the car sitting for longer than a month we cover them.
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I use my car cover that I bought from mercedes benz all the time unless there is a chance of rain. (wet car cover no fun! )

I had a real time of it when I first started using it but then I got a system down.


On windy days, Hook the mirrors first to keep it from blowing off onto the ground, then pull over the front and rear of car.


I keep mine in my trunk so normally I take off front end of car and fold 2 foot sections back towards the rear. Once on the trunk lid I fold sides in to make a nice 2x2 square. (Any dust, leaves or whatever on the cover are folded inward and do not touch the inside of the trunk.)

Lift trunk and place in trunk.

To put on the car, Just take out of trunk, place on trunk lid, hook under back bumper and unfold forward. Hook mirrors, hook front of car and your done.

Cover never touches ground. You never have to figure out which end is front.

Makes it easy and fast to put on and take off. Also keeps trunk neat and clean.


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Similar thread here mate

I used to put mine on every time I travelled away for more than a couple of days. the car was in a shared apt complex and very compact parking, I never had a problem. I think the Merc one retails at $200 nearlly. I got it thrown in with the car.
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I think we really needed to have a car cover for our car protection and stop worrying about car damages due to snow, sun's heat, acid rain and hail...
Like now... the wheather is hot, my dad is busy looking for a car carpet. I already told him that before but he never listen!!!.
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Do you take your antenna off when putting the car cover on. I have thought about getting one to put on my car while at work as it is very hot here during the summer. Figured everyone would just laugh at me and it wouldn't be too long before I had a 50lb wet car cover from rain.
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Yeah, the biggest problem with a car cover is having to take off the antenna and remembering to put it back on. I'd like to get the Short antennae from SL, but i can't stand the limited range, as it would make the remote roof module pretty pointless.


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