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Hey guys,

I won't be driving my IS F in the winter here in Toronto, I have rented a parking spot at my friend's condo to park it during the winter, with the intention of starting up the car every few days and driving it inside the parking garage until it reaches operating temperatures, then just parking it again.

I have just had the car professional detailed as well, wash and wax, the whole shbang.

Would a car cover be necessary in my case?

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Hey guys,

I won't be driving my IS F in the winter here in Toronto, I have rented a parking spot at my friend's condo to park it during the winter, with the intention of starting up the car every few days and driving it inside the parking garage until it reaches operating temperatures, then just parking it again.

I have just had the car professional detailed as well, wash and wax, the whole shbang.

Would a car cover be necessary in my case?

Thanks!
Careful with covers, they can really scratch up your paint if theres any dirt / dust sitting on the vehicle... I would suggest washing the vehicle every time you put the cover back on.
 

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If you want a good fitting cover, the Lexus Accessory car cover is one of the best choices. It comes with it's own storage bag and is not bulky and heavy like the others.
 

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Thanks for the reply guys! I actually do have the OEM Lexus Cover for the IS series vehicle, but the thing is, to keep taking the cover on and off every time I want to just drive the car around the parking lot is a pain, and I don't want to scratch the paint by taking it off and putting it on all the time. If I were storing the car, different story.

Anyone else want to chime in?
 

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Thanks for the reply guys! I actually do have the OEM Lexus Cover for the IS series vehicle, but the thing is, to keep taking the cover on and off every time I want to just drive the car around the parking lot is a pain, and I don't want to scratch the paint by taking it off and putting it on all the time. If I were storing the car, different story.

Anyone else want to chime in?
I think you just answered your own question. If it's a pain then don't use it.
 

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^^^ Hahaha agreed! :) ^^^
 

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Thanks for the replies! No cover it is, haha.
 

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Long Term Storage

Regardless of whether or not you use a cover, the correct way to store any car for more than two months is as follows:

1. Half fill the gas/petrol tank. Add a bottle of Stabil. Fill the tank.

2. Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery. Insulate the cable/connector just disconnected ... a rubber glove works well.

When you take the car out of storage:

1. Reconnect the negative cable to the battery.
2. Drive the car at least 20 miles/35km.
3. Drive until the fuel tank is empty ... as far as you dare ... and refill with new gas/petrol.

Driving a stored car once a week/month for less than five miles is bad for the engine and battery.
 
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