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As I maybe looking at the prospect of not having a garage, thinking of the options. No place for a car port. I then try and not park it under a tree at night. If I have to let it sit for more then maybe two days , do I consider a car cover? Need to keep thinking, what my other options are.
 

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Personally, no, I wouldn't put a car cover on. What I would do is use either a good wax or polish (there is a difference) on it. I like Nu Finish at the moment. I used to use Meguairs but Nu Finish lasts longer and the dirt comes off easier. Just my .02. I am sure there are other good products too.

FWIW, until recently I could never put my pickup in a garage and I never used a cover.
 

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After watching my neighbor man handle and struggle with a wet car cover in the early morning so he could head off to work, hell no.

Use a high quality synthetic polish to protect the paint and you'll be just fine.
 

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As I maybe looking at the prospect of not having a garage, thinking of the options. No place for a car port. I then try and not park it under a tree at night. If I have to let it sit for more then maybe two days , do I consider a car cover? Need to keep thinking, what my other options are.
If you park under a tree which routinely drops sap or something else which can damage the finish, yes. Otherwise it's not worth the hassle.

Exceptions are very hot climates to protect the interior and exterior from the sun.
 

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electrically the Volt charges ok outside in the rain, and there seems to be no reason the Bolt cannot be charges outside also. So,no over required or desireble
 

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I have a little past experience with my old Trans-Am and car covers.

It can be very good to protect from sun damage, If you have to park under pine trees as I did for a while it's a godsend.

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You really need to keep your car rinsed off otherwise the grit on your car acts like sandpaper if the wind starts rustling the car cover around. In my case it actually rubbed a bare spot on the back edge of one spoiler and along the side of the "shaker" intake on the hood. I was NOT happy about that.

Plus a wet car cover is a royal pain and they seem to mold up super easy.

I wouldn't do it again. You are better off doing a good wax job and keeping it rinsed off regularly.
I've become very fond of Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax because I have a black car and it doesn't leave white residue at all and it seems to hold up pretty well overall.
 

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Car covers are a waste of time and a nuisance to maintain. Cars are highly dispensable items and I don't collect cars, so I don't waste time on them.
 

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Lease now, if you still love it and you don't find the MY20 offerings more compelling it, buy out your lease at a discount...
 

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As I maybe looking at the prospect of not having a garage, thinking of the options. No place for a car port. I then try and not park it under a tree at night. If I have to let it sit for more then maybe two days , do I consider a car cover? Need to keep thinking, what my other options are.
Keep doing whatever you're doing with your current car.
I'd echo the sentiments of others to not bother with the car cover and go with a good wax.
 

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Depends on where you park. If there are lots of trees, I would use some kind of cover to protect the car from tree sap, bird droppings, leaves and such. The car itself (as most other plugins are) is designed to be charged outdoors. So, nothing specific to the Bolt
 

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Going against the grain here!

I've used car covers for years and find them great to keep the car clean, free of bird droppings etc., protected from the sun and so forth.
The key to using a car cover is to have one that is easy to use and easy to keep clean.
Most of them are crap, especially the generic non-custom fit ones.

Key attributes needed are:
Light in weight but not too light.
Washable and dryable in home laundry machines or laundromats.
Custom fitting.

Almost none of the available car covers can be dried in driers.
The non custom fit ones are a mess to put on.
The custom ones easily fit over the ears then fit the front and finally the back.
To remove the cover, free the ears and fold the sides up on top of the car.
Roll it up from the back. Reverse to put it on.

It is important to keep both the cover and the car clean.
I wind up washing the cover every two or 3 weeks after I wash the dust off the car.

Doing it in a systematic way with a custom cover makes it an easy job to put it on.

By far the best at satisfying all the criteria are the Hovercraft Weathershield covers.
 
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