Yet another mundane question.......

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rikimaru
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Post by rikimaru » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:10 pm

I don’t understand. What’s the concern about leaving a wet car in a garage?

Is it so your garage floor doesn’t get wet?

scott28tt
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Post by scott28tt » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:50 pm

There are too many other forms of transport in the garage for the car to fit, my charger is on the outside wall and the car is on the drive, all year round.
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Scratch
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Post by Scratch » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:01 am

rikimaru wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:10 pm
I don’t understand. What’s the concern about leaving a wet car in a garage?

Is it so your garage floor doesn’t get wet?
I suppose some of us of a certain age, remember how the bodywork of cars used to rot even if there was a hint of dampness. As I said at the outset, it might be my OCD.

monkeyhanger
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Post by monkeyhanger » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:40 am

Scratch wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:01 am
rikimaru wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:10 pm
I don’t understand. What’s the concern about leaving a wet car in a garage?

Is it so your garage floor doesn’t get wet?
I suppose some of us of a certain age, remember how the bodywork of cars used to rot even if there was a hint of dampness. As I said at the outset, it might be my OCD.
Car bodywork has come a long way since 1980s Fiat and Renault rot boxes. Galvanised bodywork and other advances in functional primers takes care of that (I have seen a fair few rusty 10 year old Hyundais recently though).

colonelpurple
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Post by colonelpurple » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:16 am

Scratch wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:40 pm
"Back in the day" ;) when I had an ICE car, I would put the car in the garage overnight. Unless it was wet. Now with the ID3 what do others do when their electric car is wet? In my infinite wisdom I had my Zappi charger fitted inside the garage. I have probably got a serious case of OCD!
Mine is out on my driveway as my garage is full of stuff. So is my zappi. Charging through days of torrential rain over the last few weeks. All good

The charging socket area does retain some water splashes, but they dry out the next day even with the cap closed

BTW I have never put a car in the garage and never had any rust, even on my first car, a second hand opel berliner in 1989 😀
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