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Model S Outdoor Car Cover

I was just wondering if anybody in the forum has purchased this and what their experiences are. I'm coming up on three weeks ownership of my MS 85 and am struggling with keeping it relatively clean on the outside. I don't have a garage to keep it in so it stays in the driveway over night and during the daytime when I'm not driving it. Between the contributions from the birds, condensation overnight, gardeners with leaf blowers, etc., I'm spending a fair amount of time maintaining its awesome looks. It could be that I'm just an overwrought newbie whose desire for it to maintain that "new car look" is asking too much. Anyhow, it occurred to me that the cover might help alleviate much of the problem when the car is just sitting overnight and in the daytime. There is of course the question of maintaining the $400 car cover. Is it washable without causing harm to it? It doesn't say anything on the Tesla Gear website about it being washable. Given the "middle layer of Thermoplastic Polyurethane and two outer layers of woven polyester" it makes me wonder. Can anybody out there give me some info? Thanks!

I had bought the outdoor cover for use primarily indoors. It is very well made, and durable appearing. I haven't tried to wash it yet but I'd imagine it'd do fine. It fits well but it's not as snug as some other custom covers; my s2k cover fits better I think.
If your car is parked indoors, you'll like it. But if its outside, I think you NEED it.

"If your car is parked indoors, you'll like it. But if its outside, I think you NEED it."

Agreed.
I have a portable garage, and even with it closed up the car get dust and pine needles blown onto it without the cover.
I just got the cover about two weeks ago.
I'm using it now that I'm away from home for a couple weeks.

I park my MS outside and I have used my car cover only twice in 7 months (once when I was away on vacation and when the massive northeast snow storm was coming last winter). I would say if you have to deal with leaf blowers it might be worthwhile. But will you get tired of putting it on and taking it off every time??

Cover is easy to out on and take off, and is water resistant, yet has a nice soft inner lining. I figure that if this car is going to have a 20 year lifespan, then covering it to protect from all elements--especially the sun-- is a sage plan and well worth the full minute it takes to out on or take off.

I haven't owned it long enough to have to wash it, but I wouldn't have any qualms.

Unless you've got your paint coated, it may produce micro-scratches from dust embedded in the inner lining, etc.

I have the outdoor Tesla Car cover. I have to leave my Tesla outside at the resort. So far, the outdoor cover has protected my Model S from ice storms, rain, sun, and snow, and even a golf-ball size hail storm. For me it was well worth the nearly $400 investment. To keep the Tesla cover clean, I always throw an inexpensive plastic tarp over it to keep it bird-stuff free and dry, The Tesla Outdoor cover is form fitting. the cheep tarp is not, so I fasten it over the Tesla tarp with a half dozen ratchet rubber grip clamps.

I also have the outdoor version of the Model S Car Cover and it does appear to be well made. I do have a question about it though. Mine has two pockets sewn into the lower edge of the cover, one on each side midway between the front and the back of the cover. The pockets contain what looks like a captive plastic grommet but with no through hole. I assume its purpose is to allow a rope to be passed under the car and affixed to the grommet to prevent the cover from blowing off. The shape of the grommet leads me to believe it is intended to snap onto a mating part affixed to the car body, but I have not been able locate such a part on the car though. No instructions came with the cover. Anybody found a use for this "feature"?

Aftermarket car cover for Model S is coming - looks to be for outdoor but only limited info in the write-up for it:
http://www.teslaccessories.com/pages/coming-soon


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