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Old 03-03-2011, 03:14 PM
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do most people park their cars in their garage?

wouldn't it be hotter in the garage since there's no air flow?
I'm coming from cold, wet, rainy VA so I know nothing about the phoenix heat

thanks for your help!
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:23 PM
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airflow at 110 in a brutal sun really doesn't cool much

Park out of the sun if at all possible - i find it makes a huge difference .... the garage in my house is far from cool, but it's a lot loss intense than my driveway

As far as what most people do? - That could depend on where you are living in the metro, size of home, what is important to you, etc.

A lot of people will use their garages for extra storage or turn it into an entertainment area, etc and just park outside or they will have a car/space dynamic that won't allow them to fit
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:34 PM
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Garage. It's more respectful of neighbors not to mention a car is an investment and should not be subject to the hot AZ sun, while all the useless junk gets stored in the garage.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:34 PM
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I usually park outside until night then in the garage because you just never know whom might be lurking around
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:53 PM
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carports work very well, with a quicker in/out than a garage. Parking in the front yard under a shade tree is popular in many areas, but a lot of neighbors don't like it, and I think the city can take action, if you are creating dust.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:20 PM
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I have one car in the garage, and two in the driveway. There's a tree on either side of the driveway, and at least one car is in the shade at any given time. If I didn't have so much junk, I'd put a second vehicle in the garage, at least during the summer....
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:00 PM
Location: Everywhere and no where
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Garage, always. Am very glad I did. The hail storm that came through last year damaged a lot of cars. Mine were safe and sound in the garage.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:16 PM
Location: Southeast Valley
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Most garages now, have air vents in them. If not, some people leave the door up 1"-2" for ventilation. You can also insulate the garage door itself, very easily - with panels from the hardware store.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:27 PM
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My car goes in the garage where it is feral cat proof, and my pick up sits in the carport. The cats can really do a job on a nice car with scratching, and they spray the wheels too. I had a neighbor who left the car in the carport with the driver's window down. Some feral cats jumped in the car an had their honeymoon there. The car was trashed and stunk to high heaven. I never leave a car out in the sun and the elements any longer than at the supermarket.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:32 PM
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unfortunately, many subdivisions are specifically designed to allow exactly one car length between the garage and the sidewalk because they know many homeowners will not be using the garage for cars.....

check out this very busy thread...

Is it Trashy to Keep Cars on Driveway vs In The Garage?
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