View Poll Results: Is parking under a tree for shade a good idea?

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    Parking under a tree?

    Is it a good idea or bad idea, in a hot location, to park under a tree for shade?

    Living in Arizona, for a few days I thought it was a good idea. Until I got tree sap, leaves, dust, and bird droppings over my car. The trees here are also pretty pathetic and some only offer a small portion of shade.

    Now I park in an open area of my work's parking lot, but my car is burning hot when it's time to go home.
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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    It depends on if anything is falling off the tree like sap etc, or if there are lots of birds in the area pooping from the tree on your car.

    If there is nothing falling on your paint, then yes, but if there is sap leaves dust and poo like you have said without very much shade, I wouldn't bother.

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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    For shade yes.
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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    I would rather take my chances in the hot car. Too many contaminants are associated with the tree.
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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    In this particular case I'd deal with heat.

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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    NEVER. I always end up with bird doo-doo on the car!

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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    I actually pick and choose which trees to park under and which to stay away from. Sap and bird poo are always on my mind though.


    Oh yeah, i voted "maybe".
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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    I don't bother with the shade. I always start my car and open my windows before doing a walk around it before going back in. By that time the car is cool enough not to kill me lol
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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    On the very rare occasion when I have to park in a lot. I park as far as I can and dangerously close to the curb. Sometimes that spot happens to be under a tree. Oh well. I'd rather get dirty than get more dings.

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    Re: Parking under a tree?

    I park in the shade of trees.
    I don't park where I can see poo on the ground and never under anything

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