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Posted by bwilson4web on November 21, 2011, 1:20 pm
 

One of the first mods to our Prius was to add 'rain guards.' So now I
park the cars with the windows an inch down. This gives enough airflow
to prevent excessive heat. But I had to order the Prius rain guards
special . . . not through Toyota. Still, well worth the cost and the
local dealer installed my wife's rain guards.

On my older, NHW11, I used a Ford Escape, rain guard kit that fits
only on the rear windows. Still it helps in the summer.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Leftie on November 22, 2011, 12:01 am
 
bwilson4web wrote:

    The windows were tightly closed.

Posted by Al Falfa on November 22, 2011, 2:07 am
 
bwilson4web wrote:

    The windows were tightly closed.

Did you ever take it through the touchless car wash as I suggested?  The one
I use is certainly equivalent to a torrential rain.



Posted by Leftie on November 22, 2011, 5:48 am
 Al Falfa wrote:

    No, but only because health problems make it difficult for either of
us to crawl around on the car floor. It was a good idea, but a bit hard
to implement. Still, I may try it and get someone younger to check the
carpet afterwards.

Posted by Al Falfa on November 22, 2011, 10:21 pm
 
Al Falfa wrote:

    No, but only because health problems make it difficult for either of
us to crawl around on the car floor. It was a good idea, but a bit hard
to implement. Still, I may try it and get someone younger to check the
carpet afterwards.

My 2010, and the 2005 I used to drive, when through the local touchless wash
dozens of times.  Neither has leaked a drop.  I've never experience a
rainfall that came close to this intensity but then I've never experienced a
hurricane.

Many years ago I left my car parked outside with one window down about 1/4"
during a blizzard of historic significance.  Imagine my surprise when I
found the car half full of snow after the storm subsided.

You don't have to crawl around on the floor to take your car through a
touchless car wash.  Just stay behind the wheel and listen to music or read
your mail.  Make sure the windows are rolled up.  Then, when you get to the
vacuum kiosk, you can see if any water leaked in.




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