Our cars are our babies and they need protecting from the dirt and grit of the outside world. Especially after a natural disaster. In the wake of the wildfires that ravaged California in October, people are finally starting to rebuild their lives. It won’t be easy, especially for those who lost nearly everything.

A reader named Scott wrote into us, saying that his vineyard and orchard burned down in the fires. He and his family are all fine and managed to escape with their cars. They’re in the process of rebuilding their house, which could take a couple of years, and they aren’t sure how to protect their cars during that time.

So! What are some of the ways you protect your cars if they survived but your garage didn’t? Car covers? Other kinds of UV shields? Some kind of tarp?

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