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I have used a cover on my car - why is the interior now damp?

As a high days and holidays car for enjoyment rather than practicality, I purchased a 2002 MG TF from a respected MG dealer. While waiting to clear out the garage, I've kept the car on driveway for past five months with a semi-permeable protective cover. All well and good when we experienced a relatively mild winter, albeit rainy and windy but no snow.

After some harsh frost this past month and I've noticed the interior of car is damp, I've checked usual culprits and the car is free from debris and leaves. Cranking windows open an inch, under protective cover is my first strategy. Have you any advice or opinion as to possible causes of this muggy dampness?

Asked on 18 February 2020 by Neil O'Higgins

Answered by Keith Moody
It does sound like the cover you've fitted hasn't allowed the car to 'breathe'. If this is the case, then it could be the cause of the dampness. Try it without the cover and see what happens. The sooner you can get out and start using the car, the better.
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