What are the risks?
When you park under and/or next to a tree in Hawaii, the first thing you should consider is the risk of possible damage to your vehicle. Branches, leaves, and even fruit can fall from the tree and damage your car. If it is a particularly tall tree, the damage occurring from this can be even worse. Do your best not to park near any trees on windy days to avoid this.
You also risk insects and wildlife that are habituating on that tree from making contact with your car and getting it dirty or even leaving slight scratches. Finally, if you park next to a tree and have an unwitting passenger in your car, they can accidentally open their door too far and hit the tree leaving a dent and/or scratch. Always be sure that you give any passengers enough room in which to open their doors.
What are the benefits?
There are also a couple of benefits when you park near a tree in Hawaii. First, these spaces will be open more frequently due to the possibility of the negative effects previously mentioned. So, if you just need to park for the short term, you likely will not to worry about any of the negative occurring. Also, on particularly hot and sunny days, a tree can offer your car shade which will keep the internal temperature of your vehicle down while you are gone. This will allow you to run your air conditioning for a shorter period when you return to the car. Finally, if it is a busy tree with lots of cars parked on it, the tree can act as a landmark to help you quickly identify where you parked if you walked a long distance away initially.
Parking next to and/or under a tree in Hawaii does have both its pros and cons. The potential negative effects of branches, fruit and bugs falling on your vehicle are enough to typically try to avoid parking under a tree. However, if it is short term and there is a spot open near a tree it could work well. Parking under a tree can also provide shade for your vehicle which is valuable in Hawaii due to high temperatures and the potential for a very hot interior of your vehicle when you return. If you ever need a vehicle shipped to or from Hawaii, call our vehicle shipping experts for a free quote anytime at (808) 445-6695!