If you've had it less than a month and they are cracking take it back to your dealer. That's covered under the 5 year 60 thousand mile warranty. As for parking it outside, My Mom's 87 T-Bird Turbo Coupe was NEVER parked inside, and we live in Florida where it's HOT and SUNNY most of the year. If you just do as I suggested and Clean and Condition it on a regular basis your leather will stay soft and in great condition. Also get Your Windows Tinted with a High UV rated film. It doesn't have to be dark, just make sure it has a High UV Protection rating. The Sun is the worst enemy your leather has. That's why Lexol has UV Inhibitors formulated into it as well. I have to Disagree with Michael above though on the seat covers, they tend to rub abd wear on your leather and trap heat because most have a foam stiched into them for added cushioning. Besides, You Bought Leather for a Reason, to Enjoy It, why cover it up? Anyway, I hope I've been of some help and encouragement, Good Luck with your Koup.