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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Cover or Store - That Time Of Year

All Your Car Cover Options for the Winter Ahead.

As summer draws to an end and the darker, colder, damper nights draw in, this is the time of year most with classic cars look at options for their pride and joy for the next 6 months.

If you are lucky enough to have a nice dry garage then you may be thinking about a nice indoor, curve hugging fleece cover but otherwise outdoor cover options are probably on your mind.

Your car, new or old will probably fall into one of the following topics.

a) Daily Drive Car : Cover going to be used for security during the darker nights ahead, and for those frosty early morning darts when the windscreen and car is iced up.   Covers may sound like a good idea here but if your car is covered in dirt and grime and possibly rock salt then the last thing you will want to do after arriving home in the dark is wash it before covering it up, so probably not a good idea.

Custom Indoor Fleece Car Cover ( Ford Bosworth RS 500 )
b) Car Stored in a Dry Garage : If you are lucky enough to have a nice dry garage then a nice fitted indoor fleece car cover will protect the car from dirt and dust and those accidental dings when brushing past the car.  Ours are custom made to order, fit perfectly and are supplied to various official manufacturers.  They come in a choice of almost any colour combination and have a soft, fleecy inner lining.

c) Car Stored in a Lockup or Damp Garage : If this is where your car is stored you need to think about security more than anything.  With anti social behaviour and thefts currently at an all time high, your car being vandalised out of spite is a reality you probably don't want to think about.  If the lockup garage is damp and the roof is metal then you will need to use an outdoor cover, breathable probably with one of our built in cover alarms you give you a fighting chance against thieves or vandals.   Always cover the floor with plastic sheeting, this will stop damp rising.  If the roof it metal then probably condensation will form on the inside at some point and drip onto the car.  Something like a Wheel Clamp and Disklok also worth considering.

Range Rover Sport Custom Outdoor Car Coverd) Car Stored on Driveway Outside : Always go for the best option you can afford.  Avoid lightweight, generic fit covers, they wont fit well and during high winds or gales will cause issues flapping against paintwork or blowing off the car and causing damage.  Fit is everything, and during the depths of winter, freezing temperatures, only a multi layered, quality fitted cover will do.  Its normal to get moisture under a cover during certain damp days as dap, heavy air passes through the fabric, hits the cold metal car and condenses.    Ideally park it where the sun can get to it, this will went away any moisture.  With the number of modern cars now being stolen to order and just dis armed and driven away by thieves with sniffer devices, a car cover alarm will give you the warning you need while you sleep before thieves even begin to start to tamper with the car.  Always take your keys upstairs at night and use a faraday bag to block any polling signal to the car that may be intercepted.


e) Car Stored Outside on The Highway : Again, always go for the best solution,  It is illegal to park a covered car on the highway as a) your numberplates are hidden ( now used to check tax status etc by NNPR ) and also your reflectors are covered.   Use a cover with Window Panels for the Numberplates and fit reflective stickers to the cover is required.  Your rear numberplates should be reflective so visible through the various front and rear windows.   Our Advan-Tex car covers are available with this option as well as a panel for a parking permit, which again can become an issue.

Ferrari Custom Outdoor Car Cover with Numberplate Windows and Parking Permit Window


f) Car Stored in Storage Facility : If you make the decision to put your car in storage over winter, then depending on the quality of the facility, either a fleece cover ( if the facility is totally dry and not damp ) or a lightweight indoor / outdoor cover would be the best solution.  The fit is not as important if its indoors as it wont be open to the elements but security may be.   Fitting a locking cable and underbody straps will stop people from looking under it,  even the Car Cover Alarm option is worth considering but inform the owners its there and in effect before hand.  Make sure you get the postcode of the facility the car is being stored and check it with your insurance company you are still covered as some will not honour any agreed values if stored on commercial properties or worst case cover you at all if the postcode is high risk.

Car Cover Alarmg) Car Stored in Underground Parking : This is going to be some kind of communal parking area, ideally a thick, heavy duty cover should be used to prevent scuffs and dings from other car owners and if worried about security fit a car cover alarm and security locking kit.

h) Car Stored Overseas in a Hot Climate : If your car is outdoors overseas in a hot climate, and doesnt have to cope with the bad weather and winter ahead then UV will be the main issue as well as peace of mind the cover will stay on the car if being left unattended for months on end.  Using one of our PLUS covers will do the job,  with a unique 360 degree hemline tension skirt, not only do you have the straps to keep the cover on the car, you also have complete tension around the entire under belly of the car.  Add one of our alarms for complete peace of mind.

We think we have covered most of the various options, different car cover solutions for different situations ahead over winter.  Even if you have a new car on PCP or Leave contract, its worth protecting it as no doubt there will be a penalty clause in the contact if there is damage to the car after the term.

Call us on 01744 633985 for any advise you may need in selecting the perfect cover for your situation or visit our website at http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk

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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Calling All Car Dealerships

This month we focus on Car Dealerships and possible opportunities for promoting their brand and enhancing the buy experience for customers.

Here at Coveryourcar we are approached all the time by car dealerships both in the UK and Overseas who are looking to buy covers for their customers.   Usually the request comes from the customer and although some car manufacturers can offer their own indoor solution, that can't offer a an outdoor solution of any quality.

This is where we come in, fulfilling a request to the dealership from the customer.   Obviously fit and quality is paramount so we usually recommend a custom made solution, in either Cielo or Advan-Tex material.



Over the years we have supplied covers to car dealerships in the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Malta, Spain,  UAE, Japan and USA to name but a few, plugging a hole in their product range.

We also now supply reveal covers that are stock, as well as custom made to order.   These can be branded up as required for that showroom reveal when the customer comes to collect their new car.

So talk to us today if you have any requirements for your brand / shop / club / dealership, we are always happy to help.  

Coveryourcar - Fitted and Tailored Car Covers Worldwide.



Saturday, 30 June 2018

Citroen H Van Custom Covers, now available in Stormforce

The Citroen H Van is an iconic vehicle, used ever increasingly these days by mobile catering outlets at add a touch of style to their pop up shops.   Because they are tall vehicles, chances are they have to live outside, tough going especially over winter, where any expensive electrical or cooking equipment inside can suffer in the cold, or heat of summer even.

Having been asked many times for covers for them, we now are able to custom make covers for the H Van in our popular 4 layer Stormforce Material.



We can accommodate flues and roof alterations, but would need photos and a few measurements to help us complete the task.

For more information call us on 01744 6339985 or visit us at http:/www.coveryourcar.co.uk/h-van/stormforce.

Monday, 18 June 2018

When only a Custom Fit Car Cover Will do.

You really only appreciate a quality, hand made custom fit, outdoor car cover, when you have seen or attempted to use the poor, mass produced inferior products now flooding into the UK from China.

Here at Coveryourcar, because our covers are made from a non stretch, fabric, they have to be inch perfect,  this is why templates are taken from actual vehicles, for each make, mode, year, and variant of car.  Generic one pattern fits all solutions in our opinion just don't work effectively.

A perfect fit is especially important with an outdoor cover as anything other than that fit wise will result in problems.  If your car also has any king of high level spoiler, and a generic cover is uses, this can lead to problems with wear,  bellowing in the wind and even sharp edges cutting through the material.

For example in this Porsche GT3 Custom Cover, fit is perfect and cover will do the job it was designed to do for years with no issues.  Customer chose blue, also available in black, grey or british racing green. 



For more information call us on 01744 416530 or visit our website at http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Honda Civic Type R -FK8 Custom car Cover Pattern Available.

We now have the pattern for the 2018 Honda Civic Type R - FK8 Version in our two tone, Cielo, Custom Fit Fabric.  Having initially found it difficult to locate a car, we did at a dealership in Bradford and the car was patterned and a template made.

This is an involved and lengthy process but once done, you can rest assured the cover made from the pattern will fit perfectly.

The Cover will be fully tailored, following the rear windscreen down and then over the profile of the Extreme Rear Spoiler.  There is even a small pocket on the roof for the Shark Fin Antenna.  Yes we know its exact location.

So no need to put up with a semi fitted, sort of fits cover anymore for the FK8, we have the perfect solution at and £199, great value for a custom made waterproof and breathable, full tailored cover.

If researching online, make sure you ask for photos, so you know what you are getting.  We think ours is Spot On.

Below is a photo of us fitting a Cielo Honda Civic Type R - FK8 cover to customers car at Local cars and Coffee meet in Liverpool.


Order today at Coveryourcar.co.uk

Friday, 2 February 2018

Lancia Fulvia Towing Cover commissioned for the Historique Monte Carlo Rally

Having supplied car covers for many years to local Italian Car Specialists, All Italia Ltd of Wrexham, we were commission to measure and make a bespoke cover that could be used for trailering a classic Rally Race Prepared Lancia Fulvia Coupe to the start of the event and also on its journey home.

The car was going to be sat on a trailer and needed protection from the elements plus overnight coverage during the event.



About 4 weeks before the event, we had access to the car so we took photos and measurements for things like, the large spotlights, single door mirror pocket and rear reversing lamp.


10 days before the event the cover was supplied, and fitted perfectly, creating much interest from fellow competitors and enthusiasts at the start of the event in Glasgow


For more information contact us on 01744 416530

Friday, 26 January 2018

Stormforce PLUS Motorcycle Covers

With the great success of our Stormforce PLUS range of car covers, we have now extended the range to suit our Stormforce Motorcycle Covers Also.

Motorcycle covers general tend to fit differently to car covers in that the number of fixing points tends to be less and therefore keeping the cover on the bike can be an issue. They are also smaller, more square and sometimes have pannier sand top boxes fitted.

Hence we are now offering a PLUS upgrade on the standard Stormforce Motorcycle Covers.  This means that instead of just relying on the elasticated hem and single under bike strap, the addition of the 360 degree hemline tension skirt means you apply pressure around the entire underside of the bike.

Now available to buy online via our dedicated Motorcycle Cover website http://www.coveryourbike.co.uk

Any questions please give us a call on 01744 633985 where our team will be able to assist and answer any questions you may have about this new exciting upgrade.

The Coveryourcar Team