Wednesday 29 October 2008

Why buy a Car Cover?

We have sold thousands of car covers over the years and here are some of the reasons why people buy them.

a) Bird Muck - If you leave your car outside, then bird excrement can be harmful to your paintwork. If you don't wash it off right away, your car's finish can be damaged. Some bird muck is so damaging that the only fix is a respray, even a buff and wax job won't completely restore the finish. A car cover will catch the poop before it does permanent damage. You may think this is never going to happen to your car, but we have seen it. The situation is normally worse in the summer, if it gets hot and people leave their cars unatended, during a holiday for example.

b) Tree Sap & Leaves - At certain times of the year sap, secreated from the leaves of trees can fall onto your car or windscreen and once it hardens it very difficult to remove. Leaves can block drainage channels and cause rain ingress into the car. Then you have the added threat of branches, buds, acorns, berries or worse falling onto the car if parked under trees.

c) Security - Many customers call and purchase a cover after having their car keyed or badges pinched, stating that the police have recommended they buy a car cover. With our locking kit and new ( in progress cover alarm system ) this makes the culprit think twice. Why choose your car when another is easier.

d) Polution & The Elements - Snow, frost, rain, hail etc are the main reason people by outdoor car covers.

e) Animals - Cats are a really big problem, especially with Soft Top Cars.

f) Dust & Protection - Indoor covers tend to be bought to keep dust off a car or protect from people in the garage brushing next to the car and scratching it by accident. Many under ground parking areas suffer badly with dust as other cars start and the exhaust blows dust from the floor up into the atmosphere which then settles on the other cars parked there.

g) Kids - A ball scuffing off the surface of a car can create a circular mark that can't be fixed by waxing of buffing. A car cover will prevent this.

Which ever way you look at it, buying the right cover can be an investment for the protection of your car. However its easy to buy the wrong cover as there are lots of bad ones about and you wont have to look hard to find will however have to look harder to find the good ones.


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Saturday 25 October 2008

Classic Car = Classis Investment

In these turbulent times of stock market crashes and bank rescues, its a welcoming thought to think that a quality classic car, purchased out of a longing for something different, is more than likely the safest investment you could make.

Having bought our Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1 many years ago, not as an investment, but as a "propper" car with character and pedigree, one thing is for sure is thats it is still worth more now than all the cars we have bought in the interim.

The term ‘classic car’ is difficult to define and has been used to describe nearly any car from the 1940s that has a fan base. In general terms cars over 15 years old begin to gain classic status so from an investment point of view many factors need to be considered. As with most investments the rules of supply and demand apply. The common interest shared by classics is that they have a fan base which creates the initial demand allowing it to retain, or in some cases appreciate in value.

Hence, I would recommend buying a classic car as an investment and of course, pop one of our car covers on it, makes perfect financial sense and now you can justfy it to the Mrs at last!

Friday 24 October 2008

National Get Online Day

OK just when you had cracked the web addiction and were feeling good about yourself, a spanner in the works, UK National Get Online Day... A day dedicated to internet newbies to help them feel less intimidated by the web and more like having a go.

So any scheme that encourages customers to visit our website at has to be good.
Find out more about "Get Online Day" at

Thursday 23 October 2008

Faster than a speeding bullet!

On the day that Swindon council chose to abolish all speed cameras within their borough, a team of British engineers is aiming to break the 1,000mph (1,610km/h) barrier on wheels for the first time. The rocket powered craft called The Bloodhound, shown in the promotional video bears a striking resemblance to the craft Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond famoulsy piloted and crashed several years ago. Aiming to travel faster than a speeding bullet, we can count on one thing for sure. The Hamster wont be getting the call... watch video

Wednesday 22 October 2008

Car Cover Fitting Guide

We took the time the other day to photograph each stage of covering our Lancia Delta Integrale. The car was clean having been covered earlier but had some dust on it after driving to a nearby location. So we started with a dusting off using the Dust Particle Removing Wand, then unscrewed the radio antenna from its base and covered the "pointy" base with some foam, before covering. See

Cycle Race Team for 2009

Yes, its official, we will be sponsoring a 6 man cycle racing team in 2009. The team will compete nationally in both time trials and road races and will hope to build on this years successes.
The New Porsche Print team kit is "under construction" at the moment by Endura, and if early designs are to go off it will look superb.

Coaching will be available to the team via BCF regsistered coach Kevin Humphries at

Youtube Car Cover Channel

We have set up a Youtube Channel where you will be able to see us out and about at events throughout the year, plus handy videos of covers and cars in action and some of our favourite picks. Find our Car Cover Channel at

We will also be out and about at this years Classic Car Motorshow at the NEC in November

4 Layer Morris Minor Cover Tested

Welcome to The Car Cover Blog from

Todays offering is that one of our new 4 Layer Stormforce car covers was recently put under scruitiny by The Minor Site, a specialist website run by and for Morris Minor enthusiasts.

The car cover in question was made for the Morris Traveller which has a wooden rear construction so breathability was a very important factor.

Read the full review and see the photos via The Minor Site