Wednesday 16 December 2009

Choosing the right Car Cover over Christmas

You may decide to purchase a car cover as a present this Christmas for a loved one, family member or even for yourself. Make sure you get the right cover every time by buying from us here at . This may sound like a selfless plug but...

a) You can guarantee it will fit.
b) Its not a cheap and nasty generic thing that's going to damage the car.
c) Comes with full backup in terms of support staff and a 2 year guarantee.
d) Its not going to vanish down the road in the first bit of wind.

Have a great Christmas!

The Team at

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Car covers and Logos

OK you've decided you want a nice, made to measure indoor car cover for your pride and joy complete with logo on the bonnet. You decide to do a bit of searching on the internet and phoning round and are met with sheepish replies...why? Because 9/10 its illegal but lots of companies turn a blind eye. ( Not Us )

Here are the answers you will get.
a) Sure no problem we will charge you £££ for doing it. ( Illegal )
b) If you provide the logo we will do it and charge you. ( You are breaking the law )
c) No we wont do it sorry as its a registered trademark and we dont have permission ( The right answer )

If you are prepared to take a risk and have the brand logo placed on your car cover you may at some point in the future receive a nice letter from the manufacturers solicitor demanding the goods back as they are counterfit plus thay may take action against you.

Dont say we didnt warn you.

The Team At

Thursday 19 November 2009

Car Shelter or Car Cover?

Lets look at some of the pros and cons of car covers against car shelters. In our mind the two offer completely different solutions, and with shelters there are some things you should be aware of before buying one.

Car Covers
a) Car covers are totally portable, they can be taken round with you in your car and used at almost any location.
b) Covers in the main can be washed and cleaned.
c) The Best covers are waterproof and breathable so will keep your car dry.

Car Shelters
a) Buy one and find it wont fit in your space and you will be hit with a "heavy" return shipping fee
b) You may need planning permission or have to remove it later if a neighbour complains
c) Condensation and damp can rise from the floor, condense on the inside of the shelter and drip on your car, creating a damp environment in which your car sits.
d) Shelters can be very expensive and if you change your car, it then becomes useless.

So in our conclusion, a good cover is a better solution than a shelter.

Greg Lunt

Saturday 14 November 2009

Bugatti Veyron Crash Video

Having received a tweet from Wrecked Exotics recently showing pictures of a Bugatti Veyron $2million dollar super car being pulled from a salt marsh in the US. Well it now comes to light that there is video of the event, see below and enjoy, goes to show having money is no guarantee you're not stupid!

Need a custom car cover for your Bugatti Veyron? visit us today at

Friday 6 November 2009

Coveryourbike - Deserves a new server

This year our venture into Motorcycle Covers has proved more successful than we could have ever imagined and our dedicated website Coveryourbike is being moved to a bigger and better server in the new year. Currently hosted with Fasthosts, it is limited in the back end payments side because of their "Limited" Mysql capability.

So, for the site to reach its full potential we are moving it to our Premium Service with another host in the new year, the same as Coveryourcar, so it will run faster and the final checkout stage will be easier and customers will have more ways to pay. We would have moved it sooner but wanted to wait until after Christmas to keep disruption to a minimum.

Top Tip : Anyone using Xcart dont use Fasthosts.

Friday 30 October 2009

Classic Mini carpets

Here at we now not only sell fitted classic mini car covers, we also sell replacement carpet sets for MK2 classic minis onwards. These are based on the original pattern, in a high quality black or colours with heels pads and binding as standard.

Prices start at just £65 and we ship worldwide. We also supply specialist over mats for minis and are expanding our range of accessories shortly.

Saturday 24 October 2009

Pearl Car Care Products

Having become an official Peal Car Care distributor last year we now have stock of all the very latest offerings, including some amazing new products that are kind on the enviromment and your car. Visit us today and take a gander!

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Worrying New Trend

Here at we used to get the odd customer calling, asking which cover was best to help stop paint stripper being sprayed onto their car. We did some testing and basically we recommended a 100% waterproof cover ( our Monsoon Car Cover ) as most if not all of the paint stripper ran off the cover. This is particularly useful in a drive by event where stripper is sprayed from a moving vehicle.

Believe me this goes on more than you would think. The cover wasnt in a particulary good state after the event but it did work. Nowadays we get about 1 call a week so this is an ever increasing problem of mindless vandalism.

Sunday 18 October 2009

General Fit Car Covers

Dont be confused with General Fit Covers and certain internet websites.

Some websites we have seen on the net now give the impression that are selling custom fitted and tailored car covers, but they arent! Just because their website is broken down into categories showing different manufacturers and specific vehicles doesnt mean covers are made specifically for that vehicle. It just means these makes and models will go into 1 of possible 5 different sizes, and not very well at that. If in doubt, ask how many individual patterns they have. 9 times out of 10 they will have small, medium, large, 4x4. That's if you get an honest answer.

Here at we have one of the largest car cover inventories in the UK.

As an example we have 3 different patterns JUST for the Mazda MX5, depending on its age ( mk1, mk2, mk3 ) and also 3 different VW Beetle Cover patterns, again depending on age.

Car Covers is all we do!

Sunday 11 October 2009

Stormforce Car Cover Integrated Alarm

Protect your car cover from being stolen and protect your car at the same time. Alarm activates when cover is removed by thief or vandal BEFORE he even gets to your car! ONLY available from us here at WWW.COVERYOURCAR.CO.UK

This is particularly useful if you have a classic car and dont want to fit an alarm to the car because it will de value the car. No need to drill holes, fit sensors, fit sirens.

Friday 9 October 2009

Cats and Cars

Its starting to get cold out there at night and as a result, cats are on the prowl looking for nice warm cars to perch on. So your car is a potential victim of scratching and clawing, especially if its a soft top. First thing you will know about it is when thin swirl like scratches appear on the bonnet or roof or bumper. Cats will dig their claws into your car to prevent sliding off. The solution is to use a Voyager Car Cover from us here at CoverYourCar

Why? Because...

a) Cats hate the material and tend to avoid it, thus staying away.
b) The Material is triple layer cross weave type and wont puncture.
c) Cats find it difficult to get their claws through the material.

So protect your car from cats today with a Voyager Car Cover from us here at

Friday 2 October 2009

Towels and Blankets? NO NO NO!

Had a call today from a customer who apparently had been told by one of the major high street auto retailers to put blankets or even towels on his car before he fitted the cover they sold to stop the cover scratching his car or damaging his soft top. This is wrong in so many ways...

a) If the cover marks the car its obviously a poor fitting cover ( general fit as per most general motor stores ) or its a poor quality with poor quality inner.

b) Anything like this placed on the car under a car cover will become damp and hold moisture against the paint which is not good for your car.

Either way this is bad advise and what you can expect from retailers who dont know anything about car covers, other than they hope to cover their backs because they have been told to do so by "the management". Please people, spend some decent money, buy a decent cover and dont listen to any bull.

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Touchless Car Cover

We have done a deal this week, enabling us to sell the remarkable Touchless Car Cover in the UK, check out the information online and pictures of it "in action" so to speak here.

Saturday 19 September 2009

Softech Bespoke Car Covers

Avoid the Christmas rush by getting your order in early for your Softech Bespoke Indoor Car Cover. Due to high demand recently we are now at maximum capacity and customers can expect to wait 3 to 4 weeks for their cover to be completed. These covers fit like a second skin and are totally bespoke, one offs made to your exact specification, in terms of fit, colour and piping.

Thursday 10 September 2009

Garages and Car Covers

Chances are if you store your car in a garage the main problem you have is static air and damp rising from the floor. If you use an indoor car cover then this will keep the dust and dirt off it and protect it from little accidental prangs and scratches while brushing past it. The car cover must be breathable as damp that rises from the floor must be able to escape from underneith the car cover.

We have found the best solutions are to seal the floor with a concrete paint and or fit a plastic membrane. This can be bought from any hardware store. Look for the type that goes under laminate flooring as this is quite thick and will stand the test of time.

This will help to keep the damp out and your car pristine.

Greg Lunt

Saturday 5 September 2009

Tesla Roadster - 0-60 in 3.9 secs and its Electric

Here at, we recently supplied a Stormforce Car Cover to Tesla Motors for the new and super fast Tesla Roadster. For those of you who have never heard of this amazing car, its an electric car ( not a hybrid ) with the performance of a Ferrari Enzo.

Need a Car Cover for your Roadster?...Visit us today at

Wednesday 2 September 2009

Sierra RS Cosworth Mk1 Car Cover

After much trial and effort we now have a fitted pattern for the Sierra RS Cosworth Mk1, the one with the huge rear spoiler. Available in 4 Layer Stormforce for outdoor use or Sahara for indoor use, both available with security alarm add on.. a must for this type of car. The rear spoiler will always cause a problem with any outdoor cover as water will pool in the gap between the rear windscreen and spoiler edge putting stress on the material. We have found the best solution is to place a curved object ( non scratch ) over the rear spoiler before fitting cover, that way the water will just run off it. For more indformation visit today

Friday 28 August 2009

Stormforce Car Cover for Audi R8

We are currently debating making available a Stormforce Outdoor Car Cover for the amazing Audi R8. We have upto now prefered our Advantex material, which gives customers a choice of colour, either Dark Blue, British Racing Green, Silver Grey or Black. The Stormforce material will mean the price is slightly cheaper and they will be available next day! Price would be around the £200 mark.

More information on Stormforce Car Cover Material

Currently this pattern is only available in out outdoor Advantex Material and can be purchased here under our Audi Car Covers Section

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Think your car is clean?

You use your car on dry weekends only as it's you pride and joy right? On returning from your spirited drive, you dont want to wash, hand dry, polish your car for 2 hrs as its not really dirty....BUT, just look how much road dirt is on the car...LOTS.

We suggest using one of our Dust Particle Removing wands to dust off the car before putting it away or covering it.

For more information on the Wand visit Cover Your Car

Friday 14 August 2009

Buying a Fitted Car Cover from the US

You may be looking for a new car cover for your pride and joy and appart from avoiding the cheap and cheerful covers that may do more harm than good, what else should you consider?

If buying a cover from an overseas supplier, many companies and manufacturers have policies where if your covers becomes faulty, you have to return it for inspection or repair. This can be very expensive if you have to send a 4 kilo package to the states for example costing you £40 upwards. This also applies quite often if you buy a US manufactured cover from a UK supplier. If in doubt ASK!

Saturday 8 August 2009

Our Stormforce Covers just got even better!

Yes, its true, our 4 Layer Stormforce Covers just got even better. Unofficially known as Stormforce II they are now supplied by us as standard and are a new and improved version of the original material. We have been supplying SFII for the last 6 months in an ever increasing comittment to serving our customers with the best product available...

Thursday 30 July 2009

Climb Attack!

CLIMB ATTACK from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

Lancia Delta Car Cover with "in video"

As promised videos are popping into our site showing our car covers and products in action. For starters there is footage of our Lancia Delta Integrale, tucked up in its Stormforce Cover. This was the 2nd day of torrential rain and gales, cover eventually removed and car was clean,dry and shiny underneith. Watch Video


We are pleased to announce that Deft Clothing by SWELLkicker here in the UK are co sponsoring our Cycle Team's brand new winter kit. With several more companies also interested in names on jerseys, watch this space for future developments.

Monday 20 July 2009

Cycle Team Success AGAIN!

Paul Shallicker ( RT ) finished 3rd in the MDTTA 50 mile time trial in blustery conditions and with Chris Dursley 9th (2:00:00) and John Bellamy 11th (2:00:19) they also won the team prize by 2 seconds, another suberb effort from Team

Sunday 19 July 2009

CoverYourCar T-Shirt Store

We have teamed up with Spreadshirt to bring you a unique online T Shirt store for those passionate about their Motors. Here you will find unique and individual designed clothing with a motors theme...Visit The Coveryourcar Gear Store

Friday 17 July 2009

Product Video Sequences

Having set up and developed the Coveryourcar YouTube Channel earlier this year we are now looking to expand it and embed into our online store actual video product footage to give customers a real idea of how each product looks and works. We will be working on expanding the number of videos this summer, from Fitting Guides to Locking Kits, Car Cover Alarms in action and much more...

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Paul Shallicker Wins Again

Paul Shallicker from the Coveryourcar Cycle Team wins again. Paul clocked the fastest time to win the Manchester VTTA 30 mile Time Trial in a time of 1hr & minutes with teamate John Bellamy close behind finishing top ten.

Fiat 500 Bespoke Outdoor Car Cover

We have been commissioned this week to produce another bespoke outdoor car cover for an original Fiat 500. This cover will have one wing mirror pocket on the drivers side only, made to the customers requirements in his choice of colour.

Wednesday 8 July 2009

Latest Bespoke Car Covers

Our Bespoke, one off, hand made car covers are proving popular at the moment. Here is a list of recent covers undertaken, completed or in progress for us here at Cover Your Car and our sister site Performance Car Covers...

Suzuki Cappucino Outdoor
Aston Martin Vantage Outdoor
Smart for Two Outdoor 2 tone
TVR 350 Softech Indoor
Toytota Mr2 with body kit fitted
VW Caravelle
VW Type 2 Camper Van with front and rear rack fitted
Audi R8 Outdoor Car Cover
Porsche 911 Softech Indoor
Nissan Skyline GTR 2009 Outdoor
Audi A5 Softech Indoor
TVR Chimera Softech Indoor
Lancia Delta Integrale Softech Indoor

Saturday 20 June 2009

New Softech Luxury Indoor Car Covers

We have started to roll out throughout out website our range of Luxury Bespoke Indoor Car Covers called Softech. Available in 11 different material colours and 4 different piping colours, they are the ultimate in indoor protection for your car. Previously reserved for Super Cars, we aim to make these available for all cars within the next 6 months...more

Alex Breaks Record!

Last week Alex Royle ( RT ) broke the national 10 mile Juvenile record.Riding and winning the Yorkshire CF `10` on the V718 at South Cave Royle knocked 17 seconds off of the old record with his 19-56...full story

Saturday 6 June 2009

Alex Royle - RT

Last night (4th June), Alex Royle of the cycle team, missed the National Juvenile 10 mile record by a single second.

In the East Bradford CC event held on the V310 between Tadcaster and York he recorded a time of 20:14. This placed him second overall in the event behind Team I-Ride's former Junior 25 National Champion, Julian Ramsbottom who recorded 19:45.

In the next few weeks Royle hopes to beat the record of 20:13 held by Ceri Pritchard since 1993.

Friday 8 May 2009 Cycle Team Photo Stream

Check out some photos of The Cycle Team in action so far this season via our Photostream.

Thursday 23 April 2009

Car Covers with built in Alarm

We found this news article from the BBC online where a poor woman from Plymouth had had her car vandalised by mindless thugs who poured paint and stripper and to finish off keyed the car. This is partly why we developed our car cover alarm, so that if the cover is removed it activates, so protecting your car and your cover before anything happens.

Video Story of Damaged Car

Information on our Car Cover Alarm

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Hummer Car Covers

We are now able to offer Bespoke indoor and outdoor car covers for Hummers via our new site Performance Car Covers. Hummers tend not to fit in standard size garages and often attract the wrong kind of attention. Check out our range of Hummer Car Covers, available in your choice of colour at

Sunday 12 April 2009

Welsh Motorists Cross their fingers!

Richard Brunstrom applies for Cayman Islands post Telegraph Report

Thursday 9 April 2009

Free UK Delivery

We are offering free UK delivery for the next few weeks on all our car anc motorcycle covers. Delivery is via reliable Fedex and normally a 48hr service ( Bank Holidays permiting ). We also ship internationally to over 60 countries. Visit us today at for your next fitted and tailored car cover.

Wednesday 25 March 2009

Smart Car for Two Custom Cover

Today we are highlighting our range of fitted car covers for the Smart ForTwo and ForFour and the Smart Roadster. We have also now introduced a bespoke service where you can have your Smart car cover in our new Advantex tripple layer material in your choice of colours.

More information on our full range of smart car covers can be found here and our new bespoke outdoor Smart For Two Cover can be seen below with link to more information.

More Information on This Smart Car Cover

Friday 20 March 2009


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Official Pearl Stockist

We are proud to have been chosen as an official Pearl Supplier. These car care products are fantastic, we know we have used them ourselves on our own vehicles since conception. These products are used in the main by professionals, either valeting companies or automotive dealerships who demand only the highest standards from products that arent going to take you all day and night to apply and remove. As a special introductory offer we are selling a Pearl-Pro Valet Kit - Available in 1 x 500 ml, 3 x 500 ml (Trigger Spray) with Free UK Delivery...find out more

Wednesday 4 March 2009


We have had an alarming number of calls lately from car owners who are having their pride and joy targetted by thugs. From the classic keying to drive by spraying with paint stripper. Hard to believe this still goes on but it does and there is very little you can do to stop it. OK CCTV may be a deterant but isnt really the answer. As a result we have developed an integrated alarm that sits insude the car or motorbike cover, protected from the elements, which activates if the cover is removed by someone other than yourself.

For more information on our Car Cover Alarms click here

CoverYourCar Cyclists in Action

Sat 28th Feb saw both Dave Jones and John Gibson from Team CoverYourCar in action during the Chester RC Hilly 14 mile time trail, early season lung opener. A superb ride by both saw them finish top 10 at the final. See them in action in our Youtube Channel

Friday 20 February 2009

GT Porsche Magazine

We were featured recently in GT Porsche Magazine who did a review on the best car covers available for Porsche owners. Judge for yourself which is the best "outdoor" car cover. Wink Wink...
See The Review

Pearl Cleaning Products

We are currently testing some products by a UK company called Pearl. Probably the best kept secret in car care, these products are used nationally by hundreds of dealerships and valeting companies. They claim their products clean 15,000 cars a week so we decided to test them out with a view to maybe selling them direct to the public.

First off was Pearl Shine, a wash and wax style product that dries leaving the car with no steaks and a visible glossy coating. Have to say it left the little Fiat 500 looking very clean, even the windows dried with no streaks.

Then we used Pearl Pro Shine, a spray on, light wax which is easy to apply and remove and leaved no residue. We used it on the car, windows and wheels and have to say its fantastic.

Watch for the Pearl products for sale on our website, something this good cant remain a secret!

Greg -

Saturday 14 February 2009

Lancia Delta Integrale

Interesting and well written article on the Lancia Delta Integrale from fellow owner Simon here to read

Thursday 5 February 2009

Performance Car Covers

Because of the number of requests we have received lately for one off, custom made patter, either for Super cars like the Audi R8, or unusual cars like a classic Fiat 500 or VW Campervan conversion, we have responded by launching our new one off, bespoke car cover website.

At you can choose a bespoke indoor or outdoor cover, made as a one off for your car, in your choice of colour. Outdoor covers are made from a unique high grade waterproof and breathable material called ADVANTEX and are available in 4 colours.

Indoor covers are available in 11 colours with a choice of piping colour. These covers are also available in multiple colours depending on your preference and we can print your logo on the outside.

Friday 30 January 2009

RS Cosworth Mk 1

We can now offer a specific pattern for the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Mk1, either indoor or outdoor. Due to the rarety of these cars we are currently only able to offer them on an individual, made as a one off order. The good news is you can choose your choice of 4 colours for outdoor use, or 11 for indoor. See for more details.

Monday 26 January 2009

Cycle Team 2009

Look out for our riders on and around the lanes and roads of the NW England as they are currently in training for the coming season. The feedback so far on the kit has been "Amazing" even from Endura the manufacturers. The design encompasses the Blue and Silver Porsche and is like no other. Updates on the team can be found at

Monday 19 January 2009

VW Camper Van with Conversion Car Cover

We have extended our custom made cover range to include any style of VW Camper Van with conversion. The standard Type 2 will take a Stormforce, outdoor cover but if you have any conversions or modifications then we will need to individually make one for you.

You can have your choice of 4 colours and delivery is 10 to 14 days but the end result will fit perfectly. There is a certain amount of involvement from yourself to ensure the fit is correct. This is usually in the form of measuring sill to top of conversion and style / location of wing mirrors. We can even print your own logo and or phrase on the cover for a small extra charge. For more information see our Bespoke VW Camper Van with Conversion Car Covers Section.

Monday 5 January 2009

Your Car Hotel

With the current gloom and doom in the housing market, I am reading more and more articles about indviduals being forced to live out of their car, after being forced out of their house. Many of these reports are from the US, where an individual blog post results in tons of replies from people who at one time have been forced to do the same. One guy even used a car cover to give himself some peace and quiet, while sleeping in his car...

Thursday 1 January 2009

Brrr its cold out there!

Its been pretty cold here in the UK over the Christmas and New Year Period. This has been reflected by strong onlline car cover sales dispite it being the holiday season. The Cold temperatures are set to fall as the weekend approaches with a low of -7 or -8 in central England on Saturday. This is cold for the UK, and a good cover will protect your car from frost, especially if it has a soft top.

Dispite these cold temperatures, experts are predicting that 2009 will be a scorcher, being one of the warmest years on record, so top up the air con, check the summer cooler in your radiator and prepare for a hot one!