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Old 04-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Daily use car cover?

I don't have access to a garage at the moment. Can anyone recommend a good car cover (sun, dust, weather, and scratch proof) that doesn't cost $200?
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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I don't have access to a garage at the moment. Can anyone recommend a good car cover (sun, dust, weather, and scratch proof) that doesn't cost $200?
I personally feel that a car cover for daily use isn't the best idea. In my oppinion it is recommend to not place a car cover on until the car is warm and really has nothing on the paint. So like when it has just been dusted or washed.
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Try your different options on this site:

http://www.the-cover-store.com/CarCo...Pattern=C16873
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I personally feel that a car cover for daily use isn't the best idea.


Car cover and daily use doesn't go together. Car covers really are for storage purposes only. Daily use of a car cover will end up causing more damage to your car and to the paint then it will prevent.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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I don't have access to a garage at the moment. Can anyone recommend a good car cover (sun, dust, weather, and scratch proof) that doesn't cost $200?
Covercraft...They usually have sales when you order direct. Been using them for years...never a scratch, good protection even in Phoenix. My last was $174 for the Camaro. I use it every day in the summer.
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Car cover and daily use doesn't go together. Car covers really are for storage purposes only. Daily use of a car cover will end up causing more damage to your car and to the paint then it will prevent.


I only put mine on when there is inclement winter weather, and I always make sure to run it through the local (touchless) car wash before I cover it the night before.
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Its more like daily car scratcher. Keep it waxed and get a sun shade for the windshield.
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You guys must be using cheap covers or putting them on dirty cars.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:57 PM   #10
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