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      11-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Cheap car covers.

Hi guys.

I do not ever use car covers, but as I have spent a little more money on my car than I have in the past and I am going away for 2 weeks over the winter. I thought I would protect my investment.

I was going to buy a cheap car cover. I will probably use it when I go on a holiday. So not too often.

Do you think something like this would be suitable for rare usage?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-7M-Mediu...item2ec217a778


My cars paint work is not in the greatest condition and needs a detail. So once I am back after my holiday and removed the cover that may have introduced some minor scratches, I will have it detailed.


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I have read to not buy cheap car covers, scratches, water retention, etc.
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I got a cheap $50 car cover at Autozone that I use every week Sunday-Wednesday. Works fine.
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i use budge car cover. been using it for four years. They're about $60
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pretty cheap and universal
http://www.ebay.com/itm/24-X-24-Foot...7931eb&vxp=mtr
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I normally wouldn't ever suggest a cheap car cover. They are tough on paint , especially if they are in a windy area and left on for a long period of time. But since you said the paint could already use some correction and you'd only use it occasionally, then I wouldn't worry about it too much. Any small scratches it would cause in the paint can probably be taken care of with a good detailing. But cheap covers left on outdoors for long periods of time can be brutal on paint
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Thanks for the help guys

Do you think Is it worth throwing a couple of blankets over the top of the car before putting on the budget cover?

D you think medium will be the right fitment
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Do NOT put blankets down underneath. You'll do more harm then good
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