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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 19, 1:56 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Recommend me a car cover

Since I no longer live in cool, green, clean Washington; I need a cover to protect my 2008 Corolla from the hellishness that is central Cal in summer. Thanks for some advice/user experiences...
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Weathertech. With decent warranty.


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Toyota, use a sheet off a twin bed.

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Build a garage, then put a Chevelle in it and stop worrying about the Yota.
Actually, what do you need to protect it from? Just the sun or sun and rain?
Go to Covercraft and see what levels of protection are available.
https://www.covercraft.com/us/en
Remember you have to drag it out of the trunk each time for it to do any good, how about a good wax job?
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Isn't a quality cover going to cost more than that car is worth?
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I have had 3 car covers. 1) a “noah” from covercraft. Nice soft cover that was water repellent for the first year or so. Then it was like covering my car with a t shirt. All water repellent gone. Still would make a decent indoor cover now.
2) cali car cover superweave. Very light, water repellent cover. Probably used it for a year and was holding up well. (I have a garage now). I can fold and roll this cover up into a really small package. I carry it with me when going away for the weekend. Cali car cover is awesome to deal with too. They sent me one with some stitching that missed the mark. They let me use that cover while they made me a new one.
3) cover king monsoon. Cover keeps the car very dry, but is huge folded and rolled up. Not super portable, and its not really like. Fabric. Maybe somewhere between fabric and heavy paper. Didnt fit real well where the other 2 did. Cover king is less than awesome to work with. The first cover they sent me for the Monte Carlo looked like i parked under a tent, and it collapsed. It was so wrong for the car it wasnt funny. I had to send that one back, before they would make and ship me a new one. I ordered the first cover on halloween, and finally got one that sort of fits by Christmas. .
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Weathertech. With decent warranty.
Nice but much too expensive...
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Toyota, use a sheet off a twin bed.
Using them already somewhere else...queen sized
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Build a garage, then put a Chevelle in it and stop worrying about the Yota.
Actually, what do you need to protect it from? Just the sun or sun and rain?
Go to Covercraft and see what levels of protection are available.
https://www.covercraft.com/us/en
Remember you have to drag it out of the trunk each time for it to do any good, how about a good wax job?
Sun mainly...rain not much problem in the arrid climate...never been waxed and still shines like new; I'm scared to mess with it...looks like "covercraft" sun specific will do, still a bit expensive, Thanks for the linkl
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I have had 3 car covers. 1) a “noah” from covercraft. Nice soft cover that was water repellent for the first year or so. Then it was like covering my car with a t shirt. All water repellent gone. Still would make a decent indoor cover now.
2) cali car cover superweave. Very light, water repellent cover. Probably used it for a year and was holding up well. (I have a garage now). I can fold and roll this cover up into a really small package. I carry it with me when going away for the weekend. Cali car cover is awesome to deal with too. They sent me one with some stitching that missed the mark. They let me use that cover while they made me a new one.
3) cover king monsoon. Cover keeps the car very dry, but is huge folded and rolled up. Not super portable, and its not really like. Fabric. Maybe somewhere between fabric and heavy paper. Didnt fit real well where the other 2 did. Cover king is less than awesome to work with. The first cover they sent me for the Monte Carlo looked like i parked under a tent, and it collapsed. It was so wrong for the car it wasnt funny. I had to send that one back, before they would make and ship me a new one. I ordered the first cover on halloween, and finally got one that sort of fits by Christmas. .
Thanks, I'll have to check Cali car cover out.
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Isn't a quality cover going to cost more than that car is worth?
"Worth" The word has several meanings. Dollars-and-cents, just plain ordinary utility, etc. Nope. Best car I've ever owned, by far; and I've owned a few since 1964.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 19, 1:12 PM
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Covercraft just sent me an E-mail... 2-day sale on Ready fit Blue Denim Covers. 2 for the price of 1. So 2 for $118
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Geez, I wonder how a ready fit fits my 67? I almost cant resist for $59. I have a 20 yr old "noah" from CC, and its seen better days. Now has hyd fluid all over it and needs a wash. Plus, this is a "garage" cover and doesnt need to be waterproof. I have "car condoms" for that.

THNX Terry!

Guess I'll find out how it fits!

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Covercraft just sent me an E-mail... 2-day sale on Ready fit Blue Denim Covers. 2 for the price of 1. So 2 for $118
Yep; checked it out for '08 Corolla; unfortunately refuses to add to the "cart". Maybe they're clearing out discontinued inventory.
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Yep; checked it out for '08 Corolla; unfortunately refuses to add to the "cart". Maybe they're clearing out discontinued inventory.
It just loaded for me. Did you fill in all the car/model spaces and order a qty of 2?

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