If you have other drivers parking near your covered car you may also consider....

Coverzone's Unique Side Protection System.

If you have ever had a nice shiny car in near perfect condition and worried that someone is going to park next to you and jam their car door into your car's bodywork then this is for you!
Coverzone have now developed a side protection buffer system that they can install in your new cover prior to despatch. This clever option permanently fixes a strip of high impact buffer pads along the side of the car in the door and side panel area where they are most vulnerable to door dings and scuffs.

The buffer pads are permanently fitted to the cover with double stitching and whilst they do not absolutely guarantee that your car will remain in pristine condition, they will provide much more protection in all those visible areas that are both costly and difficult to repair.
Once we receive the order for your new cover with side protection system we will take a stock cover and our skilled machinists will add the option to the inner lining on both sides. The cover will be a little bulkier when folded but the pads cleverly concertina closed when not in use so handling and storage of the cover is still a breeze.

Alternate Text Alternate Text Alternate Text
Back to basket
Saturday 25 June 2022

Top tips for car storage especially when storing your vehicle for an extended time

Find products

Select your vehicle

Go

Whatever the season, it’s crucial to plan medium or long term storage of your vehicle in order to avoid costly mistakes and to save your valuable time. We will be focusing on the dangers of moisture and ice in winter and excessive heat, UV and dust in the warmer months.

23rd FebruaryR 2022

Whatever the season, it’s crucial to plan medium or long term storage of your vehicle in order to avoid costly mistakes and to save your valuable time. We will be focusing on the dangers of moisture and ice in winter and excessive heat, UV and dust in the warmer months.

Here are our top 10 tips for all year round vehicle storage.

The Environment

When choosing a long term storage location, always try to find a secure, dry location. Your initial choice of garage or storage shelter will ultimately determine the condition of your car and spending a little more time finding the right location may save you a considerable amount of time and money long term.

 Protection from large changes in temperature, humidity and condensation are key to avoiding negative effects on your vehicle like mould, rust and expensive damage to trim and interiors.

Carefully check for rodent droppings or mouse holes in the exterior walls as vermin will chew through exposed wires and upholstery. Worse still, they may decide to take up residence in your engine bay or interior.

Clean before you store

When you put your car or motorbike undercover, it is important to ensure you have given some attention to cleaning and drying thoroughly. If there are small repairs or imperfections to rectify, consider resolving these issues before you store. Check your oil and fluids. If you are storing through the colder months, it is wise to have fresh antifreeze, oil and brake fluid in your vehicle.

Wash your vehicle, remove rubbish and clean internally. Drying with a chamois is important and ensuring your underbody is dry as best as possible before you store your vehicle is preferable. In winter ensure that the underside does not have any salt from treated roads.

Fill the Tank

If you plan on leaving your vehicle for more than a few weeks it is common practice to fill your fuel tank with premium fuel and additives to help the fuel stay stable. This is particularly important during the winter months.

Trickle Charge your Battery

Intelligent trickle chargers are a useful tool that is proven to extend the life of your battery and ensures that when you do wake your vehicle from storage, it will start and the battery will be in a good condition for the season ahead.

Consider Tyre Pads

Tyres naturally lose air over time and the weight of the vehicle can compound this issue creating flat spots in the tyre tread. Even if your tyres look perfect upon your return, a short drive may prove otherwise.Tyre pads or shapers can be used to cradle the tyre and limit this effect.

 If you do not have any tyre pads, always inflate the tyres to the maximum pressure allowed as shown in the handbook or on the driver’s door shut before storing your vehicle.

Leave the Handbrake off

Handbrakes have an annoying tendency to stick when vehicles are stored for long periods of time. Modern cars with electric handbrakes should ideally be disabled prior to storage as described in the handbook.  You can counter any movement with blocks behind the wheels and by ensuring your vehicle in on solid, level ground.

Open the Windows

Leaving all the windows open a tiny crack when in storage ensures that air will continue to circulate around the interior of the vehicle and help prevent the growth of mould and mildew and will keep musty smells to a minimum.

Cover her up!

The right choice of car or bike cover is crucial, especially after all your hard work!

Every storage situation is different and for that reason we have tailored covers in 6 different fabrics. A member of our expert team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about covers and storage. Please call us on 01903 764689 or Click here to contact us now.

 
Back to News

Price match guarantee:

We don’t want you to choose between the best product & service or the best price. That’s why we price match every product we sell against any product of similar specification from any other UK retailer. Just give our friendly staff a call with the product you’re interested in, the price and model that you’ve found elsewhere and we’ll happily take care of the rest.