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    Hello everbody! I am considering purchasing an all weather car cover for the winter which I can use everyday after using the car. I want it to be waterproof and also breathable so I can put it on as soon as I park up. I want it to be good quality as well as relatively cheap too. Could anyone please advise? I really apprecate everyone's help. The car im purchasing it for is a E46 BMW 330ci.

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    This site seems to have a large array of high-quality breathable car covers - http://www.carcovershop.co.uk/Fully-...BMW-covers.asp

    This one does a far few covers for BMW's also;

    http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk/store/home.php?cat=249
     
     

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    I saw some tailor made covers in Halfords the other day...not at those prices in Joe's link though
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    This site seems to have a large array of high-quality breathable car covers - http://www.carcovershop.co.uk/Fully-...BMW-covers.asp

    This one does a far few covers for BMW's also;

    http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk/store/home.php?cat=249
    Thank you! The car covers look very nice...have you personally used them? The first one looks more tempting because of the lower price. They wont scratch the car would they? Im confused about the custom fit and standard fit?

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    I saw some tailor made covers in Halfords the other day...not at those prices in Joe's link though
    Thanks for the help! Whats the quality like Neal?

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    Best go visit you local store mate. The decent ones have been fitted on BMWs in the pics ...LINK
     
     

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    Haz, baby - be careful putting a car cover over an already wet and dirty car. The action of the grit on the paint when the cover moves in the breeze is NOT good.... Trust me, 1984 Black Audi Quattro (the real one) + car cover = A FULL respray..... I kid you not, OK so the car needed restoration, but f**k me that DID NOT HELP....

    Best car cover you can get does not make contact with the car, such as a garage or "tent" thingy - not sure what they are called or where you get them from, but a cover like in the links is best for keeping dust off a clean car in a dry garage...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Best go visit you local store mate. The decent ones have been fitted on BMWs in the pics ...LINK
    I will pay a visit tomorrow!! I hope they are not just using a BMW in the picture just to enhance the image of the cover, considering BMWs are the best manufacturers in the world lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    Haz, baby - be careful putting a car cover over an already wet and dirty car. The action of the grit on the paint when the cover moves in the breeze is NOT good.... Trust me, 1984 Black Audi Quattro (the real one) + car cover = A FULL respray..... I kid you not, OK so the car needed restoration, but f**k me that DID NOT HELP....

    Best car cover you can get does not make contact with the car, such as a garage or "tent" thingy - not sure what they are called or where you get them from, but a cover like in the links is best for keeping dust off a clean car in a dry garage...
    Damn...now you've put doubts in me! Have you ever personally used a car cover...was the Audi yours? Is there a possibility the tent could fall onto the car on a windy day?

    My street has a lot of dust...I wash the car and let it sit there for a few days as I dont have work to go to at the moment. When I come back to the car it is covered in thick dust even though I havnt even driven it! Sometimes I think there was no point even washing it! Also my driveway is really close to the next door neighbours wall and they do a lot of work in the front yard which gets me a bit paranoid (i.e. chisel at the wall about half a meter away from the car) which may cause damage to the bodywork. Although they are very nice people! I thought it would be best purchasing a cover to eliminate dust being gathered on the car and also may come in use during the winter months. But I understand what you have said about the damage caused by covers which has now given me two minds...

    Thank you for warning me though!

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    Pop up marque but you will need a fairly sturdy one to withstand the winter months which wont be cheap I wouldnt of thought, I have one that I take to shows etc and its fine in the summer but it wouldnt stand a chance in the winter. Had it for a while now and looking at getting a new one as the frames are more sturdy, the one I currently have cost £1,500 but this was a while ago and they have come down a fair bit now.

    Kevin is right though you have to be very careful with car covers I've carried out paitwork correction on clients cars caused by car covers before.
     
     

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    Here is a couple of link to the kind of thing that I currently use:

    http://www.instantawnings.co.uk/

    http://www.nicoll-industries.co.uk/I...20canopies.htm

    I'm sure you can get all weather ones as well....
     
     

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