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A3 winter car cover

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by just017, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Hiya guys, merry christmas and a happy new year to all.

    Well i've wanted a car cover for a while, and want to know which is the best cover for the A3 and where from (do Audi do one for the A3?)

    Cheers
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    I hear these tend to work quite well....




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    .....but on a more serious note, Covercraft make exceptional car covers, they're not cheap, but if you're not lucky enough to have a garage then they are the next best thing.

    Some people i'm sure will pipe up and tell you that a car cover will not do any good to your paint work etc, but if you're average joe and would rather not clean your car every other day then a car cover is a good idea.

    Just make sure you get the best quality in terms of breathability and softness of the inside fabric as you can i'd suggest.
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    haha, i have a garage, but we have 4 audis too and not a quadruple size garage, so as mines the newest on the block, it gets left outside:(

    I always clean my car, but as of Jan i'm working in London, and the car will only be used at weekends, and last time we had bad weather, and i didn't use the car all week, at the weekend my indicator stalk wasn't working, and it was because moisture got inside all the electronics, It only took about an hours drive to fix and dry the car out but i don't want that happening every day.

    But i'm also very picky and dont want anything that will damage the paintwork
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    They are good, no danger of touching cloth...so to speak.

    but, passing children may mistake for a bouncy castle and jump straight through your windscreen...
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    Yh, isn't that just a time bomb for someone to think its funny to pop it in the night?

    Some i have seen that look good but are way to expensive are like the same material as a wet suit and are tight onto the car, but there like £250
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    I know what you're thinking, I park my car on my driveway in London under a tree and it gets filthy in a matter of days due to the pollution, bird sh1t and tree sap.

    I had a covercraft Noah for my old Boxster (it was 7 yrs old so i didn't mind the risks of a cover).

    I'm still weighing up the pro and cons for the A3.

    Importantly, if you do get one, make sure your car is pretty clean before putting it on and keep the cover clean as well. And be careful about the under car cable, mine rubbed once in high winds and the Boxster side skirts needed a touch up.
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    Yeah i got one from Halfords and it just blew off, so now i'm thinking of something better, or the possibility of building an awning as we're a link-detached house.

    Has anyone else had the problem of moisture in the driver stalk system? This was after a week of very very heavy rain and the car hadn't been turned on
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    if you have room to build an awning, why not erect a more permanent car port? We built one at my parents old place once and it looked good and the materials came to a lot less than a £300 car cover, might add a bit of value to the house too.
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    Yeah i was thinking of more of a permanent timber framed car port with a perspex roof. But still something to cover the car with from road dust etc.
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    well that sounds perfect to me, a timber framed type affair maybe with some gates resembling fence panels on the front to add to security, then maybe a cover to keep the rest off. That'd be my route too I think.

    I hope you're handy with a saw and hammer!
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    And you thought you started this thread to buy a car cover now you're building your own garage :applaus:
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    Haha i did! Took the other one back to halfords today. But i would like a cover that:

    1. Fits properly
    2. Doesn't blow away in the wind
    3. Doesn't leave marks on the paintwork
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    Interesting requirement that! maybe just buy a potato sack!
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    hahaha, well spotted!
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