Has any Aurora owner purchased a custom fit car cover? I'm considering whether to get one.
What did you buy? How much? Was it a worthwhile purchase? Was it a waste of money? How long did the cover last? Was it really custom fitted? Is it more trouble to deploy and remove than it's worth? What model cover from what company? (it's confusing me how many choices there are.)
I could get just a dust cover for a garaged vehicle, hoping to minimized dust and scuff marks from bringing in the groceries and my 3-yr old granddaughter; or, I could get a weatherproof cover to protect against tree sap, rain spots, and atmospheric deposits. I can make either approach work in my circumstances.
I'd love to hear any first hand experience with custom fitted car covers for our cars.
Thanks for any replies of first hand experiences (or, even almost first hand.)
Ken '99 with 84,000 miles; '01 3.5L with 199,900 miles (almost there!); '03 F500 with 110,000 miles.
I got a semi-custom cover for my '64 Dynamic 88 convertible but I haven't tried it on the car yet since I haven't gotten the car yet. My low-budget plan for protecting the car from the elements is to put up a metal carport at the end of my driveway and park the car underneath it with this supposedly weatherproof cover on it. The cover was only $50, including shipping on eBay from a seller called 'thecoverfactory'. It's got a "lifetime warranty" but they don't specify the lifetime of who or what. Would that be my lifetime, that of the car or of the cover itself?
I am not sure anyone makes a custom cover for the Auroras. However, if it is outside and not just simply for dust in a garage you definitely want one made for the vehicle. An ill fitting cover is almost as bad as none. It will rub and destroy paint, etc.
1996 - 115k - Too Many Mods To Mention. Ask or search! 1998 - Pretty Much Stock Beater / Experimental / Parts SOLD 2003 Cadillac CTS - 80k - Some Mods
I have a cover that was supposedly made for the car, I couldn't tell you much about it though because I never opened it haha. I planned on parking my car for long periods and then my second car bit the dust so I never needed it.
I see "cheap cover" and worry about condensation over extended periods ... takes some upscale fabric to breathe properly in any weather conditions. You could end up causing more problems than you solve.
A carport would certainly help in UV protection if nothing else. Faded fabrics, cracking dash ... that sort of thing.
Even a garage doesn't prevent all finish damage, but ... you have to work at it. I recently dinged the left quarter pretty good doing some bench work with the car parked close behind. Lucky* me, that fender already had some rust around the wheel well and it needed repairs anyway.
* "Lucky" being relative and all ... <G>
1999 Aurora Classic - Production Date 31 OCT 1998 - I call it "Bob" ...
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