This time last year, we started a winter test on one of our Ultimate Outdoor car covers, which we used a size M cover on our BMW E30 Convertible. We chose this car because it has had two resprayed rear wings and is an old convertible with a fabric soft top, so we thought this would be the best car to use for testing purposes.
Last year our winter test ran as we expected, which was that the cover put up with all the elements, from rain, frost, ice, snow and wind. Every time we uncovered the car, the car was still perfectly clean and of course dry. Keep reading as we update this new blog on a regular basis.
Day 1 – 15th November 2019
We have parked the car up for winter on the tarmac up near a bank and semi enclosed by buildings/trellis. This should make it a better place to test, as the cover will need to cope with a much damper environment.
Day 4 – 18th November 2019
We checked the cover after a few days, early in the morning. It had rained overnight, and the cover was covered in water droplets. When inspecting the car underneath, nothing had penetrated the fabric of the cover overnight.
Day 5 – 19th November 2019
Last night, we had a very hard frost, where the temperature at 6am was -2 Celsius. The cover was covered in water from late at night, which then froze on top of the fabric. The cover was performing perfectly, where the water sat on top, froze and didn’t go through at all. The car was completely dry underneath. As the cover had water sitting on top as frozen globules, some covers may have let the water through as it slowly defrosted, but our cover performed perfectly.
Day 6 – 20th November 2019
We have had very changeable weather during this first week of testing. Today we had more rain, and a lot more wind, so the car cover was covered in water and a damp leaves. Once again today, the cover has kept all moisture out, even in the strong winds and rain.