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Lotus car covers, indoor, outdoor, breathable, non breathable, tailored, generic, lined etc and from cheap and nasty to high quality and expensive. Check out our list of tried and tested suppliers.

So here are some of the options, reviews and discounts from SELOC members

Prestige Covers


== Prestige Covers Ltd ==

https://prestige-covers.co.uk

Lotus car covers, indoor, outdoor, breathable, fully tailored, hand made in the UK. Prestige sell a full range of covers made in house and from many other suppliers, including Specialised Covers. Some great discounts for SELOC members. Whatever you find anywhere else, just get in touch with Chizzler43 on here and you will get a better deal.

Direct contact for SELOC discounts here, sales@prestige-covers.co.uk , just email with brief of car model and what is required and a response will come straight back, showing specific SELOC discounts. Must include SELOC member name in email.

Prestige carry a full range of Lotus and all car covers, motorbike covers and caravan/motorhome covers. Official suppliers to World Superbike race team Milwaukee Aprilia & BMW Motorad and many other race teams in the UK and Europe.

Bespoke embroidery, free multi colour options, racing roundels, bespoke copied build plaques etc

See all reviews and gallery pics on both https://prestige-carcovers.co.uk and the main site link above.

2 Types of Outdoor Cover

Stormshield - light, 3 layer, free multi-colour option - can apply branded logo in vinyl https://prestige-covers.co.uk/products/car-covers/stormshield

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Stormshield Heavy Duty - 4 layer, free multi-colour option - can apply branded logo in vinyl or embroidery https://prestige-covers.co.uk/products/car-covers/stormshield-heavy-duty

Specialist in Transportation Covers

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Prestige all black transport cover, made in very robust 4 layer, felted inner material with full strapping pack and commercial grade elastic front and back. All transport covers are double lap seamed for strength. Spoilers and rear wings a speciality.

You need a transport cover to over the lip of the spoiler and go over and back in after the wing plates. Without the right kind of fastening, any so called transport covers can move during transit, causing cracks and damage to paintwork. Not with the Prestige Transport cover, guaranteed a great fit, that will not move as you transport.

You can personalise your transport cover with branded artwork, racing roundels and or sponsors logo's.

https://prestige-covers.co.uk/products/car-covers/transport

3 Types of Indoor Car Covers

Prestige Custom - Thick hoody style material, with a full fleece lining. Totally customisable, free multi-colour options https://prestige-covers.co.uk/products/car-covers/prestige-custom

Logo's are in high stitch count silk straight to cover, not a patch, which many others seem to do.

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See examples of some specially commissioned covers below from SELOC members

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Prestige Black Edition - Much thinner show room style cover, very light and dust cover only, free coloured piping options https://prestige-covers.co.uk/products/car-covers/prestige-black-edition

Prestige Semi-Tailored - 4 colour combo's, totally customisable with artwork and graphics - same day dispatch. https://prestige-covers.co.uk/products/car-covers/semi-tailored

Reveal covers

For shows, statues, launch events of any kind, you will need a crease treated silk. 4 colours, all sizes from huge 4 x 4 to smart car size. Don't go with anything not crease treated unless you want to stand in a room, steaming then ironing your cover. All crease treated for you, shipped same day. https://prestige-covers.co.uk/products/car-covers/reveal


Specialised Car Covers

www.specialisedcovers.com

From Stephem M

Car cover interest - Specialised Discount quote SELOC or StephenM for some discount :)

Specialised Car Covers - They do indoor and outdoor covers and are generally regarded as the best in the business (beating many rivals in group tests time and time again)

The owner is a good friend of mine and a total car nut - IIRC he is on his 40th Ferrari and does all the covers for JCT customers as well as some major names like Aston, Jaguar, Lotus, etc, etc - he has even covered Ron Dennis' garden furniture.

From bogie

Specialised - 3 layer waterproof, tailored etc It is the only one to have ......they hold value even better than the car itself when it comes to sell ...usually change hands for £100 ish in good nick, second hand ! :up

From irish

Specialised

Pros - heavy duty, extremely good fit, breathable and great inner lining to minimise paint work damage

Cons - bulky, does get condensation (which will disappear)

If you want a good non lined waterproof cover then go down the road of covercraft. If you want the all singing all dancing /breathable but bulky one then specialised. I am using the specialised one and very happy, having had it almost 3 years it's still like new. The SELOC discount still applies if you call them.


From irish

I have owned three different ones

No1 Specialised

Pros - heavy duty, extremely good fit, breathable and great inner lining to minimise paint work damage

Cons - bulky, does get condensation (which will disappear)

No2 Covercraft Weathershield

Pros - compact and waterproof (despite not having taped seams) good fit

Cons - due to it being lighter weight it is difficult to keep the wind from underneath it, non taped seams, no inner lining

No3 Coverzone Monsoon

Pros - ok fitting but wind did get under it, fully lined and breathable, reasonable compact size

Cons - not long lasting, easily torn, material degraded after about 18 months to the point of having to bin it, could have had better under car straps.

Verdict If you want a good non lined waterproof cover then go down the road of covercraft. If you want the all singing all dancing /breathable but bulky one then specialised. I am using the specialised one and very happy, having had it almost 3 years it's still like new. The SELOC discount still applies if you call them.

From peterg

permabag

-overpriced and they leak after 6 months in my experiance

covercraft

- ok but this breathable business mean it leaks in my experiance

classic additions

-they make them for lotus and the heavy duty waterproof does what it says on the tin. the one listed for an elise is ~145 quid IIRC NoHair

Halfords

-new 3 layer breathable cover in 'Small' size fits my VX220 like it was made for it, has two under car straps and kept the car completely secure and dry throughout the torrential rain and wind of last weekend and it costs just £49.99

Care & Use

As long as you don't put it on a dirty car they're great, you can put it on a wet car, it breathes and the car dries out underneath (well the specialised one does). If you put it on a dirty car you will likely damage the paint work, I'd rather put a car cover on the car than leave it open to the elements, I also believe that it helps prolong the life of the radiator as constant water into it doen't appear to help it's life. irish