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Old 15-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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Car storage or car covers

As the title suggests, I'm looking for information on storing my car or finding a good quality cover for it.

I'm in Dublin west and would like somewhere safe/ dry and as close by as possible so I can work on the car.
I don't mind crossing over into Meath or Kildare but don't want it too far over the border.

The car won't have insurance while its parked up so it will have to be very secure location!!

Failing that, where can I find a good quality car cover, preferably one that can be locked via a cable to stop it blowing away or been lifted by kids/ scum?

If you have any experience with Argos/ halfords etc whether it be good or bad can you share please?
The car is outside my house so no car bubbles or other attention grabbing covers...

I know there are lots of people looking for storage, so if you are going to suggest somewhere please add all the details- location/ dry/ safe/ price/ insurance/ contact details etc
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Go for storage bud, car covers always get nicked.
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Go for storage bud, car covers always get nicked.
You lot must stay in dodgy areas, my R33 sat under a cover for the good part of a year and no one touched it :-). Don't get a cheap cover from Halfrauds or Argos as they just rub the paintwork and mark it all, you need a good quality all weather cover but they are not cheap, your probably looking at 160 - 200 for a ally good one.

Storage is the best option if you can find some close by.


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Garage lol

How far away would the storage be
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Mine didn't get stolen from me, It got "stolen" from the pleb I lent it to.
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I'll mind it for the winter, I won't do any skids, promise****
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Go for storage bud, car covers always get nicked.
Storage would be ideal but is looking expensive and far away...
The car hasn't been touched in six years of been outside the house but there is a lot of scum local so haveing the cover nicked is a concern.

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You lot must stay in dodgy areas, my R33 sat under a cover for the good part of a year and no one touched it :-). Don't get a cheap cover from Halfrauds or Argos as they just rub the paintwork and mark it all, you need a good quality all weather cover but they are not cheap, your probably looking at 160 - 200 for a ally good one.

Storage is the best option if you can find some close by.
Cheers for the advice, argos and halfords where the first two places I looked.
Any details on quality car cover suppliers?
Or what makes a quality all weather car cover?

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I'll mind it for the winter, I won't do any skids, promise****
lol, your place would be ideal but I don't think you have any dry storage and the dry bit is as important as the safe.
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I rent a garage from local council, 25squid a month, roof, walls, and a nice heavy set door, with a anti nitrogen lock cant cut thro that bitch either with SERIOUS effort, i know cause i tested one at work haha

So consider that bud.
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Old 16-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #9
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I rent a garage from local council, 25squid a month, roof, walls, and a nice heavy set door, with a anti nitrogen lock cant cut thro that bitch either with SERIOUS effort, i know cause i tested one at work haha

So consider that bud.
That would be perfect for me, if it wasn't so far away.
Shame there is nothing like that here in Ireland.

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Yea people can freeze the locks makes the metal britol, then just smash it off. this padlock is anti that
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To be honest at the end of the day if someone wants in they will get in regardless of what padlock you have on, the only thing that will deter them is proper 24hrs security lockups.


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Old 16-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #12
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Yea people can freeze the locks makes the metal britol, then just smash it off. this padlock is anti that
Sweet, sounds like a tough lock, I've just bought two cirular locks for my shed door, they are rated 8 out of 10 for hardness but like 2410Dave said, if they want it, they will find a way.
It is just nice to know you made them work for it.

I've found out from another forum that Wez of Team WKD is offering dry storage in Carlow, there is also a place beside CDA in Meath but I am waiting for more details on that one.

I'll post up any details I get so anyone doing a search in future will have details here.
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Sweet hope you get something.

Mine sits just down the road from me in a single garage in a quiet wee street that is full of old people and is neighbour hood watch, every time I open my garage the wee old man who's house looks straight at it is alway checking who it is, so I am happy knowing that they are watching it for me and they always say hello :-)

I want to get a cover for inside too but one that won't mark the paintwork, does anyone know any good ones? Indoor use only.

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Old 16-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #14
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Check these out....

http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk/store/home.php?cat=555
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Try these people

http://www.classicadditions.com/

I've got one on my R32 GTR.
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