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Car Cover Recommendations - Wind, Sun, and Rain

I've been looking at car covers and I almost purchased a Weathershield HP until I read a few customer reviews at AutoAnything which stated that it blows off easily in the wind.

I live near the water and storms are typically very windy. One of the reasons I have been looking at fitted covers is because I'd like it to stay put in the wind. I imagine if it fits so loosely that it will blow off that it will not be good for the paint when it is windy but it doesn't blow off.

Has anyone used a cover with winds on a regular basis?

The Evolution 4 and the Noah are the two other covers I've been looking at so far.

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Other people have been known on here to not to have a problem with the wind, but mine both blow off if we gets lots of winds in the fall. I have the HD and the Evolution by covercraft... but I do not use the lock tie down (bad knees), I think that may prevent the winds from picking the cover "up" and blowing.

I am interested to hear the responses to this - because in a high wind area - I would think a car cover wouldn't be the best option.... JMO only, of course

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I used to have a California Cover which fitted pretty tight. Never had it really blow up in the wind. But we do not get that much around here.

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I used to use a cover made for Jaguars on my old Mustang - just happened to fall into that. lol I didn't live in a high wind area but I can tell you this......it didn't keep dust off the car and, I got a ton of spider scratches in the paint from the underneath of the cover rubbing against the car after I'd parked it, even though the underneath of the cover was a very soft surface.

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Scratches from the cover sound worse than fading from the sun to me.

I should be able to park in a garage during the winter; maybe letting the sun take its toll during the summer is the best decision.

I'm curious about the tie-downs. If the Weathershield blows off during high winds I wonder what it would do if it was tied/locked down. If a metal lock will be banging into the car during a storm I'd rather not have a cover on.
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