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Q. Can I use a trickle charger?
A. Yes you can, you can pass the wire between the start and end of the zip or through the removable fan surround.
Q. If I put my car away wet, what will happen?
A. The Car Bubble is an evaporative system. The constant air change will evaporate all moisture in a matter of hours. This will prevent rust from the exterior parts while eliminating mould and mildew from the interior.
Q. Does the fan turn off once inflated?
A. No, the Car Bubble works on the principle of a constant flow of air, if the fan stops, the air flow stops and the Car Bubble will deflate.
Q. Can I power the Car Bubble from my car battery?
A. Power is provided by a 240v AC adapter which powers a 12v fan. Power supplies which plug into the lighter socket of your car can be purchased but will eventually drain your car battery.
Q. Should I leave the windows up or down inside the Car Bubble?
A. You should leave the windows either down all the way or at least half the way down. If you have a convertible the top should be put up so that it will not trap moisture in the compartment it is stored in. This will let the air circulate throughout the interior keeping it dry and odour free.
Q. How much room does the Car Bubble take up?
A. Once inflated the Car Bubble takes up about 1 foot on either side of the vehicle. The front and back depend on what size Car Bubble is used.
Q. What happens if I get a hole in it?
A. The upper shroud is made of .4 mm PVC. If you do happen to puncture the unit, use a piece of clear 100% PVC tape. This will bond to the upper shroud and will not come off.
Q. What if the power goes out?
A. The cover will deflate and turn into a regular car cover. When the power returns it will re-inflate in a matter of minutes. Make sure the fan is not laying flat otherwise it will not inflate.
Q. If you are bringing in the air from the outside you are also bringing in the humidity from the outside. How does the vehicle stay dry?
A. The Car Bubble does not eliminate humidity it eliminates condensation. The fan exchanges the air by volume 3-4 times an hour. This constant air change and air flow does not allow hot air and cold masses to meet. This in turn eliminates condensation and keeps the vehicle completely dry no matter what the temperature or humidity level.
Q. Can the Car Bubble be used for short-term storage?
A. The Car Bubble can be used for short-term, long-term or anything in between. It takes about the same time to use as a regular car cover except for the inflating of the unit. It takes a few minutes to get the car out.
Q. Do you have to drain the fuel tank or any other fluids before you put the vehicle away?
A. No, the base mat is resistant to gas, diesel, oil or antifreeze. You do not have to worry about these odours because the air is constantly changing.
Q. Do you have to use any dry packs or chemicals to keep the vehicle dry?
A. No, dry packs or chemicals are not needed. This is an evaporative system that uses air flow to prevent condensation. This enables you to take your vehicle in and out anytime you want without having to mess with chemicals or dry packs.
Q. Will the Car Bubble protect my vehicle from rodents?
A. Yes, there are no gaps or holes for any type of rodent or bug to enter.
Q. How long will the Car Bubble last?
A. They should last a lifetime is looked after. The fans have a rated lifetime of 3-5 years if left to run 24/7 in that time and are easily swapped if need be.
Q. Can the top portion be fully removed?
A. The Car Bubble is a 2 piece bubble where all 4 sides unzip, allowing you to separate the top portion from the base. Some similar bubbles made by others only unzip 3 sides, not allowing you to store the top portion anywhere else, ours fully detach so they do not need to be left on the floor.
Q. Can I steer while on the base?
A. You should not steer while on the base, the weight and pressure may cause premature wear to the base if on rough surface.
Q. Can the Car Bubble be used in damp environments?
A. Absolutely, this is the primary location for a Car Bubble to be used.
Q. Can you make any size?
A. Yes, we can make any size, design, colour, the majority of Car Bubbles are made to order to custom requests.
Q. Should I leave my windows down?
A. You do not have to, however, allowing some air flow to flow through the interior will prevent any mould and mildew from developing and dry any moisture from carpets and filters.
Q. Can I hang the top cover?
A. Yes, this will take some strain off of the fans and help with fitting and even be left in place when moving the car.