One of the most important reasons for the Touchless Car Cover to exist and an important reason for its development (besides an updated way to protect your vehicle) is the ease of use and the ability to drive in and out of its protective form. This allows protection in a way the old fashioned covers cannot match – no dirt from a dirty cover on you or your car.
30 or 40 feet of inexpensive nylon cord or rope
1 hollow wall anchor [aka molly bolt] if ceiling is drywall
1 screw eye hook with ½” or larger diameter opening
The Touchless Car cover has more hooks and buckles than you need, this is to accommodate many types of cars. While some cars will not need to use the straps or hooks, others may want just the front strap (the one that goes from side to side in front of the front wheels) buckled. The number of straps and hooks used will be decided by you and your vehicle, based on fit and usage. Adjust the Touchless Car Cover to your car and your usage to suit. Remember to ensure all straps are unbuckled and out of the way when driving your vehicle in and out of the Cover.
Bring the rear skirt (i.e. skirt portion of the Cover at the rear of the car) up to the buckle at the top of the cover (as shown below) and secure together.
Attach the cord to the buckle and two fabric hooks (on top of Cover) at the rear of the Cover (side which the car will be exiting). Then pull the cord up and through the screw eye which is attached to the ceiling in your garage, forward of the car (side where the car will not be exiting). The cord should hang down enough for you to pull on and raise the front of the cover. A cleat or a clamp can be used to tie or wrap the cord around when not in use to keep the Cover raised for your return.
The Touchless Car Cover should be cocked up at an angle allowing you to drive out.
Since all car/garage combinations are not the same the screw eye location will vary slightly. Generally you want it located in the ceiling around the front edge of the Touchless Car Cover.
Upon returning to the garage, nose the car gently into the front portion of the Touchless Car Cover. Exit the car and release the cord and rear skirt. That’s it, car is covered for the evening.
This will work in most garages as long as you have approximately 7 to 8 feet of ceiling height. You can change the angle of the cover movement by changing the location of the screw eye.
In most cases it is not necessary to use any of the strapping or buckles. If you elect to not use them it is recommended that you use instead a weight (i.e. 10lb dumbbell) on either side of of the cover, this will in keeping the Touchless Car Cover in place and in shape. Any 10lb weight will do the trick and will be easy to move out of the way when leaving the garage. (If you buy dumbbells be sure to buy the ones with the ends that are not round.)