COSI CAR
Car cover

The car cover by COSI CAR has a total of one in our test very good Leave an impression. The cover protects the parked one Vehicle against dirt, rain and sunlight and can be attached to the vehicle in such a way that it does not come loose even in strong winds. As a special extra, a antitheft included. The cover is available in sizes M and L. In our case, we are testing the size M on a standard compact car. For our test vehicle, the cover is unfortunately a little too small. She scores for that very good qualityextensive accessories and secure hold at the vehicle. The water-repellent coating was also convincing in the test, so that the vehicle is well protected under the cover.

  • Protection against dirt and solar radiation
  • Water-repellent layer against moisture
  • Secure hold even in strong winds
  • Anti-theft device
  • Pockets for exterior mirrors with reflector
  • Very good material quality
  • Storage bag included
  • Zipper on driver’s door
  • Hardly any contact information
  • Size M too small for modern compact cars

The Test

General Information

We got the article in the practical test examined and tested in detail. Below we go into more detail about the features and impressions. The product, from the packaging to the materials and quality to the range of functions and handling our test procedure subjected.

To give you a quick overview, we work with a points system. The maximum possible number of points per area is 100 points. The final overall grade is calculated from the average of all tested characteristics, taking into account the respective weightings.

The First Impression

The Packaging and Markings

Here we take a closer look at the packaging. Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor. In addition, of course, adequate protection of the product must also be ensured.

Here we take a closer look at the packaging. Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor. In addition, of course, adequate protection of the product must also be ensured.

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Product Protection

Very good product protection thanks to stable shipping carton and tear-resistant plastic film

100

points

Sustainability Packaging

The shipping carton could have been more compact and the plastic film could have been omitted

80

points

Packaging convenience

Scissors or a knife are required to open the plastic film

90

points

TOTAL

90

points

Weighting: 10%
*The maximum number of points is 100 points

The car cover by COSI CAR was in a stable Shipping box delivered. The shipping box was undamaged and could be easily opened without tools. Since the shipping carton was a bit oversized, the free space was included recycled paper filled in. Inside the box was the car cover in its product packaging. This way the car cover was during transportation very well geschützt.

The Product packaging consists of a transparent Plastic film, into which the car cover was welded. The foil is thick and therefore very tearproof. Scissors are required to open. Inside the foil was the car ceiling in hers storage bag. The tear-resistant film, together with the shipping carton, offers excellent product protection. From our point of view, the storage bag that the car cover was in anyway would have been sufficient for product protection, after all, the car cover is robust and cannot be damaged by falling or scratches. On the plastic film would therefore have waived can become. The wire rope and padlock were wrapped in the car cover. Both were in a resealable bag zip pouch. At least for the padlock, this serves a purpose: it holds a small piece of paper with the lock’s operating instructions and the lock together. Otherwise, the small piece of paper could quickly get lost in the large tarpaulin and fall out unnoticed.

After Unpacking

The Package Contents and Instructions

The first impression after unpacking sticks in most people’s minds. Are the package contents complete and does the manufacturer make it as easy as possible for me to use the product directly?

The first impression after unpacking sticks in most people’s minds. Are the package contents complete and does the manufacturer make it as easy as possible for me to use the product directly?

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Package Contents & Scope

Car cover in a set with storage bag, wire rope and small padlock

100

points

Instructions

Will be emailed to buyers. In German and with pictures. Lock instructions in English.

95

points

Contact information

Can be found on the product packaging. Unfortunately without giving company name, telephone number and e-mail

50

points

TOTAL

82

points

Weighting: 10%
*The maximum number of points is 100 points

The set contains in addition to the car cover even one storage bag for the car cover as well as a Wire rope with a little padlock with three-digit code to secure the car cover. The buckles for attaching the car cover to the vehicle are sewn on the car cover.
An Instructions for the car cover will sent by email. she is up German and light understandable written and includes instructions for use and care and storage. In addition, it explains how to attach the anti-theft device with the padlock. For the padlock itself lies one Instructions at. This contains the default code and a description of how to change it. The description is short and easy to understand, but unfortunately only in English. In addition, the declaration is supplemented by a labeled drawing. However, the inscription is very small.

The Contact details are on a sticker on the product packaging. These only include the company address and the name of the managing director. We would also have liked to have given the company name, a telephone number and an e-mail address so that we could easily contact them if we had any questions.

First Time in Hand

Product Processing and Appearance

Before we start the practical test, we take a close look at the product processing. How high-quality are the materials used? Are the haptics & optics satisfactory?

Before we start the practical test, we take a close look at the product processing. How high-quality are the materials used? Are the haptics & optics satisfactory?

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Visual Appearance

Simple black design with imprint of the manufacturer’s logo

100

points

Application

Very good workmanship with high-quality synthetic fabric and double seams

100

points

Stability

Tear-resistant, non-stretch material. Wire rope and lock strong enough to deter casual thieves

100

points

Sustainability of the product

Good quality suggests a long service life, and the service life of the vehicle can also be increased

100

points

TOTAL

100

points

Weighting: 20%
*The maximum number of points is 100 points

The car cover consists of one party, non-stretchable tissue from plastic fibers. The outside is black, which results in a simple design. The inside is silver colored. According to the manufacturer protects the silver color protects the vehicle interior from extreme temperatures by reflecting the thermal radiation. As a result, in the summer a Cooling effect be achieved. The seams of the cover are doppelt executed and therefore particularly stable. Overall, the tarpaulin makes a very robust impression. It is relatively thick and tear-resistant.

The tarpaulin is sewn in at the bottom edge rubber bands Mistake. These ensure that the film adapts to the individual vehicle shape and fits snugly. In the area behind the front axle and in front of the rear axle there are additional strap, with which the cover on the vehicle attached can be. On one side, the buckles are adjustable and attached to a strap about two meters long, so that they can be pulled under the car. Also, the car cover has two plastic eyelets, which are firmly sewn into the foil on the underside in the middle between the two axes. These are ideal for securing the tarpaulin against theft or for additionally attaching it to the vehicle.

As a special feature, the car cover has two small ones on both sides Bags, into the the Mirrors can be inserted. These are additionally with silver reflector strips equipped, which are framed in eye-catching yellow, so that vehicles parked on the side of the road remain clearly visible at night despite being covered. The second extra is located at the level of the driver’s door zipper in the cover. This makes it possible to get into the covered vehicle, for example to remove objects.

To antitheft of the car cover become a thin Wire rope and a little one padlock supplied with code. The wire rope is a little over two meters long and has eyelets at both ends. The metal core of the wire rope has a diameter of about one millimeter. So that Wire rope the vehicle is not scratched, it is additionally covered with a transparent rubber cover Mistake. This results in a total diameter of about two millimeters. The Code lock is silver-colored and has a three-digit code that is about turning wheels is entered. In addition to the locking shackle and wheels, the lock has a large button to open the lock and a small button on the bottom to set the code. Even if the wire rope and lock are quite filigree and can probably be broken open with tools, they fulfill their purpose Purpose: casual thieves from that to holdto steal the cover. Because the wire rope and lock are so stable that they won’t give in even if you push and pull hard with your hands.
The storage bag consists of the same material as the car cover and is therefore of the same high quality. In addition, a cord is worked into the bag, with which the bag opening can be closed and closed.

This is What Our Practical Test Showed

Does the manufacturer keep its advertising promises?

Our practical test has the highest relevance and therefore the most weight. Here the product has to undergo a wide variety of criteria and tests. We check the functions and product promises of the test article.

Our practical test has the highest relevance and therefore the most weight. Here the product has to undergo a wide variety of criteria and tests. We check the functions and product promises of the test article.

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Opening the car cover

With a little practice, you can do it on your own without any problems. Attaching the buckles is inherently cumbersome.

90

points

Size and variability

Unfortunately too small for our vehicle, although recommended for a similar car. Fits well thanks to the rubber band.

75

points

Car cover hold

Secure hold in wind and weather thanks to two fastening buckles between the axles.

100

points

Burglar

Keeps casual thieves away. Simplified attachment when the loop is pulled around a rim spoke.

100

points

Protection against rainwater

Water practically bounces off the film, the inside stays dry.

100

points

Peel off and stow away

Quickly peel off the film, storage bag has enough space.

100

points

TOTAL

94

points

Weighting: 40%
*The maximum number of points is 100 points

The manufacturer offers the vehicle coverage in two sizes to: M and L. As test vehicle we use an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a typical compact car from the early 2010s. Since the vehicle is a direct competitor to the VW Golf and is similar in size, we order it Size M. The manufacturer recommends size M for the Golf.

The field test let’s start with that hang up the car cover. This is quickly unfolded. Inside and outside can be light due to the different colors tell apart. The driving side is also quickly identified with the zipper. The two pockets for the exterior mirrors with the reflector sewn onto them provide further orientation. Thus, the cover is aligned quickly and only needs to be adjusted. Although there is one for this second person very helpful, however not absolutely necessary. With a little practice, you can quickly put the cover on yourself.

Unfortunately, it turns out that the Cover something for our test vehicle zu klein is. So this does not reach all the way down on the front and rear apron. The pockets for the exterior mirrors are also too far forward in our case. So we fold the mirrors and leave the pockets empty. Dismantling the antenna would still create some leeway, but from our point of view this is not the point. Through the sewn rubber bands the cover is still on the underside great at. For smaller vehicles such as small cars and older compact cars, we think the coverage would be a good fit.

In the next step we attach the strap on the underside of the vehicle. For our vehicle, we have to slide the adjustable buckle to the highest position. Unfortunately that is Attach the buckles principled Law laborious, as the long tape has to be routed behind the respective wheels. Placing the buckles in front of and behind the axles instead of between the axles would have made this easier. However, this would have required a longer tape. For this is when mounted between the axles locked outthat is the Cover consider wind from the vehicle solves, even if the wind gets under the cover. However, in wind-protected parking spaces, such as in a garage, there is no need to insert the buckles. Otherwise, the buckle attachment keeps the cover securely on the car. The manufacturer’s promise that the cover stays on the car even in a storm seems absolute to us credible.

Wie die antitheft to be attached to the cover is in the Instructions explained. The wire rope is long enough to go straight under the car. On the one hand, this can be attached to the eyelet of the cover with the lock. However, there is no second lock for the other side. Therefore, first the beginning of the wire rope must be pulled through the eyelet of the cover, and then the other end of the rope through the eyelet at the beginning of the rope. This creates one loop in the rope which the eyelet of the cover encloses. The remaining end of the rope can now be pulled under the vehicle and attached to the opposite eyelet our Castle to be attached. Alternatively, the eyelet can also be looped around the spoke rim be placed. This means that the wire rope does not have to be laboriously pulled through under the car.

To check whether the car cover waterproof is, we douse the foil with water. Here it shows lotus effect clear of the cover: the water practically bounces off the foil. Only a few small drops stick to the foil and these can be easily shaken off. The foil remains intact on the underside Dry.

The Pull it off the car cover is done in a few moments. Due to the considerable size of the cover, it is no longer so neat the falta as in the delivery condition. Nevertheless, it fits easily into the storage bag, which reserves space for this purpose.

Apart from the non-optimal size and a few little things, it does car cover by COSI CAR one in our practice test very good impression. But the manufacturer already has one intermediate size announced, which will also solve this problem. What was particularly surprising in the test was how well the water bounces off the foil thanks to the lotus effect.

Price-Performance Ratio

and consumer reviews

Finally, let’s talk about how the product compares to the competition. Can it keep up with the competition in terms of price and quality? Would we generally recommend a purchase? We also examine consumer reviews and verify that the critical and positive reviews are actually justified.

Finally, let’s talk about how the product compares to the competition. Can it keep up with the competition in terms of price and quality? Would we generally recommend a purchase? We also examine consumer reviews and verify that the critical and positive reviews are actually justified.

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Price-performance ratio

Very good quality in the middle price segment

80

points

Rating cut

4,5 out of 5,0 on Amazon

75

points

TOTAL

78

points

Weighting: 20%
*The maximum number of points is 100 points

On the platform Amazon Consumers give the product an average rating of 4,5 stars given. It is often criticized that the tarpaulin is difficult to attach by one person and the size does not fit every vehicle. Very good! Many customers like that the cover weatherproof be and very well before sun exposure, as well as before Humidity protect. In our field test we could confirm the good quality of the cover, and in particular, the water outstanding rolls off her. However, our test also showed that the dimensions of the car cover do not fit every vehicle. We didn’t have any problems installing the cover on our own.

For equivalent products, prices are quoted on the Internet from up to € 129,99 required. Very inexpensive products are already available from € 19,39Car cover from COSI CAR is currently at a price of 59,90 € thus in middle price segment. For the quality and scope of services you get, that is reasonable price ratio.

Overall Result

1. Packaging & Labels

10%

90

points

2. Package Contents & Instructions

10%

82

points

3. Product Processing & Appearance

20%

100

points

4. In the practical test

40%

94

points

5. Price/Performance & Consumer Ratings

20%

78

points

TOTAL

90

points

*The maximum number of points is 100 points

The car cover of the brand COSI CAR therefore receives one from us Overall score of 90 and has thus been successfully certified for our test seal. The test was Test period 05/23 carried out and entered into our database under the license number 230327002 guided. You can find more information about our test procedure at Test Procedure page.

The practical tests are based on careful observations and do not include any long-term or laboratory tests. The test ratings reflect the opinions of our experts and are based on careful analysis. We would like to emphasize that these reviews do not claim to be complete and reflect both subjective and objective impressions. The assessments are carried out to the best of our knowledge and belief, without any liability being assumed for the accuracy or completeness of the test results. It is important that our tests are not based on legal requirements, medical effects or specific ingredients of the products. We rely on the advertising claims and information provided by the manufacturers, but you always use the information at your own risk. Our efforts are aimed at ensuring a serious and thorough testing procedure, developed in a long and professional process in close collaboration with our experts.

The practical tests are based on careful observations and do not include any long-term or laboratory tests. The test ratings reflect the opinions of our experts and are based on careful analysis. We would like to emphasize that these reviews do not claim to be complete and reflect both subjective and objective impressions. The assessments are carried out to the best of our knowledge and belief, without any liability being assumed for the accuracy or completeness of the test results. It is important that our tests are not based on legal requirements, medical effects or specific ingredients of the products. We rely on the advertising claims and information provided by the manufacturers, but you always use the information at your own risk. Our efforts are aimed at ensuring a serious and thorough testing procedure, developed in a long and professional process in close collaboration with our experts.

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