Taking good care of your car hood

Taking good care of your car hood

We take great pride in what we do and the hoods we produce and fit for our customers.

 

So much so, that we want you to be able to enjoy your new convertible roof for as long as possible. Here are our top tips for taking good care of your new hood:

  • NEVER leave your soft top down when wet – your hood will get mouldy and shrinkage could occur. Always store you car with the hood up.
  • Keep your new soft top in the CLOSED/UP position for a minimum of two days in the warmer months and five days in the colder months to allow the material to stretch to the correct tension.
  • NEVER use a jet wash/car wash to clean the soft top – it could damage the fabric.
  • Make sure you activate your car hood mechanism regularly so that the frame doesn’t seize.
  • Clean vinyl tops with a soft damp cloth using diluted mild detergent such as washing up liquid.
  • Clean mohair tops with a soft clothes brush to remove the dust and use a damp cloth diluted mild detergent such as washing up liquid to remove stains.

 

If you would like to know more about our car hoods or how to take care of yours then please get in touch on 0208 391 5324 or email us on info@carhood.com.

Car Hood Focus: Honda S2000

Car Hood Focus: Honda S2000

As the UK’s leading manufacturer, supplier and fitter of car hoods we cater to a wide range of vehicle makes and models, including the Honda S2000.

 

Here are some facts about our Honda S2000 hood and fitting service:

  • The Honda S2000 hoods are available in vinyl and mohair with a plastic or heated glass rear window.
  • Prices start from £565 supplied and fitted.
  • The hoods with glass rear windows are manufactured by Robbins Auto Tops in America and come with a lifetime guarantee on the bonding of the rear glass.
  • Ours is the best aftermarket hood available for the S2000.
  • We can fit this model on a mobile fitting basis in South East England.
  • We can fit this hood in 4 hours.
  • It’s one of our most popular convertible hoods.

We currently have a special offer on our Honda S2000 hoods: click here to find out more.

 

If you would like to know more about our car hoods, our fitting service or would like to take a look round our premise then please get in touch on 0208 391 5324 or email us on info@carhood.com.

Choosing the right car hood company for your convertible

Choosing the right car hood company for your convertible

Having been in the car hood manufacturing, supplying and fitting business for over 20 years, we have pretty much seen it all and sorted out a high variety of convertible roof problems.

poodle-289007_640Aside from wear & tear or accidents, one of the biggest issues we hear about from our customers is their previous experiences with other car hood companies.

So we have some really simple advice for anyone considering or needing to replace their car hood:

1. Never buy from a company who doesn’t offer a fitting service.

Fitting a car hood is not easy – no matter how many pages of “simple to do” instructions your supplier is going to give you.

Many of our customers come to us with this exact problem – they thought they were saving money by fitting it themselves and then find out it’s not as simple as they thought.

We’ve been fitting car hoods every day for over 20 years – there’s not much we don’t know. Plus we take great pride in what we do and making sure our customers are completely satisfied.

 

2. Make sure you have the option to visit the car hood supplier’s premises and view your new hood prior to buying it.

This does two things for you. One you can see exactly what you are buying and, two, you can see exactly who you are buying it from.

Any company that doesn’t have proper fitting premises that you are welcome to visit should be avoided. We encourage our customers to visit us and see where we make and fit our car hoods. Of course, there’s also our customer room, where you can wait in comfort while we fit you chosen car hood. We even give you free wifi while you’re here.

 

3. Make sure the hood comes with a guarantee.

It’s simple. If your new convertible hood doesn’t come with a guarantee – don’t buy it. We offer a no quibble, 12-month guarantee on all of our fitted hoods, so you can buy in confidence.

 

If you would like to know more about our hoods, our fitting service or would like to take a look round our premises then please get in touch on 0208 391 5324 or email us on info@carhood.com.

February Special Offer – Porsche Boxster

February Special Offer – Porsche Boxster

For February 2016 – Get 10% off the supply and fit price for the Porsche Boxster

Book your car into our workshop in February and get 10% off the final supply and fit price* on our glass conversion black or blue mohair hoods for the Porsche Boxster (1997 – 2002).

The hoods for the Porsche Boxster have the following features:

1) Heated glass rear window.

2) Lifetime guarantee on the rear glass bonding.

3) Manufactured by Robbins Auto Tops.

4) Best aftermarket fit and quality.

Call us on 0208 391 5324 or 5326 or use our contact form.

*Your car must be brought in during February 2016 too qualify for the discount. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

February Special Offer – Audi A4

February Special Offer – Audi A4

For February 2016 – Get 10% off the supply and fit price for the Audi A4

Book your car into our workshop in February and get 10% off the final supply and fit price* on our black and blue mohair hoods for the Audi A4 (2003-2009).

The hoods for the Audi A4 have the following features:

1) Heated glass rear window.

2) Lifetime guarantee on the rear glass bonding.

3) Manufactured by Robbins Auto Tops.

4) Best aftermarket fit and quality.

Call us on 0208 391 5324 or 5326 or use our contact form.

*Your car must be brought in during February 2016 too qualify for the discount. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.