CarCapsule & BikeCapsule Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: If I put my car away wet, what will happen?
A: The CarCapsule™/BikeCapsule™ 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 mold and mildew from the interior.
Q: Should I leave the windows up or down inside the CarCapsule™/BikeCapsule™
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 odor free.
Q: How much room does the CarCapsule™/BikeCapsule™ take up?
A: Once inflated the CarCapsule™/BikeCapsule™ takes up about 1 foot on either side of the vehicle. The front and back depend on what size CarCapsule™ is used.
Q: What happens if I get a hole in the CarCapsule™/BikeCapsule™?
A: The upper shroud is made of 10 mil PVC. If you do happen to puncture the unit, use a piece of clear 100% PVC shipping 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 inside the CarCapsule™/BikeCapsule™?
A: The CarCapsule™/BikeCapsule™ 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: Do you need to use another cover with the CarCapsule?
A: You do not need to use another cover with the CarCapsule™. This will only block air from circulating in the interior and might trap moisture.
Q: Can the CarCapsule be used for short-term storage?
A: The CarCapsule™ 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 gas tank or any other fluides before you put the vehicle away?
A: No, the basemat is impervious to gas, diesel, oil or antifreeze. You do not have to worry about these odors 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 CarCapsule protect my vehicle from rodents?
A: We have had hundreds of customers tell us they have not had a problem with any kind of rodents chewing through the material.
Q: How long will the CarCapsule Last?
A: The prototypes were built in 1988 and are still in use today. The fans have a rated lifetime of 3-5 years depending on conditions.