Are you looking for a car that will impress? A car that you can drive in the summer with the top down, appreciating the breeze as you head to the coast? If you are, then a convertible might be just what you’re looking for.
Convertibles have always been a popular choice for anyone who’s looking for the ultimate in summer cars. Sometimes referred to as a cabriolet, a convertible is the ideal car for a day trip, when the weather’s good.
A convertible is a passenger car that can be driven with or without a roof. It allows an open-air driving experience, but a roof is there when needed.
Not all convertibles have the same kind of roof; some are soft top, others are hard top, some retract with the flick of a switch, some need to be manually folded, while others need to be detached and stored in the car boot.
A soft top is usually made from some type of flexible material, like tightly-woven cotton canvas, latex, PVC or butyl rubber. Whatever material is used needs to be waterproof and easily folded. It’s usually constructed with a metallic frame and a second layer of material to improve water– and sound-proofing.
A rigid, removable hard top is more durable than the soft top equivalent, providing better sound– and weather-proofing. Some even come with integrated rear-window and windscreen defrosters.
The retractable hard top is the automatically-operated self-storing roof. This type of roof comes with the added benefit of improved climate control and better security. However, there are disadvantages, which include increased cost, mechanical complexity (more things that could go wrong), heavier car and reduced storage space.
If you’re looking for a stylish and sleek car to drive along the coast like a movie star in the summer, then a convertible might be ideal for you. Below is a range of makes and models that we can offer. Give us a call now on 01903 538835 or send us a message to request a call back at a time that suits you.