This is possibly the hardest review ever to be undertaken, writes Dominic, Lead Editor. The Lovocco SillSave is so basic that there isn’t much to say about it. Or is there..? It’s important to protect your car, especially if you lease it or use rental vehicles regularly. So I took a look to learn more.
Width (interior to exterior): 650mm
What is the Lovocco SillSave about?
The SillSave is a door sill protector, keeping your car free from dents and scratches. I know what this can be like – my own passenger sill has already sported a ding from putting a wheelchair in once – I forget which one it was. Many people suggest plastic wrap to cover the sill, or optional aluminium sills – I’m not one of those people. For my boot I use my Achilles Heel and for the front door there is the SillSave.
How does the SillSave work?
You place part of the SillSave in the front footwell and the rest sits along the door sill. You can trim the end to suit, although you can see in the gallery that I wouldn’t need to in my own car. After I put the camera away I also tried this in a colleagues Ford Focus and found it would need a small trim.
When you’re done with loading the wheelchair, you can either pop the SillSave in the passenger footwell or you can pull it up alongside your seat and shut the door. However, don’t panic if you do shut it in the door – it won’t damage the car or the SillSave
What else do I need to know?
It’s rubberised material means that if you drop the chair onto the SillSave, it doesn’t just slip off – it sticks to it so that it doesn’t end up on the floor below – which is really handy if you have one of those moments like I did when it was here.
This is incredibly short – and with good reason. There’s little to say because it’s so simple, it’s genius. So what’s the competition? There’s the old beer towel or a bit of cloth, except they don’t stick so well and they’ll not protect against dents that well.
Where this falls down is that I’m not sure as to how much grit and dust might stick to that sticky rubberised outside, or how it’ll keep sticky – I didn’t like to test wiping it off as the review item was due to be sold later.
Would I buy one? If I did more wheelchair loading across my lap, then yes, I probably would. And if it came in black, more likely still.