Protecting your vehicle from the elements of the weather, dust, and debris is a necessity if you must preserve its look and performance. The outside of an automobile should be protected just as much as the inside. The following are a number of factors to consider when you want to choose the right cover for your car. Determine whether it will be for indoor or outdoor use. Cars that are stored indoors need protection against dirt and dust as well as dents and dings. A car cover that is made of heavy flannel is ideal for inside storage because it is generally heavier than other materials. Another option is to purchase inexpensive designs that are made of cotton and polyester.
Trim down the options that you have by deciding whether to go for a woven or non-woven cover. The woven types are generally thinner and can be easily cleaned in the home washer. They can also be stored in the trunk because they are less bulky. They have very good airflow which prevents moisture from accumulating at the bottom. The non-woven types are usually multi-layered and are thicker and stronger than woven fabrics. These types are also suitable for sun and water protection. However, they need more storage space because of their bulky nature. Furthermore, they can only be cleaned in large commercial washers. You may also choose a custom-made car cover to protect your car from daily damage. This is a good option if you have a vehicle that has an irregular body type. For example, a car with lots of external accessories will have an altered dimension which can only be appropriately addressed by ordering a cover that is tailored to meet your exact needs. Do not forget to provide the make, year, model and sub-model of your automobile when ordering one. Price is another factor to consider. However, do not simply go for the cheapest products on the market as they are likely to offer the least amount of protection. Another way to identify quality car covers is to check the number of seams. The best designs have a lower number of seams and they are also double-stitched.
After purchasing a vehicle, you want to make sure it retains a good appearance and potential resale value. Getting a car cover is the most cost-efficient way to protect your car’s value. It will prevent your car from getting damaged by environmental elements and serves as a deterrent for thieves.
When you drive and park the automobile every day, it increases the chances that outdoor factors will ruin the appearance. During the summer, the intense heat and sunlight can ruin the automobile’s paint job. The paint will start to fade more quickly. The sun will also cause the interior of the automobile to overheat. The heat can damage the materials inside the automobile. A car cover will prevent the automobile from getting direct sun exposure and keep the interior of the vehicle from deteriorating. To avoid the sun, some people choose to park their automobile under a tree. Unfortunately, trees can also be the source of damage to the car. When sap falls from the tree, it can inflict permanent damage on your paint job. Bird droppings, pine corns, acorns, and branches also fall from the tree. All of those things can either ruin the appearance of the vehicle or put dents on the exterior.
Weather during the fall and winter can pose additional hazards to your vehicle. Moisture from the rain can seep into any existing cracks in the exterior. The paint starts to push apart from the metal and blemishes become exposed. Moisture from the ice and snow during the winter produces similar damage. Corrosion starts to develop and the metal in the car deteriorates. Protecting the vehicle from theft is a priority. Car alarms, steering wheel locks, and kill switches are a few of the devices used to keep vehicles from being stolen. A car cover serves as another security measure. Thieves are less likely to target a vehicle that is covered. Thieves want to be able to quickly get inside a car and drive off. When a covering has to be removed, the thief’s activity is more conspicuous. Some covers also come with a lock kit to keep the covering attached to the vehicle. Car covers are a valuable accessory to own. Your vehicle will be able to maintain its appearance for a longer period of time. You will also save time and money by reducing how often the vehicle needs to be washed and repaired. Ready-fit and customized coverings are available.
You may have looked at your car recently and wondered where on earth you’d taken it that has made it look so weather-beaten. The truth is, there is no reason for you to tour the world for your car to look like this. It happens from being parked outside your house uncovered. Yes, Uncovered. When a vehicle of any kind is left parked outdoors, it gets attacked by nature itself. If it isn’t the dust, tree sap, and bird droppings that all find refuge over the exterior, staining and ruining it, then it’s the weather. Most weather conditions are not healthy for your parked vehicle. The sun’s glare, together with ultraviolet rays, damage both the exterior and interior of the car. The paintwork and finish of the car will be bleached before long, giving the car a very washed out look. The driving cabin will get overheated, making it unbelievably stuffy for you to drive. Aside from all that, the internal system of the car gets damage when left in the heat.
Rain has high levels of acidity which causes it to eat away at the paintwork. This gives the vehicle a patchy, ugly look. This is in addition to the many watermarks left all over the exterior. Snow has the same effect, only worse as it causes the vehicle to freeze over, tampering with the brakes whilst doing so. As the wind blows about, it manages to drag along with it all sorts of rubble from the street. This includes sticks and stones, which, when they fly past the car, end up knocking it and scratching and or denting it. These little nicks and dings can happen even in the calmest of weather conditions. If someone brushes past the car and his keys are dangling from his belt, he or she knock and scratch the car too.
So you see that there are all sorts of day to day circumstances that will end up wrecking your car before you know it. Whereas if you would cover your car, you will provide it, and yourself, with all the protection it needs. There are various types of covers available, so no matter where you live, you will find the cover that will suit your climate best. You will find that in the long run, you save yourself a lot of money as your car will not need updating so quickly. You will also save on all the cleaning and polishing accessories you would’ve needed to keep it in a respectable condition. Covers aren’t so expensive anymore, and there are plenty of great deals to be found online. Don’t forget, having a car cover is a safety feature too. Unfortunately, there are too many shady individuals that go snooping around in cars at night. Having a cover on your car will stop these nasty individuals from using your car as their target. There are several different car covers available. We believe they are vital wherever you are storing your vehicle.
Outdoor – these should be waterproof and have straps to secure it to the car. The main concern with these is that they do not allow the car to ‘breathe’ and should be removed periodically to allow any trapped moisture to be dried. The other concern is that if outside, it is going to get blown around by the wind. The problem with this is that it could potentially chafe and rub on the bodywork, damaging it.
Indoor – Within this category there are several variants and options. The main one to consider is that it must be breathable. This allows any moisture to be drawn away from the car and not let it sweat. No cover is better than one which does not breathe. Decorators dust cover/cotton sheet – Tend to be of an open weave allowing dust through and onto the car beneath. Due to being cotton these can also become damp, which isn’t good for the car beneath. Semi-fitted indoor breathable, single layer – This type of cover look fairly good on the car, offer a very good level of dust protection and allow the car to breathe.
Semi-fitted indoor breathable, double layer – Same as the above but with a top breathable layer to stop dust but allows moisture through from the car. It also has a lower soft or ‘fluffy’ layer which is kind to the paintwork. Windrush Car Storage recommends this as the most suitable type of car cover for all-around performance. Fully fitted – These look sensational on the car, as they follow all the curves and contours. They tend to be expensive as they’re tailored to each car shape. These tend not to be good at keeping dust off the bodywork, as the fabric is stretched to follow the contours and the weave of the material allows dust particles through. The car covers you want are made to keep the wet weather and everything else that spring can throw at it from hurting your finish. One thing to look for in your choice of car cover for spring is how well it will hold up to the storms and wind. The three and four layer covers will keep your vehicle dry and also stay on your car better because of added layer weight. Of course, all covers come with some type of elastic and tie downs to help the cover to stay put but the heavier three and four layer covers tend to stay better because of there density, the elastic and the tie downs.
Now just some information on what a three-layer cover is and how it will help protect your vehicle. The three-layer cover is made to be waterproof and will wick away condensation that may accumulate under the cover in certain types of conditions. This cover will also protect your car from daily damage from UV rays, it is treated at the factory for UV rays and also treated to be waterproof. This cover can be used inside or outdoors. The thickness of this cover really helps protect your finish from bumps and scratches, as well as bird droppings, dirt, dust, acid rain and more. The four-layer cover has all the benefits of the three-layer cover and also offers the fourth layer of fleece to help protect your clear coat finish from rubbing and motion that wind may cause. This cover is the top of the line cover from Elite. It is available for cars, Trucks, SUV’s, Station Wagons and Motorcycles. If you need a cover that is waterproof and also offers protection from the sun and you want that extra protection to your finish this is the one.