In today’s world, most people own a car and we all know they don’t come cheap anymore. The shine and sparkle makes the payment worth it so why not protect it for years to come. We spend time, energy and money cleaning and waxing to preserve that new car shine, take it a step further and protect your investment today with a quality car cover.
Using a car cover will preserve the finish and protect against dings and scratches while you are not driving. There are many dangers and potential hazards out there. The UV rays of the sun can cause fading and interior cracking. Hail can cause dimples. Windy conditions can send branches and debris on a collision course with your car. Tree sap and bird droppings can be unsightly and difficult to remove. Snow and ice can be an inconvenience, especially before that commute to work. If you use a car cover, all these worries, inconvenience’s and potential damages can be prevented.
Where you live can help you determine which cover works best for your vehicle. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you should consider a three or four layer cover to give you that extra protection when Winter comes around yet sufficient coverage for the Summer sun. If you live in the South West a two or three layer cover will suffice, just be sure it is rated for UV protection. If you live in the South East, be sure it is 100% waterproof.
Immediately purchasing a car cover to protect your vehicle will dramatically extend the life of vehicles exterior and interior but there is also a practical advantage for those who live in the colder climates – a car cover will avoid the need for you to clean your windshield of snow and ice and help you get the car moving quicker on those cold Winter mornings!
One thing to note, even if you have a garage, a car cover can help. Dust has a way of getting into and on everything and a garage is no exception. Fine particles within dust can cause scratching when wiped away. Covering your vehicle prevents that dust from settling onto the finish. A cover will also protect from dings and scratches that can be caused by the trash cans or bicycles often stored in the garage with the cars.
Proper fit is also something to consider when purchasing a car cover. If it is too big, the wind can interfere with the covers ability to properly protect your cars finish. They make covers for all makes and models and most sites have a section to guide you into making the right size choice. Also, returning an ill fitted cover, especially if purchased on line, can be costly. Most companies will not cover return shipping for the wrong size choice. If you are having trouble determining the size, pick up the phone and call the company’s customer service and they can help.
Next is finding the best price. I always recommend shopping on the Internet as you will have more options and better pricing. To find a quality cover, do some research, just type in car cover, truck cover, etc. on a search engine such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and so forth. Be sure to shop around and look at the return policies and warranties. You may also want to check shipping costs, some companies offer free shipping, some do not so search out the best option for you.
Once you have received your cover, before trying it on for size make sure your vehicle is clean and free of debris so as to avoid scratching. It is best to always ensure the car is clean before covering. Also, if you need to return it, it must be in the same shape as received i.e. clean and free of dirt and dust etc.
From time to time you will need to clean the cover as well, I recommend hosing it down while on the vehicle and air drying there as well but there are other options for cleaning the cover. Most sites will have a care and cleaning section. Be sure to maintain the cover properly to ensure it protects your car, truck, SUV, RV etc for years to come.