Today the automotive market offers a huge variety of parts and accessories for all vehicles on the roads. So, when choosing this or that product for a vehicle, it turns out to be confusing for customers to orient in a plethora of offerings. This is why it’s so important to know what to pay attention to when making a purchase.
Here, we are going to give you a few useful tips on how to choose the right car cover for your expensive investment. This video by CARiD will give you every bit of information you need to know to make the right decision.
When choosing the car cover for your vehicle, the first question you have to answer is “Where you are going to store your vehicle?”.
The industry offers three main usages types of car covers:
While indoor covers are lighter and easier to store compared to the outdoor ones, they provide effective protection only inside and cannot protect a vehicle from grueling conditions found outdoors. If you are going to store your vehicle outdoors, you should choose the product depending on the climate you live in to be sure the car cover can withstand everything the Mother Nature subjects your vehicle to. The outdoor car covers can be also effectively used in the garage.
To meet various needs of the customers living in different climate zones, aftermarket manufacturers including Coverking and Covercraft offer car covers for each protection category:
- Rain & snow (the most important factor for those who live in rain saturated areas like Louisiana and Florida or snow fall states like Colorado and Alaska);
- Sun & UV (a necessity for those car owners who live in the sunbelt – Arizona, Nevada, and Southern California);
- Dust & dirt (no matter what state you live in, these are the most annoying issues about keeping a vehicle uncovered);
- Ding & dent (whether you store your vehicle indoors or outdoors, its paint job can be damaged by falling debris or subjected to impact from a lawnmower, bicycle, or any other object inside the garage).
The protection categories mentioned above give customers a chance to choose the product depending on their needs and requirements. Yet, it’s important to keep in mind that breathability is the first base protection category. No matter where a vehicle is stored, breathability of a car cover insures moisture and water underneath the cover escape faster, thus preventing moisture accumulation and further rust and corrosion. Finally, you should decide between universal-fit and custom-fit designs.
A few tips that help to choose the perfect car cover were given in this article. Surely, there are also other factors to consider: inner lining softness, weight and easy of storage, how much of a vehicle you are going to cover, etc.