Usually it seems that folding a car cover is a nightmare, so many people just pull it off the vehicle, crumple and then shove back into a storage bag. Though, when the cover is packed that way, especially if it’s still wet, there is a risk to wear it out very quickly.
Such ‘packing’ causes micro wear and tear, destroys stitches, so get ready to cope with the poor water resistance and fungus smell in the nearest future.
Things to consider before packing your car cover:
- Before you start, make sure that the cover is dry to prevent moisture. If it’s wet, the car cover manufacturers recommend still drying it later on before packing.
- Never fold your cover on the ground, dirty floor or pavement, because you may grab the sand particles there, which may further scratch the vehicle’s finish.
- It’s recommended to store the cover in a special case, not just in a plastic bag, to prevent from fungus.
How to fold a car cover
- First, get all the four sides of the cover on the roof. Remember not to pull the cover to remove it.
- Next, the front and the back sides of the cover should be brought back to the center.
- When that’s done, there are two ways of packing the cover, as you may either roll it up (which is easier), or fold it by 3-4 times.
Generally, the exact folding process depends on the car cover type, as described on CARiD. Though, the procedure is pretty much similar. After you do this packaging 2-3 times, the process will take you a couple of minutes and will become a good habit. You will also benefit from storing your cover the right way, as the installation will become way easier.