A moment ago, you have bought a new car and can’t resist peeking out of the window every minute to admire your new possession. How it shines, how it emit power, how the drizzling drops sparkle like diamonds on the top. Oh! Wait. Raindrops!!
That very minute, when it flashes, that your car is exposed to the dangerous world. Snow, bird droppings, sun rays, hail or might be the claws of an animal. And the moment when you find a solution for these havoc, that your car needs a cover. But, be careful. Moving out to a local shop, you are more likely to be assaulted by an immense range: plastic covers, waterproof ones in a baffling collection of fabric, weights, and type, even trouble-free old cotton cover. And you are clueless, which one to opt from many Car Covers, to protect your investment.
There are certain facts which one should know before buying a cover for their valuable possession as the wrong choice can damage the car as well. Improper cover may be more dangerous than not to cover the car at all. For instance, if the car is dirty , the dirt between the cover and vehicle can cause scratches while installing or removing the cover, So always chose a custom fit cover , though expensive but worth it. Don’t look forward for an option “One size fits all” in case of a car. Prefer buying a cover which has a locking system at its bottom with a cable which holds the bottom of the cover tightly.
Besides custom tailored, one needs to figure out that which cover is best suited for your needs. Waterproof, Water-resistant, etc. As each one have its own pros and cons.
Custom Fit Covers v/s Universal Fit Covers: You might think if a universal fit cover will solve the purpose, then why to opt for custom fit cover. Both use the same amount of fabric, but how it is used is more efficient. Custom fit covers are designed to the exact curves of your car. The better the fit, the better will be the job done. The looser the cover, more are the damages caused to the car. The finish and the fit of cover is the best choice and worth the difference in price.
Waterproof covers are generally made of synthetic film or plastic layered fabric. They stay the water off from the car, but they also entrap condensation amid the cover and the car. This in turn may oxidize the paint with poor results. A plastic cover with a cloth on the surface will be more useful if you are parking your car in a garage. The plastic cover acts like a fighter against rats, squirrel, rodents etc.
Waterproof covers are accessible in a diversity of fabrics, weights, and type. These covers will fend off the water and allow air to pass, thus preventing condensation.
Read the Car Covers instructions for washing and aeration instructions. Never store up your cover if wet. If it is wet when apart, dry it.Bear in mind that solvents like oil will make holes in the cover, and if you drape on hot drain pipes, the cover is likely to soften and leave behind an inflexible viscous mess
Covers made of Tyvek fabric weighing around 3 pounds are one of the lightest weight cover. It is water resistant and is easy to put on and take off. One of the disadvantages of this variant is due to its light weight, the wind is more likely to beat the car cover against. In order to avoid scratch, make sure to choose a cover which is tightly fitted for your car.
- Theft Deterrent: Being a victim of car theft and the sense of loss is scary and horrible. If used with a lock, custom fit tailored cover is theft deterrent.
- Protection from Biological Damage: Your parking area need not be under the densely inhabited tree in the area so that you can enjoy the benefit of a car cover. Biological wastes from passing birds, stone scratches made by stones are troubling issues for you. If such problems are fixed immediately, then there would be no worries. However, if ignored or neglected for a while, the acidic ingredients enclosed in these will disgrace the finish.