WHAT IS A CAR COVER?

There isn’t much to what car covers are but what the statement says: a covering meant for a car, much like unique furniture covers. They work towards the same purpose, and that is to prevent the elements from reaching the body. The cover is a protective shield that protects against preventable wear and tear caused by dust, snow, rain and the sun which dulls the paint job faster than anything. Many other things could harm the exterior of your car if it stays exposed, and would cost you unnecessary expenses to re-work on the look. This scenario is where a car cover comes in, to protect your car from otherwise avoidable garage trips.

Forms of car covers

There are three forms or kinds of car covers:

  • Waterproof covers:

A waterproof car cover will keep water out of the vehicle but with one glaring downside to it. It tends to encourage moisture on the surface of the car which will not even evaporate during the day when the car heats up. This drawback could cause lots of problems on the bodywork’s paint job like rust, paint peeling, and blotches. The latter can help when the waterproof cover is used alongside the indoor cotton cover which will suck up the moisture.

  • Water resistant cover:

Water resistant covering is like an upgrade to the waterproof one since it keeps the water out minus the moisture problem. These covers come in different materials and weight – the more substantial, the better though.

  • Cotton-made covers:

These types of car covers are meant for indoors since they indeed won’t work against water at all unless used alongside a waterproof one. They mainly protect against sunlight, wind, dents, scratches, dust, and dirt.

Cover designs

  • The fitted design:

Fitted cover designs depend on the model or make the vehicle. They are specific but provide that added advantage of fitting perfectly on to your car hence providing maximum protection. They are somewhat costly compared to the unfitted design but much more useful nonetheless.

  • Unfitted design:

The cover is just the opposite of the two models with a more multipurpose outlook compared to the fitted style. They are much cheaper but provide weaker protection due to inability to cover all parts of the car.

Many factors affect the general look of your car, but some, if not most of these factors are avoided. All you need to know to make an informed decision when selecting a cover for your car is the knowledge of the climate and the environment you live. This will help you choose a cover suitable for your needs.

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