How to Protect Your Car With a Car Cover

Let’s face it; most of us have spent a decent amount of money on our car. Protecting it to ensure that it lasts as long as possible and stays looking like new should be a top priority. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have a garage or carport to keep his or her car, truck, SUV, or van protected while it’s parked. If you’re not protecting your car from damaging elements like rain, snow, sun, bird droppings, or tree sap then you’re neglecting your vehicle.

One of the easiest ways to ensure that your vehicle is always protected is by using a car cover. Many people don’t realize that car covers are not only available for cars. Many companies create and sell truck covers, SUV covers, colorful chair covers and van covers in addition to car covers. This form of protection is a small investment to make for the level of protection you receive. Auto covers come in many different types, sizes, cuts, and prices and each one protects differently. Multi-layer one’s provide the most protection while single-layer one’s are great for vehicles that are often stored indoors. Waterproof one’s are typically manufactured with ultrasonically welded seams to prevent moisture from penetrating the barrier. Reflective one’s are a great option for vehicles in desert regions that see a lot of sun.

For people who have spent lots of money on their vehicles, you might want to consider purchasing a custom-fit auto cover from a company like Covercraft. Custom auto covers are manufactured to a vehicle’s exact specifications. If your budget doesn’t allow for the higher prices associated with custom vehicle covers, consider a semi-custom vehicle cover. Semi-custom vehicle covers are less expensive than custom-fit vehicle covers but still offer the same great protection while sacrificing fit slightly. Finally, if you’re looking for a truly inexpensive solution, consider a universal or ready-fit auto cover. Universal ready-fit auto covers are typically “one size fits all” so you might experience pooling around the base of your vehicle. But at the end of the day, even a universal ready-fit car cover is better than no car cover at all.

So no matter what type of element you’re trying to protect against, one thing is certain. Investing in a car cover, truck cover, SUV cover, or van cover is an easy and affordable way to begin protecting your vehicle from the damaging elements it’s exposed to every day.

Curtis Phillips is an automotive industry veteran and the current VP of Sales for Select Covers. Select Covers owns and operates a network of online stores including which is a leading online retailer of custom and semi-custom car covers, truck covers, SUV covers, and van covers.

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