Are you the type of person that refers to their car as “my baby”? Do you have that vintage collectible you won’t even let the kids touch? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you’ve probably been in the market for a durable car cover that will protect your baby from children, weather, and everything inbetween. But what do you need to know about car covers? If you’ve done any research at all, you already know how many different kinds exist out there. Buying the right one for your car can be a hassle, so we’ve narrowed down the process to four simple questions that will help you pick the right outerwear for your favorite vehicle.
First, where do you live? The particular weather patterns in your area should be an influential factor in your car cover decision.
What kind of vehicle do you have? A pick-up is going to require a different cover than a sedan or sporty coupe.
How much do you love that car? Stupid question, of course, but if we are discussing your daily transportation vehicle you may not want to invest as much money on a cover for it than, say, if it were classic Cadillac.
Finally, on that note, ask yourself how much you are willing to spend. Top-of-the-line covers can start to get a little pricey if you are looking for a ridiculous amount of protection. If you are unsure of your budget, make a list of all the things you want the car cover to do. Many times, the most important variable is waterproof. You want your car to be protected from rain, snow, sleet, hail, even acid rain, and you need a cover that is going to do all of those things for you.
Investing in a waterproof car cover is not as expensive as you may think. You can get them for a decent price by searching locally. Many automotive stores will sell covers that cater to your local weather patterns, so if you live in a colder, wetter area, your waterproof options are going to come readily available. When looking into waterproof covers, look for ones made out of polyurethane. This material is microwaved, giving it the ability to repel water and water pressure from most storms. It is lightweight, which means it will be easy to maneuver around your vehicle, and it will also protect against sunlight, giving you the best of both worlds.