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Car Cover Tech Guide

Why Buy A Custom-Fit Car Cover?

A custom-fit car cover is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your investment and keep your vehicle looking show-room new. Peruse the following car cover guide to learn everything you ever wanted to know about car cover—and even some stuff you didn’t.

Prevent unsightly dents, dings, and scratches

There is a certain feeling you experience when you discover that first dent, ding or scratch on your new vehicle. Unfortunately, they’re a fact of life and nothing short of covering your vehicle with reactive tank armor will truly prevent them. However, using a car cover adds a layer of protective padding to cushion against runaway shopping carts, absent-minded car doors or other blows.

Shield against finish-destroying man-made and natural hazards


Our fine feathered friends seem to have impeccable aim when it comes to leaving their droppings on our vehicles. Outdoor car covers catch bird bombs before they splatter against your paintjob. Plus, the majority of outdoor car cover fabrics are not harmed by the dropping’s acidity.


The shady spot under a tree may look like a welcome spot to park your vehicle. However, with nuts, berries, sap, pollen, not to mention the roosting birds, parking under a tree can wreak havoc on your vehicle. A car cover can help keep your vehicle cool, even in the sun. Or, if you do park under a tree, a car cover can safeguard your vehicle from the onslaught.


Your vehicle’s paint is only about 0.006 inches thick. Whether indoors or out, when dust sits on your paint, it turns abrasive and causes minute scratches. By the time you notice them, it’s already too late. Both indoor car cover fabrics and outdoor car cover fabrics are designed to keep dust away from the surface of your vehicle.

Theft Deterrent

Though it may only look like a thin layer of fabric, a car cover can do an amazing job at keeping thieves away from your vehicle. Since time is crucial in not getting caught, thieves often pass by covered vehicles, which take longer to get into, and go after easier prey. And, if you add a lock and cable to your car cover, you will not only keep your cover secure, but your vehicle becomes even harder to steal.

Put a barrier between your paint and damaging weather


An occasional spring shower poses no real threat to your vehicle. However, seemingly harmless rain can find its way into tiny scratches or blemishes and start the corrosion process. And, acid rain—well, the name says it all. A water-resistant outdoor car cover will keep your vehicle high and dry.


Harsh UV (ultraviolet) rays and the intense radiant heat of the Sun can cook the color right out of your paint. A car cover is like sunscreen for your vehicle, blocking harmful UV light and preventing photo degradation. And, a lighter colored car cover will yield a reflective cooling effect.


It’s not the cold that gets to your vehicle’s finish—it’s the moisture and salt. These two corrosive cohorts are in cahoots to ravage your paint. Fortunately, a car cover can keep both these culprits away from your vehicle.

Wrap your ride for long-term storage

Sometimes you gotta store your precious ride for an extended period of time. Whether you’re stationed overseas or the inclement weather demands it, car covers are the perfect way to protect your vehicle during long-term storage. For the ultimate protection, cover your car with your standard cover, then wrap it up in a super-protective car storage bag. Much like a giant zip-lock bag for your vehicle, a car storage bag or car jacket will protect your prized ride for the long haul.

Remember, before you store, always clean the interior thoroughly to prevent any gag-inducing odors that could fester over time. And, give the exterior paint and chrome a good wash and wax to protect and preserve. (We even sell a car storage kit with everything you need.)

How to Pick the Right Car Cover Fabrics

Choosing the right fabric for your vehicle depends on where you live and how you plan to use your cover. These tips can help you narrow down your choices:

Outdoor Car Cover Fabrics

Utilize this car cover resource guide to find advice, hints, and tips on choosing the right outdoor car cover fabric for your vehicle.

Indoor Car Cover Fabrics

Study this car cover resource guide to discover hints, advice, and helpful tips on selecting the best indoor car cover fabric for your vehicle.