Making the choice to get a vehicle cover is a good plan, there are many reasons to cover your vehicles, I will break down these reasons in this article. In general when you buy a vehicle cover for your car, truck, motorcycle, boat or other RV or ATV you are making a wise decision to protect your asset and the value of the vehicle. There are many cover company’s out there today so choosing the right cover from the right company can be hard sometimes. I will also talk about how to find the right cover and company to buy your vehicle cover from.
Why is buying a vehicle cover a good idea? First you are protecting your vehicles value, next you are helping keep its resale or trade-in value and last of all you are keeping your colorful chair covers vehicle looking the best it can by keeping it cleaner, having to wax and wash it less, and helping to keep all those dings and scratches away.
When you decided to look for a cover for your vehicle, the first thing to consider is where you will be covering this vehicle. Will it be inside or outside or even both. What is your location, is it mostly sunny or rainy or both. If you are covering your vehicle in your garage or under a carport you will have to decide if you need a light weight cover or a three or four layer cover that will also help when something rubs or bumps up against your vehicle. If under a carport you may have rain coming in on your vehicle. This scenario would require a waterproof cover. Some of you will have your vehicle outside all the time, the covers to be used for outside protection have UV and waterproof treatments to make them stand up to the harsh environmental conditions, therefore, the dust cover is not the best choice for this.
Some of you will be living in areas that have heavy winters to contend with. The three and four layer covers will be needed for this. They work both inside and outside and are treated to withstand all that mother nature can throw at it whether it’s sun, rain, snow or ice. Some of you will be in the Southern part of the country where there is intense sunshine as well as rain to deal with. The Tyvek cover is light weight and white in color to reflect the sun and heat. It is also water resistant. Then there is the three layer waterproof covers which will work well here but if you have a vehicle that is new or just repainted or maybe a collector vehicle you will want the four layer cover with the fleece lining for total protection of your vehicles finish. Something to note is if you have just repainted your vehicle you will want to wait at least three months until the finish has hardened before using a cover.
All of the vehicle covers can be used inside and out, but some of the light weight covers are best used inside only with light outdoor use. The warranty will not cover a dust cover for outside use. This cover will fall apart after a short time in the sun, weather or high winds. These dust covers state that they are for inside use. The warranty for the three and four layer covers including the waterproof covers will cover their use outside. So make the right choice of use and you will have the proper protection. The different types of vehicle covers come with warranties of different lengths, so make sure you check the warranty before you buy.
Choosing the right company is up to you but there is a few things you should look for. You can find these cover suppliers in retail stores or on the Internet. I know that the suppliers on the Internet have a larger selection to choose from and they will have more information about their covers then just looking at a box in your retail store. The one advantage the retail store has is if you want to return the cover you just take it back to the store you bought it at, whereas if you buy a cover over the Internet and its not right you will have to pay the shipping to return it. Most of the Internet sites have a 30 day money back guaranty. And if you have a warranty return you will have to pay the return shipping even if you bought it at the retail store. If you are computer savvy that is the way to look for a vehicle cover. You will have all the resources to answer all your questions about the covers either by e-mail or using the phone. Most company’s have toll free numbers or online help. If you take the time to check your order with the company to make sure it is the right cover for you, you won’t have to worry about returning it.