20th February 2023
Is a car cover right for you?
At Coverzone, this is the time of year when car owners have more time on their hands to consider the benefits of a car cover and the added protection and benefits that such a cover will provide.
We wanted to take a moment to look at why we think that car covers offer such great protection and consider the chief benefits. It is also a good idea to give consideration to your main reason for choosing a cover and your expectations to ensure that you make the right choice for your circumstances.
Fully Tailored Car Cover Key Benefits
Keeps your car clean and in top condition
Your car is exposed to lots of debris from the road and from the weather throughout the year. It's especially prone to damage during extremely wet weather, long dry spells, extreme cold and during storms. Regular cover use will protect your car from particles and debris that might damage the paintwork or fittings of the car. Once damaged, your car will need time consuming rectification work that will be costly.
Saves you time and money by keeping the dirt at bay.
When you use a cover, your car will stay clean, scratch-free and protected from dirt, pollen, insects, bird droppings and airborne pollutants. This means you save precious time and money taking care of your car as well as reducing the need to wash it or have it polished as often.
Actually deter thieves and theft.
Using a cover keeps your pride and joy away from prying eyes. Once covered, your car will not become an impulse theft as the potential thief will not know what is under the cover and what other security devices have been used.
Keeps moisture and UV out.
UV is a factor that is actually year round and not exclusive to the summer months. UV will have a negative effect on paintwork, interiors and expensive fittings such as headlamps and badges. A high quality car cover will offer all year protection against bad weather and UV damage.
What you should consider now:
The wrong cover can trap moisture next to your paintwork.
Whilst a waterproof car cover can keep the elements out, there is a chance that the wrong cover can stop moisture from getting out. This can lead to rust and other damage to your paintwork. When looking for your car cover, make sure you take a moment to consider where you will be using your cover. To avoid moisture retention, look for a breathable cover that will make sure any moisture is not retained on the vehicle.
Poor quality covers will damage your car.
Windy areas are the most difficult for a cover to function properly. Inferior car covers can rub up against your car and cause paint damage. Dirt on the inside can also rub against your car and become trapped between the paint and the cover. The key to ensuring your car cover does not damage the paintwork is always to cover your car when clean and if you are worried about windier conditions consider fitting a car cover net over the top of the cover to mitigate any “Ballooning” during use. When fitting a cover in a windy location, ask a friend to help so that you do not drag the inside on the ground picking up dirt and grit.
Buy a fitted cover that is made for a specific type of car.
A poorly fitting cover will never be satisfactory. Many car cover suppliers offer 3 or 4 sizes to suit everything. That’s crazy! Imagine if clothing only was available in 3 sizes to fit all ages and sizes. If the cover can move a lot in the wind it is always going to cause issues as the wind can make the cover rub against your car and cause damage and the cover will also fail in a shorter time. At Coverzone, we specialise in bespoke car covers, specific to the make and model of your car. This ensures a snug fit for your car cover, limits cover movement and ballooning due to the cover being appropriately fitted to the car.
Are car covers worth the money?
Your car was an expensive purchase and you probably considered for many hours what would suit you well and which model and colour to buy. When looking to protect it you should also choose carefully. There are many sellers who pretend to supply a fitted cover but actually just have those 4 sizes. You should make sure that the cover has been made for your vehicle and that the cover will be delivered to you very quickly. We regularly take calls from customers who have made a purchase online elsewhere and have waited for 3 or 4 months for something to be made and shipped from China. Very often it doesn’t arrive or if it does, it is defective in some way or very poor quality.
We firmly believe in the advantages that a fitted cover will make. There are so many benefits from using a car cover such as time saving, protection from rain and snow, and extending the life of your paintwork. You’re better off choosing a high quality cover than spending less on a cheap cover and then having to pay for a respray or repair.
Coverzone offer a range of bespoke car covers for vehicles of all shapes and sizes. They have over 700 different patterns! If you are considering a car cover, please visit the online shop www.cover-zone.com or call on 01903 764689.