Where and How to Buy a Car Cover

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Finding Covers for your vehicles isn’t very hard; there are auto part stores, retail stores like Wal-Mart and also the Internet. In most auto part stores like Auto Zone they carrier a line of covers, but they are limited to the shelving they have available, so you will not have a large selection to choose from. There will only be a few of the most common car covers, truck covers, motorcycle covers and maybe van, station wagon and so on. You will be able to order the cover you need from the counter and that will take some time to get there. You might have to pay the shipping for the cover. There are retail stores that sell vehicle covers but once again they are limited to space and choice. In most retail stores you will find a limited selection of covers and you won’t be able to order the cover you need. In both the auto parts and retail store you will find high pricing on these covers.

When you buy a cover from the auto parts store they won’t be as helpful in answering your questions as to sizing and which cover would work best in your area. The only information you will find is whets on the box of the cover they are selling. This makes it a crap shoot and you may have to deal with returns and just accepting the cover as is. Most of the counter help will not have a good knowledge of the covers they are selling, so you won’t be able to get much information from them. Another thing to note, retail stores won’t be very helpful as to sizing and choice of cover for your area. If you try to ask a floor person about the covers they will only to able to tell you where they are. You will only be able to get information off the box the cover is in and that is very limited. Most of the covers sold in both the parts and retail stores have either websites or phone numbers on their merchandise so you can call to find out more about their covers, but if you are there in the store that won’t be much help at that moment. So, there you are stuck with a decision as to what to do, take a chance and choose one that may or may not work for your vehicle.

Then there is the Internet, the one and only place you can find everything you need to know about vehicle covers of all kinds. If you don’t have a computer just uses friends or goes to your local library and they will have computers you can access. Once you have access to the Internet you will be able to find any and everything about vehicle covers you ever wanted to know. To get things started in the search box type in what you are looking for like car covers or truck covers and hit enter this will give you about 20 t0 40 hundred thousand sites to choose from don’t panic you really only need to check out the first 3 to 5 pages to find what you need to know about vehicle covers.

 There will be sites that sell covers and there will be sites that will explain about covers in every way you can think of. If for some reason you don’t see what you are looking for just type a question in the search box and hit enter, this will direct you to more information on the subject about you are looking for. The really nice thing about the Internet is you can ask questions of the car cover site you are looking at, just by going to their contact page and submitting it there or you can call them toll free and get the question answered quickly right on the spot. Even if you have never used a computer before give it a try you will find that the Internet has become vary user friendly and if you need some help most of your friends or the Liberian will be able to help you find what you need.

Car Covers For the Seasons

Another summer is winding down and the changing leaves are on their way. Protecting your vehicles is important regardless of the time of year. Winter brings snow and ice in the Northern hemisphere and rain in the South.  When it comes time to trade them in or sell them outright your success largely depends first on how they look. I can’t tell you how many times I worked hard getting my car clean only to have a small shower or rain storm during the night defeat my entire purpose leaving rain spots all over the finish. Had I protected at that time with a car cover like I do now, there would have been no problem. Now I know better. If you live in the Southwest, you know how hot it can get inside.  The Internet offers a ton of options. Just be sure to shop around when you are ready to make your purchase. Check out the shipping policies and return guidelines. 

Advice on Car Covers for Your Vehicle

There are several different car covers available. We believe they are vital wherever you are storing your vehicle. 

Outdoor – these should be waterproof and have straps to secure it to the car. The main concern with these is that they do not allow the car to ‘breathe’ and should be removed periodically to allow any trapped moisture to be dried. The other concern is that if outside, it is going to get blown around by the wind. The problem with this is that it could potentially chafe and rub on the bodywork, damaging it.

Indoor – Within this category there are several variants and options. The main one to consider is that it must be breathable. This allows any moisture to be drawn away from the car and not let it sweat. No cover is better than one which does not breathe.

Decorators dust cover/cotton sheet – Tend to be of an open weave allowing dust through and onto the car beneath. Due to being cotton these can also become damp, which isn’t good for the car beneath.

Semi-fitted indoor breathable, single layer – This type of cover look fairly good on the car, offer a very good level of dust protection and allow the car to breathe.

Semi-fitted indoor breathable, double layer – Same as the above but with a top breathable layer to stop dust but allows moisture through from the car. It also has a lower soft or ‘fluffy’ layer which is kind to the paintwork. Wind rush Car Storage recommends this as the most suitable type of car cover for all round performance.

Fully fitted – These look sensational on the car, as they follow all the curves and contours. They tend to be expensive as they’re tailored to each car shape. These tend not to be good at keeping dust off the bodywork, as fabric is stretched to follow the contours and the weave of the material allows dust particles through.

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