Ask anyone why they purchased a car cover and they all give you a different answer. Yet, the underlying reason will be the same; they want to protect the investment in their vehicle.Car covers and car cover fabrics are generally misunderstood. Many believe that the inexpensive off-the-shelf cover they can pickup in their local discount store or auto parts dealer is the same as the high quality custom tailored vehicle covers available from Covercraft. But, this is a mistake and the quality cover from Covercraft can cost less long term over the life of the cover.The inexpensive local alternative car covers are not much more than large bags of various materials with elastic bands to help hold the cover in place. Whereas, a custom tailored Covercraft car cover is cut to exact measurements provided to Covercraft from the vehicle manufacturer (think Ford, Chevy or BMW) directly. So the fit on the vehicle is perfect and adds to the protection since there are no baggy areas to blow around in the wind. Many of the patterns for custom car covers have mirror pockets and some even have pockets for the new smaller stubby antenna and/or satellite radio antennas.Another difference between the covers is the wide selection of fabrics available for the custom fit covers. The fabric is key to the effectiveness of the cover and many of the low cost options don’t stand up to even the most mild of weather situations. Fabrics available from Covercraft are designed first and foremost to protect the vehicle from dust, dirt and pollen. Basically, they keep the vehicle clean which saves you time and money on washing and detailing the vehicle.Outdoor car cover fabrics go beyond the basics of keeping a car clean have water resistance and UV reflectance properties. On the topic of water resistance, no Covercraft car cover is waterproof. Why is this? Simply because if you place a waterproof cover over a vehicle, any moisture that is normally in the air or any water puddles under the car will evaporate and become trapped between the car and cover. This will create a “greenhouse effect” and cause the water to condense on the vehicle which can lead to damage. With a Covercraft cover the fabrics are designed to “breathe”, that is they allow the microscopic water molecules to escape out of the fabric keeping your vehicle clean and dry. The outer layer of the cover will repel most of the rain and moisture that hits it so you have protection inside and out.UV damage can occur in any area but more so in climates with brilliant sunshine all year round. You’ve seen the faded or cracked dashboards or discolored seats in many vehicle. But, with a custom car cover most damaging sun rays are reflected so you not only protect your paint and finish but your interior as well. An additional benefit in sun protection is that your interior stays cooler in the hot summer months.Other benefits of Covercraft car cover fabrics included protection from dings and dents, acid rain, bird droppings, tree sap, snow and ice. Every area has unique weather and external factors that threaten your car’s appearance, so it makes sense that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for your car cover needs. This is where Covercraft and their specialized line of custom car covers can help keep your car, truck or other vehicle clean and looking brand new.
Car covers that are custom fitted – now that’s a thing that you may have never considered. But that is definitely one thing that you should consider. Why? We will get to that later. But first let’s see what we mean by car covers that are custom fitted.A custom fitted car cover is the one that fits your car as per its measurements, one that has pockets for your side mirrors and stays on the body of your car and is not blown off by wind or rain. Now isn’t that something worth a few bucks? But don’t just think that the benefits of a custom fitted cover ends there. Such a cover can give your car lot of protections.o Custom fitted covers generally have four layers. These layers are bound to protect your car from moisture, road salt, acid rain, hail and sleet.o A car parked outside without a cover can be very easily scarred by flying debris, dust and dirt. A custom fitted cover can guarantee better protection for your car’s body against the dust on the roads. Don’t let your car age in looks even before it is due.o How many times have you had to shoo off the pigeon from depositing special debris on the body of your car? How many times have you had to shoo off the squirrel from concentrating on your car’s door? Or the crickets that enjoy the underneath of your car? Well, a custom fitted car cover is heavy duty, so whatever the elements of nature may want to do to your car, they will have to be happy with the car cover. There is no way that they can penetrate the cover.o UV rays do not just harm your screen. Harmful sun rays harm your car’s body, its wax cover and its shine. Let the car cover take the toll of the sun’s assault while your car takes its much deserved break underneath it. Protect your car from the sun, use a custom fitted cover.o Protect your car from getting banged by someone opening the doors of the car parked next to yours! Protect it from the impact a skateboarder running off balance might have on your car. Use a custom fitted cover and you will rest assured.o Every time that you leave your car unattended your car draws unwanted attention form people. Some may just be hovering around and eyeing your car while other might be in the lurk of some cash that you may have left in your car, some other valuable like a cell phone may or your invaluable music system. A car cover can protect your car from such unwanted attention and give you the much needed peace of mind.Custom fitted car covers are made for specific models like BMW, Honda and Ford, etc. So it is never like you have to use the cover made with the specifications of a different make. While shopping fro custom fitted car covers, look for ones with more layers for better durability and with side pockets for complete protection.