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Frequently Asked Questions About Car CoversFAQ

Written By John Linden


Will car covers scratch paint?

When car covers are used correctly there should be no fear of the cover itself scratching the paint of your vehicle. Keep in mind that if you cover your vehicle while it’s dirty you may run the risk of scratching the paint due to the abrasiveness of the dirt and grime. It's highly recommended that you clean your vehicle before using a car cover.

Will car covers protect against snow?

Weatherproof car covers are designed to protect your vehicle from all manners of outside elements including snow. Using a car cover while it's snowing will save you the hassle of having to clear snow off your vehicle when you're ready to get underway.


Can covers protect against hail?

If you live in an area prone to hail you should invest in a multi-layer cover. These are the best for ding and dent protection. Keep in mind that hail can vary in size and strength. Sometimes, even the sturdiest car covers can't completely protect your vehicle from abnormally large hail.

Can car covers be washed?

The purpose of your car cover is to protect your car from potentially damaging elements such as bird droppings, tree sap, dirt and the like. However, these same materials can damage the car cover itself if left to sit for long periods of time.

We recommended you wash your car cover from time to time. You can either wash it by hand or use a washing machine (how you wash your car cover is dependent on the type you purchase). Pay extra attention to the care instructions of your car cover to ensure you wash it properly.

Can car covers get wet?

Purchasing a weatherproof car cover is a surefire way to shield your vehicle from getting wet. Weatherproof car covers are lightweight and easy to install. Furthermore, they keep water off of your vehicle from the outside while simultaneously blocking moisture from seeping inside of your car.

Can car covers protect from the sun?

Weather resistant car covers are specially designed to protect your vehicle from the elements that include rain, snow, wind and of course the unforgiving rays of the sun.

Can a car cover cause rust?

Car covers themselves do not cause rust. The only way this may occur is if you immediately cover a vehicle that's wet without properly drying it. To ensure this doesn't happen make sure you wash and dry your vehicle thoroughly before using a car cover.


Why buy a car cover?

Every day your vehicle faces a wide variety of threats. Whether it's tree sap, dust, snow, or UV rays from the sun your car is susceptible to whatever the elements have to throw at it. This can eat away at your paint and cause your vehicle to rust. Other threats include neighborhood animals (everyone hates cleaning up extra hair), kids, and much more. A car cover ensures your vehicle is protected on multiple levels.


Which car covers are best for outdoors?

By far weatherproof car covers are the best for outdoor use. They're built to resist rain, snow, UV rays, and more. They'll provide the maximum amount of protection for your vehicle in all outdoor conditions.

Which car covers are the best?

Every person's situation is different. Factors such as how often you drive your car, where you park, weather conditions in your area, and even the color of your vehicle can affect the car cover best suited for your vehicle.

Which car cover material is best?

Choosing the right type of car cover made from the ideal material for your car ultimately comes down to location. For example, waterproof car covers shouldn't be on the top of your priority list if you live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You would, however, benefit greatly from a car cover that offers UV protection. With that being said, the weatherproof car covers provided by Car Covers offers protection from all types of weather.

Our car covers are composed of one of two materials -- polypropylene which provides basic to high-quality protection for your vehicle and polyester which provides maximum protection.


Where to buy car covers?

While there are many places where you can shop around for car covers, we offer some of the best car covers in the industry. We accommodate every type of budget, and we offer covers for a wide range of vehicles. These include:

The choice is easy. If you're in need of a car cover Car Covers is your one-stop shop for any vehicle type you may have.


Are car covers a good idea?

Car covers are always a good idea even if you park in a covered carport or garage. Car covers are shields that protect your vehicle from dust, weather, animals, children, and so much more. It's always a good idea to invest in a car cover no matter how old or new your vehicle is.

Are car covers illegal when parked in a parking lot or on the street?

Generally speaking it's not illegal to use a car cover in a parking lot or on the street. However, some states require that you display your license plate at all times. In such instances, simply pulling up your car cover to reveal the license plate should be sufficient. With that being said, every state, county, and city may have different laws in place concerning this issue. Contact your local police department to learn more about your area.

Are car covers safe?

Car covers are very safe. They're lightweight, easy to use, and provide protection for your vehicle. As long as you use the right type of cover for your vehicle type (using a jet ski cover for a jet ski for example) you should have nothing to worry about.

Are car covers easy to put on?

Many vehicle owners believe that car covers are a hassle to put on and are thus deterred from investing in one. Nothing could be further from the truth. After you learn how to put on and take off a car cover properly, the process becomes extremely easy. Here's a guide on how to properly install a car cover in less than a minute.

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