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 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.
Vehicle Covers Make Great Gifts!
So winter has come in with a bang, and the holidays will soon be upon us. Time to start thinking about your family and friends, what can I get them this year for the holidays? I know one thing that makes a great gift for your family and friends, a car cover. Just think how many times you wished you had a car cover so you didn’t have to clear the snow and ice off your vehicle so early in the morning. So, I’m sure if you purchase a vehicle cover as a gift for them they will be very happy. There are many companies that sell vehicle covers on the Internet, and all you have to do is use the search engines to find what you are looking for. If you need a cover for any type of vehicle just enter the search phrase in the search box and you are on your way to finding the vehicle cover you need. When you are looking for this cover make sure you check the company out, do they have a good shipping policy, do they offer a good warranty on their products, and do they have a history of doing business on the Internet. The things to look for when buying a vehicle cover; 1st is location, what part of the world are you in, is it hot and sunny, is it cold and wet? These are very important things to think of when you are looking for a cover. If you live where it is hot and sunny there are covers that are better for that condition. For instance, the Tyvek Cover is the best for UV protection and is also water resistant. However, if you where live were it rains and snows there are covers for those conditions as well. For instance, the three and four layer covers that are waterproof and provide complete protection from the sun and the wet environment. Next is size, check the sizing charts and if you don’t see your size or you are not sure, then give them a call. The good thing about checking the size with the company is, if they make a mistake and send you the wrong size cover they will pay the shipping charge to exchange it and also available car covers for sale.
After you have decided on the location and size of the cover you should then see about the warranty. Every cover has a different warranty. Some are short, like the one layer covers that are for indoor use, then there are covers with long warranties, from 3 years to life of the cover. Make sure you read the fine print as many of these warranties only cover factory defects and not much more. Next you should read the companies shipping policy and see how they ship their products, USPS, UPS, FedEx etc. Then see how fast there turn around time is, i.e. how many days from the order to your door step. If you would like more information about the company there is a page called “About Us” this page gives you a brief description about their company and the goals they are trying to reach. So in closing if you are racking your brain this year, trying to find a great gift for that someone special may it be Man or Woman, Get them a vehicle cover, and I’m sure they will thank you for it. And you might even get something more exciting back for the holidays. Using a cover for your automobile is an ideal way to help protect your investment, as you probably spent a considerable sum of money on your vehicle. Covers can help prevent it from becoming scratched, and can preserve that showroom finish. Having your vehicle covered up can also make it less attractive to thieves. It takes far longer for them to uncover the car, and it’s a lot easier to go after another vehicle. It can protect it from unsightly dings caused by people opening car doors onto it, and from the onslaught of birds.
Bird droppings can be very acidic, and if not cleaned off promptly may cause permanent damage to the paintwork. If you regularly park your car under a tree, then you may not only be at risk of damage from bird droppings, but also damage from dust, pollen, and tree sap. Tree sap can be extremely sticky and had to remove, and can be very annoying on your windshield. Dust is an abrasive substance, and if allowed to build up can cause small scratches. Using an appropriate cover greatly lessens the risk of this happening. Even if your car is already scratched, covering it up would at least prevent it from getting any worse. It’s easy to see the sense in covering up your vehicle when the weather is bad, as salt and moisture are well-known to corrode vehicles. But if it’s a bright and beautifully sunny day you might think your car is perfectly safe. In fact harsh UV rays can cause its color to fade. It’s easy to buy a suitable protective cover for your vehicle online, and you may even find free shipping. They are made to fit all sorts of different vehicles and can be for indoor or outdoor use. Some come with a handy storage bag which makes them easy to put away when not in use. Another great accessory for your vehicle is a set of protective seat covers. They are the ideal way to help protect your vehicle’s interior. Buying a set of floor mats will help protect carpets, and they are much easier just to pull out and shake in between vacuuming the interior, helping to ensure it remains relatively free of grit and dirt. Car covers also make the perfect gift for any owner as they are both a useful and thoughtful present.