Factors To Consider When Choosing A Suitable Car Cover

By Anthony K

Every car owner desires to keep their car in perfect shape and health despite constant garage, road, or parking challenges. You may need a car cover’s extra protection from UV rays, acid rain, and falling objects that may tamper with your body panel.

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This guide helps you narrow down the search for the best car cover for your car.


Car cloth covers are fixed using elastic or string tie-downs. Elastics offer easy application and removal options but are likely to slip or fall off when the wind is too strong. Additional features like the antennae may require a cover with a hole.

You may also consider a single plastic sheet that creates a vacuum-sealed bubble protecting your car against dirt without necessarily contacting the vehicle. The single plastic sheet is ideal for car collectors looking to protect decade-old machines from further damage.


Most car covers have tough synthetic fabric for external protection and a soft inner cotton layer protecting the paint from further damage. Covers with a few inner layers are designed for short-term use, while those with several layers are best for long-term use.

Your preferred material should feature properties like the waterproof capability to protect the car in all conditions.


You may be unlucky to find an ideal cover that doesn’t fit your car perfectly. Some covers are designed for specific cars, while others are universally available for smaller and larger cars.

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A perfect-fit cover is best for your car, while a universal cover could be best for multiple car owners.

You should also consider the cover’s ease of installation to save time and reduce the chances of scratching your car. Keep your clean when installing a cover to remove dust particles that may give your vehicle unpleasant scratches if trapped between the cover and the surface.