For many years now, car covers have been essential for people who wish to safeguard their cars from the elements. Car covers are available in a wide range of materials and designs that give you the perfect cover for your car. They come in different styles, colors and prices and are a must-have if you wish to keep your car clean and protected. There are also many types of car covers in the market today and this means that you can choose one that best fits your needs and style.
Breathable car covers are ideal for hot and humid weather, as they are able to breathe and let moisture escape. A breathable cover is usually a thick piece of a specific material that has a soft yet rough exterior of a cloth. Breathable car covers are made to fit specifically for the car it’s designed for, however, normal car covers are usually made for all purpose so all vehicles will be of interest to it. The advantage of car covers is that they are very lightweight, easy to clean and very beneficial in the winter months when your car is not covered. Many breathable covers also have the added bonus of being waterproof and hence are very useful in harsh weather conditions where waterproof covers are not always practical.
Waterproof car covers are used when the climate is either very wet or very dry. Waterproof covers can be made from a number of different fabrics including plastic polyethylene, polyester or other synthetic fabrics. Although they are able to stop the water from coming into contact with the vehicle they often do not provide much in the way of protection from the rain. If you live in an area where the weather is predominantly wet and rainy, it’s often a good idea to purchase a waterproof cover as a preventative measure rather than simply a secondary protection.
Car covers are generally measured in dimensions to their specific purpose. Cover types are classified according to the material that the cover is made from. The first type of cover is the universal, which is made from a single material such as cotton or leather. Universal covers are the cheapest form of cover and are great for when you only want to cover one particular vehicle. They are often made to fit any make of vehicle. The most expensive forms of cover are custom made car covers where materials are chosen specifically for the car and the manufacturer is responsible for fitting it accordingly.
All types of car covers today come with some sort of built in ventilation system, which is a benefit if you live in areas where the air temperatures can get quite extreme. Ventilation systems are also helpful in preventing dust build up on the car and help to keep the inside of the cover looking neat and tidy. Some of the more advanced waterproof covers include a self-cleaning mechanism, which means that they can quickly and efficiently remove excess moisture from the vehicle and keep it dry.
Another benefit of using car covers is protecting the bodywork of the car from damage due to UV rays. UV rays can result in a fading of the paintwork over time and can be particularly damaging to full paintwork as the UV rays will also cause the colour to fade if it is not treated. Although it may seem sensible to take precautions against UV rays, the reality is that UV rays are part of the natural process of drying which means that the damage caused by them is very little and can easily be wiped away with a good quality car cover. If you suffer from sunburn then UV damage is likely to have occurred already, so the sooner you apply a good quality uv ray protecting cover the better.