12th May 2023
If your car paintwork is important to you, discovering a scratch on your car can be unpleasant and upsetting. At best it will be an unsightly blemish, at worst it can expose underlying metal to the elements and result in corrosion. There are countless products for car paint protection but we wanted to share some simple actions that can make a real difference.
Today we are considering why indoor car covers offer such great protection and consider their chief benefits. Many people consider an old blanket or sheet to be a good way to cover their collectible cars and campers but today we discover why this is a really bad idea!
Fully Tailored Indoor Car Cover Key Benefits
Keeps your car clean and in top condition
When your car is garaged you may consider that it is safely tucked up under those old bed sheets but unless your garage has a controlled climate, you may be in for a nasty surprise. For a start cotton is abrasive and absorbent so you may be introducing tiny scratches every time you cover the car and in winter your sheets will hold damp and moisture against the paint.
During extremely wet weather, long dry spells, and periods of extreme cold you need to be using a cover material that is fully breathable and will protect your car from damage to the paintwork and brightwork. Once damaged, your car will need time consuming rectification work that will be costly.
Saves you time and money by keeping the dirt at bay.
When you use a cover, your car will stay clean, scratch-free and protected from dirt, pollen, insects, bird droppings and airborne pollutants. This means you save precious time and money taking care of your car as well as reducing the need to wash it or have it polished as often.
Actually deter thieves and theft.
Using a cover keeps your pride and joy away from prying eyes, even when the garage door is open! Once covered, your car will not become an impulse theft as the potential thief will not know what is under the cover and what other security devices have been used.
Keeps moisture and UV out.
UV is a factor that is actually year round and not exclusive to the summer months. UV will have a negative effect on paintwork, interiors and expensive fittings such as headlamps and badges. A high quality car cover will offer all year protection against accidental damage and UV damage through windows and doorways.
What you should consider now:
The wrong cover can trap damp and moisture next to your paintwork.
Whilst a waterproof car cover is correct for outdoors, it is not a perfect solution in the garage. There is a chance that the wrong cover can stop moisture from getting out which will lead to rust and other damage to your paintwork. When looking for your car cover, make sure you take a moment to consider your storage situation. To avoid moisture retention, look for a breathable cover that will ensure that any moisture can escape from the vehicle.
Poor quality covers will damage your car.
We see many inferior car covers and the benefits that they offer are often outweighed by the drawbacks. Generally speaking, if it is cheap it will not do the best job and you need a great cover! Poorly made covers can rub on your car and cause paint damage and can leave dye on the paint surface. Dirt should not be allowed on the inside as it can be rubbed against your car and become trapped between the paint and the cover. The key to ensuring your cover does not damage the paintwork is always to cover a clean car and if you are struggling, ask a friend to help so that you do not drag the inside on the ground picking up dirt and grit.
Buy a fitted cover that is made for a specific type of car.
A poorly fitting cover will never be satisfactory. Many car cover suppliers offer 3 or 4 sizes to suit everything. That’s crazy! Imagine if clothing only was available in 3 sizes to fit all ages and sizes. If it is too tight or sags it is likely to fail in a shorter time. At Coverzone we specialise in bespoke fitted covers, specific to the make and model of your vehicle. This ensures a snug fit, limits cover movement and will always be easy to fit.
Are car covers worth the money?
Your car was an expensive purchase and you probably considered for many hours what would suit you well and which model and colour to buy. When looking to protect it you should also choose carefully. There are many sellers who pretend to supply a fitted cover but actually just have those 4 sizes. You should make sure that the cover has been made for your vehicle and that the cover will be delivered to you very quickly. We regularly take calls from customers who have made a purchase online elsewhere and have waited for 3 or 4 months for something to be made and shipped from far away. Very often it doesn’t arrive or if it does, it is defective in some way or very poor quality. When trying to return or reject that cover you may be asked to ship it to another continent!
We firmly believe in the advantages that a fitted cover will make. There are so many benefits from using a car cover such as time saving, long term protection from annoying scratches and bumps and extending the life of your paintwork. You’re better off choosing a high quality cover that will last for years rather than spending less on a cheap cover and then possibly having to pay for a repair.
The Coverzone range of bespoke car covers are individually tailored for your vehicle. You can choose from a range of fabrics and colours to suit your storage situation, be that outdoors all year round, in the garage or indoor and outdoor use.
We have over 800 different patterns and 20,000 tailored covers in stock in our UK warehouses ready for delivery tomorrow. Our UK factory can manufacture a bespoke cover for anything from a motorbike to a double-decker bus! If you are considering a vehicle cover, please visit the online shop or call on 01903 764689 and we will talk you through the best options.