There are a lot of things that you can do to keep your car running and feeling like new. Though you probably change the oil regularly, are you making sure to protect your car’s exterior from the elements? Depending on where you live, the weather can play a minor or major role in general wear and tear.
Fortunately, you can protect your car with a car cover. Here is what you need to know about car covers and materials:
- Cotton: If you have your car parked in a garage, a cotton car cover is ideal. Cotton is durable, and can insulate your car from drastic temperature changes. Cotton can also help keep the moisture from your garage from effecting your vehicle- even if your home is in a more humid climate. Cotton’s versatility makes it material for the best indoor car cover.
- Fleece: Extremely water resistant, fleece is a great material if you live in a particularly rainy, or constantly humid, climate. Fleece is also great at keeping in warmth, which can spare your car from the dank, cool climate, of the garage.
- Sunbrella Car Cover: Equipped with acrylic fibers, the material is specifically designed to protect your car’s exterior and interior from harsh sun. UV rays can wear away paint and fade color, which can age your car quickly. The Sunbrella will keep your car looking like new despite the sun.
- Flannel: Because of the way it is produced, flannel is fluffier than cotton which allows plenty of ventilation. If you are looking to leave your car covered for a while, flannel may be an ideal fit. Flannel can also offer great protection from dust buildup.
- Stretch Polyester and Spandex Blend: If you, and your car, are on the road often, a blend cover can be ideal. The material is tough enough to resist the weather and will stretch easily to cover your car, but will also return to its original, easy to store shape while your car is in use.
Some materials are a better fit for your car’s environment depending on your location. Keep in mind, however, that you do have the option of combining fabrics.