At this time of year we get lots of customers, looking to purchase covers as presents, for loved ones, or for their pride and joy for the first time. But, there seems to be an awful lot of mis information being spouted to customers out there about outdoor car covers, either by companies new to this game mis informed or just stupidity. Some of the common questions we get
a) My cover needs to be fleeced lined - Bad idea, this will trap and hold moisture and dirt inside the cover and will rub your paintwork over time. It will take a long time to dry out also.
b) A cover is NOT a garage, it won't keep your car totally dry against dew and moisture but should keep rain out if its waterproof.
c) Cheap, semi fitted covers are not the same as Bespoke, custom made in terms of fit and quality.
d) Water Resistant is not the same as Water proof
e) Covering your car wet, may be ok with a breathable cover but not if its been driven before hand as the water will contain road dirt particles. When the water evaporates off it will leave the dirt behind.
f) Removing the cover once every few weeks is just common sense.g) You have to be prepared to be thorough before covering. Use a dust brush to remove dirt, before hand. Don't just throw the cover on and hope.
h) More layers means its better is not always the case, if the cover doesn't fit well and flaps against the paint it doesn't matter how many layers it has.
i) UV and heat kill covers, like any piece of material left outside, it won't last forever. 2 years is good for any outdoor cover no matter what you are told.
These are just some of the common mis conceptions we get asked about, and having sold covers for over 10 years we think we know this business
The Car Cover Specialists, http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk