December is coming to a close and the New Year is just about here.The first decade of the new millennium has already past. It is time once again for a New Year’s Resolution. Time to lose weight or quit smoking. All very good resolutions but the same old thing. How about making a commitment to protecting your vehicles? Whether it is your car, truck, SUV or recreational vehicle it can be protected from the environment with a quality vehicle cover. There are many reasons to cover your vehicle. Sun, rain, snow, ice, bird droppings to name a few. How about tree sap and pollen. All of these things can hurt your vehicle or ruin a clean one.I’d like to take a moment to explain car protection cover.
The sun can fade your finish and interior and cause dryness causing unsightly cracks. Rain, pollen and dust can make for a dirty finish. Bird droppings are acidic and can also damage the finish and be difficult to remove.Tree sap can also do a number on the finish and is difficult to remove. You spend time and money cleaning and waxing your vehicles only to have them ruined by the elements. Snow and Ice create an extra job in the morning before you head for work. If you use a car cover, all you have to do is pull it off, shake it off and you are on your way. No time scraping or waiting for ice to melt. That means you can hit that snooze button one more time. If you protect your vehicle with a cover, it will keep it clean as well as protect the finish and interior. There are many options today when it comes to selecting and purchasing the right cover for your vehicle. There are economy covers, middle of the road covers and top of the line options. The climate you live in also comes into play. Wherever you live, there is a car cover, truck cover, SUV cover, motorcycle cover or recreational cover such as an RV cover, ATV cover, boat cover or snowmobile cover for you. The best option for finding a cover is the Internet. Online shopping offers more selection and competitive pricing. Be sure to shop around as there are numerous companies that sell vehicle covers today. Be sure to investigate the return policies as well as product warranties. You’ll also want to ensure that you order the correct size. Most companies will have a guide to ensure you take the proper measurements. If you get it right the first time you won’t have to hassle with returning the cover for another size.
Car Covers – An Invention of Convenience
I am not sure who invented car covers but I am sure glad they did. Think about all they can do for your vehicle. All things bad for your paint job can be kept at bay with the use of a quality vehicle cover. Whether you are covering your car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, boat, ATV, snowmobile, tractor or recreational vehicle, there is a cover for you. Snowy mornings are no longer an inconvenience. All you have to do is pull it off, shake it off and you are on your way. I remember many a day back in New England when I needed to set my alarm a good twenty minutes or so early to allow enough time to start the car and clean off the snow or scrape the ice off my windshield. I sure wish I had a car cover back then.
Car covers, truck covers, SUV covers, and motorcycle covers will keep your transportation clean and free from the damaging effects of UV rays, not to mention hail or debris such as dust, pollen, bird droppings or tree sap. If you park in a garage, a cover will still help keep the dust off and protect against dings and scratches which can be caused by trash cans or tools. Riveted jeans can damage your vehicle too if someone leans against it. Why not protect your ride with a quality vehicle cover? In the long run it will save time, effort and money. Today you can also protect your RV’s, snowmobiles, boats, ATV’s, tractors and other recreational vehicles. This is especially nice as many people need to store these vehicles in the backyard or in a storage yard. I personally think the best convenience of covering your vehicle whether for recreational use or everyday use is the ease of which you can get your vehicle cleaned off after a snow or ice storm. I am also partial to a clean vehicle and there is nothing worse than a few days of dust and a light rain storm to ruin that clean shiny look. If you use a car cover it will stay clean and shiny. In today’s retail arena you can find what you are looking for where auto parts and accessories are sold or online. My choice would be the latter as the sizing selection is better. You can find what you need on the Internet for virtually every size and model vehicle out there. You can go directly to the source if you know their website or you can simply search it out on a search engine such as Bing, Google, Yahoo etc. I would recommend shopping around for the best price and also be sure to note the return and shipping policies. Some have free shipping some do not. If you take the time to find the best deal, your wallet will thank you. In today’s world, most people own a car and we all know they don’t come cheap anymore. The shine and sparkle makes the payment worth it so why not protect it for years to come. The UV rays of the sun can cause fading and interior cracking. Hail can cause dimples. Windy conditions can send branches and debris on a collision course with your car. Tree sap and bird droppings can be unsightly and difficult to remove. Snow and ice can be an inconvenience, especially before that commute to work. If you use a car cover, all these worries, inconvenience’s and potential damages can be prevented.
Where you live can help you determine which cover works best for your vehicle. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you should consider a three or four layer cover to give you that extra protection when Winter comes around yet sufficient coverage for the Summer sun. If you live in the South West a two or three layer cover will suffice, just be sure it is rated for UV protection. Dust has a way of getting into and on everything and a garage is no exception. Fine particles within dust can cause scratching when wiped away. Covering your vehicle prevents that dust from settling onto the finish. Proper fit is also something to consider when purchasing a car cover. If it is too big, the wind can interfere with the covers ability to properly protect your cars finish. They make covers for all makes and models and most sites have a section to guide you into making the right size choice. Also, returning an ill fitted cover, especially if purchased on line, can be costly. Most companies will not cover return shipping for the wrong size choice. If you are having trouble determining the size, pick up the phone and call the company’s customer service and they can help. Next is finding the best price. I always recommend shopping on the Internet as you will have more options and better pricing. On a search engine such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and so forth. Be sure to shop around and look at the return policies and warranties. You may also want to check shipping costs, some companies offer free shipping, some do not so search out the best option for you. Once you have received your cover, before trying it on for size make sure your vehicle is clean and free of debris so as to avoid scratching. Also, if you need to return it, it must be in the same shape as received i.e. clean and free of dirt and dust etc. From time to time you will need to clean the cover as well, I recommend hosing it down while on the vehicle and air drying there as well but there are other options for cleaning the cover. Most sites will have a care and cleaning section
Car Covers Can Save You Money
Most people take pride in their vehicle and rightly so, after all cars are not cheap these days and protecting their value is important. Keeping it clean and maintained are paramount to protecting the investment. You can spend money and hours washing and waxing to preserve the finish and their are many situations that can ruin your hard work. Using a quality car cover will preserve the finish and hard work spent ensuring that new car shine. The UV rays of the sun can causing fading of your cars finish. The sun can also fade the interior and cause drying which can lead to cracking in time. Storms that bring hail can cause dimpling. The rain itself can ruin a days work washing and waxing. There’s nothing worse than water spots after all that time and energy spent making your car look great. Pollen, dust, bird dropping and tree sap will also make you feel like you wasted your time cleaning and waxing. Even if you park in a garage, covering your vehicle is a smart decision. Dust finds it way into any garage. Summer is just about here and the sun is at it’s strongest and the thunderstorms are bound arrive soon. What better time to protect your car, truck, SUV, van or station wagon. Even your recreational vehicles such as boats and RV’s would benefit from a quality vehicle cover and they make them for every make and model imaginable. Think of the money you’ll save buying wax and shampoo if you don’t need to use it as often. Not to mention what it can cost to have your vehicle repainted or dents and dings repaired. No matter how you look at it, car covers can save you money. They will also provide peace of mind knowing that your har earned money invested in your vehicle is being protected. Any vehicle will hold it’s value if it is protected, well cared for and looking great. Vehicle covers can be purchased at retail stores as well as on the Internet. You will have the best options for size, color, and protection options if purchased on line. There are two layer, three layer and four layer covers available today. Your budget and where you live and park your vehicle should determine which cover is best for your needs.n When purchasing on line be sure to shop around and review shipping and return policies before making your purchase. There are sites that offer free shipping and those that do not so do your homework. You will also want to ensure you have selected the correct size as most companies will not pay return shipping if you make the wrong choice. There will be sizing charts/instructions on the website.Continue reading