Cars, Trucks, & Other Autos

Protect Historic Vehicles with Car Covers

 

Historic vehicles are a lot of fun. People who love cars often find themselves falling into classic car hobbies with ease. There are so many different events and parades where you can show off these cars. You can even just restore them and take them for a ride around town. No matter what type of historic or collector vehicle you have, car covers are going to be a must. Not only will they save you from showing off your prized possession at home where someone might be able to take it when you’re not around, but they will give you the chance to protect your car from the elements.

Car covers that are designed for protection are usually made of a vinyl or plastic material. This helps keep the weather out and gives the car protection from rain, dirt, wind, and other elements. The backing is usually going to… Continue reading

How to Choose a Car Cover, and Why It Matters

To the average automobile owner, car covers may seem like an unnecessary luxury used mostly by car collectors or by the enthusiastic young adult male who just invested in his first set of wheels. But, practical reasons abound for using car covers, and any automobile owner can benefit from using them on a regular basis.

Protection from Natural and Human Influences

One of the more obvious reasons for using car covers is to protect a vehicle from environmental damage. Depending on where you live, your car takes a multitude of abuses just by sitting on a driveway, along a street, or in a parking lot. Wind blown sand, sea salt, tree sap, bird droppings, dirt, dust, falling twigs or other debris, and weather conditions like rain, ice, and snow can take an expensive toll on a car’s exterior.

Additionally, car covers protect your car’s interior from sunlight. Interior temperatures… Continue reading

Car Covers – An Overview

Car Covers

Your car may very well be your pride and joy. Lots of automobile owners purchase a car and look at it as a work of art, or at the very least as an investment that they need to put forth plenty of effort in protecting. And even for those who park their vehicle in a garage or under a carport, there’s still a good chance that the car can get a little bit of slight damage. But with the help of quality car covers, that’s an issue that doesn’t usually arise. If you want to keep your car in pristine shape, a car cover is probably a good idea.

 Car covers offer a lot of protection from a lot of different things. Leaving a car out in the elements will cause UV damage, for example. There’s no escaping the sun unless you shield your vehicle from it, and it… Continue reading

Proper Vehicle Maintenance Saves Money – Car Covers

Automobile Cover

Car Covers and Truck Covers Are an Important Way to Protect Your Vehicle. How is your transportation affected during these tough economic times? With the unemployment rate at record highs and the threat of more layoffs and business closings to come, new cars sales are way down. Even if you are lucky enough to have a job now, are you willing to take on a 48 or 60 month car note? Buying a new or used vehicle may not be a viable option at this time, so taking care of the one you have now is the best bet.

Take care of the big issues first. If your car or truck is not as dependable as you need or want it to be, you should consider investing in the maintenance of the engine, power train, transmission, and other mechanical parts. If there are already mechanical problems, you should definitely have… Continue reading

The Right Way to Cover a Car

Car Covers and Vehicle Covers

Using a car cover seems self-explanatory, but there is actually a correct way to do it to avoid accidental surface damage to your vehicle’s exterior.   It’s a natural instinct to cover and uncover a vehicle by sliding the car cover across the vehicle’s surface. Sliding a cover on and off is an efficient way to do it, but it’s also a potential cause for some of the mysterious surface scratches and abrasions that car owners may find on the vehicle.

Dirt or debris on the car’s exterior is usually to blame. Any dirt or debris on the car’s exterior or on the car cover itself can cause surface abrasions as the cover slides across the finish. Instead of sliding car covers on and off, drivers should roll or fold them as they go. Doing so can prevent damage from occurring.

Birds Like Naked Cars — Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Car Covers Prevent Dirty Cars

To the average automobile owner, car covers may seem like an unnecessary luxury used mostly by car collectors or by the enthusiastic young adult who just invested in his first set of wheels. But, practical reasons abound for using car covers, and any automobile owner can benefit from using them on a regular basis.

One of the more obvious reasons for using car covers is to protect a vehicle from environmental damage. Depending on where you live, your car takes a multitude of abuses just by sitting on a driveway, along a street, or in a parking lot. Wind-blown sand, sea salt, tree sap, bird droppings, dirt, dust, falling twigs or other debris, and weather conditions like rain, ice, and snow can take an expensive toll on a car’s exterior.

Additionally, car covers protect your car’s interior from sunlight. Interior temperatures are reduced to a more comfortable… Continue reading

Finding the Purr-fect Fit with Custom Car Covers

Why are custom car covers important? Customizing a vehicle can be as easy as directing a dealer to upgrade the available features during the purchase of that vehicle. Insisting on the most current technological innovations and the newest convenience features are the more common ways that a vehicle can be customized by the buyer. Customization can mean much more, though. With the right tools and a little know-how, vehicle owners can do the job themselves. Lift kits, special tires, performance parts, enhanced sound systems, and body alterations that give the vehicle a unique look are among some of the customizations that handy vehicle owners can accomplish themselves.

Regular hand washing and waxing will keep the exterior sparkling, but nothing protects more effectively than a proper vehicle cover. A custom vehicle requires a custom cover. Standard car covers, truck covers, motorcycle covers, and ATV covers are fine for standard vehicles. … Continue reading

Prevent Windshield Scraping This Winter

Auto Windshield Cover

As much as we may not wish to think about it, snow is coming.  Maybe not tomorrow; maybe not next week.  But, it’s coming, and the worst thing to do is to watch it arrive unprepared.

If you park your vehicle at any time of day or night in an uncovered parking area — the driveway, a parking lot, the side of a road — you know the hassle that can arise from having to scrape, scrape, scrape the ice and snow off of your windshield before you are able to safely drive.  Scraping is a time consuming, cold, wet, and miserable task, but it doesn’t have to be.

One smart and affordable solution is an Auto Windshield Cover that lies on top of your windshield blocking the formation of ice and keeping snow off of the glass.  Be sure to choose a windshield cover that attaches with straps to the inside of the vehicle… Continue reading

Car Covers Are Only One Step in Preventing Scratches

 

Car Covers and Truck Covers

 

Three Common Problems and Three Easy Solutions

Many vehicle owners who use car covers often find themselves in a curious and frustrating situation — no matter how well they care for their car, they still find scratches and abrasions that mar the otherwise flawless finish. Chances are, too, that these minor damages appear in unusual places on the car that cannot be attributed to parking lot incidents or driving mishaps. Surprisingly, many abrasions and scratches are unwittingly the fault of the car owner. By understanding some of the more common reasons for these surface damages, though, a car owner can easily prevent many of them from occurring in the first place.

Covering a Dirty Vehicle

Even if drivers use car covers to protect their vehicles, regular washing is still required to keep the surface of the car clean. Dirt, leaves, or other debris that may be present on… Continue reading

Choosing a Proper Car Cover Makes Good Sense

Deluxe PolyPro III SUV/Pickup Covers

What is the best kind of car cover to choose? Comparing the available materials is an important first step. If your vehicle is kept outdoors for most or part of a day, look for a cover made with breathable material. Breathable car covers allow condensation to escape from underneath. Over time, moisture that is unable to evaporate from under car covers can cause mildew or corrosion and discoloration. Look also for a car cover that offers excellent protection from weather. The best materials are the newer, high-tech, multi-layered materials that that are lightweight, rugged, breathable, and can handle extremes in temperature and weather conditions. These materials will protect more effectively than cheaper materials like plastic or vinyl.

A car cover that fits properly is another important factor when it comes to choosing the right one for your vehicle. Covers that are too large for the vehicle can fill with… Continue reading

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