Car Covers


#1

I no longer have a garage, and want to know if a car cover would be a good way to help maintain against sun damage, etc. If so, what should I look for in quality car cover?


#2

Car covers are fine as long as they don’t ‘sweat’ as that causes mold and mildew.

If you do decide to buy one, ensure it actually ‘breathes’.

Myself, I don’t have a garage either and just wash/wax/polish my two vehicles with Meguiars Color X four times a year and just wash when too dirty.

Then again, two enormous Maple trees shade the vehicles after 11am so they aren’t sitting in an oven all day.


#3

Frankly I would not use one.

If the they are not put on right and are a little loose the wind can move them across the paint and damage it. Putting one on a dirty car is a good way of grinding the paint into it. If it is not a breathable material it will trap moisture under it causing rust and corrosion.

I don’t know about you, but I would get really tired of putting it on and taking it off that after about a week I would never use it again.


#4

I agree; they’re a bit of a pain. Two of my kids bought car covers at one time and after a month or so they got real tired of the on and off business; especially if doing it themselves on a windy day.

Bit of age and they start coming apart pretty quickly.
As mentioned, on a windy day (we get a lot of that in OK) the cover can chafe the paint even if the cover is tied tight; more so on sharper corners of the car.