A car is an expensive investment, and a Chevy Corvette does not come cheap. As someone who appreciates this classic car, of course, you want to protect it. If you’re considering how best to do it, you might wonder, “How do car covers preserve your vehicle?” There are many benefits of using a car cover for your ’Vette, from saving its paint job to deterring theft and more.
How Do Car Covers Preserve Your Vehicle?
Many cars spend a good part of their resting time outdoors, at the office, running errands and at home. Whether you park under a tree or in a crowded lot, there are many hazards to your paint job.
- Birds: No place is really safe from bird droppings unless it’s a garage.
- Trees: If you park beneath a tree, you are almost guaranteed to have to deal with sap, nuts, berries and birds.
- Dust: Dust that remains on the paint can cause tiny scratches.
- Sunlight: Radiant heat and UV rays can leach the colour from your paint.
- Salt: If you live in a place where snow is common, then road salt is another hazard to your paint.
- Hail: Hail can cause dents, as well as scratches all over the exterior.
Chevy Corvette car covers can protect your vehicle from these hazards and more. They also serve as a deterrent to theft simply by not advertising what lies beneath and adding a delaying factor to would-be thieves who are always in a hurry.
How to Choose Between Indoor and Outdoor Covers?
You should weigh several factors in deciding how to choose between indoor and outdoor covers. Consider where the car sits every day. If it is outdoors, in the driveway or parked on the street, it needs the protection of a custom outdoor car cover, which has more padding and better sun protection. Outdoor covers also protect against dings and scratches, as well as severe weather. If the car is parked in a garage much of the time, an indoor cover is fine. Indoor covers are more lightweight and also a good choice if you drive a lot and need to cover and uncover the car throughout the day.
How to Care for Your Car Cover?
Covers get dirty, too, and they need to be cleaned periodically to keep them looking good and to maintain their effectiveness. Washing by hand requires a little elbow grease, but it’s not difficult. Start by stretching the cover over the car, then wet it thoroughly. Use a sponge and mild detergent to scrub it down, then rinse to remove suds before hanging to dry. For those with machine-washable covers, be sure to use a commercial washer because your home washer is not going to cut it. Wash it on the gentlest cycle and rinse it a few times before hanging to dry. Additional tips for how to care for your car cover include never using fabric softener or putting it in the dryer.
A custom-fit car cover is made to fit your specific vehicle, hugging every contour and line. Investing in one can ensure your bigger expenditure, the car itself, weathers every storm and avoids damage to its body and paint.