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Different Car Cover Materials & Which Best Fits Your Needs

Different Car Cover Materials & Which Best Fits Your Needs

A car or truck is a big investment, so it’s smart to protect your vehicle. Car and truck covers keep your paint job safe from weather, dust, moisture, and pests like rodents. However, finding the right one isn’t a simple one-size-fits-all proposition. It’s important to choose a car or truck cover that’s made of the right material, or it won’t protect your vehicle effectively.


The Main Types of Materials for Car Covers


Vehicle covers can be completely waterproof, water-resistant, or not waterproof at all. Waterproof versions are often made of thin plastic, while non-waterproof varieties are most frequently made of soft cotton. Water-resistant car and truck covers show the most variation. These are typically made of synthetic materials like polyester, and they often contain more than one type of fiber to keep the elements out.


Where Do You Store Your Vehicle?


When you start shopping for truck covers, a good first question to ask yourself is where you keep your car or truck most of the time. If you keep your vehicle parked in your driveway, you’ll probably want to look into a cover that keeps your car dry and deflects UV rays. If you store your vehicle in a dry garage, on the other hand, you might be more concerned with keeping dust and animal pests away from it.


What Are You Protecting Your Car From?


Consider the climate where you live. If the weather is dry, hot, and sunny, you may want to look for a vehicle cover that prevents the sun from fading your vehicle’s paint. In damp climates, it’s much more important to find a breathable variety that wicks moisture away from your car or truck’s surface.


California Car Cover Co. offers a wide variety of car and truck covers for sale online in different materials. If you have any questions or you’d like to order a custom truck cover, get in touch today.


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