Cover for a Car – 10 Most frequent questions answered.

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Here you will find the Cover for a Car – 10 Most frequent questions answered. asked by our customers and the best answers of course!

  1. What is the purpose of a car cover?

A car cover serves to protect your vehicle from damage caused by weather and environmental elements, UV rays, and tree and animal debris, keeping it clean and extending its lifespan.

  1. How do I choose the right size car cover?

To choose the right size, just measure your vehicle's length. Even easier and more

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accurate is to Google your vehicle with the word ‘dimensions.’ For example, “Ford Ranger 2024 dimensions”. Match the length measurement with the size options provided by the seller to ensure a snug fit. All car covers designed for Australia, like the Autotecnica range, are made to ‘tent out’ from the top. The elastic edges and tie downs front and back hold them firmly to the sides. This means if you have the right length and the right vehicle type, (Sedan, SUV, Ute), the same length will fit a short wheelbase or a long wheelbase. In other words, the width does not matter.

  1. Are car covers waterproof?

Many car covers are water-resistant but not entirely waterproof. This is because your car needs to

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breath and so many materials are only water resistant. Covers that have a waterproof or water-repellent coating for enhanced protection against rain and moisture must have anti-condensation breathers. All car covers sold by Car Covers and Shelter have this feature. Never buy a waterproof cover that does not have anti-condensation breathers.

  1. Can I use a car cover outdoors during all seasons?

Outdoor car covers can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. Note that those designed for a specific reason like hail protection covers are not meant for continuous all-year use. Look for covers specifically labelled as "all-weather", like the Stormguard range, for maximum protection against varying weather conditions.

  1. Will a car cover scratch my vehicle's paint?

When used correctly, they should not scratch your vehicle's paint. Make sure to choose one made with a soft, non-abrasive material in the inside and always clean your car before covering it. It should also be noted that expensive professional ceramic finishes are easily marked, even with a soft felt interior on the cover.

  1. Can I wash my car cover in a washing machine?

Most car covers only need a wipe down with soapy hot water and rinsed. Many car covers can be safely washed in a washing machine but always check first. Most indoor car covers are suitable for washing in a machine. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for washing and drying to maintain the cover's life, quality, and effectiveness.

  1. How often should I clean my car cover?

Cleaning frequency depends on how often you use your car and the specific environmental conditions to which it is exposed. As a general guideline, clean your car cover every 3 months.

  1. Are car covers resistant to UV rays? Cover for a Car – 10 Most frequent questions answered.

Yes, many car covers are designed to provide UV protection, preventing the sun's harmful rays from fading your vehicle's paint and interior. Look for covers with UV-resistant coatings.

  1. Can car covers protect against hail damage?

Car Covers designed for Australian conditions and designed as hail protection covers will provide a high level of protection against hail damage, especially if they are padded. Hail protection covers supplied by foreign businesses like Australia Car Covers are made of slightly thicker material but are not suitable

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for hail protection in Australia. In very severe hailstorms, it's recommended to seek shelter in a garage or covered area or use a Hail Armour cover.

  1.   How do I safely store a car cover?

To store a car cover, make sure it is clean and completely dry. Fold it neatly and place it in the storage bag provided or a container to protect it from dust and damage. Store it in a dry, preferably cool location away from direct sunlight.

Summary, Cover for a Car – 10 Most frequent questions answered.

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