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How to buy a Custom Fit Car Cover
Car covers generally fall into 3 different categories: universal ready-fit, semi-custom, and custom. Custom car covers are manufactured for a specific year, make, model, and body type vehicle and offer the best protection, best overall fit, and sometimes, the best warranties although Autotecnica do offer 3 year warranty on all there indoor covers.
Steps to how to buy a Custom Fit Car Cover
Make sure you know the exact year, make, model, body type, and trim of the vehicle you are purchasing a custom car cover for. This is essential information. If you don't know this information, you won't be able to purchase a custom car cover.
Decide what you want to protect your vehicle from. Different custom car covers protect against different threats. If you're most concerned about water, make sure you buy a waterproof car cover. If you're more concerned about protection from the sun and harmful UV rays, a custom reflective car cover might be your best choice.
Decide on a budget. The cost of a custom car cover will vary by both manufacturer and retailer. Once you set a budget for your custom car cover, you will be able to narrow down your options.
Find and compare multiple retailers - there are very few in Australia.
You can use shopping comparison engines like Nextag or Google Shopping to compare retailers. Don't forget to read all the product details and make a note.This step is already done for you!
Warnings about How to buy a Custom Fit Car Cover
- Stay away from mass retailers and auto parts stores like Autozone, Pep Boys, and Walmart. They sell universal ready-fit car covers, not custom car covers.
- Be careful of online retailers and eBay sellers that advertise custom car covers. In general, anyone advertising a car cover for less than $180 is most likely selling a universal ready-fit car cover and not a true custom car cover.
- Stay away from retailers that offer lifetime warranties. There is no such thing as a custom car cover that lasts forever. Any retailer offering a lifetime warranty is using it as a marketing gimmick.