How to Buy a Custom Fit Car Cover

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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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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!

Step 5

If you have any questions or doubts about the product you're ordering, contact the retailer. Because custom car covers are made to order, they cannot be returned so make sure you purchase the correct cover the first time.

Step 6

Go and choose your new custom fit car cover from Car Covers and Shelter in our collection here. You won't get any better or cheaper.

How to buy a custom fit car cover - Car Covers and Shelter

 

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.

 

 


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