How to fit or pack a car cover

How to fit or pack a car cover - putting on your new car cover

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Whether its a generic car cover from Autotecnica or one of our Custom Tailor made, custom fit covers -  it's good to know how to put on the cover properly.

This little video below demonstrates the best way to install a car cover. Equally importantly, how to take one off and fold it.

Fitting a car cover

We have a wide range of car covers suitable for a wide range of conditions fromHow to install or pack a car cover, putting on your new car cover - Car Covers and Shelter rain, storm, sun protection to indoor use. To find the right car cover for you first decide what you would like to protect your car from? You then pick a style which suits the type of car you have e.g. UTE, wagon, sedan 4x4/4wd or hatch. Now the only thing left to do is pick which size. We recommend you pick a length which is slightly longer than your car. If you really want something special, choose the fabric you want and have a custom made custom fit cover.

How Car Covers Work

Car covers are made from high durable materials able to withstand the elements. They protect your car from damage.  Car Covers are much like a large tarp or tent,shaped to fit your car loosely. (Unlike a tarp, they have a soft lining to protect paintwork).  Autotecnica and Custom made car covers are fastened by straps. They also have an elastic skirting with a soft felt inside lining. This lessens the chance of damage to your vehicle’s paintwork. Importantly all good waterproof covers have breathable venting to allow air flow.

Do not place a car cover on a dirty, dusty or wet car as this can cause damage to the paintwork.

 Basically, the best way to put on a cover is by starting at the sides, pulling the car cover down over the sides, and then pulling it down over the back bumper then the front bumper. The process shouldn't take any more than a minute or so once you know what you are doing. Dust off your vehicle every time before installing to ensure that dust particles, which can damage paintwork, are not caught between the cover and your paintwork,

Reverse the procedure to put away the car cover. Take off the car cover from the front and back bumpers, (pull out from side-mirror pockets if fitted), then fold in half over the roof and fold up. Do not 'scrape" the cover over your paintwork!

Hail Proof Car Covers - How to fit or pack a car cover

With the larger hail covers, they can be a bit more tricky. We suggest laying them long ways on a top of your car, fold length-ways, then roll up quite tightly - almost like a tent for those of you with camping experience. The nature of a hail protection covers, which must have good thick padding, it is difficult to fold the covers tightly. The Ultimate Hail cover is very difficult to fold back into its bag without practice.

While all our covers have a soft felt lining, it is important to ensure your car is clean and avoid 'scraping' the cover over the car, particularly avoiding contact with the outside layer against your paintwork as this can cause minor scratching.