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Why Every Dedicated Driver Needs a Car Cover

A Car cover is not as common of an accessory as it should be. Most people think of them as accessories for car collectors, who fear even a single bit of dust settling on the surface of their collection. However, car covers go beyond this sort of luxury and offer a lot of practical advantages for car owners looking to add an extra layer of protection to their vehicles.

Here are some ways car covers could come in handy to any dedicated driver out there. 

Indoor Use

Garages are the most common form of structural car storage. They offer your vehicle protection from the outside elements and keep it safe from rain, snow, and hail. However, even parked inside a cozy garage, there are still a number of potential hazards that could harm. But this is why so many car owners rely on an indoor car cover to get the job done. 

For example, the aforementioned dust that car collectors are so wary of is not as harmless as one might think. Dust and dirty air particles pose a danger to your vehicle beyond mucking up its exterior. Dust has the ability to get into every crevice, nook, and cranny of your vehicle, clogging up air filters, and even making its way into the motor. 

This dust is firstly unhealthy to breathe. You and your passengers need to have a clean air filter, especially during the winter, when all the windows are closed. Breathing in too much dust as you drive could result in health risks. But even besides the potential health hazards, getting dust on your clothing and on your body is rarely pleasant.

So, considering all these problems that dust and air particles pose on your car, investing in a dust-proof car cover is one of the best ways to protect it. Simply draping over the cover will offer solid protection from air particles. Even when parked inside a dusty, old garage, the car cover will keep any dust from settling on the outside or inside of the car.

Outdoor Covers

But as problematic as dust may be, parking your car outdoors exponentially increases the danger of your vehicle being harmed. Let’s start with the most common hazardous weather condition: rain.

Depending on where you live, you’ll be seeing a lot of regular rainfall. While a little drizzle is not going to harm the complex exterior coats of your car’s paint, leaving your car drenched under a heavy storm could lead to further complications. Much like how a car mat keeps your car clean on the inside, the car cover protects its exterior. Aside from those ugly blotches of rainwater remnants, water can also seep into the interior components of your vehicle. Again, a single rainstorm won’t do much other than drenching your car. But leave your vehicle parked under the sun after it rains one too many times, and you can expect some very bad outcomes.

For example, the potential of rust or other corrosive reactions is a very real danger and can cause some real trouble. One very big problem that could stem from water damage is having to repair or outright replace an entire part. 

A waterproof car cover will protect your vehicle’s interior and exterior from water damage. Depending on the type of cover you purchase, a car cover will either block the incoming water from settling on the car’s exterior, or a breathable option, which allows the water to settle on your vehicle, but quickly evaporate before it leaves any long-lasting effects.

You never know what the weather’s going to be like. Anything from hail to snow can sneak up on you and before you know it, your vehicle is covered in frost or hail pellets. There are covers out there designed to keep out hail pellets by withstanding the impact. As for winter car covers, they can protect the vehicle’s exterior from frost and ice, which is a very common problem for car owners in the winter.

One way or another, you’re going to need a car cover if you regularly drive your car or leave it parked outside. From camping in the wilderness to parking it on the road during a long trip, you’ll never have to worry about the weather or any other outside element taking its toll on your vehicle’s interior or exterior. 

This will ensure your car’s longevity, so you can keep it on the road for as long as possible. And that’s something that any responsible car owner really wants to be sure of.