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Date: 2018-02-13

Car enthusiasts across the world rely on car covers for one main purpose: protection. When a car is left standing outside for any considerable amount of time, contaminants such as bird droppings, tree sap, and industrial pollution attack the exterior of your car causing various forms of damage.

If your car is kept outside but is regularly used and washed then these hazards have less of a chance of causing considerable amounts of damage, and it would simply be too impractical to put on and remove a car cover every day. However, if your car is going to be left sitting for any more than a few days, for example, if you go on vacation or have more than one car, then we recommend using a car cover to protect it.

A quality car cover will help to extend the life of your car and retain much of its value while preventing minor nicks, scratches, and even small hail damage from occurring. Even if your car is kept in storage, an indoor cover is a smart investment in protecting your vehicle’s exterior paint. Indoor car covers will protect against dust, dirt, metal particles, and other airborne pollutants that can be found in garages or in storage spaces. Indoor covers are usually lighter, not weatherproof and quite a lot cheaper in comparison to outdoor, all-weather options.

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Before investing in a cover, you have to first find out the dimensions of your car, length width and height. Usually, if you visit your local automotive accessory store and view the car covers, you'll notice they come in sizes such as small, medium, large and extra large, which is by no means specific. Read the description in detail on the packaging and you'll see the exact dimensions and make sure it just exceeds the size of your car. Keep in mind that these are generic car covers and won't necessarily fit your car snugly. If your cover is not a custom fit, you may be required to remove your roof aerial, and in some cases fold your side mirrors inward to allow for a better fit.

Whether you live in a warm or cool climate, protecting your ride with a car cover is a smart choice. Live in sunny Gauteng? Choosing a UV-protected, outdoor car cover would be ideal for a warmer climate to protect your vehicle's interior and paint from fading from the baking summer sun. What about wet and stormy weather? There is a wide selection of covers, which include all weather models, which provide excellent protection against Mother Nature's worst punishment, which includes rain, snow, and ice, ideal for an unpredictable climate.

As rainwater works its way over the exterior and over time may begin to corrode any sensitive or unprotected areas. No matter what types of weather, a good brand car cover will definitely do the trick.

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