Car Cover Fabrics
When you choose an article of clothing, the fabric always matches the purpose of the garment; you wouldn't want a bathing
suit made out of wool or a winter coat made from linen, for example. And because not all car covers
serve the same purpose, you should put the same care into choosing the best fabric to cover your car as you do when you choose clothing for yourself.
Believe it or not, there are many different types of car cover fabrics available, and the best one for your individual
car, truck, SUV, station wagon, or van will depend on a number of factors,
including where you live and where your vehicle is parked on a regular basis. Whether you are looking for an SUV Cover, a van cover, a
waterproof car cover, an outdoor car cover, a truck cover, or a semi custom car cover, the following information will help you choose
the very best car cover for your vehicle.
First, consider the kinds of weather your vehicle will be exposed to when it is parked. If you live in an area of the country with
a lot of precipitation, your vehicle cover will need to be made of a fabric that can effectively resist moisture. If there will be heavy
rain, you will need an exceptionally waterproof fabric for your car cover, because even some of the best waterproof car covers
will absorb some moisture after a long, heavy rain.
Acid rain is another factor-if you live near a city or in an area that gets significant acid rain, your car cover
will need to be able to resist the contaminants as well as the water.
Snow is yet another consideration. Although your vehicle may not get exceptionally wet when the snow first falls, as it melts, the moisture
will penetrate a car cover that isn't sufficiently waterproofed.
When it comes to waterproof car covers, no matter if you are trying to protect your vehicle from rain or snow,
your waterproof car cover fabric should be sufficiently ventilated to keep moisture from building up and causing
mold or mildew. For example, the Empire Waterproof car cover's micro-pore technology allows
condensation to escape as evaporated gas, giving your car moisture protection both inside and out.
Another weather element to consider when choosing the fabric for your car cover is wind. Thick car covers are great if you need heavy
protection for your car, truck, or SUV,
but they are difficult to take on and off when the wind is blowing. So if you live in a windy city or town, depending on your needs, you may
be better off with a car cover that is made from a lighter weight fabric.
And if you live in a sunny state, such as Florida, Arizona, or California, you will want a car cover fabric
that offers the most UV protection. For example, Empire's DuPont Tyvek ® Sunproof Car Cover
offers over 99 percent solar efficiency to help keep your vehicle protected from the sun. Another issue in hot states is heat insulation-the car
cover fabric should be thick enough to keep your car, truck, or SUV cool, even when it has been parked in the blazing sun.
Beyond weather, there are other factors an automotive car cover will shield your vehicle against,
including tree sap, leaves, and pollen; bird droppings; and abrasive dust and dirt. Plus, car covers,
truck covers, SUV covers, and van covers
all provide strong theft deterrence.
When choosing a car cover, don't forget about one of the most important threats-dings, dents, and scratches.
You want to find a car cover fabric that is thick enough to protect against dings and dents while your vehicle is parked, but soft enough to
provide a silky texture against the delicate finish on your paint.
To find out more about the best fabrics for truck covers, SUV covers,
and other semi custom car covers, and to find the perfect car cover to meet your needs, call a specialist at
888-872-6855 or CLICK HERE.