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Car Cover Glossary

Antenna patch:
A reinforced part of a car cover that provides extra protection for your vehicle's antenna. If your cover did not come with an antenna patch, please call us today at 888.872.6855 and we will send you one.
Cable & Lock Kit:
Cable & Lock KitA high strength plastic-coated steel cable and weather-proof lock. A cable & lock kit should be used in conjunction with the grommets that came with your cover.
Car Cover:
Standard Indoor Car Cover A specially designed cover that protects your car against rain, snow, dust, dirt, sun, bird droppings, tree sap, and more.
Car Cover Fabric:
Car Cover Fabrics The material used to construct an automotive car cover. Car cover fabric varies depending on the type of car cover; it may provide waterproofing, UV protection, a shield against dents and dings, superior softness, breathability, or a combination of these elements.
Full Elastic Hem:
Car Cover Full Elastic Hem All of our vehicle covers come with a full elastic hem at the bottom (similar to how a shower cap is constructed). This will ensure a secure fit on your vehicle. To view another photo of the Full Elastic Hem, click here
Indoor Car Cover:
An automotive car cover designed to protect your vehicle against indoor elements, such as scratches, dust, dirt, and animals.
Limousine Cover:
Soft and Breathable Limo Covers A specially designed car cover that protects your limousine against rain, snow, dust, dirt, sun, bird droppings, tree sap, and more.
Minivan Cover:
Waterproof, Breathable Mini Van Covers A car cover that is specially designed to protect your minivan against rain, snow, dust, dirt, sun, bird droppings, tree sap, and more.
Outdoor Car Cover:
An automotive car cover designed to protect your vehicle against outdoor elements, such as rain, snow, bird droppings, tree sap, and more.
Semi Custom Fit Car Cover:
DuPont material: A soft UV-treated car cover material with breathable micro-pores and three layers to help resist dust, snow, rain, and more. DuPont material is an excellent car cover fabric for any environment.
Shock-Cord Hem:
A heavy duty bungee cord that is sewn into the hem of most of our boat covers. This ensures a very secure fit and firm hold.
Standard Car Cover:
A popular automotive car cover for indoor use that provides basic protection from the elements.
Storage Pouch:
A pouch on the outside of a car cover that gives you a place to store supplies for your vehicle.
SUV Cover:
Waterproof, Breathable SUV Covers A specially designed car cover that protects your SUV against snow, rain, dust, dirt, sun, tree sap, bird droppings, and more.
Tie-down Grommets:
Waterproof, Breathable SUV Covers A tie-down mechanism that anchors down an automotive car cover to use in conjunction with The Cable & Lock Kit. View our Simple Grommet Instructions (PDF)
Truck Cover:
Waterproof, Breathable Truck Covers A specially designed vehicle cover that protects your truck against rain, snow, dust, bird droppings, tree sap, dirt, sun, and more.
Tyvek:
A DuPont automotive car cover fabric that keeps vehicles cool and clean with great protection and over 99 percent solar efficiency.
UV Protection Car Cover:
A car cover that will keep your vehicle cool and clean with great UV protection. These car covers are popular in areas where sun is the harshest, such as Florida, Arizona, and California.
Van cover:
Waterproof, Breathable Van Covers A cover that protects your van against rain, snow, dust, dirt, sun, bird droppings, tree sap, and more.
Warranty:
A guarantee that your car cover will function and perform as specified for a particular length of time.
Waterproof Car Cover:
An automotive car cover that protects a vehicle against rain, snow, and other moisture. The best waterproof car covers provide protection against water without trapping condensation, and they do so with micro-pores that allow condensation to escape as evaporated gas, giving a vehicle total inside and out moisture protection