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Fleece is Only Good for Blankets

The myths about fleece and cotton lined car covers

Most people think that due to how soft they feel, fleece or cotton would be a great material to line a car cover. Imagine for a moment that you left a fleece blanket out in the rain; it's sopping wet, heavy and may even smell a little moldy - now imagine what that would be like on your car. Cotton and fleece will hold moisture against your paint, causing your cover to become moldy and your paint to peel and warp. Non-abrasive materials don't have to be plush; we use high-tech non-abrasive materials in our covers.

Fleece and cotton act like a sponge and can hold moisture for a long time causing water spots, mold and mildew build-up, and severe damage to the paint. They are also not breathable – meaning air- flow is constricted. Therefore any condensation or moisture will stay trapped under the cover and cause bacteria to grow more rapidly and eventually lead to oxidation and rust. This can cost hundreds of dollars to repair and can be easily avoided by covering your car with a non-abrasive cover that will protect the paint as well as prevent water and mold damage.

A material called polypropylene, which is what the Grey Max Car Cover is made of, is great for keeping water out as well as protecting the delicate paint of your car. The three-layer material combines the toughness and durability of an all-weather cover with the delicateness of cotton. Although it’s not as plushy as fleece, polypropylene has cloth-like softness and will not harm your paint as long as the car is clean when you put the cover on. Polypropylene covers will not only save you money, but will also save you time and effort repairing what the fleece and cotton-lined covers left behind.

At EmpireCovers, we care about the protection of your car, which is why we offer top-of-the line products and use only the best materials. Don’t be fooled competitor’s false claims about the legitimacy of fleece and cotton lined covers. Order a non-abrasive polypropylene cover from EmpireCovers today!