Whether you live in the cold and wind of the north or the blistering heat of the south, the luxury of garaging your car has often been replaced by a nice den or man palace, leaving your ride literally out in the cold, or in the hot seat.
It’s one reason car covers have gone from an indulgence to a borderline necessity over the last two decades.
So if you’ve just converted that garage or you’re just looking to protect your car, any of these great choices will have you covered.
Find the vehicle night or day
Kayme has made a thick and heavy aluminum-based cover that is great for areas where tropical storms and snowstorms are commonplace. Yes, that casts a wide swath, but then so does this adjustable cover. Its heaviness helps secure it to the car even without the windproof straps at its front and rear, and the elastic bands used to fit it snugly to your car. The reflective aluminum will keep your new car paint looking new, and it is lined with soft cotton that protects against scratching when placing it on and off. Another feature we like is the driver-door zipper option, in case you leave something in the car… like your keys!
Waterproof, weatherproof, this number from iCarCover large breathable UV premium layer prevents rays from damaging the vehicle exterior, and protects your inside leather and paint from wearing prematurely due to the sun’s rays. Its soft lining and elastic hems assure this covering will protect without so much as an inadvertent scrape or scratch from taking it on and off. Comes with a cover bag for easy storage.
Multiple sizes and option
Autsop goes to great lengths to itemize how they will protect your car, starting with the six-layer covering that sandwiches two different waterproof sheets around a dust-proof material. There’s also a convenient and simple-to-use zipper on the driver’s side, for easy entry in and out. It comes in 10 different sizes to match the specific dimensions of your car.
Another six-layer entry into this category, GUNHYI threw a nice wrinkle into their cover with a black fabric that marks front from back, smoothing the process of removing it from its storage bag to fitting it to your car. The lining is soft cotton to ward off accidental scratches, and it has reflective strips on the outside coat to identify it at night, avoiding an accidental and unwanted dent at the hands of others.
This cover by MORNYRAY offers much of what its heavier competitors do in terms of weather and sun protection, it’s just easier to get on and off, and to store. Made of thin high-concentration polyester, it has many of the bells and whistles that make covers so attractive: soft, non-abrasive lining, reflective strips that mark your car to approaching vehicles, elasticized hems to secure it in place, and a storage bag.
S. Ruxton is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. A former baseball writer, S. Ruxton loves to revisit the smaller Gulf towns of Clearwater, Dunedin, and Bradenton. Historic Winter Park is also a favorite destination.