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So you’ve brought a shiny new sports car import over from Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy or whatever other country out there. You want to make sure it lasts for a long time and that it is kept pristine even when you don’t use it for extended periods of time. You might think that a garage is good enough – but that’s not necessarily true.
The problem here is that even the cleanest garage does not provide complete and total protection against all threats. Dust and small particles will always find its way into any open space, and they can scratch up your car’s paint job if you are not careful. Some open-air garages or even a small window can allow streaks of sunlight to hit the car’s surface and cause the paint to fade over time.
This is where car covers come into the picture.
Do note that not just any car cover will cut it. You have to keep these bits of information to pick the best one to suit your precious import:
Find a cover that suits your local weather
Live in a tropical climate? Get a light-colored cover that won’t deteriorate under intense heat and UV radiation. Live in colder climates? Get a thicker cover that prevents ice and frost from forming underneath its protective layer.
Have a cover tailor-fit your import
Car covers need to wrap around specific parts of a car, like bumpers and side mirrors. The fit needs to be snug in order to prevent dust, moisture and small critters from getting underneath the car cover.
Use soft, breathable fabrics
The problem with ordinary plastic covers is that they’re rough and tend to trap moisture. The rough plastic can scratch up a car’s painted surface while the trapped moisture can corrode the covered engine parts. This is why you have to pick out car covers with advanced fabrics to protect your import.