Using a Car Cover to Protect Your Car Inside and Outside Your Garage

blue-sky-imageFor some people, their car is like their baby, something to be treasured and shown off, but also taken care of meticulously. Whether you keep your car inside your garage, in your driveway, or elsewhere, one of the best ways to protect it from the elements and keep it looking shiny and new is to use a car cover.

Car covers come in a variety of different materials, and choosing the right type of car cover depends on where you park your car and how often you plan to cover it up.

Indoor Car Covers
When you park your car in your garage, a simple, lightweight fabric cover is a great way to keep dirt and dust off your car and avoid scratches. This type of cover is easy to put on and take off, so it is a great solution for anyone who drives regularly but still wants to keep their car protected when they are not using it.

For cars which are driven less frequently, or in garages that get a lot of use, a heavier car cover can provide extra protection. These types of covers are typically made of flannel or have a wool lining, and they can help prevent dents and dings from the sports equipment or tools that are often stored alongside them in a garage.

Outdoor Car Covers
When a car is parked outside, a good cover can protect it from rain, snow, dust, pollen, bird droppings, tree sap, and the sun’s UV rays. If you plan to drive your car regularly and cover it wherever you park, a lightweight, water-resistant cover can provide protection while being easy to put on and take off.

For regions which experience a lot of temperature and weather variation (such as the Midwest, where we often have hot, humid summers followed by cold, snowy winters), a more heavy-duty car cover can provide protection for your car throughout the year. These types of heavyweight covers can also provide additional protection against scratches and dings for people who park in a public parking lot or someplace with lots of pedestrian traffic.

Tips for Using a Car Cover
No matter what type of car cover you choose, it is important to use a material that is breathable, which will make sure that condensation and heat do not get trapped between the cover and the car and damage the paint job. It is also a good idea to make sure your car is clean before putting a cover on it since the cover can rub against any dust or dirt that is on the surface of the car and have an abrasive effect.

If you need help figuring out the best solution for storing your car in your garage, the experts at Blue Sky Builders can answer your questions and help you build the ideal garage for your purposes. Contact us today at 630-852-8485.

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