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What You Need To Know About Car Covers

Classic Car Covers

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What You Need To Know About Car Covers
By Satvik Mittal

Car covers are an important accessory of a car to protect it against the elements of the weather, to preserve its paint and body work. Bird droppings, dirt and sap from trees can also ruin the paint job of a car. They keep prying eyes away from the contents of your car. They are also a deterrent for thieves who will surely hesitate to steal a car with car covers on. Some can be fitted with a lock as well. They can be classified as

� Indoor – These are required when parked inside the garage. A light car cover can be used for frequent usage with easy on and easy off; heavier material, if it is parked in a garage which sees a lot of movement of children, pets etc. to protect it from bumps and dents and if it is not taken out too often. In addition, they should be mildew resistant.

� Outdoor – These are usually waterproof, high strength polyester fabrics that are built in with special polymers to shed dust, bird droppings, pollutants, water and tree sap. They are also UV resistant and breathable, allowing any heat or moisture trapped between the car and the car cover to escape easily.

� Custom – They are specially tailored for your car. They fit every contour of your car and don’t rub and slide against your paintwork

� SUV and truck and caravan covers are a category that are larger than car covers, but are basically made of the same material

� Universal car covers – These are low quality one size fits all cars which are baggy, allowing the harsh elements in defeating the very purpose of a car cover. They also tend to rub against the paintwork.

� They can be used to seal your vehicle in for extended periods, much like a giant ziplock bag for added protection.

What is the best color?

If your car is a light color, it is best to go for a light colored ones. Light colored materials are also recommended for sunnier climates. If you are looking for style you could go for a vibrant color.

Fabrics options

They are basically made from polyester and microfiber, with additions like flannel dinners, etc. For cars about to be launched, silky polyester that just drapes over the car, outlining its silhouette is available. Most are ultrasonically laminated, making them dust proof while remaining breathable and soft against any fine paint finish. They are also designed for easy storage.

How to buy a car cover?

Most sellers have an index of the car manufacturers and their model names. All the customer has to do is indicate the model of his car. With the full description of the product and easy and secure payment portals available on the website, delivery is guaranteed. There is also a toll free helpline number should the person have any query.

What are the assurances that a customer should look for?

� Free and fast shipping

� Price protection guarantee

� Perfect fit guarantee

� Unlimited lifetime warranty

� Money back guarantee

� Good customer service

carcover.com is rated as the #1 car cover company in the United States of America. Their only goal is to provide maximum safety for their customer with their car covers.

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Classic Cars and Accessories for Sale

Part of the reason Classic Cars Online US exists is to help connect classic car buyers and sellers, and we’ve added several ways for you to connect – pick your favorite, or join us in all four places: (1) sign up on the Classifieds page here on the site, (2) visit and like this site’s Facebook page, (3) the Best Classic Cars for Sale page or (4) join the Classic Cars Online: Classic Cars for Sale group if you are looking to buy or sell vintage  automobiles and accessories.

 

How to Choose Upholstery Fabric for your Car Seats

Have you ever seen a beautiful of car seats that looked great when you got the vehicle but wore out and looked awful almost as soon as you started using them?

How to Choose Car Seat Upholstery Fabric

Roll of Upholstery Fabric Image courtesy of Pixabay

Upholstery fabric lasts longer and wears better if it is the right strength and has the best properties – durability and stain resistance – for the use it will receive.

Upholstery Fabric Quality

The quality of your upholstery’s fabric plays a huge role in how comfortable people are going to be when seated in a car. Fabric quality is also often overlooked when buying a car or getting seats redone simply because appearance is the first consideration. Not everyone stops to ask if the fabric and construction will withstand the type of use it will receive – but everyone should – and here’s why… Upholstery that is covered with substandard fabric leads to dissatisfaction.

Why Is Reupholstery a Good Option?

It’s hard to estimate how many people have bought a car with attractive seat covers only to find out the seats are uncomfortable, stain easily, or seem to be falling apart quickly. Many people simply replace the uncomfortable car while others tolerate the inferior upholstery until it finally falls apart.

Upholstery Cleaning

A car interior that is gently used has cleaning and stain resistance requirements that are different than the cleaning requirements of a heavily used vehicle. All upholstery fabric should ideally be treated with some level of stain resistance though it is possible to save a little bit of money by getting a cheaper, untreated upholstery fabric if the item will be gently used. Even if the car interior is carefully used – accidents happen – and it is easier to avoid problems by starting with a stain resistant fabric.

Stain Resistant Upholstery Fabric

Stain resistant fabrics still get dirty sometimes no matter how careful the owners are, so choosing an upholstery fabric that is easy to clean is a good idea. Microfiber fabric, if not careful to follow directions, is difficult to clean without spotting. According to cleanyourmicrofiber.com, microfiber should be labeled with either an S, a W, or an SW cleaning code. S represents solvent cleaners and W represents water based cleaners. Using the wrong cleaner on any fabric will cause spots and discoloration. Most upholstery fabrics can be cleaned with laundry detergent but check the label first.

If  Upholstery Cleaning Fails It Might Be Time to Reupholster

A simple repair can add years to the time before it is necessary to replace auto upholstery, or to replace your car entirely. Restyled seat covers also make the interior last as long as the rest of the car.

Recommendations

Finding a reputable upholstery shop is the easiest way to get an interior reupholstered.  A professional upholsterer will make recommendations about how each type of fabric will wear and how hard cleaning will be. It is a good idea to get an estimate up front, but it is normally cheaper than replacing. If making the reupholstery project a do-it-yourself project is a possibility then the fabric store assistants should be able to help with fabric selection and quantity information about purchasing fabric by the yard, or you can order an OEM interior kit.

By: Laure Justice

 Classic Cars, Parts, and Automotive Services for Sale

Part of the reason Classic Cars Online US exists is to help connect classic car buyers and sellers, and we’ve added several ways for you to connect – pick your favorite, or join us in all four places: (1) sign up on the Classifieds page here on the site, (2) visit and like this site’s Facebook page, (3) the Best Classic Cars for Sale page or (4) join the Classic Cars Online: Classic Cars for Sale group if you are looking to buy or sell classic cars.