Car Cover Buying Guide | Coverking Custom Fit Car Covers


Buying a car cover has changed. Material technology, custom fit with 3-D design and manufacturing advances have changed everything. Gone are the days of the big, bulky canvas car covers in sizes small, medium and large. Today's car covers are lightweight, custom fit to your specific vehicle and available for very specific needs. The manufacturing processes have been engineered for quality, durability and the ability to custom build to order.



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Color selection, design and accessories all add to the dynamics of selecting the right car cover for your needs. Our Car Cover Buyer's Guide will help you choose the right cover for your needs. Below are four characteristics that make Coverking Car Covers among the best choices for getting the right cover to protect your investment. We follow that up with detailed information on materials including specific characteristics of each material. Material selection is the first and most important element when selecting a car cover.


Advanced 3D Scanned Patterns

Advanced Patterns

Each of Coverking covers is made to order and crafted specifically for your vehicle. We use computer-aided designs to build out each cover, making sure we have the exact shape of your vehicle.

Fabric Performance

Fabric Performance

Because Coverking designs it's own fabrics and has a team of engineers to specify exact material composition and construction, it is able to meet the most stringent material test requirements set out by the world's leading vehicle manufacturers.

Fewest Seams

Fewest Seams

We believe that extra seams only increase the chance of leakage and failure. By eliminating seams, our covers have the best all around fit without compromising quality.

Quality Construction

Quality Construction

All outdoor covers are sewn using double needle and overlapped seams, resulting in a durable, leak resistant seam, which has a backup stitch if the main stitch fails.


Car Cover Material Details

Triguard™ - Indoor or Light Weather

For those who want the Coverking Custom Fit, but don't need protection from heavy weather, Triguard Custom Car Covers are a great choice. Triguard is a lightweight, three layer material which protects from dirt, dust, light water, bird droppings and other mild hazards. It is perfect for use in a garage or under a carport. Triguard is also treated with UV inhibitors, which helps it stand up to ultra-violet rays emitted by the sun. Although Triguard contains these UV inhibitors, it is not recommended for very sunny climates - Silverguard or Stormproof would be better options. Triguard is a thin and lightweight fabric. The lightness makes it very easy to handle, but offers little protection from dings and scratches. If your vehicle is exposed to dings and scratches from pets, children or a crowded garage, we recommend Coverbond4.

Protection:
Water Resistance2Breathability4Softness3Sun Resilience2Natural Hazards2Compactness4
Warranty: 2 year repair or replace warranty followed by Coverking Care's lifetime repair program
Colors: Available in gray only

Coverbond-4™ - Moderate Weather + Light Impact

Coverbond-4 is similar to Triguard, but has an extra middle meltblown layer. This gives Coverbond-4 added strength and bulk. The added layer improves water resistance while keeping breathability quite high. However, because of it's added bulk, Coverbond-4 is suggested for people who are comfortable with handling a heavier more bulky cover. The added thickness does provide some benefits - it protects from minor door dings, small hail, and some damage from pets or children. Coverbond-4 is a great choice for vehicles exposed to light hail, children, pets, or other such hazards. it is not intended for prolonged extreme sun conditions or heavy snow. Coverbond-4 is gray in color.

Protection:
Water Resistance3Breathability3Softness3Sun Resilience3Natural Hazards3Compactness1
Warranty: 2 year repair or replace warranty followed by Coverking Care's lifetime repair program
Colors: Available in gray only

Silverguard™ - Amazing UV Protection

Silverguard is a 300 denier polyester material with a reflective and water resistant coating. It is a great choice for all-round car cover use, suggested for most conditions except extreme rain, snow or ice - in which case we suggest Stormproof. 300 denier is a strong, heavy weve which will not rip or tear easily. The silver coating on Silverguard does an excellent job of reflecting sunlight, while keeping rain and animal droppings from damaging the vehicle finish. Silverguard is soft to the touch and won't scratch a vehicle finish (assuming the vehicle is clean when the cover is applied).

Protection:
Water Resistance4Breathability2Softness3Sun Resilience4Natural Hazards4Compactness4
Warranty: 3 year repair or replace warranty followed by Coverking Care's lifetime repair program
Colors: Available in gray only

Silverguard Plus™ - Amazing UV Protection with Plush Lining

Silverguard Plus is a 300 Denier polyester material with a reflective, water resistant coating on the outer layer and a soft, non-abrasive layer on the inside. It is a great choice for all-around car cover use, suggested for most conditions except extreme rain, snow or ice. 300 denier is a strong, heavy weave, which will not rip or tear easily. The silver coating on Silverguard Plus does an excellent job of reflecting sunlight, while keeping rain and animal droppings from damaging the vehicle finish. The special soft inner layer pampers the most delicate paint finish.

Protection:
Water Resistance4Breathability2Softness5Sun Resilience4Natural Hazards4Compactness3
Warranty: 3 year repair or replace warranty followed by Coverking Care's lifetime repair program
Colors: Available in gray only

Mosom Plus™ - Rugged All Weather Protection

Mosom Plus is a four layer material. The outer two layers are Spunbond Polypropylene, the middle layer is a special micro-porus film and the inside layer is super-soft fabric. The middle layer is an excellent rain barrier, while allowing for vapors to pass through. The special cotton flock inner layer pampers the most delicate paint finish. It is a great choice for all-around car cover use, suggested for most conditions except extreme sun, snow or ice. Mosom Plus is a non-woven material, so in the unlikely event a rip occurs in the materlial, it will not run.

Protection:
Water Resistance4Breathability3Softness3Sun Resilience3Natural Hazards3Compactness3
Warranty: 3 year repair or replace warranty followed by Coverking Care's lifetime repair program
Colors: Available in gray only

Satin Stretch™ - Ultimate Indoor Protection

Satin Stretch indoor car cover provides superior protection for your vehicle from dirt, dust, nicks, bumps and scratches. Made with an elastic synthetic fabric, the cover stretches in all directions and molds to the contours of your vehicle to highlight its design. The cover includes a unique fleece lining allowing for a soft enclosure all around. It will fade if exposed to extended sun, and is not water resistant. Satin Stretch is the SOFTEST fabric available, and has Lycra yarns to hug every contour of a vehicle. Blind stitching results in invisible seams - this is one SEXY car cover!

Protection: Not applicable - indoor use only
Warranty: 4 year repair or replace warranty followed by Coverking Care's lifetime repair program
Colors: Available in multiple colors as well as two tones with black sides and colored center.

Stormproof™ - Ultimate Outdoor Protection

The culmination of over 15 years of development, Stormproof material is designed by Coverking and made by one of the world's leading textile mills. It is the most waterproof yet breathable car cover material available. Stormproof car cover material exhibits outstanding sun and U.V. resistance, able to last for years in Arizona sun without fading. The micro-fiber base material is soft to the touch and won't scratch a car's paint - yet it rolls up into a very compact package for easy storage. Please note that this is not a thick layer you can physically see - it's tiny so that the cover will compact nicely. Many people mistake this for microfiber as you'd get on a car cleaning cloth, but it's not like that at all. Stormproof is unique in the field of Custom Car Cover materials in that it is untreated, uncoated, and unprocessed. Through Coverking's advanced textile engineering, Stormproof accomplishes the needs of a premium Car Cover material without the coatings which can easily wear off, the treatments which fade over time, and the processing which can be undone the first time it is exposed to water. Stormproof is inherently water resistant. It has no coating, so it is very breathable. And the fibers have been designed to reflect UV rays, and be immune to the color fading caused by the harsh sun. Stormproof is the only Car Cover material we suggest for any climate or car cover need - it excels in every area except protection from dings and hail (in which case we recommend Coverbond-4). Stormproof will last for years and compliment your vehicle with the exciting colors and two tone designs it is offered in.

Protection:
Water Resistance5Breathability5Softness4Sun Resilience5Natural Hazards5Compactness5
Warranty: 4 year repair or replace warranty followed by Coverking Care's lifetime repair program
Colors: Available in multiple colors as well as two-tones with black sides and colored center.

Autobody Armor™ - Best Indoor/Outdoor Combination

A revolutionary new material takes the stretch of Coverking Satin Stretch custom covers, and combines it with all weather protection. This custom car cover features three layers of fabric to create a strong barrier against water, UV rays, dirt, dust, animal droppings and pollutants. A middle layer of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) provides your vehicle with the best water resistance available from a Custom Car Cover today. Two outer layers of woven polyester reinforce and protect the inner layer while allowing moderate breathability. To further protect the finish of your car, we've added a soft fleece liner for a gentle enclosure around your vehicle. All fabrics are made from breathable materials to eliminate condensation under the cover. Autobody Armor offers maximum protection for both indoor and outdoor use. Protect your vehicle from the elements while keeping a perfect fit! As with all Coverking covers, Autobody Armor is manufactured to the exact specifications of your vehicle with mirror and antenna pockets included.

Protection:
Water Resistance5Breathability3Softness5Sun Resilience3Natural Hazards5Compactness4
Warranty: 5 year repair or replace warranty followed by Coverking Care's lifetime repair program
Colors: Available in gray



Protection Characteristics You Can Expect


Water Resistance
Coverking materials have varying degrees of water resistance. A 5 signifies a material which can withstand a significant rain storm with very little, to no water penetration. Keep in mind that even our most water resistant fabric will allow some water through. If a car cover were truly waterproof, it would not allow the trapped vapor underneath the vehicle to evaporate through, causing rust and damage. All Coverking materials are breathable, allowing vapor to evaporate through the cover.


Natural Hazards
Tree sap and bird droppings are highly acidic. By coming in contact with a vehicles paint for just a day or two, permanent paint damage may occur! Acid rain is another natural hazard which can cause significant damage.A rating of 5 signifies complete protection from these hazards. If your vehicle is subjected to bird droppings, acid rain or tree sap, we suggest a cover with a 4 or 5 rating.


Breathability
Water which is underneath the vehicle will eventually evaporate upwards. If a cover is not breathable, it will trap the vapor and create a greenhouse effect - promoting rust and other damage to the vehicle. All Coverking materials are breathable, some more than others. If your vehicle is in an area which is subjected to frequent rain showers, breathability is more important. If you are in an dry area which is subjected to only a few rain showers throughout the year, breathability is not very important. Materials with a 5 rating are the most breathable.


Sun Resilience
All Coverking materials have U.V. inhibitors. Some have more than others. The Stormproof and Silverguard materials have been designed specifically to block and prevent degradation from U.V. rays. A rating of 5 offers the greatest protection from UV rays, and will result in a longer life for the cover in sunny conditions. if the cover is used outdoors in the sunbelt states, we suggest a cover with a 4 or 5 rating.


Softness
Coverking materials are designed and tested not to scratch modern automotive finishes. If you car has been recently re-painted, we suggest waiting 6 months before using a cover. (Unless your material choice is Satin Stretch, which can be used under any condition). Keep in mind that the vehicle should be clean before being covered - covering a dirty vehicle will result in moving the dirt or sand particles, causing damage to the paint finish. A rating of 5 is the softest material.


Compactness
Ease of handling and storing are important considerations in purchasing a vehicle cover. Materials are graded by their bulk and ease of handling. A 5 signifies a very compact cover, easy to handle and store. This is especially important if the vehicle is a sports car or has limited storage space, and also if the vehicle is especially large. Keep in mind that in some conditions - such as hail or a garage with kids and pets - a bulky cover may be a benefit, absorbing some of the impact from hail or other hazards.



Car Cover Accessories Available

Duffel Bag

Coverking's Storage Duffel Bag is perfect for storing your car cover when not in use. They're durable and water resistant. Closes with Velcro tabs. Keeping your car cover clean is imperative to proper use. Easy to use, durable and will last the life of your cover.

Drawstring Storage Bag

Coverking Drawstring Storage Bags are designed to hold your cover while not in use. An economical choice to keep your cover protected and tidy when not in use.

Lock and Cable Kit

Coverking Lock & Cable Kits are a great way to prevent cover theft. All Coverking motorcycle and vehicle covers include reinforced grommets on the sides for the cable to easily slide through. The lock is made of brass and includes two keys.



WARRANTY
Coverking warrants the original retail purchaser that if this product proves to be defective in material or workmanship, Coverking will repair the product up to the one year mark of the original date of purchase. This warranty is void if the product has been damaged by accident, misuse, abuse, or other abuses not arising out of defects in material or workmanship and does not cover everyday wear and tear.


NOTE: Custom fit car covers may not fit properly if you have an aftermarket spoiler, body kit or other products installed that alter the basic shape of the vehicle.


RETURNS: Coverking custom fit car covers are made to order and thus may not be returned for credit. If there is a defect in material or fit, Coverking will work to resolve the issue.