Hello and welcome back to another entry on the VIP European Auto blog! Today we are counting down our picks for the best car covers for outdoor storage for 2021.
A car cover is an easy and inexpensive way to protect your vehicle’s exterior from the harsh rays of the sun, bird droppings, rain, and the expected weathering that comes with storing a vehicle outside. While car covers are an amazing option for protecting your vehicle, not all are created equal. That is why we are counting down the most highly rated car covers of 2021 and giving you the scoop on the ones you won’t want to pass up.
Our Top Picks
A car cover is a large sheet made of a specific fabric designed to serve as a barrier against dirt, scratches, debris, rain, sun, heat, and snow. Your outdoor-kept vehicle needs special protection from all weather conditions and the cover needs to be durable enough to withstand all weather conditions. This makes choosing the right car cover imperative. The last thing you want is to buy a new cover every year.
Picking the right car cover is not easy. There are unlimited options out there, but not all are right for your vehicle. Today we are going to discuss the top four car covers that will protect your vehicle from rain, dust, scratches, heat, and hail. Let’s get started.
OxGord Executive Storm-Proof Car Cover
Our first highly rated car cover is the OxGord Executive Storm-Proof car cover. If you are looking to protect your car from rain and sun, then this is the perfect car cover for you. The cover is made with seven layers of material, consisting of polypropylene, microporous film, and cotton, providing the ultimate protection that will protect your car without scratching it.
You may be thinking that this cover lacks breathability. After all, seven layers of material can be quite stifling. Fear not! You don’t have to worry about moisture getting trapped underneath as the materials are incredibly lightweight and breathable.
This car cover also has windy days under control. It includes tie-down grommets for added security and protection. Starting at $69.95, this car cover is priced reasonably, making it a great find.
One downside is that the OxGord Executive Storm-Proof cover is not customizable, so you may not be able to find a cover that exactly fits a specialty vehicle. However, they do offer a wide variety of cover options that will fit common car models.
Another plus is that this car cover is easy to store, as it condenses nicely, comes with a zippered storage bag and antenna patches.
Our second top 2021 pick is the iCarCover 18-Layer. This highly-rated cover is perfect for harsh weather conditions from heavy snowfall to blistering sun, it has got you covered. While this cover is excellent for outdoor use, it is also suitable for indoor use. The company offers a wide variety of sizes ranging from 155” up to 235” long, making it the perfect fit for a sedan, convertible, SUV, coupe, pickup truck, or wagon.
Waterproof and scratch-resistant, this cover keeps your car hood, doors, windows, and trunk safe from summer and winter weather. Made with high-quality material, the soft inner pads keep the bumper free of scratches, and wheels looking pristine.
Like our other top pick, this car cover is easy to store and includes a zippered storage bag and antenna patches. This cover comes in at $89.99, cheaper than our first find, but still, a quality option that will protect your vehicle.
What makes us especially keen on this car cover is that it comes with a 3-year warranty and full refund. If the cover becomes damaged or is defective, you will receive a full refund or replacement.
Kayme 6 Layers Car Cover Waterproof All Weather
Securing its spot in the top three is our last outdoor car cover pick, the Kayme 6 Layers Car Cover Waterproof All Weather. This cover is 100% waterproof, making it great for rain and snow. It is also made of reflective aluminum, which is anti-UV, keeping the car cool during the summer months. Compared to other multi-layered products, the Kayme car cover is thicker and more durable.
This Kayme cover comes in a number of different sizes for a sedan, SUV, Jeep, and Hatchback, making it one of our top favorites. If you check out their website or Amazon, you will find a sizing chart with max dimensions, model, and class information.
This car cover includes windproof straps that will always keep it secure, as well as orange reflective strips for easy night visibility. Like our other top car covers, the Kayme also comes with a portable storage bag.
All said and done, this cover starts at $64.96, on par with the others, making it an affordable, quality find.
Make it Custom
At VIP European Auto, we can make a custom car cover you desire. If you need proof, check out this custom tonneau cover we handcrafted for a beautiful 2005 Morgan. The Morgan in question is 2005 Roadster, which is identical to its 1965 predecessor with the exception of the new Ford modern V6 tech.
The cover is a thing of beauty. The black canvas contrasts with the vehicle’s main body and the simple design keep the cover from overshadowing the beauty of the vehicle. The yellow stitching highlights the car’s shape as well, thus drawing attention from the covered interior to the Morgan’s sleek design. A custom car cover should do just that — highlight the vehicle’s unique design without compromising on protection.
Choosing the Right Outdoor Car Cover
If you are looking for quality outdoor protection for your vehicle, then any of our top finds will be sure to fit your needs.
When choosing the right outdoor cover, remember to think about how you plan to primarily use it. If you commute to work and park outside, you will likely want to purchase a cover that is made to withstand all weather conditions, while still remaining lightweight and easy to store.
If you think that you will alternate between outdoor and indoor storage, it is prudent to consider investing in an outdoor car cover. This way you always have the option to store your vehicle outside if you need more garage space and not be worried about lack of protection.