No matter if you only just got your first car or you’re a seasoned driver already, it’s quite normal and very, very common to love and take care of your car in every way possible. From regular checks on everything that makes the car move to careful driving so as to avoid damaging the paint job or any external parts, we all do our very best to preserve the look and functionality of our vehicles. Some would say that it’s quite necessary to own a car in Australia and the fact that more than 92% of households within the country own at least one vehicle speaks for the truth in the statement. If you prefer numbers, that’s a bit over 17 million cars being driven almost daily.
With that amount of vehicles around, it’s only natural that there are quite a few car protection and upgrade products on the market. You can find anything, from windshield covers to things that will improve your car’s appearance and performance. Still, the fact that they’re available doesn’t mean they’re all necessary, does it?
Today, I’d like to talk about one specific item that is both available and quite necessary to both the look and the safety of your car. Wondering what it is? The title might have given you a hint – I’m talking about car covers.
Car Covers: Affordable Safety
It is quite recommended to keep your car within a garage or an enclosed space, but not all of us can do that. Some might not have space, but others just might not want to. This is where a quality-made auto cover comes in. You can buy an auto cover at virtually any auto shop out there and you’ll be smart for doing so. Aside from offering your car shelter from the weather, vehicle covers have a few other benefits, and they all have to do with maintaining the safety and functionality of your vehicle.
Protection From the Weather
First thing’s first, let’s start with the obvious. You know how you buy a car carpet to protect the floors from any dirt and water that may get inside when you step in? Well, a car cover does practically the same thing only for the outside of your vehicle. No matter if you own a 4×4 or just your regular city car, the need for protection from the weather is the same in both cases, and there are auto covers that will fit any and every vehicle out there.
The weather in Australia can be quite unpredictable, so if you can’t shelter your car inside, your car cover will do that instead, and do it effectively. Easy to use, your car cover will wrap around your vehicle like a glove and make sure no crevice is left uncovered. This will prevent any dirt, dust, or debris from entering any part of your vehicle and will also protect your car’s exterior from heavy rain and snow. Quality car covers are made from water-repellent materials so you’ll have no issues when the weather is gloomy, but they can also effectively resist the sun, too, so you won’t be entering an actual oven when the weather is clear.
There are more than 40 thousand car thefts in Australia every year, which is both an inconvenience and something to think about whenever you’re buying a vehicle. Once again, keeping your car indoors is one solution to the problem, but for those who don’t have that option, a car cover can be just as effective. You see, as easy as they are to use, car covers still take a bit of work to put on and take off, something that won’t be an issue for you, but will definitely be an issue for any potential burglar on the loose.
Instead of going for a car that is covered, they’ll most probably opt for one that they have easy access to, which makes the car cover an excellent protector from theft. In addition, the burglar won’t be able to tell what kind of car is under the cover nor will they be able to see what’s inside, which will further deter them from disturbing your vehicle. With just a small investment toward a quality car cover you’ll be able to keep your car and your belongings safe absolutely anywhere.
Even though we don’t like to admit it, Australia really is home to many different types of insects, arachnoids, and other types of bugs that nobody really wants to be near. Quite a bit of them are known to be venomous as well, so it’s best to stay away and stay protected.
Snakes, spiders, and insects are known to enter vehicles in our country without the owner knowing or noticing, which can lead to bites, car accidents, and other unwanted events. Even if you keep your car inside this is still a risk, so this is one category where the car cover wins.
No matter if your car is inside or outside, the car cover will have it protected from any kind of pest, whether one that slithers or one that walks on six legs, so you can always step in your car with an eased mind and get to your destination safely. This is by far my favourite perk of getting an outdoor car cover for my vehicle, as I am truly not a friend to any of our colourful and ever-present snakes, spiders, and insects. If you are anything like me, or if you’d just like to keep your car free of any intruders whatsoever, go ahead and get that car cover, it will be more worth it than you know.