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Why You Need A Breathable Car Cover

Why You Need A Breathable Car Cover

A breathable car cover is important in the United Kingdom (and in many other places with similar climates) for several reasons:

  1. Prevents Condensation: The UK has a maritime climate, which means it often experiences high humidity levels. When a car is covered with a non-breathable material, moisture from the air can become trapped underneath. This can lead to condensation forming on the car's surface, potentially causing rust and other forms of corrosion.

  2. Prevents Mold and Mildew: High humidity levels can also lead to the growth of mold and mildew on the car's surface, especially in areas where water can accumulate. A breathable cover allows moisture to evaporate, reducing the likelihood of mold and mildew formation.

  3. Preserves Paintwork: Non-breathable covers can cause damage to a car's paintwork over time. Moisture, dirt, and pollutants that become trapped can lead to scratches and other forms of damage. A breathable cover allows air to circulate, reducing the risk of such damage.

  4. Reduces Heat Build-Up: In the summer, the UK can experience periods of warm weather. A breathable cover allows heat to dissipate, preventing excessive heat build-up inside the cover. This helps to protect sensitive components of the car, such as the interior and electronics, from potential damage due to overheating.

  5. Prevents Fading: The UV rays from the sun can cause a car's paint to fade over time. A breathable cover can provide some protection against this by reducing the direct exposure to sunlight.

  6. Maintains Value: Keeping a car in good condition, including protecting its exterior, can help maintain its resale value. A well-maintained car with a clean and undamaged exterior is likely to fetch a higher price when it comes time to sell.

  7. Saves Time and Money on Cleaning: A breathable cover can act as a barrier against dirt, dust, bird droppings, tree sap, and other environmental contaminants. This means you'll spend less time and money on cleaning and detailing your car.

  8. Reduces the Need for Waxing: While regular waxing is an important part of car maintenance, a breathable cover can reduce the frequency at which you need to apply wax. This can save you time and effort in the long run.

In summary, a breathable car cover is important in the United Kingdom to protect your car from the unique weather conditions, including high humidity levels and potential fluctuations in temperature. It helps to preserve the car's appearance, maintain its value, and reduce the need for extensive cleaning and maintenance.

For more information please see our Apollo Teflon® coated and Stormforce range of breathable car covers.


Stormforce Outdoor Breathable Car Cover