Frequently Asked Questions – Storm Car Covers
Suppliers of Quality, Bespoke and Fitted Car Covers

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What are the advantages of using a car cover?
A: A car cover helps to maintain your vehicle's precious shine, while keeping it looking like new. Some advantages of using a car cover are keeping harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from damaging and discoloring your vehicle's interior and exterior, helps prevent dirt and dust from penetrating the vehicle's paint, and the hard to wash cracks and crevices. Covers help maintain the "just washed" look between washes, prevent scratches, dings, and people's prying eyes. Car covers will also help keep birds, animals, and small tree debris from leaving their dents and marks on your vehicle's finish. Your parking garage or storage facility can be busy with foot traffic and can also get very dusty as well. Car covers will help keep your investment looking good indoors and out.

Q: How does Storm Car Covers make a custom fit car cover?
A: First, the car cover manufacturer sends a trained pattern designer to measure a vehicle to create a base pattern for the custom cover pattern. The designer will then make a rough pattern and try the cover on the vehicle. Using the rough pattern, the pattern designer will make any necessary changes to ensure a glove-like fit. Your custom fit cover is then made using computer-controlled equipment for an exact "cut" for every year, make, model and sub-model. Car cover manufacturers use large sheets of fabric in order to keep the number of seams to a minimum. This way, you get a smooth, sleek, contour fit for your car.

Q: Can a car cover help prevent my vehicle from being stolen?
A: Yes it certainly can. A thief wants to get into your vehicle, start it, and drive off as quickly as possible. As soon as a thief starts to make an entry, they are exposed. A car cover takes a few minutes to remove, so the thief's exposure time is increased. With so many cars uncovered, why would a thief want to increase the risk of being caught? A cover also helps protect the contents of a vehicle. When radios and other items are out of sight they are less likely to tempt a thief.

Q: How can I prevent my car cover from being stolen?
A: The cable locking kit will certainly help. Includes vinyl-coated steel cable, padlock and two keys, Suit Stormforce/Monsoon external covers

Q: Are there tie-downs, straps or elastic to keep the car cover secure and in place?
A: Cable locking kits are available to help keep the car cover in place, but these also help prevent someone from walking away with your cover. Car covers have areas just below the driver's and passenger's door that is reinforced with double stitched seams and Elasticated hems and additional underbody straps will not only prevent your cover from blowing away, they also help to keep the cover snug around your car, decreasing the chance of any movement.

Q: Will a car cover help keep people and pets from damaging my vehicle's finish?
A: Our covers will definitely increase the chances of avoiding unsightly dings, scratches, while pampering your vehicle's finish. If you have a feline that likes to nest on your vehicle while it is parked the car cover will most certainly be helpful.

Q: Is there a correct way to install a car cover?
A: In general, always cover the front and rear bumpers as the last step. If the cover has mirror pockets, place the pockets over the mirrors first. If you have an old vehicle you should cover the roof and windows first, and then the front and rear of the vehicle

Q: What is the best way to remove and fold my car cover?
A: You do not want to drag or pull your car cover to remove it. Bring all four sides of the cover to the roof area in two-foot increments. Then refold the cover in two to three foot increments. After you perform this a few times you will develop a good system. By folding the cover properly it will make installation much easier. Note - Do not fold the cover on the ground or on a dirty work bench, as you might pickup lose dirt and such, which could damage your vehicle's finish.

Q: Storing my car cover?
A: All covers come complete with a durable storage carrier and are definitely recommended for storing your new cover. The bag will protect your cover from dirty, dusty, damp areas and will promote safekeeping. Storing the cover in a folded-up fashion (not in a fabric ball) will help expedite installation and will also free up much needed space, whether it be in the boot or your garage shelf. A little time saved in the proper storage of the cover will save time in the long run.

Q: How do I care for my car cover?
A: In most cases you will be able to simply rinse off your cover while it is on the vehicle. This makes for quick washing and you can simply leave the cover on the car while it dries. Car covers are a lot like clothing, they need to be cleaned regularly. Your car cover can pick-up a lot of dirt, dust and other gunk, especially if it's an outdoor cover. Washing your car cover is an important part of its care. The best way to wash your cover varies between models, fabrics and styles. Always pay close attention to the included instructions and/or consult our website for the latest information.