Your car is prone to rusting from being exposed to rain and it can easily become dented from stones being thrown from the wheels of cars passing by. If parked under trees, any dropping tree sap can do a great deal of damage to the paint’s finish, which is difficult to remedy. Sunlight also does substantial harm to unprotected paint finishes, as the finish will fade quickly and lose that lustrous shine it had when new. If you happen to own a convertible, wet weather will quickly diminish the integrity of the cloth roof. Car Covers simply are not very good at protecting your vehicle. These ‘one size fits all’ covers are often made of cheap materials that tear easily when putting them on and taking them off, and they do not hold up well during times of heavy winds. After a storm, the chances are good that you could go outside to discover half of the cover is blowing down the street if you use an ill-fitting, cheap cover. A lot of people think that it is not necessary to cover their car and they often falsely believe that only those obsessed with their cars are the ones who use Car Covers. In reality, every time you leave your car parked outside in the sun, rain or wind, damage is being done to the paint on the outside as well as to your car’s interior. The harmful effects of the sun can cause vinyl interiors to split, and seats and upholstery to fade rather rapidly. The truth is that the drivers who wish to protect their investment are those who use best car covers for outdoor storage. When choosing a cover for your car, you want to be sure that it will cover the entire exterior of your car and that it will fasten together will Velcro, ties or some sort of buttons. This will ensure that it stays in place no matter what the weather should have in store. You should also consider your location when choosing a cover. If you happen to live in an area that experiences a lot of inclement weather that includes gusty, high winds, you should look at covers that are especially thick. A heavy duty cover is far less likely to tear and it will stay in place better than a flimsy cover. You also want to choose a cover that is made from material that ‘breathes’ so that moisture and excess heat can escape.Be sure too, that you choose a cover that is made of a waterproof material such as ultrathon. This type of material will stand up to wind driven rain and will repel the water. It would be very disheartening to remove a cover after a rainstorm only to find pools of dirty water sitting on the surface of your car, so be sure to check the tags on the cover to be sure that it is indeed made of waterproof material.