There has always been an argument about whether or not the custom car cover is a better buy than a semi custom car cover. Well hopefully today we will get to the bottom of this subject. There are many vehicle cover manufactures making custom covers today. They make them custom to your year, make and model of your vehicle or you can ask for custom covers made to your dimensions. This process ends up with a cover that fits your vehicle form and also has mirror pockets. These covers come in a wide variety of colors and materials that can have your custom logo also. T
he one thing that is a given is colorful chair covers you will pay top dollar for these covers. There are pluses to having a custom cover made for you like the fit, these covers will fit to the form of your vehicle this does cut down on rubbing your finish in the weather on windy or stormy days. Having mirror pockets also keeps the cover form fitted to your vehicle. Then there is color and material choices. The color choice is important as to the sun’s rays being reflected or absorbed. This is the UV factor when you have a light color the UV rays will be reflected away from the cover and it will last longer and keep it cooler in the hot climates.
When you choose a dark color the sun’s rays will be absorbed and the UV ray’s will break down the material quicker and the vehicle will collect the heat in hot weather. Some of the negatives are the cost, the custom cover will cost you as much as three times as a semi custom cover. The custom cover is a tight fitting cover and when it comes to putting it on and off you will spend a lot more time doing this and those mirror pockets can be a pain in the butt. When you are ordering a custom cover the sales person or web site will try to sell you as much extras as they can this will drive the price up and even if money is no option you still will feel this in your pocket book. There are many options to choose from like logos, storage bags, stitching color, inserts, multiple color covers, treatments like UV or Waterproofing. All these extras will cost more and more. So buyer beware you can spend a lot of money on a custom cover that has warranties the same as semi covers or even shorter.
The semi custom covers, this won’t take long because they are made with the customer in mind. When you are looking for a semi custom cover the manufacturer has made them easy to buy. The covers are made to fit more then one vehicle and with out a lot of fancy stuff to think about. They come in only a few colors to choose from and they come with their own storage bag. They have a good choice of materials to choose from. The covers come with water and UV treatments at no extra cost.
The cost is right on the mark. When you are looking for one of the semi custom covers the best place to get one is on the Internet. There are many great sites to choose from and they offer good information and e-mail or phone help if you need it. It is easy to find your cover for your vehicle as most of the sites have a sizing system where you simply input your year, make, and model and a selection of covers in different color and material are there to choose from. If the site doesn’t have this system they will have a sizing chart you can look up your vehicle on or all you need to do is measure the length of your vehicle and look for that cover size on the site.
If you still need help just call or e-mail them and they will be happy to help. All the semi covers come with elastic on the front and back hem to adjust to a good fit for your vehicle, and they come with tie down grommets to us with a cable lock for security or just to help keep it snug and prevent the wind from getting under the cover causing billowing or loss of cover. When it comes to putting the cover on and off not being as much of a tight fit will make it a lot quicker and your won’t have to fight with the mirror pockets. Bottom line the semi custom covers have great warranties, ease of selection and won’t put a dent in your pocket book.