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Below we have listed some of our frequently asked questions to make your shopping experience more convenient.
 
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Q. Why Do I Need A CoverKing Car Cover?

A Coverking Car Cover offers many advantages—here are a few of them:

  • Coverking Car Covers keep a vehicle's re-sale value higher because the paint and interior will be in better condition when the vehicle is sold.
  • Thieves and vandals will be less likely to attack a covered vehicle - they can't see what is inside, and they don't want to call attention to themselves while taking off the car cover.
  • In sunny climates, Coverking Car Covers will keep your vehicle cooler.
  • Coverking's fit, construction and color choices make the car cover look great.
  • Less money will be spent detailing a vehicle, because a good car cover will prevent water spots, damage from acid rain and bird droppings, and the paint dulling brought by U.V. rays and blowing sand.
  • A Coverking Car Cover made from thick materials like Coverbond4 or Autobody Armor will resist minor dings and nicks from pets, children, and light hail.
  • For people who park their vehicles in long term parking such as airports, a Coverking Custom Car Cover will eliminate the need to pay extra for covered parking.
  • A Coverking Car Cover helps to maintain that “just washed” look between washes.


Q. Why Are Coverking Car Covers Superior To Other Car Covers?

A. Coverking set out to create a superior Custom Car Covers in fit, material properties, looks, strength and features. Coverking Custom Car Covers protect the vehicle interior from fading, block prying eyes from seeing what’s inside the car (and acting as a theft deterrent) and help the environment by reducing the need for car washing. Some Coverking materials can prevent minor nicks, scratches and even small hail damage. Coverking Custom Car Covers are a great way to protect vehicles parked at airports or near industrial sites. In very sunny climates, they keep the interior cooler and in winter they keep the snow off the glass. And because Coverking insists on using the fewest seams, Coverking Custom Car Covers look great!

Car Covers use a lot of material, - 30 yards is common for most vehicles. In an effort to save material, some car cover manufactures use patterns which are “chopped up” into small pieces, and sewn together creating a patchwork effect. This method saves more than 20% of total material use, but results in car covers which look like patchwork quilts – seams everywhere. By having extra seams, risks of seam failures and seam leakage increase. In addition, the car cover looses it’s custom look and resembles a universal cover. Coverking has never compromised the function or fit of it’s Custom Car Covers to save a few yards of fabric.

Coverking's fewest seams construction results in better fitting, better looking custom car covers. The fewer seams also result in less chance of leaks from the seams and ripping at the seams. The only disadvantage of Coverking's construction is that it uses significantly more fabric to make the custom car cover. By "chopping up" a car cover into a patchwork, other cover manufacturers gain significant cost savings - but they produce an inferior product for their customers.

Coverking produces what it believes are the best products in the market. With Custom Car Covers, Coverking examined the wide selection of fabrics offered and felt Coverking's engineers could design a superior material. Test results show Coverking's fabrics to be superior in areas of fabric breathability, water resistance, and abrasion resistance. Coverking chooses to fund engineering and design of fabrics instead of marketing of fabrics. Unfortunately, some companies choose to sell snake oil over investing the time and expense of a proper education.

Q. Can I Use My Car Cover In High Winds?

A. It is not recommended to utilize your cover in winds higher than 35 mph because dirt and debris can be lifted under the cover. This can also wear on the seams.

Q. Can I Use My Cover With Aftermarket Parts?
A. Aftermarket parts such as hoods, spoilers, mirror covers and ground effects will have a non OEM clear coat and it is not recommended for long term storage or wet storage.

Q. What Is SWB Vs LWB?
A. SWB stands for short wheel base, This will be pickups with any bed smaller than 6.5ft also known as a short bed. LWB stands for long wheel base, This will be pickups with any bed larger than 7ft also known as a long bed. . 

Q. What's The Difference Between A Custom Car Cover And A Semi Custom Car Cover?
A. Custom Car Covers: Custom Car Covers are made specifically to ONE specific vehicle. Many times, several Custom pattern variations are offered for a vehicle - for example; if a vehicle has a rear spoiler, a GPS antenna, etc..

Coverking Custom Car Covers are created through computer aided designs as well as computer aided manufacturing process so that it fits perfectly on the car, truck, or SUV. Because each fabric has different stiffness and stretch, each pattern is modified for the type of fabric used - resulting in well over 100,000 patterns. Because of the wide selection of patterns, fabrics and colors, Coverking has no stock. Beware of companies selling a custom cover from stock - most likely, it is not a true custom fit.

Generally, most custom fit covers have mirror pockets and the cover is cut and sewn to fit your particular model, whereas, semi-custom fit covers can be sloppy fitting with no mirror pockets. Also, there are many more fabric choices available in the custom fit format. The bottom line is, custom fit covers protect and fit much better than semi-custom or universal fit covers.

Semi Custom Car Covers: Universal car covers are usually mass produced, in around three to five sizes, and are supposed to suit all cars or SUVs with these three to five sizes. Obviously, with the small number of sizes, the fit of a universal car cover to this wide range of vehicles will not be any where near as “snug” as a custom cover would be. an objective that is absolutely unrealistic.

Q. Is My Outdoor Coverking Car Cover Waterproof?
A. All Coverking outdoor Custom Car Cover materials are breathable – this allows moisture which is trapped under the car to escape through the cover, preventing a “greenhouse” condition of condensation which may result in damage to your vehicle. If a car cover is waterproof, any condensation or moisture will stay trapped under the cover and cause bacteria to grow more rapidly and eventually lead to oxidation and rust. This can cost hundreds of dollars to repair and can be easily avoided by covering your car with a breathable material such as Coverking’s outdoor Car Covers. Beware of covers that claim to be waterproof – a waterproof car cover can damage your vehicle. A car cover should be water resistant, to keep the vehicle from getting wet from dew or moisture, but not waterproof (or rainproof).

Q. What Is The Size Of The Coverking Car Cover Bags?
A. Coverking offers two different types of bags for your Coverking cover the sizes are listed below: The drawstring bag will measure 25 inches tall x 21.5 inches wide.
The duffle bag will measure 23 inches long x 8.5 inches wide x 11.5 inches tall

Q. My Antenna, Doesn’t Retract, Can I Still Use A Coverking Car Cover?
A. Yes, Coverking Custom Car Covers are supplied with a grommet for an antenna, where appropriate. Coverking does not add antenna pockets to many of our custom car fit covers because the pocket could actually cause damage to the antenna, especially in high wind situations or excessive fabric weight on thin, fragile antennas. A small percentage of vehicle applications call for antenna pockets sewn onto the cover because the antenna is non-removable and are generally small enough to be covered without being damaged.Generally, you will receive a two-piece, non-scratch, plastic grommet with your Custom Car Cover that can be used on the cover to help reinforce the area where you can slide the antenna through.

Installation of the grommet is simple and only takes a few minutes - Here's how you install the two-piece antenna grommet on your cover:

  • Remove your antenna, if possible.
  • Cover the vehicle with your Coverking Car Cover.
  • Mark the Coverking Car Cover (with a removable substance such as chalk) at the antenna base location. If you cannot remove the antenna, mark the cover at the antenna base location.
  • Remove the Coverking Car Cover
  • Snap the two-piece grommet onto your Coverking Car Cover from each side at the marked location.
  • Use a knife or blade to make a cut in the fabric inside the grommet.
  • Re-install antenna.

The plastic grommet will hold the fabric tight and keep the hole from enlarging or ripping. When installing your Coverking Car Cover after the grommet is installed, start by placing your antenna inside the grommet, then fold the sides over the mirror pockets, followed by securing the front and rear of the Coverking Car Cover to your vehicle. To remove your Coverking Car Cover, just reverse the process.

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