Car Covers: A Cautionary Tale

When deciding on a parking facility that offers parking protected by a permanent canopy versus a facility offering the option of renting a temporary fabric car cover, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Possible abrasion to the paint or clear coat

    o When using a cover other that one custom fitted to your specific make and model of vehicle, you run the risk of wind causing a poorly fitted cover to rub across the paint or clear coat on your vehicle, causing scratches and abrasions from trapped dirt and grit. See an example of a poorly fitted car cover blown loose by the wind.

  • Time spent installing and removing a car cover.

    o Do you really want to spend vacation time trying to attach an ill-fitting car cover to your car, or would you rather just park your vehicle and unload your luggage under the protection of a permanent canopy? The permanent car canopies at Lighthouse Parking provide fast, easy protection, especially during inclement weather. No one wants to hassle with a car cover in the pouring down rain.

    Ultimately, car canopies provide no-hassle protection not only to your vehicle but to you, your family and your luggage without the possible damage to your car’s finish from a poorly fitted car cover.