With so many different car covers on the market today, finding the best car cover can be a bit of a daunting task. Unfortunately, the matter is made even harder when there's no one standard when it comes to “premium” car covers. However, there are ways to find the best cover for your vehicle. Let's take a look at some of the features that we believe make up the best car cover:


While it's true a premium car cover should be completely weatherproof and waterproof, it must also be breathable. This is because moisture can become trapped underneath the cover from moisture within the vehicle or from condensation in the general atmosphere. This can trap humidity underneath the cover and greatly increases the internal temperature of a car, which is why many users of basic car covers find their vehicles are quite “stuffy” and hot when they get into it. Covers should therefore be made from a breathable material or have the technology to have various materials acting in unison with one another to promote heat escape. This will allow condensation to evaporate and prevent dampness, too.

Artificial Fibers

Natural fibers, such as those found in basic cotton car covers, are hydroscopic. This means they'll act as a sponge when it comes to moisture in the atmosphere and become quite damp over time. Needless to say, this is exactly what car owners want to avoid when it comes to using a car cover and preserving the vehicle underneath it. Artificial fibers are better choices because they are non-hydroscopic, which prevents the accumulation of moisture and can work in unison with breathable materials to help keep vehicles both cool and dry.

Scratch Resistant

Premium car cover manufacturers are in a bit of a tight spot when it comes to “scratch-proofing” their covers. Any car cover, regardless of how soft it is, has the potential to scratch an unwashed vehicle and should only ever be used on a car that's completely clean and free of debris. Synthetic fibers also go a long way in helping to soften the lining of the cover and can stop abrasion marks forming on the paintwork of a car when taking it on and off. Better car covers are also made of washable materials, which allow owners to periodically clean them in order to prevent dust and soot build up.