It's a well-known fact that cars are impacted by excessive heat as they are directly exposed to the sun when left unprotected. Overexposure to heat results in the interior temperature of the car exceeding ambient temperatures. When a car sits under the sun for too long the paint fades quickly, moreover; the heat causes immense pressure on the tires which makes them prone to severe harm.

Heat causes damages to the interior of the car, for instance the hot air gets trapped inside the car which in turn affects vital components such as the steering wheel, leather seats and dashboard. Just like human beings apply sunscreen to protect themselves from the scorching heat, car covers help in shielding vehicles.

Car covers are fitted pieces of cloth that are used to cover the car completely. While some people may choose to cover their cars using sunshades, that would only help in protecting the insides of the vehicle.

Another useful benefit of having a car cover is that it protects your car from potential theft. If you think about it, a regular thief might not want to waste time on uncovering a tightly sealed car and go for a vehicle that is out in the open.

It is pertinent to note that car covers aren't only useful in the summer but in equally troubling weather conditions as well. The types of covers that tend to protect from varying seasons are totally different. Commonly known as "All-weather car cover", these covers shield the car from the sun, rain, snow, as well as non-climatic factors such as dust and scratches.

Other types of covers are known as "Custom fit car covers" and "Universal car covers" both of which are explainable by their titles. The custom fit car cover protects every ounce of your vehicle as it is customized according to the requirements and measurements of your car, whereas a standard car cover is ill-fitted and doesn't necessarily fulfill the specific needs and requirements of a car user.

Different types of covers are used to suit the needs of different users; for example, the cover for a BMW cannot be used to shield a regular Toyota. Knowing the right type of cover for your car is the most important step when it comes to providing the needed protection.

For you to determine the right type of cover that is needed it is essential that you consider the following factors carefully: Firstly, jot down what your needs are and if you are fortunate enough to have a personal garage then you might not need any car cover at all if heat is all that you want to protect your car from. Other problems such as snow, dust, rain or even droppings from birds will give you more than enough reasons to cover your vehicle.

Once you have successfully identified your needs it is imperative that you opt for the right material and style to suit your car. Since the focal attention of our essay is the protection from heat, you will want to use covers rated for breathability and UV resistance.

Lastly and most importantly you must make sure that the cover is rightly measured. An inadequately sized cover, no matter how big or small, may fail to protect your car from your worst nightmare. If you want to ensure that your car is getting exactly what it needs I suggest that you measure the length of your car from top to bottom, and side to side.

No matter how effective they appear from the outside, car covers come with a bunch of limitations as well. If you are using a clothed cover to protect your vehicle from the adverse climatic setting, then it's clear that your car should be standing still for it to be covered entirely. But what if someone wants to drive whilst having the cover on? That is something you might want to ponder upon if you aren't planning to leave your car on one spot for a long period.

Covers that are 100 percent waterproof to make sure that rain or any other moisture doesn't reach the skin of the car is great; however, one thing that they fail to understand is that having a 100 percent waterproof cover only prevents external factors from reaching the car. The cover doesn't let the internal factors, such as dust or moisture already present on the car to get out. Car owners must ensure that the fabric they are using is penetrable enough to let unfavorable factors escaping through it.

Additionally, a cover that is not the right size or material can easily scratch or damage the color of your car; especially if the weather is highly unfavorable. Due to this reason, people must ensure that the covers they are buying come with buckle straps that prevent the car from getting scratched.

All in all we can conclude that car covers are indeed an effective way of protecting your vehicles from all types of climatic settings be it summers or winters rainy or snowy. Besides the factors pertaining to weather car covers also protect from other uncontrollable elements such as bird droppings, insects, leaves, and dust.

While it's established that these covers can prove to be highly effective in protecting the vehicles from heat there are still certain measures that every car owner must take into account if they want to ensure the protection of their most valuable possession i.e. right material and right size! Despite some drawbacks regarding car covers that we discussed earlier we still believe that having a car cover is hundred times more beneficial than not having it at all.