To ensure your car cover longevity, wash it regularly.
Every car owner recognizes the advantage of having a car cover as it plays an important role in ensuring the car is protected from the elements. However, many often forget that it is also necessary to ensure that the cover itself is taken proper care of if it is to serve its purpose for long and effectively. While these covers come in different materials, the process of cleaning them is essentially the same.
Depending on usage, a car cover will easily gather plenty of debris and light dust to the exterior. Use a regular hand brush with stiff bristles to get rid of the debris, preferably while the cover is still on top of the car. Remove the cover now and, if necessary, have someone help you to shake off the loose dust and debris off.
Depending on the material and size of the car cover, you can either wash it in a large basin or when stretched on the car. Some covers made from lightweight material are more naturally cleanable using the prior method. Heavy duty covers on the other hand might require you to clean them while they are stretched on the car. This will ensure you can reach each and every inch of the outer surface which is all that requires cleaning.
Begin by wiping off any dirt that could not be scratched off with a rinsing of clean water. This is an important step if you are cleaning a car cover that is mainly used outdoors. Use a cleaning cloth to glean the cover using gentle circular motion all over. Rinse the cloth after every few wipes until you have removed all the loose dust.
Inspect the surface of the cover to identify if there are any stains that may require special attention. These may include oil stains or birds’ droppings for instance. Apply a liberal amount of laundry detergent on these areas and add some drops of water to fix it. Leave the detergent to set for about fifteen minutes. Clean the entire surface with warm soapy water and then rinse with plenty of clean water.
Proper care for car covers is essential to be sure they will serve you for a long time. Fortunately, the process of cleaning is easy irrespective of the material or application the cover is put to. The procedure will work just as well for an outdoor car cover as it will be useful for one used indoors.