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I had my cabin air filter changed and the old one looked like a squirrels nest. Understandable, because I typically park under pine trees so depending on time of year I have leaves, pine needles, pollen etc getting into and on the cowl. Plus pine sap on the body (I've used more hand sanitizer on the car than on my hands!) Considering getting a car cover and looking for recommendations.

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10 hours ago, shtaka said:

I had my cabin air filter changed and the old one looked like a squirrels nest. Understandable, because I typically park under pine trees so depending on time of year I have leaves, pine needles, pollen etc getting into and on the cowl. Plus pine sap on the body (I've used more hand sanitizer on the car than on my hands!) Considering getting a car cover and looking for recommendations.

 

Hi ahtaka. Here is what I used: https://www.covercraft.com/us/en/product/custom-weathershield-hp-car-cover.C-CCHP

 

Here is another good one: https://www.calcarcover.com/product/superweave-premium-outdoor-car-cover/555

 

COVERCRAFT is considered a leader in car covers and I have been extremely happy with mine. In fact, they manufacture many of the car covers sold by other companies under another name.

 

Make sure you get a good quality cover, and a custom fit one with mirror pockets. You want to be sure it is a good quality car cover, as a lower quality can cause more damage than it is worth, by actually scratching the paint due to abrasion during wind movement, installation, removal etc.

 

EDIT- And I forgot to mention what drolds1 stated below. Only install a car cover on a clean car. The dirt and contaminants on a dirty car will act as an abrasive to scratch/damage a car finish as the cover moves over the paint surface when it moves with the wind, while installing/removing etc., Even if you do not notice it at first, micro-scratches will build up over time until you do. 

 

Let us know how you make out and good luck.

Edited by bbf2530

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Bear in mind that the car should be clean when putting the cover on.  Otherwise, you risk scratches   Also, check your state regulations WRT visibility of license plates. Some states require that the plates be visible with the cover on.  Some covers come with a clear plastic window located over the plate to allow visibility.

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I have a Covercraft 'Noah' cover for my car, only using it in the winter when the snow rolls in.  It works great, the cover comes off and the car still looks freshly washed.  It looks like they replaced that cover model with another name at some point, I don't see it available anymore on their site.  I had the same cover on my 07 Fusion, and left it covered for 51 days straight during a rough winter, and when i removed the cover, I only had to go over the car with my California Car Duster.

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