7. Best Car Covers Reviews 2017 | Ultimate Car Protection

Car covers are ideal for safeguarding your vehicles from elements that could damage the car and cause damage to what is, at the end of the day, an expensive investment. Regardless of the type of vehicle you own, you will need a car cover to protect it from the elements when you have no option but to leave the car out in the open where the weather can easily get to it.

Car covers also keep tree saps, UV rays and birds from damaging the paint job on your car and even from dings from rocks when you’re mowing your lawn. Whether you chose to get a one size fits all or a car cover made specifically for your model of vehicle, a car cover provides peace of mind.

Top Car Covers on the Market

Car Cover Name
Editor Rating
Price
 
1. [Best Overall] YITAMOTOR UNIVERSAL FIT BREATHABLE

4.8/5.0
$


2. XCAR SOLAR SHIELD UV PROTECTION Cover

4.7/5.0
$


3. XCAR New Breathable Dust Prevention Cover

4.5/5.0
$


4. Classic Accessories OverDrive PolyPro

4.2/5.0
$


5. Leader Accessories Xtreme Guard

4.1/5.0
$


6. OxGord Signature Car Cover

4.1/5.0
$


7. Budge Lite Car Cover

4.6/5.0
$


WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A CAR COVER

There are several things to consider when you’re trying to decide on a car cover.

1.) Usage

The first and most important is to determine your expectations. What do you expect the car cover to do? For instance, are you looking to protect your car from dings and dents? Or are you simply looking to keep the car from the elements on those occasions when you cannot garage the vehicle? Or do not have a garage or car port in the first place? Figuring out what you want from the car cover is the first step to getting the car cover that suits your needs.

2.) Budget

The next item to check is the cost. As you did when buying the car, you need to exercise caution when purchasing a car cover. You need to balance what you can afford against what you need. There are car covers that are relatively cheap, but if you go for these, you might discover that they do not offer the protection that you need. Many of the cheap car covers offer little to no protection from UV rays which are one of the biggest causes of fade in car paint. So while it is important to consider the expense of a car cover, you need to balance that expense against the needs.

3.) Material

Another important thing to check for is the material of the car cover. Regardless of your specific needs, the car cover you want should be both water resistant and breathable. A car cover should be able to protect the car from coming in contact with water, but it should also avoid situations where water is trapped beneath the car cover. So you want a car cover that is both water resistant and made of breathable material to avoid rust and rot causing damage to your car.

Best Car Cover Reviews 2017

Editor Rating:

4.8/5

According to most outdoor car cover reviews and our own critiera, the Yitamotor universal fit breathable car cover is one of the best outdoor car covers there is out there. One of the major qualities that we spoke about when shopping for the best car cover is the material. You need a material that is both water resistant and breathable which is important and is important to the useful life of your car cover. The better the materials used in its production, the more power it would have to withstand environmental pollutants and severe weather conditions.

This high-quality car cover is made from very thick soft cotton using materials of top quality PEVA. That makes it possible for this car cover to protect your car from snow as well as serve as a car cover for snow and hail. It also protects your car from tree sap and bird droppings and industrial pollutants.

This light material car cover also gives your car protection from hail. While it is an outdoor car cover, the Yitamotor universal fit car cover can also be used indoors to protect your car from dust and the likes.

Measuring 208 X 60 inches in Length and 72 X 80 and 62 X 99 inches in width and height, the YitaMotor Universal Car Cover is the best for protecting your car surface from sun's UV rays, smog, dust, and wind. You can use it while your vehicle is in long term parking or even when your car is parked in the street.

Things We Liked


  • Very durable seams
  • Great against dirt and grease
  • Solid warranty
  • Suitable for all weather conditions

Things We Didn't Like


  • Size not great for all types of cars

Price:

$

Editor Rating:

4.7/5

The Xcar SolarShield Universal car cover comes folded in a bag that can be used later when it needs to be stored. A full sized car cover, it is very light so you should have no difficulty unpacking the car cover or even positioning over your car.

When it comes to the material, it has a double stitch seam and elastic hems that make it possible to protect the most important parts of your car from dents, scratches and the sun's UV rays. The Xcar SolarShield universal breathable UV protection car cover is one of the best car covers available in the market today. It provides total protection for your car against free wind and comes with a cable lock.

This universal fit car cover can also serve as an indoor car cover should the need arise. One of the things we do like about the Xcar Solar Car Cover is that it has cable locks for windy conditions. The material are made from breathable fabric, sold in different sizes and grades which make it easy to choose. Although, the Xcar Car Cover protects your car from UV rays from the sun, we realised it is not the best for extreme weather conditions as it is not waterproof. This car cover also doesn’t come with bugees and clips; you might want to be careful when strapping it to your car.

Things We Liked


  • Covers most cars well
  • Cable locks for windy Conditions
  • Breathable fabric
  • Different sizes and grades for everyone

Things We Didn't Like


  • Not waterproof
  • No bungees or clips

Price:

$

Editor Rating:

4.5/5

This Xcar breathable car cover is particularly effective at protecting your car from dust. It isn’t universal in that you have several size ranges to select from. This car cover regularly tops all indoor car cover reviews.

It is intended to be used as an indoor car cover, although it can provide limited functionality outdoor. However, when it comes to protecting from dust and environmental pollutants, there are few car covers that offers you good value for your money as the Xcar breathable car cover. Very few car covers are sold with a free cable for locking the car down - which is critical especially if you experience severe weather conditions in your city.

This Xcar Dust Prevention Car Cover also has double stitched seams for extra care on your car when covering it up. One thing we also noticed is that you don’t have to bend your antenna or puncture the car cover so it can protrude out. There is an antenna patch in the car cover that handles this. One major drawback we noticed from the numerous reviews that we read is that this cover is made from light materials that are not breathable. This could be a problem from some owners as we found out from some.

Things We Liked


  • Comes with cable to secure cover
  • Double stitched, extra strength seams
  • Antenna patch
  • Free storage bag

Things We Didn't Like


  • Not breathable
  • Not water repellant

Price:

$

Editor Rating:

4.2/5

The Classic Accessories brand Overdrive PolyPro I is a car cover that can fit a wide range of cars because it was designed specifically for sedans that are up to 210 inches long. This car cover has three layers which allow it to prevent everything from rain to UV rays to snow from coming in contact with your vehicle.

It is a full sized car cover that also manages to be light and easy to move around and placed over the vehicle. When you don’t need the car cover, you simply fold it up into a built-in drawstring storage bag. Ease and convenience are one of the cooler features of this car cover. One of the things that we love about the this cover is that it is strong but light. It can fit sedans up to 191" in Length to 210" in Length.

The single layer PolyPRO fabric is great for repelling water, dirt and other severe weather conditions. A great feature in car covers these days is the inclusion of an antenna reinforcement patch. The Classic Accessories OverDrive Car Cover also comes with non-scratch tie-down grommets and an elasticized bottom hem for a fast, custom fit. This cover comes with a two-year limited warranty which protects your purchase.

It also comes in a superb packaging and at an attractive price. It features an elastic front and back for sedans with long bumpers or SUVs with spare tires at the back. We did notice that it doesn't have elastic hems on sides like some covers we reviewed on our list but it has its storage bag, and it comes highly recommended.

Things We Liked


  • Water repellant
  • Breathable fabric
  • Comes with warranty
  • Easy to throw on and take off

Things We Didn't Like


  • Tie down gournments tough to use
  • Not very durable

Price:

$

Editor Rating:

4.1/5

The Leader Accessories Xtreme Guard 5 layer is a heavy duty car cover that is waterproof and made from breathable materials. It serves to protect your vehicle from inclement weather such as rain, ice, snow, ultraviolet rays, and dust as well as from dirt, industrial and environmental pollution and bird droppings.

This car cover has a spectacular 5 layers. The first 3 layers are made of Spunbond Polypropylene while the next layer consists of waterproof film, and the final layer is a UV Coating. It's great at protecting vehicles large and small from extreme weather and keeps the car from harm. When you're in need of a 100% waterproof car cover, the Leader Accessories Xtreme Guard will come to the rescue. It fits well and offers that snugly complete fitting that we all so desire.

It best used on sedans and SUV's - like the ones from 8 Passenger Vehicles. This Leader accessories Guard 5 Car Cover will stretch completely over the spare tire and down under back bottom step. It is perfect for any torrential downpours and even spring storms. This Xtreme Guard 5 Car Cover will weather all the storms without any resulting sign on your car paint. It comes in a range of sizes, so you don’t have to worry about the fit. It is completely waterproof, suitable for all kinds of weather conditions and it has an elastic hem for holding it securely to both sides on the car.

Things We Liked


  • Variety of sizes
  • Has elastic hem
  • Great for windy conditions
  • This cover is waterproof

Things We Didn't Like


  • Takes getting used to
  • Heavy after rain

Price:

$

Editor Rating:

4.1/5

OxGord Ready-Fit covers provide what is referred to as a semi-glove fit because they are designed to deliver excellent fit for your vehicle using incremental sizing. There are as many as 7 different levels providing cover to varied ranges of vehicles from smaller sedans to midsized trucks.

This car cover has five layers that help make it 100% waterproof as well as a top layer that is both reflective and combative to UV rays from the sun. Because the outer shell is dual, it provides doubled protection from all environmental and industrial pollutants as well as inclement weather. The OxGord signature car cover comes with a storage pouch as well as an antenna patch.

This particular car cover is called a masterpiece and is considered to be one of the best, if not the very best, car covers available. We did notice that a lot of the reviews from customers complained about not getting that "sung glove-like fit" but it still covers the car from the top down to its tires.

Made from sturdy materials, you would be amazed to find out that the inside material is soft, almost cloth-like to prevent scratches and dents on your car during usage. For the OxGord Signature Car Cover, it is a true masterpiece, and you can't beat the quality and protection you get from using this car cover for its price. This car cover doesn't come with a pocket for the antenna fin as well as the cable and locks - you'd have to buy them separately.

Things We Liked


  • Easy to setup and fold
  • Elastic hem draw strings
  • Tie down gourmets
  • Waterproof
  • Great for all weather conditions

Things We Didn't Like


  • Doesn't fit all cars
  • Could come with more accessories

Price:

$

Editor Rating:

4.6/5

The Budge Lite car cover is a single layer car cover that offers basic protection against dust and debris and is very easy on your wallet. It is very lightweight and easy to use, offering your vehicle, cover for indoor use or the occasional outdoor use.

This cover is made from one layer of polypropylene, a fully breathable material with the ability to prevent mold and mildew. It is also non-abrasive, so your car paint and exterior is safe from scratches and dents. The car cover’s material is treated so if offers your car protection from both sun rays and heat exposure. Because it is lightweight, it’s extremely easy to use.

It best fits sedans up to 228 inches in length. It is extremely lightweight and easy to setup and use. Made from a fully breathable material with double stitched seams with the ability to prevent mold and mildew. This car cover has elastic hem for secure fitting on the car.

The Budge Lite car cover is also useful for preventing scratches and dents as the cover is non-abrasive, though you may want cheap car insurance if you are worried about light damage. We can't overemphasize how important it is to get a car cover that is lightweight with double stitched seams on each side. This leads to secure fitting that makes the cover sit tight in the car while also offering protection against debris and dust.

Things We Liked


  • Very lightweight
  • Double stitched seams 
  • Secure fit with elastic hem
  • Easy to fold and store

Things We Didn't Like


  • Not that durable
  • Too light for severe weather conditions

Price:

$$

  • Updated July 11, 2017