What is a cab cover? Do I really need one for my vehicle?
This cover is specifically designed for a Jeep or truck and is similar to a car cover. It's a fabric-like accessory that you put over the cab of your Jeep or truck to protect it from the elements. Because it only covers the cab area, it's perfect for trucks that won't fit a regular-sized cover because of huge and bulky equipment on the truck bed. If you frequently park your vehicle in an open area or you want to keep your vehicle in top condition, this cover can do wonders for your ride. After all, you've invested so much on your vehicle, so you'd want to protect it and keep it in good condition for many years.
What are the benefits of using a cab cover?
With a high-grade cover, you'll be able to protect your vehicle from UV and sun damage, dust, pollen, sap, animal droppings, wind, rain, hail, snow, door dings, and other damaging elements. This makes vehicle maintenance easier because you'll less likely deal with stubborn stains and scratches that can require you to repaint the damaged surface. A cover also helps keep the temperatures inside the cab cool even when you're parked in a hot area. Another benefit is that it also keeps the windshield clean while the vehicle is parked.
Will a cab cover scratch my vehicle's paint?
Definitely not since these covers are usually designed with an inner lining that's non-abrasive. So when you put it on top of your vehicle, rest assured that it won't scratch or nick the paint or your windshield.
What features should I consider when shopping for a cab cover?
When shopping for a cover, look for the following features: weather-resistant, quick-drying, breathable fiber, custom fit, elastic attachments and straps, and a soft inner layer. A cover that's thick enough to absorb minor impacts is also a good investment. Materials such as non-woven composite and polypropylene make good covers, so make sure that what you choose is made from these components.
Is it easy to wash a cab cover? What are some tips when washing it?
Cleaning or washing this cover is easy. You simply have to spray the fabric with water and wash it with car soap or any light cleaner. Use a soft sponge or any non-abrasive tool to get rid of stains and grime. Then rinse it properly, making sure that no soap residues are left on the fabric. You can also wash this inside a washing machine. But because of its size, it won't easily fit inside standard machines. It's best to visit a local laundry shop that has huge, commercial washers. To prevent mold and mildew growth, make sure to let a washed cover dry off completely before storing it or placing it on your vehicle. If your cover is made of a water-resistant fabric, let it run through several rinse cycles when using a washer. Never place it inside an automatic dryer or use warm or hot water when washing to prevent the fabric from shrinking.