Are car covers a good idea?

I’ve recently bought a nearly new Mercedes GLC 300e in red. The car will be kept on our driveway and in order to look after the paintwork I am considering buying a car cover. Would this be a wise investment or should I worry about scratches caused by dust trapped inside the cover rubbing against the paintwork in high winds? If they are a good idea is there anything I should be cautious about?

Asked on 7 February 2024 by Hywel Smith

Answered by David Ross
A car cover is a sensible precaution for the protection of your vehicle's paintwork, but it is important to choose the right cover for your car. You can read our guide to car covers on the Honest John Kit website here: and there are covers available that have a cotton lining to avoid scratching the paintwork. It is also important to consider that the car needs to be clean when using the cover, as trapping dirt and moisture beneath the cover can cause more harm than leaving it exposed to the elements.
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