Even if you garage your Corvette, it's a good idea to keep it covered, since this will prevent dust and dirt from settling on it and even provide some measure of protection against scratches. When you look at the overall prevention versus cure scenario, even the most expensive car cover costs only a small fraction of what it will set you back to repair even a minor scratch or ding, not to mention the aggravation, wasted time, and emotional duress such damage also brings with it. So when it comes to protecting your beloved Corvette-and your investment-always be sure to keep it covered.
Here's a cross-sampling of 15 custom-fit Corvette car covers from four manufacturers to give you an idea of what's available in various price ranges.
|PROVIDER ||MODEL ||GENERATION ||IN/OUT* ||MSRP |
|COVERKING ||TriGuard Gray ||Shark ||IN/OUT ||127.99 |
|COVERKING ||Coverbond Gray ||Shark ||IN/OUT ||190.99 |
|COVERKING ||Stretch Satin Red ||C6 ||IN ||310.99 |
|COVERKING ||Stormproof Black ||C5 ||IN/OUT ||334.99 |
|COVERKING ||Silverguard Gray ||Midyear ||IN/OUT ||153.99 |
|COVERKING ||Autobody Armor Gray ||C5 ||IN/OUT ||420.99 |
|CALIF. CAR COVER ||Superweave ||Midyear ||IN/OUT ||239.99 |
|GLOBAL ACCESS. ||Wolf Noah ||C5 ||IN/OUT ||223.99 |
|GLOBAL ACCESS. ||Wolf Dustop ||C5 ||IN ONLY ||199.99 |
|GLOBAL ACCESS. ||Evolution ||C4 ||IN/OUT ||195.99 |
|GLOBAL ACCESS. ||380 ||C4 ||IN/OUT ||161.99 |
|AUTO CHIC ||Cotton/Poly (Denim) ||Midyear ||IN ||160 |
|AUTO CHIC ||Cotton/Flannel ||Midyear ||IN ||190 |
|AUTO CHIC ||All-Weather Xtreme ||C5 ||IN/OUT ||300 |
|AUTO CHIC ||WeatherAll ||C6 ||IN/OUT ||190 |
|*IN = INDOOR OUT = OUTDOOR |
Auto Chic All Weather Extreme...
Auto Chic All Weather Extreme
Auto Chic's All Weather Extreme combines a tough, breathable UV-protected outer coating that is highly water resistant, with a cotton-flannel underside to create the perfect outdoor combination of durable protection and softness. The added weight of the fabric provides increased protection from doors and passers-by, while the soft cotton flannel underside protects even the most delicate paint finishes. The dual outer shell provides superior UV protection all the way down to the ground, and a woven cotton non-flannel underside is available for Corvette convertibles with canvas soft tops upon request. It's a superior car cover for indoor or outdoor storage, and it's washable in commercial machines. Prices start at about $300.
Coverking Satin Stretch ...
Coverking Satin Stretch
Satin Stretch is an indoor-only custom car-cover fabric that offers the softest protection available. Lycra yarns, combined with Coverking's "fewest seams possible" manufacturing technique produce a cover that hugs every contour of your Corvette, and blind stitching results in invisible seams that make for one sexy car cover. As with all Coverking covers, licensed GM logos are available as an option on Corvette-model covers. Note that this cover is designed and intended for indoor use only, as it will fade if exposed to extended sun, and it is not water resistant. Prices start at about $310.
Coverking Stormproof The...
The culmination of more than 15 years of development, Stormproof material is the most water-repellent yet breathable car cover material available. The material exhibits outstanding sun and UV resistance, able to last for years in Arizona sun without fading. The microfiber base material is soft to the touch and won't scratch your paint, yet it rolls up into a compact package for easy storage. Stormproof is uncoated and untreated; even after months or years of use, it retains the same properties it had when new. Available in gray, black, red, wine, and two-tone combinations with black sides and optional licensed GM logos, prices start at about $334.
Auto Chic Weatherall The...
Auto Chic Weatherall
The Weatherall from Auto Chic is a light, breathable, durable, and highly water-resistant cover. It is constructed of a polyester/cotton woven base cloth that provides durability, while the outer layers provide water repellency and UV protection. The polyester/cotton fabric on the underside resists dirt and is easy on the paintwork. The Weatherall is an excellent cover for outdoor storage or indoor use since it's easy to put on the vehicle-even when wet, it's not difficult to fold and store. It offers superior UV protection all the way down to the ground in even the most severe outdoor conditions, and it's machine washable. Prices start at about $190.
Coverking Autobody Armor ...
Coverking Autobody Armor
The Autobody Armor cover from Coverking uses a revolutionary new material that takes the stretch of Coverking satin stretch custom covers and combines it with all-weather protection. A middle layer of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) provides your Corvette with superior water resistance available in a custom car cover today. Two outer layers of woven polyester reinforce and protect the inner layer while allowing moderate breathability-it protects your vehicle from the elements while keeping a perfect fit. Licensed GM logos are optionally available, and prices start at about $420.
Coverking Triguard Triguard...
Triguard is a three-layer custom car-cover material suited for indoor use or light weather conditions (good for occasional outdoor use or for vehicles stored under a carport). The Triguard is a light-duty cover that's fairly soft and very compact. It's not intended to be used in harsh weather or sun, nor is it suited for use in areas with industrial fallout (acid rain). Prices start at about $127.