There are some cars that are cool. You know them when you see ‘em and the Chevy Camaro is one of those cars. When you own a fine machine like that all you want to do is show it off to the world. To do that, one of the best steps is to protect the exterior from the dangers that lurk outside the garage.
Today, we are going to cover the reasons why covering your Camaro is in yours, and the cars, best interest. Then we will go over a list of covers that we feel are the best option to protect your Camaro.
See our post on the best car covers for hail protection.
A Quick Look At Our 5 Best Camaro Car Covers
- Platinum Shield Car Cover
- 2010-2019 Camaro Ultraguard Plus Car Cover
- Ultimate Shield Car Cover
- USCarCover 4 Layer Custom Fit Cover 2010-2020
- Basic Indoor Shield Cover
Why You Need A Cover
We own cars like camaros because they mean something to us. Car culture has been around since the first car was showcased to the public. Little did Karl Benz know when he invented the first car, that it would extend as far as it has.
Today, cars are a status symbol whether we want them to be or not. Here are some reasons why it would be important to buy a cover for your camaro.
Weather patterns are not only harsh at times, they are completely unpredictable. In some areas of the world they don’t know from moment to moment if a rainstorm is going to pummel them into oblivion. If you live in an area where there is extreme weather and you don’t own a garage or covered carport then it would be in your best interest to get a cover.
Rain, hail, sleet, snow, dust, and even bird droppings are all potential hazards to the body of your car and the paint job. Repainting and repairing damage can get pricey so it’s always a good idea to stop an issue before it starts.
While you might not be a person who throws things out of a window but there are still people that do. Garbage, coffee, cigarette butts. You name it, it’s probably been chucked out of a car window while going over the speed limit.
You can’t stop people from being people but you can protect your belongings to their inconsiderate nature doesn’t ruin your things. We do realize all people are not inconsiderate but you need to protect yourself from the few that are. There is nothing more annoying than coming out and finding a scratch from someone’s cart on your car or some other type of damage.
One of the many reasons to own a cool car is so you can take it on the road and drive it through some scenic highways. You might find yourself on one of those trips and want to pull over for some lunch. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a cover to save your camaro from any possible harm. Maybe you have to pull over due to a hail storm, it would be nice to have your own protection.
Everyone wants to know what’s behind the curtain. We all want to see a car that has a cover. It’s as if the cover indicates that the machine underneath is something to be seen, which it is and why you should buy a cover for your cherished camaro.
Things To Consider
Know What You Need
The most important thing to consider when you are shopping for anything is your personal needs, unless you are buying a gift. When you purchase a cover for your camaro your needs will not be the same as your neighbors. Do you have a garage? Are you covering it for the street or drive? Or are you covering it in the garage?
Know Your Camaro
What year do you have? This matters when looking for covers. As with any other car, the model offered in 2020 is going to be far different from the first camaro the maker released in 1966. As you might have seen with other covers, there are ones made for specific years. There are covers that will fit different types of cars but you might want something more customized.
What You Should Look For
What is the cover made from? There are types that offer several millimeters of thickness to protect from hail while there are others made thin because their only goal is to protect your camaro from dirt and dust.
Levels of Protection
Just as there are layers for hail protection there are different ways a cover can protect your car. All of those elemental issues we covered earlier in the article will be around no matter if your car is parked in your driveway, your garage, or in the parking lot of the nearest beach.
While you don’t want to skimp on something that is supposed to protect one of your most prized possessions you don’t want to take out a loan to purchase it either. You know your budget. Do consider this, the more protection your camaro has the less you are going to have to shell out if there is damage because the cover didn’t work well enough.
One Last Thing…
Before we move on to our best of list I would like to mention that, when it comes to hail and other more damaging weather patterns, a cover is not as protective as a solid garage or covered carport. Nothing is every 100% guaranteed.
Best Camaro Car Covers
We’ve covered the basics so you should feel confident in what you are looking for at this point. Let’s get to our pick for the best.
1. Platinum Shield Car Cover
- Offers a lifetime limited warranty
- Offers the most protection for fitted covers
- Even protects from hail
This cover, the top of the line at carcovers.com has made it to several of our lists but for good reason. There are few fitted covers that offer hail protection, but this one does. They do remind us that no soft cover can offer 100% protection but, if you don’t have a solid structure then this is a good choice.
It is made with a reflective polyester which will keep the interior cool and water rolls off of it as soon as the drops hit the cover. Other weather issues that it will protect your camaro from include UV rays, bird droppings, acid rain, sap, dust, dirt, and any other natural pollutant the Earth can throw at it. Within reason of course.
The sides of the cover are fitted with reinforced grommets for the cord and lock set that comes with yoru cover. This offers theft protection from anyone who has their eye on your cover. The seams are double stitched to offer durability and a leak free environment for your camaro.
- Offers custom sizes for all years
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Comes with an anti-theft device
- Offers hail protection
- One of the more expensive covers
2. 2010-2019 Camaro Ultraguard Plus Car Cover
- Two-tone color
- Water resistant
- Is good for indoor and outdoor storage
The second cover on our list is limited in which camaro it will cover. Specifically for models from 2010 through 2019. It is designed to protect the car’s paint finish from UV rays and keep the sun out so the interior doesn’t crack or fade. It can be used any time of the year and keeps the water out because it is made from 300 denier polyester with a water resistant coating.
Inside you will find a soft cotton layer that is easy on your paint and doesn’t scratch it when you take it off or put it on. While it says it can be used outside it is not recommended during heavy rains, which means you know it won’t protect from hail either. It can withstand a decent amount of water but is not waterproof. That said, it won’t form mold or mildew.
All the seams are made with durable stitches and the material is a heavy weave and is not easily torn or ripped. It will keep dust off your car as well as animal waste. The makers offer a one-year limited warranty and it comes with a storage bag.
- Offers a one-year warranty
- Soft on the inside
- Very little protection in comparison to other covers
- Only comes in the one color duality
3. Ultimate Shield Car Cover
- Indoor and outdoor protection
- Highly water resistant
- Reduces heat based damage
For our third cover we’ve come back to carcovers.com to include their Ultimate Shield Car Cover. While the Platinum model offers better protection when it comes to hail, this might not be that important to you and this product might be more in line with what you need. It can be used indoors and outdoors, but so can most covers so this is not that unique.
It is created from many fabrics that are layered with a fleece for the interior lining. Fleece is a wonderful material to rest against the body of your car if you fear scratches. Not only is it soft it’s thick and durable. On the outside it is layered for water protection and breathability as well as chemically treated to protect your car from harmful UV rays.
Bird droppings are no match for this cover and it stands up against acid rain. As with their other covers you camaro will be safe from sap, dust, dirt, and other pollutants. All the while the cover will be resistant to forming mold or mildew. It is durable and strong with ultrasonically welded seams. Elastic bands are inserted for a good fit.
- Ten-year limited warranty
- Durable seams
- Does not offer hail protection
4. USCarCover 4 Layer Custom Fit Cover 2010-2020
- Only fits the 2010-2020 Camaro
- Made of a 4 layer UV protection material
The fourth cover on our list is limited in the camaros that it will cover. Specifically, your camaro needs to be a 2010 through a 2020, which is a pretty large gambit, but leaves out any camaro made before then, which spans more than four decades. It does offer covers for different models like the C3 or the C7.
Even though this four layer material can keep the water out it is breathable, which is important for capturing moisture and helping it evaporate quickly. It offers protection from UV rays, dirt, dust, rain, snow, ice, industrial pollutants, and bird droppings.
There are elastic bands on the front and read to give it a good fit and grommets for a cable and lock security system although no lock is included like with other covers on this list. It does include a four-way buckle strap system, an antenna patch, and a bag for storage.
- Waterproof yet breathable
- 4 way buckle straps
- Antenna reinforcement patch
- No warranty
5. Basic Indoor Shield Cover
- Ideal for indoor use
- Double stitched seams
The last cover on our list is put here for the simplicity of it. WHile some people might be in a position to only have a spot outside for their camaro, there are others who do have a nice garage space but want to keep it covered while it’s inside so it doesn’t collect dust while they work. If it’s a hobby car and sits for long periods of time then dust can be an issue.
The material this cover is made of is breathable, which is good because you don’t want condensation to gather inside your cover. It will keep your Camaro or Corvette free from dirt, dust and pollen. With double stitched seams this cover is durable and tough to tear or rip. It weighs in at four pounds, which is the lightest cover on our list.
- Three-year limited warranty
- Double stitched seams
- Easy to store because it’s so lightweight
- Not for outdoor use
- Offers the least protection
We love our camaros and feel great when we drive them around the neighborhood. If we had a faded interior or a dull paint job the ride might not seem as bright.
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