Can a cover help prevent my vehicle from being stolen? - Yes, it certainly can. A thief wants to get into your vehicle, start it, and drive off as quickly as possible. As soon as a thief starts to make an entry, they are exposed. A car cover takes a few minutes to remove, so the thief's exposure time is increased. With so many cars uncovered, why would a thief want to increase the risk of being caught? A cover also helps protect the contents of a vehicle.
What is the best way to fold a cover when taking it off the vehicle? - The easiest way I've found is simply fold each side up onto the roof and refold it as necessary so the material ends up about 2 feet wide. Then, starting at the front of the vehicle, fold the cover towards the back in increments of about 3 feet. This way you don't drag the cover over the vehicles surface, and it's easy to reverse the process for installation.
Any suggestions on how to keep my vehicle cooler when I use a car cover? - Other than parking in the shade, because most of our better fabrics will protect against bird droppings and tree sap, the Best thing to do is to lower your side windows about two inches. Ambient temperature builds inside enclosed spaces, and if you open the windows slightly you'll allow air to circulate, just like it circulates under the cover. Some of our fabrics offer more heat insulation than others, simply because they are multi-layered and are more effective at keeping heat away from the vehicle surface, but any cover will help reduce the vehicle temperature on a hot day.
What are UVR inhibitors? - Most fabrics are degraded by Ultra Violet Rays (UVR) from the sun. To slow down the degradation process, chemicals are added during the production of the fabric. You won't be able to see them, smell them or feel them. The chemicals are expensive so your Best bet is to buy a cover from a reputable manufacturer who believes in quality. To reduce cost, one of the first things a mill will usually cut is the percentage of UVR inhibitors being used.
Will treating my car cover with Scotchguard® make it more water resistant? - In almost every instance, a good car cover fabric has been treated with some sort of DWR (durable water repellency) treatment during the manufacturing process. The effectiveness of such a treatment will also depend on the construction of the fabric. If you can hold the fabric up to light and see small open areas between the yarns, no treatment will increase the fabrics water resistance. Adding additional treatments will not help and aren't worth the cost.
What about my hot exhaust pipes? - We do not recommend putting covers over hot exhaust pipes. Please allow the exhaust pipes to cool down before installing your cover. If the exhaust has not sufficiently cooled, you may damage the cover and/or create a fire hazard. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Can I use my cover in a windy area? - Like any fabric, a car cover is also susceptible to the wind. Heavier covers are better suited to windy areas and are more likely to stay on the car better. In some environments, additional tie downs are suggested. Storm and wind damage is not covered by warranty service. Call us for more information.
Can I use my cover on a towed vehicle? - We do not recommend using a cover on a towed vehicle or a vehicle on an open trailer. In addition to the flapping of the cover on the vehicle's paint finish, road dirt and debris may become trapped between the cover and the finish, causing damage to your paint.
How do I pay with a check or money order? – It’s easy. Simply print the shopping cart page that shows the items that you want to order and include it in the envelope with your check or money order. Make the check or money order payable to Pifco Enterprises, Inc. Mailing address is 21960 E. Quintero Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142. When check or money order is received and cleared, we will order and ship your cover. Please include your physical shipping address with the order. A phone number and/or e-mail would also benefit us just in case we have questions concerning the order.