Don’t be so quick to trust soft inner linings

car coversOur establishment has years of experience looking after classic and vintage vehicles. As a result, we know what methods work best to keep your cars safe. In truth, a combination of strategies is necessary for the greatest results. In addition to storing your cars properly, you should also think about using car covers. They can offer useful extra protection if you choose the right one.

Something we are often asked when it comes to covers is whether the products we supply come with a soft inner lining. Their thinking is that this will benefit their car. They think it will be soft on the paint and won’t scratch it. However, as far as inner linings go on exterior covers, soft is not always the best option. You are likely wondering why this is the case. There are several reasons why you need to be careful with soft inner linings here. Allow us to explain.

Micro dirt particles

One of the reasons why the soft inner lining is bad is because it can hold and attract micro dirt particles. They will be small enough that you are unable to see them. However, they will be big enough to mark your vehicle as time passes. Even worse, you won’t be able to completely remove them.

Heavy air or damp

Both of these can pass through breathable fabric. Normally, they would settle on your car and disappear as soon as the temperature rises. Instead, what happens here is that the soft lining on car covers will get wet. It can stay like that for quite a long time. Think about a wet fleecy sweatshirt that hangs on a washing line. The material holds moisture, so it can be damp for a long time if it even dries at all.


Finally, the soft inner lining is going to reduce the cover’s capacity to breathe. This is especially true if the cover is polyurethane. Ideally you want a breathable cover that won’t trap moisture between the outer layer and your vehicle.

What to use?

There are many covers out there with thick fleecy inners that cause trouble. For this reason, it is better not to use them outdoors. Preferably, the inner lining should be non-woven, smooth, or brushed. It can’t be fleecy in any way either.

Most importantly, an exterior cover’s fit has to be incredibly good, particularly in bad weather. If possible, it is always preferable to go custom.

We have the car covers for you

At Rudler Car Transportation and Storage, we have covers for all kinds of circumstances. There are outdoor, indoor, and even custom options. Each one offers a high degree of protection. Even better, they are all available for very fair prices.

So, if you need to use car covers, please get in contact with our team. We can supply products that will work for you, whether you store the vehicle with us or keep it at home.