The Bottom Line
The OverDrive PolyPro III Heavy Duty car cover by Classic Accessories is a budget-friendly product that has several superior accessories that make it one of the better car covers in this price range. Though the cover is only available in one color, charcoal, it comes with a convenient storage bag, zippered driver’s door access, antenna reinforcement patch, and a three-year limited warranty. Like other covers, the OverDrive PolyPro III includes an elastic hem and non-scratch grommets to create a secure fit.
While it provides excellent protection against dust, scratches, and outdoor inconveniences, this cover is not recommended for extreme weather exposure. Its quick install and removal make it an excellent choice for indoor storage, while the grommets provide additional security during outdoor use.
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What You Get
One charcoal car cover with a secure elastic hem, tie-down grommets, antenna reinforcement patch, and zippered entry to the driver’s side door. The package includes a storage bag and three-year limited warranty.
Features & Benefits
Despite its budget-friendly appearance, and single color option, this cover comes with some very useful upgrades. The driver’s side door access means that the vehicle can be entered without removing the cover. Simply unzip the allotted portion and open the door without the inconvenience of a removal and reinstallation. This particular design also boasts a durable 3-ply polypropylene fabric, antenna reinforcement patch, and a three-year limited warranty.
When secured properly, this cover is designed to repel rain and snow, as well as protect against small debris and scratches. The front of the cover is labeled to ensure proper installation and fit of the elastic hem. Non-scratch grommets are installed (a piece of rope is included) to secure the cover against the wind. This step is necessary when intending on using the product outdoors for an extended duration. Customers who do not secure the tie-down grommets report an increased chance of the cover dislodging. It is only recommended to forego this step when storing indoors.
The 3-ply non-woven polypropylene fabric is designed to be water repellent, not water-proof. The manufacturer states that the cover will not fully prevent moisture, though it does advertise superior protection against UV rays, scratches, and small particles. For customers looking to have complete moisture protection, we would recommend finding a water-resistant product.
Those looking for indoor storage use would not likely find a better option in this price range. The additional features and superior design make this more than a basic slip-cover. Those planning on outdoor use should seriously consider the zippered entry. Customers in snow-bound areas report the benefit of accessing the vehicle without having to clear the cover for removal.
If questions remain as to the longevity of the product, a three-year limited warranty is a duration that holds this cover superior to its competitors. Customers review the support staff as helpful and responsive, making the additional warranty time well-worth the purchase.
So, How Does It Perform?
This cover performs well for the price. Similar to other products in this price range, it is not meant to stand up to extreme weather conditions, so we would not recommend this product if you are looking for protection against excessive rain, snow, or heavy winds. Customers who exposed the cover to these circumstances report higher levels of material-breakdown and tearing.
However, this product does provide an excellent barrier against dust, dirt, sap, leaves, bird droppings and moderate weather trends. The triple-layer fabric is soft enough to protect the paint of the vehicle, while strong enough to guard it from harmful UV rays.
The elastic hem provides a secure fit around the front and rear of the vehicle, while the tie-down grommets secure the cover against heavy gusts of wind. The cover fits a range of sedans, so long as the proper size is selected upon ordering. It is essential to ensure that your dimensions match that of the selected cover before ordering to guarantee best fit and protection.
One feature that places this cover above its competition is the zippered access to the driver’s side door. Gain access to the interior of a vehicle without removing the cover through this convenient addition to the design. Of all of the features, the one that sets the OverDrive PolyPro III Heavy Duty Mid-Size Sedan Car Cover above the others in its price range is the additional accessibility to the interior of the vehicle.
What Buyers Are Saying
- Easy installation and removal.
- Grommets and tie-downs must be utilized when outdoors.
- Secure fit, especially at front and rear (when proper size is selected).
- Front of the cover is clearly labeled for easy installation and proper fit.
- Budget-friendly product.
- Driver’s side access makes entry efficient and convenient.