The Bottom Line
The Motor Trend Auto Armor car cover is an excellent option for those in search of a cover that does the job but doesn’t break the bank. The cover comes in a variety of sizes and features an elastic outer ring for a tight fit. The inner side of the covering is very soft, ensuring maximum protection of that all-important paintwork.
The cover also performs very well in terms of water repulsion and will keep your vehicle dry through the rain. Accessories are included to guard against the cover blowing off of the vehicle but don’t expect the cover to stay on in heavy winds. We would recommend this cover for UV protection, water repulsion, keeping paintwork immaculate and to those seeking great value for money.
We rate this cover 3.8 out of 5 stars. Let’s take a closer look!
What You Get
One gray car cover made of breathable fabric with a paint-safe inner layer. The package also includes a car cover lock, a storage bag, a nylon string tie and a 2-year warranty.
Features & Benefits
The car cover comes in 5 different sizes; Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large. There are tables that allow you to enter your car model, make and year in order to receive the corresponding car cover size, but these are only estimates and may be inaccurate. Be sure to measure your vehicle before placing your order to ensure the best possible fit.
If you are unsure or find yourself on the fence between sizes, always choose the larger size rather than the smaller one. You would rather have the cover wrapping around the bumper than sitting halfway up the doors.
This cover is designed to defend your car against all of the elements including rain, UV rays, bird droppings and tree sap. It is waterproof and made of a breathable material which ensures the prevention of rot and mildew. The included lock and two tie holes in the middle of the cover enable you to keep it firmly in place in windy conditions, but this is not an absolute, especially in extreme winds.
The cover is also heat resistant, giving your paintwork maximum protection from the sun and keeping your interior nice and cool. The cover performs its duty very well in the rain and features a paint-safe inner layer, keeping your bodywork in pristine condition. It comes with a storage bag which allows you to keep the cover clean and neatly tucked away when not in use.
So, How Does It Perform?
The Motor Trend Auto Armor car cover sets itself apart from the competitors with a simple “front” and “back” label on its underside. This way you know exactly which side of the cover should be placed onto the car and which end to place on the front and rear of the vehicle, allowing for effortless covering. “MOTOR TREND” is also visible on the top of the cover at the front which affords good orientation. If your vehicle has any lengthy antennae, these may have to be removed to fit the cover properly. It is easiest to cover the car with an extra set of hands but can be done by one person. The cover also features an elastic outer ring which ensures a tight fit, bumper to bumper. Remember, if you are concerned about cover size, rather go bigger than smaller. This cover is also set at a very reasonable price. A great option if you’re looking for a wallet-friendly solution.
This is a double layer cover, excellent at repelling water. Unlike many competing offerings, this cover doesn’t leak and actually keeps your car dry when it rains. The inside of the cover is very soft, the kind of material you don’t worry about when placing it onto the paintwork. Overall, it is great for protecting against dust collection and scratches.
The accompanying cable lock is a plus but many don’t use this feature. Don’t expect the cover to hold in very heavy winds. There are two tie holes in the middle section of the cover which keep it tied down well but the front can blow off of the hood in gusty conditions.
When you remove the cover, you can easily store it in a small carry bag. This package also comes with an instruction booklet which is great when trying to figure out how to fold up and store the cover. The bag is small and can be kept in the trunk or under your workbench without taking up much room at all. The bag is important as it safeguards the inner side of the covering from accumulating dust particles which could scratch your paintwork the next time you cover the car.
What Buyers Are Saying
- Terrific cover for the price.
- Get one size bigger than you think you need.
- Very good material.
- Easy to cover the car due to the “front” and “back” labels.
- Keeps the car clean and is truly rainproof.
- Keeps the dust off of the paint.
- Great that it comes with a lock, cable and 3 sets of keys.
- Works well in all weather conditions.