If you use the same procedure each time, you will find it only takes about a minute to install or to remove the cover.
The elastic at each end of the cover will keep the cover in place under normal conditions. A tiedown rope is also included - secure it through the loops sewn into the hem under the driver and passenger doors if needed. Use care in installing the cover on a car which has just been driven to be sure the material does not come in contact with hot exhaust pipes.
HAZING OF WINDOWS AND PAINT: Airborne pollutants may be deposited on the windows or paint while a vehicle is being driven or when parked uncovered. These deposits may become smeared and create a haze when the cover is used. The haze can be wiped off with a damp cloth or washed off with water.
IMPORTANT WARNINGS - PLEASE READ BEFORE USING COVER!
WARNING TO OWNERS OF REPAINTED VEHICLES: Use of a cover on any recently-painted surface may cause damage to that surface! If your vehicle has been repainted, check with the painter or body shop on the specifics of how and when you can use this cover.
WARNING FOR USE IN HIGH WIND AREAS: In high wind areas (and for extended storage), use the loops and rope provided to securely pull the cover tight under the center of the car. This should be done even if the optional lock and cable is being used. The cover is not designed to replace a garage and should be checked for flapping in high winds. If wind gets under the cover, it can cause it to work loose and come off the vehicle, or damage the cover.
WARNING FOR FREEZING WEATHER: In very rare cases when a heavy rainstorm is followed by an extreme temperature drop to below freezing, it is possible for the cover to become frozen to a layer of ice created between the vehicle body and the cover. Do not attempt to remove the cover if this happens. If it is necessary to remove the cover, we recommend pouring warm water over the vehicle and slowly removing the cover, taking care to inspect the surfaces of both the cover and the vehicle during the removal process. Stop immediately if you encounter resistance - the ice has not been melted completely and you must pour more warm water over the vehicle.
WARNING REGARDING TOWING: Vehicle covers are NOT designed for use when towing. Serious damage can occur to the cover and the paint surface of the vehicle if a cover is used when a vehicle is being towed. Using a cover while towing is done at your own risk!
PERSONALIZED MARKING INSTRUCTIONS: The application of large letters and/or numbers on the side or front of the cover showing the vehicle's license plate or name(s) is one of the best methods for protecting your cover against theft. If you choose to put identification markings on your cover, please note the following:
- DO NOT use regular or spray paint!
- DO NOT use laundry markers or “permanent” type Magic markers.
- DO NOT use any type of felt-tip pen or marker.
The only type of marking paint that is acceptable for use on cover material is a permanent type fabric/T-shirt paint. This paint is readily available in a variety of colors at most fabric and art supply stores. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Use a single coating of the fabric paint for marking the outside of the cover with your personalized markings.
WARNING - Markers and regular paint will not adhere to the fabric and can transfer their color onto the vehicle finish.
Car cover fabric performance can be severely affected by contaminants (dirt, dust, grease, etc.) that build up on and within the material, causing the windshield and paint to become dirty and “fogged” as well as create “wicking” where the contaminants actually pull water through the fabric, nullifying any water resistant properties the fabric may have had. Washing the cover will help to keep your vehicle clean and increase the service life of the cover.
Follow these steps for a successful cleaning of your cover:
1 - Place the cover in the largest washing machine available. Extra-large covers (for vehicles such as SUV’s and pickup trucks), in any fabric, should always be washed in large commercial front load machines.
2 - If available, use the GENTLE cycle.
3 - Based on your cover fabric, use the chart below and wash with the appropriate cleaner and washing machine settings. NEVER...Use fabric softener.
4 - Rinse the cover TWICE (2x) with water only to remove all the cleaner.
5 - Dry according to the fabric chart.