- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 7, 2005

Summer is here with warm days and sunshine. Our dirty vehicles are more than ready for a good cleaning and waxing. But once we have our vehicles all cleaned and shiny, where do we park them to protect them from harm from the sun’s harmful rays and other hazards?

Often we do it all backwards. Ever since a guy named Ransom Olds built the first attached garage, things have gotten turned around.

It’s like this, we should put our cars outside in the cold winter and inside in the hot summer. Yes, the rays of the sun and the heat do much more harm to the average vehicle than the ice-cold days of winter. An open-air carport year round would work the best.

Once you have exhausted your normal parking options for protecting your car, you might want to check out one of the fastest-growing areas of car protection, car covers. Car covers come all sizes, shapes and different fabrics. And there is one for all budgets.

Not only can you keep the hot sun rays from destroying your car finish, car covers will help keep your car or truck clean. Even while parked in your garage, a car cover protects the finish of your vehicle from dirt, dust, dents and scratches.

Car covers come both as universal-fit covers and custom-fit covers. Carefully handcrafted patterns include side mirror pockets, reinforced side grommets and minimal single-direction seams for a rich, sleek appearance.

You can purchase a custom-fit cover for most model cars, SUVs and pickup trucks.

One car cover company I recently checked out was Wolf Automotive of Logan, Utah.

Wolf Automotive offers five car-cover options for protecting your vehicle from rain and everything else Mother Nature has to offer.

To find a car cover for your vehicle, access Wolf Automotive’s 2005 application guide at www.global-accessories.com or phone 800/950-9502.

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