How do you fit a car cover?

I'm going on a month-long study abroad trip, and I'm planning to store my car. I want to keep it protected while I'm gone. I heard car covers are good for protection, but I'm not sure where to start looking. How do I find a car cover to fit it?

Emily Maracle · Answered on Dec 05, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“Congratulations on your upcoming trip! To find the proper cover and fit for your car, it depends on where you’re storing it, so you’ll need to do some research.
If you’re storing your car indoors, an indoor cover (or a less durable cover) will work. If you’re planning on storing it outside, though, you’ll want a much more durable cover that’s made to withstand the elements.
Once you know the type of cover you need, you can look into covers for your specific make and model. Many car companies make specific covers to fit their vehicles. You can also search online to find a cover that will fit your vehicle perfectly. Alternatively, you can measure your car’s dimensions to purchase a generic cover, too!
After you get your car cover, you can put it on your vehicle. Be sure you give your car a good wash and check that the cover is free of dirt or debris. If you don’t, you risk scratching your car when applying the cover.
If you’ve canceled your previous car insurance policy, you’ll likely have to look into getting a new plan once you come back from your study abroad trip. One easy way to make sure you’re getting the best deal is through the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top-of-the-line providers so that all you have to do is choose the best plan for your budget. And once you choose one, we’ll help you switch, too! That way you don’t have to deal with jet lag and comparing insurance quotes at the same time.
Have a great trip, and bon voyage!”
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