If you’re going under cover, which cover is best for you?
The most popular cover materials for custom-fit vehicle covers are made by Kimberly-Clark. The world’s largest manufacturer of custom fit Mopar car and truck covers is Covercraft Industries, headquartered in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. They manufacture most of the covers that are available from automotive retailers and through OEM accessory programs. Custom fit covers are usually more expensive than generic non-fitted covers, but also do a much better job protecting your Mopar. Covercraft has over 45,000 fitted patterns for most domestic and import cars, trucks and SUV’s, and has been steadily building that library since the business started in 1965.
Covercraft’s 115,000-sq. ft. production plant in Pauls Valley, OK, shares production duties with an 85,000-sq. ft. plant in Wichita Falls, TX. Both plants are QS9000/ISO9001 Quality Standards certified. Another plant in Mexicali, Mexico, specializes in semi-custom covers and other specialty soft goods.
There are many types and weights of fabric, all designed to do a specific job. Selecting a vehicle cover is not something to be taken lightly, particularly if you’re serious about protecting your classic or contemporary Mopar. Various factors should enter into your selection, but the most important is where you are parking or storing your vehicle. Do you need a simple dust cover or a super cover that can stand up to horrendously bad weather? Both types, and everything in between, are available from several Mopar parts suppliers and many new vehicle dealers, but here we’ll examine some of the criteria surrounding vehicle covers and how to select the right one for your application.
Over 45,000 custom cover patterns are digitized into Covercraft’s automated cutters library. These 36-foot long precision cutters are track-mounted to move back and forth between 75-yard long fabric lay-up tables.