Any Mercedes-Benz is a fine automobile and worthy of the very best care. In fact all it takes is a little extra care for the vehicle to retain more of its value. That’s important at trade-in time. There’s no better way to keep your fine machine looking “just waxed” and in mint condition than using a Mercedes-Benz car cover when the car is not in use. To see how using a car cover will affect the resale value of your Mercedes-Benz you need to understand how the used car buying and selling industry evaluates used cars. In most cases, buyers and sellers alike use the information published by Kelly Blue Book (KBB). The “Blue Book” value of any automobile is based on a condition grade of poor, fair, good or excellent. The value difference between a car in fair condition and the same automobile in good condition is typical $1,000 or more. On a recent model Mercedes-Benz, the difference is much higher. This is only a single example. In my research, I discovered other Mercedes-Benz models with a much higher value difference between excellent and good, including the incredible CL65 AMG Coupe. Only Lexus has a value drop close to the Mercedes-Benz line for minor discrepancies and damage to the paintwork. Could it be Mercedes-Benz’s new ceramic paint system that’s making the difference? I suspect that it is.
You might be asking yourself if a ready-fit car cover is appropriate. After all, they are available off-the-shelf at a mere fraction of the price. My strong recommendation is that you don’t even consider it as an option. Based on my own personal experience with cheap car covers, I only recommend products made by Cover craft and Cover king. Their custom-fit covers are premium quality and they are made right here in the USA. Plus, both companies feature computer-controlled construction using the best fabrics available anywhere in the world. You get a perfect fit for your car, guaranteed. I think the incredible fit shows off the classic lines of the car, but the real purpose of making it so snug is to prevent the possibility of damage to your vehicle’s fine paintwork. While your local Mercedes-Benz dealer can order a “factory original” car cover for you, I promise you that it’s not the same quality. The real issue is that your dealer can only offer you one fabric choice. If one fabric was suitable to all climate conditions, I guess that would be okay, but it’s not. If UV protection from the sun is your only concern, a factory cover might do the job, but it’s not really the premium quality your Mercedes-Benz deserves. For the money and piece of mind, a high-quality Cover craft or Cover king custom car cover is the smart choice. They offer the best fit and the widest selection of materials for indoor, outdoor, weatherproof or something for all use conditions. What’s more, you will have a choice of colors and special features, such as custom logos.
Hey ladies, a custom-fit car cover also makes a wonderful gift. I know, because I received one as a holiday gift more than ten years ago and I still have it today. So, if your special man is a car guy and loves to pamper his Benz, pamper him with the gift of a cover for his car. It’s a gift he will appreciate every time he uses it. If you’re considering giving one as gift for Christmas, Valentines Day or even a Birthday, think about where and how he will use it. If your Mercedes-Benz man pampers his car and tucks it away in the garage before going to bed, what he needs is an indoor car cover. If he drives an SL model, remember that storage space is tight, so a heavy 4-layer cover will be an issue. If he needs protection for outdoor parking, be sure to compare fabrics that work both indoors and out.
In all cases, consider a locking cable and a storage bag. The locking cable helps with theft protection. You will sleep better at night knowing both car and cover are safe and sound. A custom-fit car cover from Cover craft or Covering is one of the few car accessories that will help you retain the long-term value of your Mercedes-Benz. My research shows that a recent model Mercedes-Benz decreases in value by 5% or more when the condition of the paintwork drops from “excellent” to “good”. This is likely due to the cost to recondition the ceramic paint system that’s unique to your car. All it takes is a few door dings, minor scratches or paint chips and your vehicle will no longer be pristine. That’s why it’s so important to protect it. When you keep it covered you keep it safe from a dangerous world that will otherwise chip away at the fine finish. Most people are faced with the dilemma; car cover or garage. They definitely want to protect their car. They are sensible enough to realize that if they don’t do something about it, all their hard earned money, and favorite car, will go down the drain. Cars that are protected have a longer life expectancy than those that are not. Fact.
So the question remains; get a garage or a car cover?
Well, look at the possibilities. Many people will find that even if they wanted a garage they don’t have where to put it. Property is small and expensive nowadays. If there is space to build, people would prefer to add a room to the house for living, not for the car. This is aside from the monetary aspect. Garages are expensive to build. There is planning permission to get, architect, builders, and this is only the beginning. The expense is enormous, and there’s the upkeep too. However, say these aren’t problems, the money and space is there. So what to choose. Practicalities. In all due respect, there is nothing more practical to protect a car than a car cover. A car cover, due to it being so compact, can be taken around everywhere. This is to say, that wherever the car is, so is its cover. The cover can come along in the trunk of the car, and be able to protect the car anywhere in the world from anything. This is something that garages cannot compete with!
In addition, cars aren’t even always so safe in garages either. In the majority of cases, garages are not spacious places, in fact they’re usually quite tight. This therefore means that often people have to squeeze past the car to get from one end of the garage to the other. In doing so they may inadvertently scratch or dent the car. In addition, a garage does not keep the car dust free like the car cover will. In fact it is usually garages, where people do not frequently clean, that create more dust than ever. Many keep their old junky items, full of dust, in the garage, and therefore keeping the car in there, is simply an invitation for layer upon layer if dust, and even dirt too.