There’s nothing quite like a relaxing, refreshing ride in a top-down convertible. The cool breeze hitting you as you cruise around is much nicer than simply having the windows down. The unfortunate side effect of having a convertible is that there are a few extra steps you need to take to protect your vehicle.
Buy a Top Cleaner
The first thing you need in order to protect your convertible is to purchase a cleaner for your top. To do this, you must first determine what the top is made of. If you have a hard-top convertible, you can skip this step but others will want to figure out if their top is fabric (cloth or canvas) or vinyl. Hopefully when you purchased the car you were provided with this information. If you don’t have this information you can perform a simple test to determine if it is fabric or vinyl. Take a ⅛ teaspoon of water and put it on the top. Then try to rub the water into the material. If it soaks in, the material is likely fabric but if it just sits on the top without soaking in, it is likely vinyl.
Regardless of the material, you should purchase the material appropriate cleaner for your top. This will help to ensure it is protected from the elements and likely prolong the life of the top.
Car Seat Covers
You’ve likely had the momentary panic of feeling a raindrop and quickly contemplating if you put the top of your convertible back up. While you definitely don’t want to leave your convertible open to the rain, you’ll have some peace of mind if you have car seat covers. These neoprene covers can help to protect the actual material of the car seat.
Even if you are one to never leave the top down while away, car seat covers are still beneficial to protect your convertible car seats while driving with the top down. You know birds love zeroing in on an open convertible.
Join the Steering Wheel Club
Finally, to protect your convertible, you should purchase and regularly use a steering wheel club. This simple measure helps to deter the amatuer, opportunist car theif. It may not be an effective measure against a trained professional but at least you are eliminating a large portion of the car theft threat.
For more information about protecting the seats of you car, visit our website or call us at 888-246-5653.