Why UV Protection is Vital to Your Vehicle

Protecting your vehicle from UV rays is always important but this year with the current lockdown restrictions, there is even more reason to look after your vehicle. First of allthe lockdown means that campsites and caravan parks have had to close down and any travel plans for this summer will have been cancelled or at least on hold.  

 

So, instead of heading out in your caravan this summer, there is a good chance that it will be parked up for the majority of time. During this time, your vehicle will be at risk of getting damaged by the powerful UV rays throughout the summer months.  

 

You have probably noticed that the weather has been much warmer than usual recently and some scientists believe that the improvement in air quality due to the lockdown has resulted in more sunlight being able to reach the Earth’s surface. With this increase in sunny weather we are having, there will be more UV rays that can cause damage to your vehicle this summer. 

 

If you haven’t already prepared for the summer by buying a cover for your vehicle that offers high UV protection, you should be considering getting one now. As well as providing UV ray protection, a high-quality cover will prevent damage from tree sap, dirt and animal droppings which can all cause big problems to your paintwork. 

 

Damage to be aware of this summer 

 

  • UV rays can fade the paintwork of your vehicle 

  • Intense sun rays can damage your vehicle’s seals 

  • Dirt, animal droppings and tree sap combined with the sun is even more harmful 

  • UV rays can cause flaking and chalking of your paintwork 

 

To avoid these problems this summer and keep your vehicle in top condition, you can buy a Pro-Tec cover to provide the maximum protection to your caravan or motorhome. Our covers are ideal for using all year round because they are waterproof as well as offering UV protection. 

 

Our Pro-Tec covers are manufactured with our unique Caravanshield material which offers UV protection, as well as being the most breathable cover on the market. This means you don’t have to worry about your vehicle getting mildew, condensation or mould damage. 

 

Hopefully, we might still get to use our caravans later this year but until we are told it is safe to do so, the best thing we can do right now is make sure that our vehicles stay well protected and are ready to go when we eventually get the green light to go out in them. 

 

You can shop for the best Pro-Tec cover for your vehicle by clicking here. 

Our UV Protection Guide

We're thrilled to launch our UV protection guide, ready for the summer.

Here you will find all the details of how to protect your vehicle from damaging UV rays and how best to care for your vehicle in the summer.

It's completely FREE to download - just click below!

Caravan sites to visit post-lockdown

The main question on everybody’s minds now is “when will caravan sites open again?”. Whilst we’re waiting for caravan sites to open again, we thought we would share with you some of the top UK caravan sites!  

 

Every site in this list is an absolute must-visit to add to your list post-lockdown, keep reading to see what made our list... 

 

 

Resipole Farm Holiday Park, Argyll – Scotland 

 

The views offered here are enough to convince you to visit. The outdoor surroundings are perfect for re-connecting with nature and exploring. There are nature reserves and distilleries within a short driving distance, or you could fish in the Loch, this is one for those who want to de-stress and relax! 

 

 

Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay – Cornwall 

 

If you’re looking for somewhere for the family, this is a must-visit. Situated just minutes from Newquay’s famous seven beaches, you can explore the beauty of Cornwall or make the most of the site's facilities. With an indoor all-weather pool complex that has fun flumes or the outdoor pool, you can be rest-assured that the whole family will love a trip here. 

 

 

Coed-y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site, Snowdonia – Wales 

 

This site is in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, making it a gorgeous visit that offers something for everybody. The campsite was designed with families in mind, so the site has every option for activity or relaxation. Zip World – home to the largest zip lines in the world is just a short drive away. 

 

 

Holgates Holiday Park, Silverdale – Lancashire 

 

You’re bound to see some beautiful scenery when you visit here, as it is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With over 100 acres of woodland and countryside to explore, this site will help you re-connect with nature. As well as the stunning natural scenery, the site has great facilities such as a restaurant and bar, two outdoor adventure playgrounds and a pool. For the grown-ups there’s even a sauna!  

We’re as excited as you to return to some of our well-loved caravan parks and we recommend giving one of these sites a try!  

 

Whilst your caravan or motorhome is in storage waiting for a trip back out, it is important to keep it protected and safe. You may not be aware but the UV rays from the sun can cause detrimental damage to your caravan’s bodywork, which wouldn’t be ideal for your first trip back out. 

 

The material in our covers has UV protection capabilities, meaning your vehicle can be protected from the damaging rays or other summer elements such as animal droppings and dirt.

 

You can shop all our covers here. 

 

For the latest information we have on Coronavirus & campsites, please click here. 

A Guide to Our Products

At Pro-Tec Covers, we have been helping our customers to protect their caravans and motorhomes for many years. We are all part of one big caravanning family and we are constantly reviewing and modifying our product range to ensure that we can provide our customers with everything that the market is missing.  

  

Whether you have only recently purchased your first caravan or motorhome, or you have been part of the community for many years, we wanted to give you a bit more guidance on our current product range, so you can find the products that are most suited to your needs.  

  

Covers  

  

We are leading the way when it comes to high-quality caravan and motorhome covers. A long time ago we saw that people were crying out for a better standard of covers. Across the market, we saw ill-fitting covers that did not provide the right protection, made from poor quality materials and people were struggling for hours to fit these covers. This inspired us to develop innovative caravan and motorhome covers that provide the level of protection that the caravan community deserves.   

  

We provide customised cover designs for all models, shapes and sizes, we even factor in details such as ladders, solar panels and air-con units to get the exact cover shape you need to provide optimum protection. In addition to this, all of our covers are the most breathable on the market and come with our unique Easy-Fit system as standard, making it quick and super easy to fit your cover. If that wasn’t enough, our covers also come with easy door-access!  

  

We provide bespoke designs for:  

  

Caravan covers - Shop now  

Motorhome covers - Shop now  

Eriba caravan covers - Shop now  

Towing covers - Shop now  

  

Pro-Tec Vehicle and Cover Cleaner  

  

As well as buying the Pro-Tec cover to suit your needs, the vehicle and cover cleaner is a great addition to keep both your caravan/motorhome and its cover in top condition. It is a waterless cleaner that provides a convenient, eco-friendly solution to clean, shine and protect your caravan or motorhome and cover. If you want to prolong the life of your cover and keep your paintwork looking as fresh and new as possible, the cleaner is an essential buy. One of our customers has mentioned their cover lasting 11 years thanks to proper care and consideration!  

  

  

Camper Trolley Motor Movers  

  

A motor mover can be a caravan owner’s best friend when it comes to getting out of a tight spot. They enable much easier manoeuvring of a caravan, for example, when on challenging terrain, or getting into a tricky angle. We have two powerful and sturdy motor mover models to choose from, available for single and double axles.  

  

  

If you would like to find out more information about any of our high-quality products, visit our website 

  

Which cover is right for me?

When you buy a motorhome or caravan, you are buying a long-term holiday home. Just like your home or car, the better you protect it, the longer it stays in good condition and the less money you will need to spend on maintenance. One of the best ways to keep your motorhome or caravan protected is to buy the right type of high-quality cover and this is where Pro-Tec can help.  

 

If you want to really ensure that your caravan or motorhome has the best protection available, simply choose the right one for your needs: 

 

Full covers – If you are storing your caravan out of season, then the best option is to go for a full cover. This will keep your motorhome or caravan fully sheltered from the elements, in comfortable hibernation until it is time to use it again. Your caravan will be protected from UV rays, rust and those annoying, paint damaging bird droppings, amongst other things 

 

All of our full covers for both caravans and motorhomes also come with our exclusive easy-fit system meaning they are a breeze to put on, regardless of the size of your holiday home! The back panel of our covers rolls up meaning you can slide the cover on from front to back without the need for step ladders.  

 

Whatever size or model your motorhome is, Pro-Tec will design the bespoke cover solution. With other cover manufacturers, you won’t get the same custom fit, that perfectly covers your specific model and fits around ladders, air cons and dishes. We tailor our covers to provide the perfect fit, ensuring the ultimate level of motorhome cover protection. 

 

As all of our covers are made to order and fully bespoke, they also come with door access for your habitation access and allowances for anything you may have fitted such as bike racks or solar panels.  

 

Towing covers  These covers are specifically designed for when you are on the move, protecting the front of your caravan whilst in transit. This can prevent stone chips, keep dirt from the road off and protect from all those other problems that might cause harm when you are travelling on a motorway, for example. 

 

Pro-Tec are the leaders in custom motorhome and caravan covers, providing features such as the unique Easy-Fit System and the most breathable covers available. This is what stands Pro-Tec ahead of the rest of the market when it comes to covers.  

 

Every Pro-Tec cover from our range comes with the Easy-Fit System as standard, which means each time you need to cover your motorhome or caravan, it can be done rapidly and requires just one person. If you want to avoid battling the wind and rain with a cover that is difficult to fit, then look at the Pro-Tec range for the best covers around.