Monday, January 23, 2017

The Best Convertible Soft-Tops for Winter


Cruising down the highway with the top down is appealing during spring and summer, but convertible drivers require reliable protection from the wisps of wind, sheets of sleet and flurries of flakes that are a staple of winter weather. Don’t worry—your convertible does not have to sit idle in your garage. A convertible soft-top cover is a relatively inexpensive investment that solves this icy issue and keeps warm air from escaping the car’s enclosure.

We have outlined our recommendations for selecting the best winter weather convertible soft top for your car. Read on to discover a few important factors you should take into consideration before making your purchase.

Size & Fit
Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. The effectiveness of your soft-top cover will depend largely upon its compatibility with the make and model of your convertible. For instance, if you drive a 1996 Miata, you would select a 1990-2005 Miata convertible top.

If your cover fits the convertible’s cabin snuggly, it will plug gaps and reduce the chilling effect of wind as it whips by. A tight fit will also ensure that occupants are shielded from the deafening noise that accompanies wind.

If you have questions about finding the correct cover for your soft-top convertible, give us a call at (888) 254-7679 and we will provide you with expert advice.

Material
One of the most important facets of selecting a soft-top is choosing a fabric that will survive winter exposure. Thickness and durability are the two main characteristics you should look for while shopping. A soft-top roof will never be as insulated as a hard-top, but an extra inch or two of material can make all the difference on a cold winter morning. To avoid rips, make sure that you leave your fabric top up all season—the material shrinks during winter.

Windows
When buying a soft-top, plastic windows are fine as long as they are properly sewn-in & heat-sealed, like ours.  While plastic windows are durable and affordable, consider investing in a glass window. Certain brands even offer heated glass windows to take the edge off the cold. In addition to being more pleasing aesthetically, heated glass windows are great for defogging during the harsh winter months and will provide reliable protection for years to come! 

With these tips in mind, you cam purchase a long-lasting convertible top that will shield your interior from snow. Be sure to brush off snow build up, store your car indoors and keep road salt from rusting your ragtop’s hinges. Just remember to keep your top up! To find the best winter weather protection for your vehicle, visit AutoTopsDirect.com, and shop for soft-top convertible covers by make and model.


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