I will cut to the chase. Your daily outdoor car cover isn’t thick enough to protect the car windscreen from a hail storm. So, unless you have a specialized car cover that is designed thick to protect your car from hail, don’t risk leaving your car unprotected.
I get this question all the time- Can a Car Cover Protect my Car windscreen from a hailstorm? And unfortunately, it won’t. Here are a couple of reasons why you shouldn’t trust your car cover to protect your car windscreen from shattering in case of a heavy hail:
1) Car Covers aren’t thick enough to protect a Car from Hail
You knew this was coming, didn’t you? The car covers are designed to protect your car from rain and avoid getting scratches. They aren’t designed to withstand hail. And if you live in an area where there is a chance of getting a hailstorm, we recommend you get specialized hail car covers.
2) Car Covers aren’t designed to absorb impact
It goes without saying that car covers don’t offer any kind of impact absorption. And if you are getting a car over that costs $30 or so, it’s as though you are not putting on any kind of protection to the car, at all! If it’s a more expensive car cover that has fiber material on it, it will certainly provide some kind of protection. But it will be so minimal that it will seem as though there is no protection at all.
With that said, it is safe to conclude that a car cover cannot protect a car in case of hail.
So, when there is hail, you should either put your car inside a garage or use a specialized car cover that is very thick and is specifically designed to protect your car in case of hail.