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Car Cover Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product Type, by Cover Type, by Distribution Channel, by End User : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Amogh Thulgharia | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Car Cover Market Research, 2032

The global car cover market was valued at $0.9 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $1.6 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2023 to 2032.

The car cover industry is usually involved in the manufacturing, distribution and selling of protective covers. Automotive vehicles are the focus of the protective coverings unique design and development. The coverings are constructed from a variety of materials, including weather shield, polyester, and polyethylene. These unique material components provide defense against external factors such as rain, snow, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, dust, filth, and bird droppings. Car covers serve a variety of purposes, including convenience, security, preservation, customization and protection. They help in shielding vehicles from environmental elements including sunshine, corrosion, and fading paint. In addition, car cover guards against dents, scrapes, and other physical harm that usually takes place in garages, parking lots, and outdoor storage areas. Moreover, certain car covers helps in hiding the vehicle's appearance, thus defending against criminals from stealing it. Threrefore, car covers assists in preventing theft and damage. Customers can select between different car cover solutions that are specifically designed to fit certain vehicle models, sizes, and shapes.

Car Cover Market

Key Takeaways 

  • On the basis of product type, the conventional segment held the largest share in the car cover market in 2022.

  • On the basis of cover type, the universal car cover segment held the largest market share in 2022. 

  • On the basis of distribution channel, the OEM segment held the largest market share in 2022. 

  • On the basis of end user, the individual segment held the largest market share in 2022. 

  • On the basis of region, the North America segment held the largest market share in 2022

The report focuses on growth prospects, restraints, and trends of the car cover market forecast. The study provides Porter’s five forces analysis to understand the impact of various factors such as bargaining power of suppliers, competitive intensity of competitors, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and bargaining power of buyers on the car cover market outlook.

Segment Review

The global car cover industry is segmented into product type, cover type, distribution channel, end user and region. By product type, the market is categorized into conventional, semi-automatic and automatic. By cover type the market is bifurcated into universal car cover and custom-made car cover. By distribution channel, the market is bifurcated into aftermarket and OEM. By end-user, the market is categorized into individual, car manufacturers and others. By region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

By product type, the conventional segment is dominating the market. This is due to the current high presence of conventional cars as compared to semi-automatic and automatic cars in the market. However, the automatic segment is growing as people are giving first preference as their choice to the automatic cars.

By cover type, the universal car cover is dominating the car cover market size. This is due to customers' preference for basic covers to meet their general requirement to protect their car. However, the custom-made car cover segment will be growing in the future due to the growing demand for authentic covers to suite the visual appearance of the user’s high technology car.

By distribution channel, the aftermarket segment is dominating the car cover market size. This is due to the high presence of online car cover providers and sellers across the internet. However, OEM will be growing in the future as customers are gradually shifting their demand towards original equipment accessories for their cars

By end user, individual segment is dominating the car cover market share due to increasing disposable income among the users. However, the others segment will grow in the future as car dealers, auto detailing and car-care business and fleet owners are gradually increasing their foothold in the car business and therefore require car cover solution for the protection of their cars.

Car Cover Market by Region

Based on region, North America is dominating the car cover market. This is due to the presence of large car manufacturing companies in the region. However, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow in the future due to the growing start -ups and industries, growing disposable income, growing population and growing vehicle production in the region. 

U.S. Car Cover Market

The U.S. is the country with highest rate of car ownership in the world. Therefore, as the demand for cars is growing simultaneously the demand for accessories such as car cover is also growing to defend the assets against environmental elements, environment theft and environment damage. The U.S. comprises diverse range of climate zones arising from arid deserts, humid subtropical regions to snowy mountain areas. The various climatic conditions are creating important demand for car covers that are tailored to meet specific weather challenges such as UV protection in summer and hot states such as California, water resistance in wet regions such as Pacific Northwest and snow protection in snowy and cold regions such as Northeast.

Car Cover Market Growth

Due to the increasing popularity of customization and personalization among vehicle owners, the sales of car cover are growing in the automotive industry. Car enthusiasts, collectors, and owners of specialty vehicles demand customized covers tailored to their specific requirements, driving market expansion. The rise in volume of cars on road is increasingly influencing growth of car body cover. Furthermore, people realized the importance of environmental factors which leads to the increasing adoption of car body cover as a preventive measure.

Technological Advancements

Manufacturers are rigorously searching for the latest raw materials possessing enhanced capabilities to improve the performance and durability of car covers. The materials include advanced synthetic fabrics stated as weather shield and sunbrella fabric.  The fabrics are engineered to offer superior protection against ultraviolet rays, water, dust and environmental pollution. The nanotechnology coating and treatment are also applied to the car cover material to improve repellent property of water, to improve breathing property and to increase resistance to stains and scratches. The combination of advanced features and connectivity option helps to allow for remote monitoring function, control function and automation of protective function. The smart cover includes sensors to observe and detect changes in the weather conditions and vehicle status such as temperature, humidity, and movement. Furthermore, the users receive real-time alerts and notifications in their devices in relation to car threats. In addition, the connectivity feature also helps in the integration of smart home systems and vehicle security systems for better convenience and security.

Top Impacting Factors

Rise in the purchasing power of people across the globe

The purchasing power of people is growing across the globe. A large segment of the population can now easily afford to buy a vehicle. For instance, as per OICA website statistics, 92,724,668 units of car were sold globally in the year 2023. Car owners are willing to invest extra finance over cars accessories to protect their cars, thus driving the demand for high-quality car covers. Furthermore, people are recognizing the importance of preserving vehicle appearance and resale value. People are investing in purchasing car cover to provide protection to the vehicle exterior against ultraviolet rays, rain, snow, bird droppings and scratches.  Moreover, having an expensive and high-performance vehicle is becoming a trend nowadays. People are currently getting heavily involved in following and setting trends and vehicles is one aspect of that. Automotive companies are producing all kinds of variants of cars to satisfy the need of different consumer segments, thus propelling the growth for car cover market.

Growth in adversity in weather conditions

Increasing climate changes are leading to an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather conditions such as storms, heavy rainfall, hailstorms and heatwaves. The growing changes are causing important damage to the vehicles condition, thus driving the growth of car cover market, as car cover helps in protecting against adverse weather conditions, shielding vehicles from rain, hail, debris, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. There are certain regions that witness extreme weather variability such as extreme summers, cold winters and unpredictable weather patterns and hence they require car covers for protection, as car covers are designed for all-season use, offering versatility and adaptability to changing weather conditions. Therefore, all these factors are expected to drive the growth of car cover market for the forecast period. 

Seasonal demand for car cover solutions

The demand for car cover fluctuates seasonally, during certain seasons such as the winter season and rainy season. In addition, during peak seasons, sales of car cover increases, as the demand is there but in case of stable weather, sales patterns fluctuate for manufacturers and retailers. Management of inventory level is challenging for car cover manufacturers and retailers due to seasonal nature of demand. To prevent overstocking and understocking, the manufacturers require to predict demand changes precisely and modify production and inventory levels correspondingly. Overstocking can result in higher carrying costs and possible markdowns to get rid of extra inventory as it can tie up funds and warehouse space. On the other hand, understocking can lead to lost sales opportunities and disgruntled customers. Seasonal fluctuations in demand for car covers also require hiring temporary workers, adjusting production capacity, and implementing flexible manufacturing processes. However, managing workforce fluctuations and operational adjustments can strain resources and impact overall efficiency and profitability. Therefore, all these factors are expected to restrain the growth of the car cover market.

Pricing Sensitivity

Car covers are generally not a very important accessory considered by users. Furthermore, expensive pricing of cars can influence the behavior and purchasing decision of price-conscious users, thus resulting in low selling of car covers. The car cover market has a highly competitive nature, and various manufacturers and retailers are offering a large range of products at various price points. Intense competition is leading to pricing pressures as companies search for market share and customer attention. Price wars and aggressive discounting strategies can erode profit margins and limit investment in product innovation, marketing, and customer service, hindering overall car cover market growth.

Customized Car Covers

Customized car covers offer a tight and accurate fit since they are made to precisely match the dimensions and curves of each model of vehicle. Due to a personalized fit, there are fewer gaps and weaknesses than with universal-fit coverings, ensuring optimal coverage and protection. Personalized offerings related to car covers help to defend against dust, debris, UV rays, moisture and other outer issues. In addition, the offer adds aesthetic appeal to the car covers. Moreover, the customized car cover provides the option of adding design such as color pattern, logo, and different brand features, hence increasing the appeal for the product. Owners of vehicles can alter the coverings to better represent their brand and to fit their own personal style preferences. Customized coverings improve the visual impact and aesthetic appeal of cars by giving them a hint of exclusivity and originality. Therefore, all these factors are expected to provide an opportunity for car cover market growth during the forecast period.

Recent developments in the car cover market

  • In August 2021, Covercraft Industries Limited launched new exclusive multi layered car cover fabrics. The fabrics include 5-layer outdoor car covers, 5-layer indoor car covers, and 3-layer moderate weather covers. These covers are designed specifically to provide protection to cars, trucks and SUVs requirements.
  • In October 2023, Mountain Top, the top designer and producer of truck bed additions outside of North America, was acquired by Real Truck, Inc., the leading maker of practical aftermarket accessories and an online destination for truck, Jeep, Bronco, and off-road fans. Located in Denmark, Mountain Top provides truck attachments to major OEMs and markets them in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S.
  • In August 2023, Real Truck Inc., acquired IDDEA that comes under Go Rhino brand. The Go Rhino brand holds 40 issued and pending patents for the innovative premium products that the company develops and manufactures for truck, jeep and SUV owners. The acquisition helps in strengthening Real Truck’s existing portfolio of brands spanning truck bed covers, truck bed liners, steps, floor liners, fender flares, vent visors and cargo management.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the car cover market analysis from 2022 to 2032 to identify the prevailing car cover market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the car cover market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global car cover market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Car Cover Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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Market Size By 2032

USD 1.6 billion

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.9%

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Forecast period

2022 - 2032

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Report Pages

400

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By Product Type
  • Conventional
  • Semi-Automatic
  • Automatic
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By Cover Type
  • Universal Car Cover
  • Custom Made Car Cover
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By Distribution Channel
  • Aftermarket
  • OEM
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By End User
  • Individual
  • Car Manufacturers
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Latin America  (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East and Africa  (Gcc Countries, South Africa, Rest of Middle East And Africa)
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Key Market Players

Classic Addition Limited, Coverwell, Real Truck Holdings Inc., Budge Covers, Zhejang Mingfeng Industrial Company Limited, Autofurnish, Dalian Runde, Covercraft Industries LLC, Cover King, A1 Car Covers Company

Author Name(s) : Amogh Thulgharia | Lalit Janardhan Katare
Frequently Asked Questions?

The market for car covers is expanding steadily and is being propelled by elements like rising vehicle ownership, growing concern for vehicle safety, and developments in material science.

Conventional car cover and universal car cover are the leading applications of car cover market.

North America is the largest regional market for car cover.

$0.9 billion is the estimated industry size of the car cover market.

Covercraft Industries LLC, Coverwell, Classic Addition Limited, Budge Covers, Real Truck Holdings Inc., Zhejang Mingfeng Industrial Company Limited, Dalian Runde, Cover King, Autofurnish, and A1 Car Covers Company are the top companies to hold market share in car cover industry.

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Car Cover Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032