A spare tire cover is a car accessory that helps defend your vehicle’s rear spare wheel from the elements. They also help prevent theft of the spare wheel itself.
Boomerang’s molded black textured ABS plastic face is stitched to a durable vinyl band and provides superior protection, an upscale look and easy installation. They’re also backed by their standard three-year warranty.
Protects from Punctures
If your spare tire isn’t covered, it can be punctured by objects that are kicked up or thrown at the car. Whether by a jagged rock, a tree branch or another object, the puncture can cause damage to your spare tire, making it unusable. Luckily, some hard spare tire covers come with built-in bungs that prevent punctures from accidental objects. Some also feature a zippered opening that makes it easy to access your tire.
Another benefit of having a spare tire cover is that it protects your spare tire from getting filthy. An uncovered and neglected spare tire can easily become a greasy mess that’s a pain to clean off. Leaving the tire outside can even damage it if the rubber suffers photodegradation from prolonged exposure to UV rays. Spare tires that are left out in the sun can become brittle and dry, causing them to crack and lose their flexibility.
Lastly, a hard spare tire cover protects your spare from theft. Many of these covers feature a locking mechanism that can be used in conjunction with a security wheel lock to keep the spare tire safe from thieves. It’s not a foolproof deterrent, but it’s much more difficult for would-be thieves to steal a tire that’s locked to the vehicle. The extra time and effort it takes to get a locked tire loose is more than enough to make a thief think twice about stealing it.
When a tire is left unprotected, UV rays from sunlight can degrade the rubber compounds. This can lead to slow leaks or even tire failure in spite of having plenty of tread left. A spare tire cover prevents this by blocking the direct sunlight from reaching the tire.
A hard spare tire cover is made of a rigid material like stainless steel or molded plastic and has two parts: a faceplate that covers the front of the tire and a ring that wraps around it and locks in place with a clasp or latch. These are more expensive than soft covers, but they provide the most security and are highly durable.
Soft spare tire covers are usually made of vinyl, which is a durable and weatherproof material that protects the spare from sunlight. They are also more affordable than hard covers and can be found in a variety of designs to match the look of your rig. However, the downside to a soft cover is that it can fade and crack over time.
Make sure you measure your spare tire before buying a cover. Check both the width and circumference to ensure that it fits correctly. In addition, choose a cover that has a warranty in case something goes wrong with it. Generally, warranties last for one year, but some covers may have longer warranties.
Easy to Install
Spare tires are prone to accumulating dirt and grime, especially when you’re driving off-road. These elements can wear down the rubber and cause it to weaken. Fortunately, spare tire covers prevent these pollutants from getting to your tire so that it stays in good condition longer.
Some covers are made of materials that can withstand varying weather conditions, as well as the heat and UV rays your vehicle is exposed to. Depending on the kind of driving you do, you might need a cover that is more absorbent to protect your tire from rain and road salt or something else more durable for off-roading adventures.
You can also find covers with designs that suit your personality or style. Some are camouflaging so you can keep your spare tire hidden from prying eyes, while others feature a Jeep logo or other eye-catching design. Some even have anti-theft features to prevent theft of your spare tire and its cover.
A good example of a durable, yet stylish spare tire cover is the TCP Global Brand spare tire wheel cover. It is ideal for 27-inch and 30-inch spare tires and has an elasticized back hem that makes installation easy. It also has a waterproof and nonscratch vinyl material that can withstand all types of weather, whether you’re driving in the snow or going on a dusty trail. This cover also has two endearing dog prints to show your love for man’s best friend.
A spare tire cover adds an extra layer of protection for your tire. It shields the spare tire from UV rays that can fade it over time and prevents water damage from rain or dirt. It also helps deter thieves who are more likely to target vehicles that are carrying valuables.
One Piece spare tire covers are made from durable materials like vinyl and polyester fabric to withstand outdoor elements. They are also available in a variety of sizes to fit different spare tire dimensions. They are easy to install and come with an elastic band or drawstring closure system for a snug fit.
These covers are a great way to show off your personality and give your Jeep a unique look. Many designs can be customized to feature your favorite characters or a specific theme. If you’re a fan of the Straw Hat Pirates, for example, there is a design that features the Jolly Roger flag.
The Rigid Series Spare Tire Cover from Boomerang uses a hard plastic face with an elasticized vinyl band to hold it in place and protect the spare tire from sun exposure. It is a great fit for the newer-generation Jeep Wrangler JL, which was launched in 2018. Jeep owners love this cover for its easy installation, superior protection, and upscale appearance, and it is backed by a 3-year warranty.