As mentioned, bicycle covers are a great way to prevent your bike from rusting. Bicycle covers are exactly what they sound like, a cover that you place over your bike when it’s not in use. These covers provide extra protection so moisture doesn’t attach itself to your bike and corrode or rust the essential parts.
How do bicycle covers work? Every company is different. Specifically, look out for companies that manufacture their bicycle covers with rust prevention technology. This could mean that the bicycle covers release a protective layer of rust prevention chemicals that coat the bike and keep it safe. Ask the manufacturer, or do some research into the type of technology they use. Rust prevention technology should be harmless to the environment, so don’t settle for bicycle covers that come with extra chemicals that could potentially harm the air.
Lastly, check for a warranty on the bicycle covers. This is not an item you want to buy every year. Bicycle covers should last two years at least, or slightly longer. This should be a purchase you make once and don’t need to worry about in the immediate future. Then, you’ll be on your way to a safe and protected bicycle.