Some people mistake car covers for front end masks or car bras. A front end mask will protect the most vulnerable part of your car from rock chips and bugs. You may think - why do I need a car bug shield when I can just hit the car wash?
The solvent usually needed to remove bug carcasses can actually damage your paint job, which can be reason enough to invest in a front end mask for some people. You can also get front end masks with special bug deflectors installed that help keep bugs from hitting your windshield.