Among those great on-the-road ironies is that while you’re sitting comfortably in your car seat, the seat itself is having to stand up to a tremendous quantity of abuse. Dirty clothes, wet swimsuits, spilled drinks, kids snacking in the backseat, slobbering pets, seat friction, and harsh sunlight all have the capacity to ruin and wear out your great-looking seats.
With the right set of car seat covers, you’ll be able to:
How to Choose a Perfect Seat Cover For your Car?
There are definite”high-traffic” areas on your automobile that seem predestined to receive a good deal of punishing use. Your carpets are constantly being trampled by dirty shoes, your steering wheel is being throttled nonstop by oily hands and your seats are always besieged by a steady onslaught of abuses. While the only surefire way to safeguard your seats is to stop driving your vehicle, that solution isn’t sensible. Dressing your seats with a pair of form-fitting, protective seat covers is just as good, and this solution will not force you into riding public transportation either.
Your car seats face a number of perils, including:
No one plans on fumbling a 40 ounce beverage right into their lap while barreling down the freeway, but it happens. As drinks keep getting larger and larger, the potential damage keeps growing and growing. Besides sticky sodas and scalding coffees, on-the-go foods are a car seat’s worst nightmare. That overstuffed burrito hanging out of your jaws is like a Sword of Damocles, looming disastrously over your upholstery and threatening a permanent stain with every succulent chomp. Not to mention soiled clothing, tracked-in mud and salty back sweat. Luckily, a snug set of seat covers will bear the brunt of any spillage and grime you can toss at it.
Whether you are driving home from an outing at the neighborhood pool, a kayaking trip or an endless summer’s day of surfing, the moisture in your clothing may lead to serious problems for your upholstery. Moisture is especially problematic for residents of the drizzly Pacific Northwest and other wet zones. Leather’s worst enemy is water. When it gets wet, it becomes tacky to the touch — a sign that the leather’s natural oils are being washed out. Cloth seating is also prone to damage from moisture. If water seeps into factory-installed fabrics, it can fester and grow into ugly, stinky, disgusting mold. Never fear; our seat covers come in a wide selection of materials with varying degrees of water resistance to guard your interior.
Kids and Pets
Nothing’s quite as adorable as the mesmerized look of a toddler who’s discovering the sweet, luscious delights of his or her first birthday cake. At the exact same time, that picture of a child’s tiny digits grabbing chunks of chocolate cake from the fist-full and smearing it over every square inch of the upper body should remind us that children are only as messy as they are cute. And, while you can easily mop away accidents in your kitchen, it becomes a massive hassle when it happens in your back seat. The same goes for your furry friend, four-legged co-pilot. Plus, their sharp little talons can rip, tear and gouge your upholstery, especially leather. On the other hand, the right set of seat covers will shield your seats from the messes that children and pets inevitably create.
While getting in and out of your vehicle can look like a harmless operation, it is, actually, putting a great deal of stress on your seats. Like sandpaper on a jagged block of wood, the texture of your clothing grates against the texture of the upholstery (leather and cloth alike). As time passes, the strength of the leather or fabric starts to wane, and it will eventually start becoming threadbare, torn and split. Obviously, this pitiful fate can easily be avoided with an excellent set of seat covers.
Just because every form of life on Earth is dependent on sunlight for its existence doesn’t mean that solar rays aren’t a mixed benefit. Too much sun exposure is not healthy for our skin, and it’s harmful to our upholstery. Leather is particularly susceptible to sun damage because UV radiation dries out the natural oils in the leather. Without these oils keeping things moist, the leather will eventually begin to crack. Cloth upholstery is also at risk. As you can not always park in the shade, it is possible to give yourself year-round protection with a snazzy set of seat covers.
Sometimes bad things happen to good upholstery. If the interior of your vehicle has suffered some cruel twist of fate (a leaky pen left lying in the backseat, or a torn seam that’s threatening to unravel completely), you have the ability to rejuvenate your vehicle’s seats without having to go through the hassle of a complete reupholster job. Rather than calling up your dealer and shelling out an arm and a leg for new seats, you can simply slide a new set of seat covers directly over the old ones. No muss, no fuss-just good looking seat covers that fit like a glove.
AutoAnything offers three different fitting seat covers, a custom fit, semi–custom fit and universal fit. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits you get with each style.
A Guide to Covering Your Damaged Seats
- Custom Fit Seat Covers
Just as an Armani suit is properly measured, cut and stitched to fit the unique shapes and contours of the wearer, so too is a custom fit seat cover meticulously designed for a precise fit over your seats. No part of your particular vehicle’s seat is forgotten or overlooked — maybe not the place of the head rest, nor the location of the seat’s ergonomic controls, nor even where your seatbelts are attached. Everything is taken under consideration, and these made-to-measure seat covers will fit like they had been factory-installed. Moreover, custom seat covers will not obstruct your seat’s side-impact airbags, so you’ll be just as secure as before, only with better looking and better protected upholstery.
- Semi-Custom Fit Seat Covers
Even though a tailor-made suit fits your body to a T, off-the-rack clothing still looks and feels great, and you usually have enough left over for a matching shirt and tie. Our semi-custom fit seat covers are the economical alternative to the tailored suit. They are stitched together following patterns that will work with your vehicle’s seats as well as with similarly sized seats in other cars, trucks and SUVs. Except for the 3 Star Semi-Custom skin Seat Cover, our semi-custom fit seat covers do not leave access to lumbar controls, and they should not be used if you’ve got side-impact airbags on your vehicle. Nevertheless, they deliver fantastic protection against the whole gamut of seating hazards.
- Universal Seat Covers
Like the title implies, universal seat covers fit some high-back and low-back bucket seat, irrespective of your year, make or model. Rather than being used as long term coverings, our universal seat covers are a perfect companion in your automobile for when life gets a bit messy. They install in seconds, so that you can slip them on when you want them and keep them away in your trunk when you don’t. Like the semi-custom seat covers, the universal seat covers shouldn’t be used on seats with side-impact airbags.
Tips On Making Over Your Interior
Your car is more than only a means of transport –it is an extension of your identity, your personality and your character. You want your vehicle to mirror yourself, and the ideal set of seat covers is an excellent way to personalize your interior. And, with all the various colors, designs and materials at your disposal, you have an almost limitless array of ways to customize your car seats. Here are the basics:
- Colors and Designs
Auto manufacturers tend to design their interiors to please as many shoppers as possible. In order to create that wide appeal, they usually use neutral colors and almost never add any patterns into the mix. Now, you can break free from the mold by dressing your seats in your favorite color, or even one of those radical and eye-catching designs.
Aside from the standard tones that match most interior color schemes, AutoAnything has seat covers in almost every conceivable hue. From navy blue to neon pink, there is a rainbow of colors at your finger tips. If you prefer patterns over solid shades, you’re in luck. We have a number of different designs which range from camouflage to tropical flowers. Wet Okole alone has 34 distinct colors and designs to select from! And of course that our high-quality sheepskin seat covers come in 17 unique shades.
Whether you want the luxurious feel of 100% real sheepskin, or prefer the rugged durability of neoprene or canvas, seat covers come in a wide range of materials. Read on to learn all about the different fabric options you have for your seat covers.
- Neoprene Seat Covers
The exact same extreme-duty material used in wetsuits is available for your vehicle. Made from synthetic rubber, neoprene provides the utmost protection from moisture. In reality, they’re as water proof as a scuba suit.
For easy installation and removal, the neoprene has an inner and outer layer of nylon. These layers cover the cushy 1/2″ mat of high quality CR neoprene. Not only do they provide the maximum protection against water and moisture, they also make a excellent barrier against dirt, friction, spills and UV damage. To top it off, CR neoprene is nonflammable, so a stray cigarette will not cause these seat covers to burst into flames. Best of all, the neoprene seat covers like our Wet Okole Seat Covers come in over 30 different colors and patterns, so you are guaranteed to find a seat cover that suits your tastes.
- Poly-Cotton Seat Covers
For the soft texture of cotton with the protection of polyester, manufacturers blended the two fabrics together in a creation called, you guessed it, poly-cotton. This fabric is used in the majority of our seat covers because it delivers the best of both cotton and polyester in an affordable, attractive and easy-to-clean fabric.
The benefit of cotton seat covers is they mix tremendous strength with softness, so they feel great to the touch while providing a sturdy defense against wear and tear. What is more, the polyester adds an excellent barrier against moisture and harmful UV rays. The majority of the poly-cotton fabrics are treated with a water repellent coating, which provides an excess barrier against spilled drinks. The combination of these two fabrics makes poly-cotton enjoyable to sit on as well as sturdy enough to stand up to spills, pets, friction and UV damage. Additionally, poly-cotton seat covers are machine washable, so they clean easy and effortlessly. Have a look at our Covercraft SeatSavers Seat Covers for a fantastic instance of poly-cotton seat covers.