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April 12, 2015 10:05

Car seat covers can add a dash of style to your old car’s interior, and hide all the stains, tears and damages that have appeared over a time. New seat covers not only transform a car’s cabin appearance, but improve its comfort level as well. Today, seat covers are available in a wide range of designs, patterns, colors and materials. However, it could be confusing for buyers. There are various aspects that need to be considered while buying seat covers for your car.

Hope this auto guide can help you select the best seat covers.

How to choose car seat covers?

  • Figure out your requirements: First and foremost, you need to figure out your needs. If you drive quite often, you will need comfortable and durable seat covers. If you have kids or pets, then easy to clean and handy seat covers, such as ballistic nylon or heavy gauge vinyl covers will solve your purpose.

  • Select type of seat covers: One can choose from a range of seat covers available in the market today. For example, the wrap-around elastic cords seat covers are best for the cars with bucket seats, as they firmly attach to edges. These types of seat covers can be easily customized for sports cars as well.

  • Measure your car seats: Measure your seats before purchasing car seat covers from a retail or online store. Make sure that you get measurement of length of the bottom seat cushion, height of the seat back and width of the seat. Most retail stores offer standard size of seat covers, but they might not fit to your car’s seats if they are bigger than the regular size.

  • Choose cover material: Seat covers are available in different types of materials. The canvas covers are widely used and most durable one. They are long lasting and improve seat comfort. The velour, fur and sheepskin are comfortable seat materials. The velour covers have soft finish and are easy to clean. Vinyl, tweed, leather and synthetic leather are some popular material used for manufacturing auto seat covers. A car buying guide will provide you detailed information about different types of cover material and their usage. 

  • Consider design and color: Seat covers design or pattern reflects your personality, so choose wisely. For example, the camouflage pattern provides a masculine look, while the flora and Hawaiian pattern highlight your fun side. The color of seat covers could be in contrast to the original shade of the seats. But, make sure that it complements the exterior of your car. The light shades easily get stained and dirty, so if you have kids or pets, pick darker shade covers.

  • Research to buy seat covers: Most auto guide portals offer a wide collection of seat covers for cars, but they have extra shipping charges.  The retail auto parts and accessory shops, on the other hand, might offer a limited collection at higher price, but you can cover your seats immediately without any shipping cost. So buy from a place, retail or e-tail store, where you get the best deal

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