When you’ve just purchased a new car, you love sitting the brand new seats, all clean, nice, smooth, with no stains. The problems, of course, as soon as you let your kids with their Popsicles, dog, and other messes into your car, your seats are doomed. There is one thing that you can do, it’s very inexpensive, and that is get top quality seat covers installed right away. Even if you only cover the front seats, you’ll be glad you did in just a few years. Here are some more tips and suggestions on getting the best car seat covers available.
Don’t Be Cheap
When you go down to the local discount department store you’ll find lots of “one size fits all” very inexpensive seat covers. These are OK if you’ve got an old clunker car ratty looking seats and need to cover up the holes. They won’t fit very well, if at all, and they’ll keep coming loose, popping off, and causing problems. They’ll be made from poor quality materials and won’t last very long either.
What you should be in the market for is custom-fit seat covers that will only fit seats just like yours. That way they won’t be baggy in some places and too tight in others. They’ll have special, high-quality, fasteners that will hold the seat cover on securely in every part.
There are several different grades of materials that can be used to make seat covers, just like anything else. The higher the quality of materials, the longer it will last, the better it will protect, and it will usually look better at the same time. There are several high-grade materials that are made from neoprene or similar materials. They tend to last many years, be waterproof and stain proof, and can be used under some of the worst conditions imaginable.
Neoprene in the best, many wetsuits for diving or surfing are made from this material. It can be almost completely waterproof and is perfect for convertibles, jeeps, sand buggies, and other vehicles that sometimes get rained on, covered in mud, or abused on hunting trips.
A slightly lesser quality, but still very durable, are the neosupreme seat covers. They are very popular with many of the parents today since kids can spill a juice drink on them and they’ll clean up easily while still protecting the car seats below. There are dozens of verified customer reviews online that rave about the abuse this material can take while protecting the original seats perfectly.
These kinds of car seats can be installed by the owner, but are best installed professionally in a shop. The reason is, they need to be attached every few inches using a special fastener for best results. But having them professionally installed you can rest assured that they’ll not slip off from repeated use.
If you’re wanting to protect your original car seats for the best price the neosupreme seat covers seem to be the best overall buy. They are still affordable while doing an excellent job of protecting seats and they have a long lifetime that makes them a good long-term purchase.