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2018 Ultimate Guide on buying best car seat covers

You cannot have a gleaming new car that looks so sleek on the outside but the inside looks as though you just entered a hog’s sty because of some distasteful car seat covers. Car seat covers should accentuate the aesthetic appeal of your car. In old vehicles, they help revamp and add that necessary oomph that the car might have been lacking. Your car seat covers should be so alluring that when someone enters the car, the first thing that escapes their mouth is, “I am in love with your car”. It is for this reason that we will be reviewing the best car seat covers in 2018.

But first things first, why would you need car seat covers

Comfort

Seat covers usually add to the spongy padding of your car seat so that you can feel more comfortable when sitting.

Aesthetic appeal

The first thing that a person sees when they enter your car is the color, pattern and design of your seat cushions. If they are luxurious and high end, the person will regard you as important and one who rolls out with finesse. If they are distasteful, old and wrinkled, so will the person think you to be cheap. Cushions also speak about your personality as well as complimenting the theme of the car exterior.

Protection in case you have children and pets

When you carry children or pets, they will most probably scratch and peel off the car seats and the best immunity you have against such mishaps is your car seat covers.

Water resistance

When drinks, sweat, urine or rain drops enter your car, they will most likely leave your seats drenched and dirty. To prevent this, you need high quality cushions that are water-proof so that you only need to wipe these drops away leaving your seats gleaming.

Warmth

People who live in cold places will need warm sheepskin seat covers so as to keep cold at bay inside their cars.

Preserve the car seats

Cushions help preserve your car seats such that any tear that occurs does not affect your seats but rather the cushions.

Before we look at what our experts considered as the most timelessly awesome car seat covers, here is a guide you should follow when choosing the best car seat covers.

Materials
When we talk about materials of seat covers, we are often talking about durability and price. Nylon, polyester and canvas are the best bangs for your bucks. They are however easy to tear and do not last for long especially when you have kids and pets who see it as a game to tear and make a mess of the fabric.

Corduroy and denim are a little bit pricey than nylon, polyester and canvas and at the same time durable. Their downside though is that they are easy to catch stains and cleaning them is such a tall order because they could take so long to dry. Leather is undoubtedly the king of seat covers. It speaks of class, suave and finesse. It shows that, you have the bucks and are not afraid to throw them at high end products. Leather is easy to clean and at the same time the most durable. At the same time, it is the most pricey of seat covers but it will surely give you value for you money.

Fit

Before buying, you need to measure your seats so that you only buy the right fit. While that cover at your local auto store looks great and would do for your car, you need to measure it just in case it is either too big or too small to fit the seats.

Kids and pets
If you have kids or pets, you will want seat covers with patterns that are easy on the eye and fun to look at. Babies will be fascinated by alluring colors and put off by gloomy colors. The seat covers also need to have easy to wash fabrics because pets and kids like leaving a mess on the car.

Dogs in particular love leaving muddy paws on the car seats, trying their sharp claws on the fabric, tearing it into shreds as well as leaving a legacy of dog fur or poop so that everyone may know that they were there, saw the car seats and conquered them. Because of this, you will want covers that protect the seats so that the dog can seat there comfortably and leave no mark behind.

Your area weather
Your area weather should play a key role in helping you make a decision on the type of car seats you are going to buy. If you live in those places with bone-biting cold, sheepskin car seats would be ideal. And if there is torrid heat in your area, then breathable cotton fiber would do in keeping the cold at bay.Neoprene covers are water-proof and will therefore protect your seats from drenching in rain water in case you live in a rainy place.

Pick a theme color
The colors of your car seats should be in line with your exterior look so as to maintain a consistent theme. While still on colors, it is important to note that while bright colors will make your vehicle look awesome, they are also easy on picking and showing stains. Dull colors on the other hand make the car feel hot during the warm seasons.

Personality
The patterns and colors of your car seats speak volumes about your personality. If you for example go for Hawaiian patterns, you will come out as someone who loves fun and is outgoing. Camouflage on the other hand bring out you as a firm, masculine and business person.

Budget
While cost might not be such a big factor when I am looking for the best seat covers, I always try to compare prices lest you pay more for one brand while the other is just as good but at a cheaper price. So price comparison should also be factored in.

Separate the chaff from the wheat
While there are luxurious seat covers such as sheepskin and leather out there, you need to know that there are also counterfeits being sold by unscrupulous marketers who want to rip you off your hard earned cash especially if you are a newbie. It is therefore important to exercise your due diligence so as to differentiate the chaff from the wheat.

#1. Car Seat Cover with NEW STYLE Premium Backing – Shield Your Seat from Sweat, Stains & Smell, Waterproof with Universal Fit for Cars, Trucks, SUVs (Black with Gray Trim & Black Backing)

Talk of luxury, ease in slipping the cover on and off as well as water-resistance for your car seats, truck or SUVs and you have this car seat cover with new style premium backing. The manufacturers hail it as the one solution you will ever need if you come from rainy or sweaty places and you do not want those liquids to come into contact with your car interior. The one downside that we found out with this cover
was that it left an ugly yellow stain on our leather seats after use which is something the manufacturer needs to look into if it is to remain a choice of many.

What we liked about it

  • Non slip rubber back so it will not slip out of your seat while driving.
  • Made of neoprene which is water resistant and therefore your car seat will not soak in water,
    spillages or sweat.
  • Has extra fabric padding to add to thickness which makes sitting on the car seat comfortable
  • Measures 54” long and 21.25” wide thus good for cars, trucks and SUVs.
  • Easy to wash
  • Soft and durable.
  • Offers protection from dog muddy paws

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the cover left yellow stains on the seats of most amazon covers
  • Premium priced.

 

#2. Big Ant Breathable 2 PCS Universal Car Seat Cushion Covers by for Car,Truck,SUV,or Van – Best Protector Seats Mat for Driver, Child, Baby Chair & Pet – Non-slip Rubbersoled – Black&Gray

 

Made of PU leather material, the big ant breathable 2pcs universal car seat cushion boasts of superior quality, easy to clean surfaces and appropriate for all seasons. It has a non-slip back rubber so that it does not slid away from the car seat. The cover is universally designed for all seats be they car, SUVs or trucks and can be put on your seat, passenger or even back seat. The PU leather is not easily scratch able and would therefore be a great pick for those people with pets or kids who are ever hesitant to scratch away the seat covers.

What we liked about it

  • Superior quality PU leather material that is easy to clean and dust off
  • Heavy padding for comfort
  • Waterproof design
  • Luxurious and adds oomph to your car interior

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the covers peeled off after sometimes
  • Premium priced.

 

#3.Bell Automotive 22-1-56258-8 Universal Bucket Seat Cover

 

With its alluring colors, soft feel and keenness on occupant’s comfort, the bell automotive universal bucket seat cover had to somehow makes it appearance in our list of best covers in 2018. The bell cover will spruce up your car giving the eye something to look out for with the multicolored cotton material on the front and stretchy nylon on the backside. The downside of the bell cover is that it could easily be soiled by kids as well as that playful pet with its ever muddy paws resting on the cover. The cover quality was also low and is easy to wear and tear.

What we liked about it

  • Colorful and will spruce up the life in your car
  • Has a universal fit for cars with or without headrests

What we did not like about it

  • Not very durable
  • Easy to get soiled by kids and pets.

 

#4.Waterproof Universal Car Seat Cover Cushion, Non-Slip PU Leather Car Protector Save Your Auto Seat from Sweat, Stains, Smells – Fit for Most Car, Truck, Suv, or Van Protector Front or Back Seats Pad

As the name suggest, this is a water-resistant cover that protects your seat from drenching in sweat, water and urine. It is made of PU leather which boasts of suave and shows that you are a person of class.Measuring 62.4 inches long and 22.06 inches wide, the cover can slip into almost any seat be it on a car, SUV or truck. It is also a good fit if you want to protect your seats from scratching by kids and pets.

What we liked about it

  • Has elastic non-slip back that holds onto the seat without sliding away
  • Easy to clean since all you need to do is dust off or wipe off any liquid spillages

What we did not like about it

  • Premium priced

 

#5.FH Group PU205BLACKREDTRIM102 Seat Cushion (Ultra Comfort Leatherette Front (Airbag Compatible) Red Trim)

FH group prides in being one of the reputable auto parts company that has stood the test of time and endeared itself to auto lovers. Made with high quality faux leather material with non-slip silicone backing, the Fh group seat cushion fits snugly into your car seat giving you durability and a premium look.

What we liked about it

  • High quality material that will last
  • Multiple colors to choose from
  • Easy to install.
  • Easy to wash
  • Non slip silicone backing so that the cushion does not slide away from seat.

What we did not like about it

  • The cushion had a bad smell immediately after install and it was only after sometimes that it
    faded away

 

#6.INCH EMPIRE 2 Front Seats Easy to Clean PU Leather Car Seat Cushions- Anti-Slip Suede Backing Universal Fit Car Seat Covers for Both Fabric and Leather Car Seats(2 Pcs of Black with Red Line)

Spruce up the aesthetic beauty and luxury of your auto using this high class cushions that make you seem as though you roll in money. The inch empire seat cushions are the type of car covers that make you look as though your car is the next great thing invented after aircrafts. They give you suave with those diamond rubi stitches, ease in cleaning with that PU leather make. And what’s more, the installation is easy since they send you an installation email immediately after they ship the product to you.

The only major downside we found with the company was that they were not very helpful in telling customers which autos would do well with their cushions. Most amazon customers were misadvised and ended up returning their shipments since the cushions were not a good fit for their vehicle seats.

What we liked about it

  • They give your auto a luxurious feel
  • Has storage pockets for your phones, stationery and keys
  • They are air bag compatible
  • Thick spongy padding for added comfort
  • Anti-slip backing
  • Highly durable and does not peel off easily

What we didn’t like about it
 Most customers were misadvised by the customer support and ended buying the cushion but it did not fit on their autos

 

#7.PIC AUTO Universal Fit Full Set Mesh and Leather Car Seat Cover (Blue)

With eye catching patterns and designs, the Pic Auto polyester seat covers add a touch of lustre to your car’s interior. The material is breathable and as such you do not have to worry of torrid heat baking you inside the car. The fabric is also durable and allows air bag compatibility.

What we liked about it

  • Highly breathable material
  • The seat covers add color to your car
  • Universal seat covers and will fit into just any auto

What we did not like about them

  • Though Pic Auto says that they are easy to clean, this seat covers are made of polyester which is
    not very easy to clean Would not be ideal if you have a messy pet

 

#8.CAR PASS NEW ARRIVAL UNIVERSAL FIT PIPING Leather Car Seat Cover, Perfect fit for suvs,Van,Trucks,Airbag compatible,Inside Zipper Design And Reserved Opening Holes (11PCS, Black And Blue)


The car pass new arrival Pu leather cushions are universal and will fit snugly into just any auto seat. They are wrinkle free and have three line zippers so that you can easily install them without having to break a sweat or calling your local mechanic They are air bag compatible and have holes to accommodate the space for headrests as well as seat belts. The padding on the seat is thick to add comfort.

What we liked about it

  • Wrinkle free
  • Universal and will fit in cars, suvs, vans and trucks
  • Air bag compatible and allow for headrests and safety belts
  • Easy to install

What we did not like about it

  • Some customers complained that it peeled off easily while others said that it was hard to install

 

#9.Copap Black & Gray Baja Saddle Blanket Car Seat Covers with Steering Wheel Cover & Seat Belt Protectors 10pc Universal Seat Covers Full Set for Sedan, Car & Van

The copap 10 pc baja cushion design gives you that musky masculine or business savvy personality. The shipment comes with extra seat belt protectors as well as a cover for your steering wheel. They are made with premium saddle blanket material and thus breathable while at the same time ideal for those areas with a mostly cold weather.

What we liked about it

  • Great for that musky, business savvy personality
  • Affordably cheap considering that it will go round your 10pcs as well as seat belts and steering wheel

What we didn’t like about it

  • Not good at all if you have messy pet or playful kids
  • After washing, it will take so long to dry the blanket-like cover
  • There were complaints that it had a bad odor when new.
  • Not water proof and it will take long to dry after a spillage.

 

#10. Qbedding Soothing Drive Cooling Series Universal Fit Breathable Car Seat Covers (Rattan)

Giving your car’s interior a luxurious look, the rattan made qbedding car seat covers are breathable and easy to clean up since all you need is a wet cloth to wipe off the dust and any liquid spillages on the seat. Qbedding fits snugly into your seat without sliding out.

What we liked about it

  • Breathable and would therefore be ideal if you come from hot places
  • Ergonomic design giving you some lumbar support
  • Sleek look adding to the ambiance of your car’s interior

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the rattan fabric was so hard to seat on that customers returned it
    after shipment.
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