With time, your seat covers can end up looking worse for wear. Your kids may have spilled a drink on the backseat, or there may have been an unfortunate accident with your dog. The harsh sun may have faded the colour of your seats, or a pet may have scratched them beyond recognition. Whatever the reason, damaged and dull car seats can not only be uncomfortable, they can also decrease the resale value of your car.
So whether you’ve just bought a new car and want to protect its seats from damage, or if your old seat covers have reached the end of their life, buying heavy duty seat covers might be for you. But getting new seat covers isn’t as easy as walking into a shop and buying the first covers you see! There are a number of things you should consider, some of which are discussed below:
Perhaps the most important deciding factor when buying new seat covers is the material. There are a number of materials available, from leather, canvas, and velour to denim and velvet.
- Leather: Leather absorbs heat and can often be too hot for people who live in warmer climates. They can be sticky, and can crack when exposed to the sun for long periods of time. However, for people living in colder climates, it can be the perfect seat cover material. Plus, it looks and feels great!
- Canvas: Canvas is perhaps one of the most popular choices for people with active lifestyles, or those who spend a lot of time on the road, or even for drivers who often have to carry dirty cargo, such as tradespeople. Canvas is a popular choice when it comes to heavy duty seat covers because it is waterproof, machine washable, durable and can withstand rough treatment.
- Denim: Similar to canvas, denim is hard-wearing, and can withstand rougher lifestyles. It may also be more aesthetic than canvas seat covers.
- Polyester: Polyester seat covers may look more luxurious at a cheaper price, they are not very resistant to oil stains and may need special cleaners to lift grease, mud or other stains. However, they are very durable and may be a good option for households without kids.
There are as many sizes of car seats available on the market as there are car models. Choosing the wrong fitting car seat cover can be uncomfortable, and may make your seats look out of place. Additionally, cars with seat side airbags need specially designed car seats that are airbag compatible or else the covers may prevent the airbags from deploying safely.
Many car seats come with armrests, built-in screens or DVD players, or may have adjustable or built-in headrests. Choosing the right size and shape of car seat covers depends upon how your car seats are built.
Finally, choose the colour you want your seat covers to be. Remember the colour of your car when choosing your car seat covers and select a colour that complements it. Or you may choose to go with a colour that reflects your personality. You may even choose to go wild and get a funky, printed car seat cover; the options are endless!
But when you’re in need of some truly heavy-duty seat covers for your car, The Canvas Seat Cover Company is what you need. With over 20 years in the business, we understand the needs of our customers and have earned a reputation for our high-quality products at the best value for money. From 4wds to SUVs, utes to buses, trucks and smaller cars, there’s no type or size of vehicle we can’t fit.