4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Car Seat Covers

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As a car owner, you want to do everything in your power to keep your car looking good as new for as long as possible. Whether that includes lovingly cleaning and polishing the body of the car to make it shine, or investing in expensive upholstery cleaners and air fresheners to keep the interior looking and smelling fresh. But one part of the car that often falls under the radar of car owners are the seats themselves. While you may give them the occasional vacuum and spray some upholstery cleaner, the reality is that the years will slowly start catching up to them and they will start looking worse for wear if you haven’t invested in some custom car seat covers in Australia.

Why use custom car seat covers?

Especially important for households with children or pets, custom car seat covers protect your car’s original seats from stains, dirt, moisture and sweat that can get trapped in the fabric and become a breeding ground for germs and mould. In the hot Australian summers, many people also complain that their car seats have faded and lost their colour due to UV exposure. Seat covers protect your car’s original seats from sun damage. Moreover, seat covers by The Canvas Seat Cover Company are different from universal seat covers in that they are made especially for your car’s seats and are guaranteed to fit your seat perfectly.

When should I change my car seat covers?

Many people mistakenly believe that the only time they need to change their seat covers are when they tear or get visibly stained. In reality, all seat covers have expiration dates and there are some telltale signs that can determine if your seat covers need to be changed. Here are a few of these signs:

  • They don’t fit properly

While universal seat covers may be more accessible, they don’t always fit every car seat perfectly. Each car model is different, and the measurements and alignment of the seats in these cars also differ from each other. How could one universal cover fit every car in the world perfectly?

If you’re finding that your seat cover keeps moving around, you have to struggle a lot to get it on in the first place, or you need to keep adjusting it to prevent uncomfortable and unsightly bunching of fabric, the car seat covers may be too small or too big for your seats. Car seat covers with a snug fit ensure that you are comfortable when driving, and don’t tear because they are too tight.

  • They are torn or damaged

A major telltale sign that it is time to change your seat covers is when they are visibly falling apart. It is important to fix or mend small holes in the covers as soon as you notice them, because food, water and other liquids like sweat can make their way inside these cracks and rips and are unable to get out, causing a breeding ground for bacteria and germs and may also damage your original seats. If there are too many rips and tears in the seat covers, it might be a better idea to just toss them and get new ones.

The Canvas Seat Cover Company’s seat covers are made of a superior rip-stop technology which makes them highly tear-resistant. Because our seat covers are designed for those with a rough and tough lifestyle, when you buy from us, you can rest assured that tearing of car seats is one thing that you don’t have to worry about.

  • Your car smells bad even after thoroughly cleaning

Is there a faint smell of sweat or mould in the car even after you’ve removed your seat covers and washed the car inside out? This may be a sign that your seat covers are not doing their job of protecting your seats from moisture and mould and mildew has found a way to grow inside the car. Mould thrives in damp, dark places and the best-quality car seat covers available at The Canvas Seat Cover Company are highly rot and mildew resistant, ensuring a healthy environment for all.

  • Your car seats are covered in dust when you take the covers off

Did you take off your car seat covers to give them a quick wash and discovered a thick layer of dust on the seat? This is an indication that dust is penetrating through the fabric of your seat covers and settling on your car seats. Accumulation of too much dust can not only be a health and fire hazard, but can actually also scratch the leather of your car seats. If you’ve experienced this, it’s time to throw out your existing seat covers and get in touch with the leading manufacturers of car seat covers in Australia, The Canvas Seat Cover Company for a high-quality, super durable seat cover, designed with the adventurous individual in mind.