Car seat covers basically provide the purpose of protecting the seats against wear and tear, covering damage on the seats, or providing the necessary comfort. In buying car seat covers, considerations have to be taken into account.

The price would always be one important consideration. Of course, you typically get what you pay for. High-quality car covers are always expected to come with an expensive price tag. Mass-produced types of car seat covers are not expensive but cannot be expected to last a long time and can be of inferior quality.

You have to be aware of your car’s make, model, year, and seat style. Seat styles can vary from front bucket captain’s chair, front bucket with low back and a headrest that is integrated, front bucket with a high back and an adjustable headrest, split-bench, plain bench, or a solid front or rear. It is unavoidable, but problems may still arise even if you know the model and year of your car since a particular model can have variations.

The headrests on the seat also have to be considered. You have to know if the seatbelts come off or if the seat comes with an airbag, manual controls, or electrical controls. Headrests may be supported by either two posts with just one on some models.

The material that the car seat cover is made of should be one of the considerations as well. Choose a material that is tough and durable, water repellent, and can be machine washed. Materials available in the market include sheepskin which can bear to both hot and cold weather. Sheepskin can provide warmth for winter and can be cool for summer. It also absorbs perspiration. Other materials that are of good quality include tweed, canvas, Córdoba, and velour.

It would be best to choose a company that can provide a lifetime warranty on the car seat covers. For custom-made seat covers, you can always browse the internet or the yellow pages for companies specializing in such.

In installing car seat covers pull on the headrest to take it off from the seat. The seat should be tilted forward to easily position the cover over the seat. Slide the seat cover over the seat starting from the top and pull down to give a snug fit. The seat cover should then be pulled over the base and fastened securely on the hooks and on the underside of the seat.

Buying and installing car seat covers can be made simple with these guidelines.