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Are Custom Car Seat Covers the Right Choice?

Maybe you’re eyeing your friend’s ride that’s been refreshed with a new interior, or perhaps you’re wondering how to make your seats look as nice as that new car TV ad, without breaking the bank, of course—whatever the case, custom car seat covers are becoming more and more popular for a variety of reasons.

Before you begin considering if custom seat covers are the right choice for you, let’s think about WHY you would want them for your car, truck, or SUV. The why is actually a very important consideration because it’ll help you figure out 1) if they’re worth it and 2) the best type of fabric to get. Here are some of the main reasons people go custom:

●       Comfort – With so many fabrics to choose from, custom seat covers like NeoPrene or NeoSupreme, can add a softer and more luxurious feel to your seats.

●       Beautify – Custom seat covers fit snugly to your seats and can also add charm and elegance to your interior (classics include ICBINL and Non-Fade Denim).

●       Protection – Seat covers such as DuraPlus offer protection for your original upholstery (which can be very expensive to replace) and also help preserve the value of your car.

●       Customization – From specialty prints like PetPrint and Hawaiian, to luxury materials like Leatherette and Carbon Fiber, custom seat covers can show off your personal style.


Why do my seats need protection?

Although it may not be your first thought when purchasing a car from the dealer, the interior fabric on your car’s seats will likely wear over time. One of the main culprits? The sun. Especially for leather upholstery, the sun’s UV rays can penetrate through the car’s exterior and cause your seats to fade and wear over time.

Another culprit to your seats being damaged is your daily grind. Whether your vehicle is used for your daily commute, to shuttle your family and/or pets from one place to another, or as a work truck to transport your tools and equipment from point A to point B, the general wear and tear from everyday life will affect the look and feel of your seats.

Custom vs. Universal Seat Covers: Discover the Difference

Custom seat covers, as opposed to universal (one size fits all), ensure you get an exact fit to the seats of your make and model, giving a perfect fit and the ultimate protection against everyday elements.

In short, protecting your seats from wear and tear, scuffs, liquids, dirt, and the sun, will not only protect the look of your car interior, but also adds value when selling or returning the vehicle at the end of your lease.

Custom car seat cover fabrics

With so many fabrics, from NeoPrene, NeoSupreme, Leather, Leatherette, and more, it’s a good idea to do your research before deciding what fits best with your car and lifestyle. What are the key factors that will help you make the best decision? Comfort? Style? Durability? As custom seat cover experts, we’re here to help!

Help me choose the right fabric

CalTrend’s seat covers are 100% made in the U.S.A., and made to fit and complement your lifestyle. Check out some of our best-sellers:

NeoPrene – These ultra-soft covers have thick foam cushioning to give passengers enhanced comfort whether your vehicle is used for work or recreation. NeoPrene also protects against fading and mildew and is water resistant. See other reasons why NeoPrene seat covers are so popular.

NeoSupreme – For those who are always on the go and looking for a more affordable option to NeoPrene, NeoSupreme seat covers offer comfort and style, as well as excellent UV protection and durability—at a great price.

DuraPlus – The perfect solution for active lifestyles, DuraPlus seat covers are made of a sturdy, canvas-like material that is UV-, mildew-, water-, and scuff-resistant, and won’t fade or wear out. Your protected factory upholstery will thank you!

A Smart Investment

Let’s face it, purchasing a car is a big investment. Before buying, you research, visit the dealership, test drive, and make sure you’re getting a good value for your money. Protecting the exterior and interior of your car will help save its value over time.

Custom car seat covers are a smart investment for those wanting to safeguard the value of their vehicles. Preserving the value of your leased vehicle is important as well. The perfect fit of custom seat covers means that the factory upholstery is preserved from wear and tear, and as a bonus, you also get to add style, comfort, and customization to your car, truck, or SUV.

Shop CalTrend’s products by vehicle or by fabric. If you want advice from car-loving experts, contact us today.

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