Car Seat Cover Safety Guide

How to Keep Your Vehicle Safe and Beautiful at the Same Time

Custom tailored car seat covers are a simple addition that can make a world of difference in your vehicle’s interior. However, safety is an essential consideration when you are adding aftermarket accessories to your car. According to a survey on daily travel conducted by the United States Department of Transportation, the average American drives for 55 minutes each day, or more than 330 hours each year. That’s a lot of time spent behind the wheel! How can you be safe while beautifying your vehicle? Consider the following tips to ensure car seat cover safety.

Do Not Let Anything Interfere With Your Vehicle’s Airbags

Many modern cars, trucks and SUVs are equipped with side-impact airbags, which deploy from the seat itself and provide more protection than a seat belt alone ever could. Therefore, you must be sure that the seat covers you choose will not interfere with these airbags during a crash. Beware of one-size-fits-all or universal seat covers for this reason. Each manufacturer has its own policies and procedures about where side airbags are placed and how they deploy. The best way to confirm that your seat covers are safe for your car is to purchase covers that are tailor made to your vehicle make and model. CalTrend’s model-specific seat covers are designed to not interfere with airbags.

Keep Babies and Children Safe in the Car

Little ones are precious cargo, and keeping them safe in the car is one of parents’ biggest concerns. If you have a child in the car with you, you have most likely already invested in a vehicle safety seat and learned how to install it correctly. However, you should also make sure that your aftermarket accessories are not interfering with its proper use. Well-fitting vehicle seat covers that don’t allow the child safety seat to slip around are a good start because they don’t interfere with child seat installation and they protect your vehicle’s original upholstery from wear and tear. However, beware of positioning or swaddling accessories that may come between the safety seat and the vehicle seat because they may prevent the child seat from staying secure during a collision.

We hope these car seat cover safety tips have been helpful. After all, safety should be your number one priority every time you get into your car. For more information about CalTrend custom tailored car seat covers, which are made in America to fit like a glove on many different makes and models, please check out this page or give us a call at (800) 846-8621.

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