We all opt for seat covers for our cars, even if they are just a suitable option to keep the original seats free from the everyday messes and wear and tear of spilled lunches, stains from the children, or just surviving the general family lifestyle.
However, the choice of covers can either ‘complete’ or ‘deplete’ the car. Many drivers opt for leather seats, but why is this such a top option? Here’s a list of reasons why leather seat covers are super cool for every car:
Boring as it sounds, leather seat covers are very tough when it comes to the traffic that car seats have to tolerate on a daily and weekly turnaround. They are also likely to outlast the car as it is a highly resistant material and its shelf-life is, well, forever. So while they come at the pricey end of the market for seat coverings, it is highly likely that you will only have to pay out one time for them.
Are you someone who loves your car and wants to keep it looking nice? Who isn’t? Cars are big investments and if we don’t take good care of them, like anything else, they lose not only their appeal and functionality, but their value too.
So how can you protect your interior from the everyday spills, mishaps, and wear that come with regular car use? If your vehicle isn’t just for show, these things are bound to occur—and probably often. Enter the car seat covers market.
Custom seat covers are made to fit the exact specifications of your seats, so you don’t have to worry about the factory upholstery getting stained, torn, or worn. And you can rest assured that you’ll get a perfect fit, whether you have bucket seats, bench seats, or any other seat configuration.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular car seat covers on the market today.
Trending Car Seat Cover Fabrics
Neoprene. Soft, comfortable, and flexible, the wetsuit-like material is long lasting and you guessed it, water-resistant. Neoprene is one of the most popular fabrics on the seat cover market because it offers extra layers of protection for your original seats with a very luxurious look and feel.
Leather. Just because you didn’t choose leather upholstery when you purchased or leased the vehicle doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Custom leather seat covers are made of premium leather and fit snugly to your seats so you can easily update the interior styling of your car without the high cost of reupholstery.
Faux Leather. Also called leatherette or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather, this material gives you the luxurious style of premium leather without the high price tag. Custom leatherette covers offer extra durability and protection against mold, mildew, and the sun’s UV rays.
Neosupreme. Similar to neoprene, neosupreme is made of a material similar to a wetsuit, offering good UV protection and helping prevent damage from dirt and liquids. They are also very comfortable, making them great for people with active lifestyles.
DuraPlus. This canvas-like fabric is for you if your car’s seats experience heavy use because DuraPlus is one of the most durable and waterproof fabrics available. So if you have kids or pets, or you use your vehicle primarily to haul items for work or pleasure, DuraPlus seat covers are your go-to.
Trending Car Seat Cover Patterns
Hawaiian. Ever wanted to bring the spirit of Aloha into your car? Hawaiian print seat covers can do just that and more. Most are made of comfortable fabrics like neosupreme or cotton, so in addition to the island style, you’ll be giving your seats added comfort.
Digital Camouflage. For a truly rugged look, digital camouflage is very popular. The military turned to this pixelated version of camouflage as it was more effective for blending in with the surroundings to mimic nature than previous camouflage designs.
Hunter/Sportsman Camouflage. This camo print is perfect for those who love the outdoors. CalTrend’s TrueTimber® and Mossy Oak® fabrics are both made of long-lasting UV-resistant material that also protects against mold and mildew.
American Flag/Patriotic. Show your love for America with patriotic prints on your seats. Red, white, and blue designs can adorn your interior to protect your factory upholstery while also adding style, comfort, and a sense of pride for your country.
Looking for more options?
There you have it, CalTrend’s list of the most popular trends this year for car seat covers. Custom covers are a great option for protecting your seats while showing off your own unique style. If you are looking for more options or have any questions, contact our customer service team.
So, you’ve made the decision to buy custom seat covers. Excellent choice! The next step is to choose the best fabric to suit your needs. With so many options—neoprene vs. neosupreme, leather vs. leatherette, camouflage vs. Hawaiian print—our CalTrend team created this buyer’s guide to help you select the seat cover fabrics that are right for you.
The most important question
to consider when choosing a seat cover fabric is: What do you use your car for
the most? Answering this question will help you discover what you want from the
seat cover material. Whether your focus is style, comfort, or protection,
CalTrend has got you covered.
If you have an active
lifestyle, you might want a more comfortable fabric such as neoprene. If your
vehicle is primarily a family shuttle or a work truck, you might choose a
canvas-like fabric that gives your interior more protection against dirt,
stains, and wear and tear. Or, maybe the luxurious feel and style of leather is
Below we list car seat
cover fabrics in four different categories to help you make the best decision
for your car and your lifestyle: Comfort, Durability, Style, and Specialty
Prints. Keep in mind that there is always some category overlap in CalTrend’s
high-quality products—you can have a durable material that is also stylish!
For those who lead an
active lifestyle, we recommend fabrics that offer the ultimate comfort while
also maintaining durability. If you’re spending a good portion of your day in
your car, truck, or SUV, you’ll probably put more value on the ease and
coziness of your seat covers.
NeoPrene seat covers are soft, comfortable, flexible, and resilient to stand
the test of time (as well as spills and stains). The wetsuit-like material is
long-lasting but also feels good day in and day out. The flexibility in
neoprene fabrics ensures that your covers will endure the daily grind alongside
On those hot days,NeoSupreme seat covers are game changers. You’ll get a combination of comfort
and good UV protection. They’re perfect for beach-goers and camping regulars
who may be tracking mud, water, and sand into the vehicle.
covers are made of a high-quality material similar to that of a wetsuit, which
fits snugly while also being water resistant to keep the original upholstery
underneath clean and dry.
When comparing these two
fabrics, it’s important to note that NeoPrene is made of a high-quality, more
expensive material, but its top layer doesn’t offer the same UV protection as
Looking for both comfort
and style?EuroSport Spacer Mesh is a
high-quality 100-percent space-knit fabric that offers maximum comfort with a
Euro-style sophisticated look.
If protecting your original
upholstery is a key factor in using custom seat covers, you’ll need fabrics
that offer the most resistance to rips, scuffs, fading, and spills. We
recommend more durable fabrics, like canvas, for those who regularly use their
car or truck for transporting gear or for families who are always on the go.
If your seats regularly
take a beating, the extra protection of our seat covers will go a long way.DuraPlus offers a canvas-like material that is tear- and scuff-resistant in addition to
protecting against UV rays, mildew, and liquids.
If you’re looking to give
your SUV or pickup an interior refresh,SportsTex is
stylish, protective, and easy to clean—we recommend these seat covers for
transporting sports gear, commercial cargo, children, and pets.
Speaking of pets, canvas is
especially great for pet-owners because it is a highly durable and heavy duty
material.Pet seat covers offer comfort, style, and what you need most: protection
for your original seats from paws and claws.
Whether you’re looking for
a sporty or more luxurious look, these seat covers ensure you’re riding in
style while offering comfort and protection.Carbon Fiber seat covers are a great choice for our sportier crowd; they are
designed to match the look of carbon fiber but feel much softer.
For those with a love for
leather, you generally have two options: leather or leatherette.Leather is
a top-of-the-line premium-grade material, meaning you’ll get extra luxury and
comfortable cushioning for the real deal, but at a higher price point.
Leatherette (I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather™) is a more affordable option and is so similar in look
and feel as premium leather that most people wouldn’t be able to tell the
CalTrend’s ICBINL covers
have the same three-layer construction as NeoPrene, which give them extra
protection from damage. Both Leather and Leatherette are made of breathable
material and have UV protection to help fight against mildew and mold.
If you want the original
factory look that is soft and luxurious,Velour seat covers are a great option for you.MicroSuede can also
add a little glamour to your car’s interior. Crafted from a simulated suede
fabric, it provides the high-end look and feel of genuine suede material at an
CalTrend’sNon-Fade Denim, offered in blue, is specially made in the USA for
automotive seat covers. The denim fabric is both stylish and tough (it’s made
with added UV protection and is water repellant).
Specialty prints such as
Camouflage, Hawaiian, American Flag, and PetPrint can bring some nostalgia to
your car, truck, or SUV. CalTrend’s specialty print seat covers offer comfort
and protection in the style that suits you.
Hawaiian print and patrioticAmerican Flag seat covers are both made of a wetsuit-like material
similar to NeoSupreme, which offers a soft feel, snug fit, and resistance
against any elements thrown their way.
Camouflage and PetPrint are
very popular prints that lend especially well to outdoor enthusiasts. Our
CalTrendcamo brands, which include Mossy Oak®, TRUETIMBER®,
Digital Camo, Hunter, and Retro seat covers, are made to withstand the vigorous
more fabric questions?
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options. CalTrend offers American-made custom seat covers with the right fit
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One of the biggest debates in the car seat cover world is: Custom vs. Universal. Custom car seat covers are designed to fit the exact model of your car but come at a higher price point, while universal car seat covers are “one size fits all” but are cheaper. How do you choose?
Before we dive into the major
differences, let’s consider the main reasons you want car seat covers in your
vehicle in the first place: Is it to protect your original upholstery? Or maybe
you want a new interior look to fit your style?
Either way, car seat covers are a great
choice! They allow you to protect your investment (including the vehicle’s
value if you decide to sell it in the future) and they come in a variety of
fabrics, colors, and patterns to showcase your uniqueness.
So what’s the better option for you,
Custom or Universal? Read on to discover what our experts at CalTrend consider
to be the most important considerations when making this decision.
How does it fit?
Whether your goal is style or protection,
you want your seat covers to fit properly and feel comfortable. When you don’t
get the right fit, the original upholstery is not 100% protected and let’s face
it, reinstalling often can be a pain.
Universal seat covers are manufactured to
be “one size fits all” so you cannot expect a proper fit for your vehicle’s
Even between model years, car
manufacturers often may change the interior seating specs. With a custom cover
from a reputable company, you can ensure that your seat cover meets the exact
specifications for the seats in your vehicle’s make, model, and year.
If you’re truly looking for a factory
option or snug fit that can enhance the look of your interior seats, custom is
the way to go.
What is the level of quality?
The old saying, “you get what you pay
for,” is especially true when it comes to car seat covers. From the type of
fabric to how the seat covers look, feel, and last over time, high-quality
products are a better choice. For custom seat covers, if you want your product
to last, choose fabrics that are both comfortable and durable (and appeal to
In general, you’ll have more options with
custom seat covers compared to universal because seat cover manufacturers are
creating covers that fit the interior options of specific makes and models. For
example, if you have cloth seats in your vehicle, you can get CalTrend’sICBINL seat covers for
the look and feel of leather. And actually, ICBINL is even stronger than
CalTrend’s custom seat covers are made
for Ford, Chevy, Ram, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Jeep. The two-piece design
ensures a snug fit and eliminates the sagging that can come from
one-size-fits-all universal seat covers.
Is safety a factor?
You might be wondering what seat covers
have to do with safety. For newer car models, seat covers can have a serious
impact on the deployment of side impact airbags, which are often integrated
into the front seats. In an accident, the seat cover could block the airbag
from deploying properly.
Check your vehicle’s seats before
purchasing universal seat covers, most of which are not made for cars with side
airbags. If you’re unsure if your car has side airbags integrated into the
front seats, most usually will have “SRS,” which stands for Supplemental
Restraint System, or “Side Airbag” inscribed on the chair. Or, check your
With custom seat covers, shopping by make
and model of your car can give you the extra peace of mind that your seat
covers are airbag compatible. (Contact aCalTrend
expert for more information about our seat
Which offers a better value for the price?
A major factor in purchasing universal
seat covers is the lower price. Universal seat covers are an affordable option,
especially if you just want to throw them on your seats on the way to a camping
trip for some protection.
With custom covers, you’re getting the
exact look and fit for your specific car, truck, or SUV, with easy installation
and a guarantee of high-quality materials. Protecting your interior’s
upholstery with that precise fit is a huge bonus with custom seat covers.
are our customers saying?
Custom car seat covers can give your
vehicle the style, protection, and comfort you’re looking for. But don’t just
take our word for it, read the reviews below from CalTrend’s happy customers.
had these seat covers for 7 years and they still look great!
back for our second round, my husband is a construction general contractor, and
it seems he lives in his truck. He’s managed to abrade the driver’s side seat
cover by dragging tools in his pocket across it for years but the underlying
upholstery still looks great due the CalTrend seat covers we got when he
purchased his Toyota Tundra new in 2014. Very happy with the durability!!!
seat covers I have ever had. I do a lot of driving for work and CalTrend seat
covers are protecting my seats. These seat cover are much better than the cheap
ones you find elsewhere.
seat covers for my Nissan Versa, and i got to say these are the best seat
covers in the market…installation was a breeze!!
received my seat covers for my 2016 Honda Civic, in little to no time! Let me
just start off with the material, it looks and feels so sturdy. Installation
was easy, they slipped right over my upholstery.
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 likeNeoPrene orNeoSupreme, 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 includeICBINL andNon-Fade Denim).
● Protection – Seat covers such asDuraPlus offer protection for your original upholstery (which can be very expensive to replace) and also help preserve the value of your car.
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 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!
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 whyNeoPrene 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 yourleased 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.
Adding seat covers to your car or truck can help give the inside of your vehicle a personal touch and protect your seats from the damage of daily use. With seat covers, the upholstery or leather seats in your vehicle can last longer than ever all while having a custom pattern to your seat.
When you get tired of a particular pattern or when your seat covers get dirty, you can easily change them out for a new print. It’s like changing the upholstery of your car or truck without making it permanent and is far less expensive. Check out this list of the most popular car and truck seat cover options to get ideas for changing the seat covers in your own vehicle.
Celebrate your love of hunting or our armed services with a camouflage seat cover. Choosing a camouflage cover for your vehicle can be a great way to easily mask staining from off-roading adventures or hunting trips.
Many retailers such as Mossy Oak and digital camouflage seat covers in your favorite camo prints for you to enjoy in your vehicle. Pair you camo seat cover with a matching cover for your steering wheel to truly represent your love of all things camouflage.
If your heart bleeds red, white, and blue, you can show your love for the U.S.A. with an American Flag seat cover. A custom patriotic seat cover can not only protect your seats from the wear and tear of everyday use but can be custom shaped to fit your vehicle’s seats perfectly.
To further demonstrate your American pride, you can select a product that is Made in America. Not only will you have an awesome seat cover to show off to your passengers, but you can also only show your American pride by choosing a product that was manufactured in the United States of America.
Does your heart long for ocean waves and seashells? Are you in love with fun, floral prints? A Hawaiin seat cover is a perfect choice for your vehicle if you’d love to bring the spirit of the ocean right inside your daily drive. Hawaiian seat covers come in a variety of tropical patterns that include hibiscus flowers, seashells, and other Hawaiian accents.
A Hawaiian seat cover can be a fun choice for protecting your seats from daily use without having to sacrifice fashion over function. Pair your Hawaiian seat covers with a Dancing Hula girl on the dashboard and you are ready to hit the road.
Seat covers aren’t only a fashion choice, but can also fit function. A neoprene seat cover can blend seamlessly with the rest of the interior of your vehicle all while protecting the upholstery underneath.
Neoprene seat covers are crafted with micro-fibers that are built to last and are stain-fighting. The right neoprene seat cover can help keep your seats neat and tidy as well as make the upholstery of your vehicle last for years to come.
If you have grown tired of the upholstery in your vehicle and want an upgrade without the expense of a full replacement, a leather seat cover is a valid option. Leather seat covers are spill-resistant which can make clean up effortless.
A leather seat cover can give your vehicle a luxury upgrade and you won’t have to pay the same price as you would for custom leather seats at a dealership.
Choose between our top picks of seat cover options or find your own! No matter your style preference or passion, there is a seat cover available to suit your needs.
Invest in a Top-Quality Waterproof Seat Cover for Your Vehicle
Keeping a vehicle in tiptop shape isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Fortunately, there are certain types of products on the market that simplify matters significantly for vehicle owners. It can be stressful to deal with a car that always looks like a messy disaster zone. If you want to promote a vehicle interior that’s fresh, clean and visually appealing all at the same time, then you may want to look into your options in waterproof seat covers right away. These covers can safeguard seat cover fabric from all kinds of risks. Possible risks include kids, pets and even weather.
Seat Covers Can Help Parents
Children are adorable beings. That doesn’t stop them from being messy, though. If you have children who like to eat and drink during car rides, you know all too well the frustration of possible spills and stains. You can protect the interior of your vehicle from unsightly and lasting stains by investing in seat covers that are wonderfully waterproof. This can keep worries about unattractive and noticeable grape juice spills out of your thoughts.
Seat Covers Can Help Pet Owners
Some people love driving in the company of their four-legged friends. If you regularly drive your cat or dog to the community park, to the veterinary clinic or to boarding facilities, then you’re most likely more than familiar with the drill. Pets are a lot like kids in that they’re adorable yet somewhat prone to messes and destruction. If you want to protect the interior of your car from a puppy’s housebreaking accident, then seat covers that are waterproof can go a long way. Note that it’s not at all uncommon for anxious young pets to empty out their bladders in times of uncertainty and confusion. Car rides to the veterinarian’s office definitely fit into that category.
Seat Covers Offer Weather Defense
Environmental factors can sometimes do a number on vehicle interiors. This can be pretty nerve-racking for many car owners. If you have kids or pets, you probably have many concerns that involve weather and the state of your vehicle interior. Kids sometimes bring mud and moisture into vehicles. Pets do the same. Kids, pets and intensely rainy weather aren’t usually the finest combination. If you’re a devoted vehicle owner who wants to keep your car seats safe from icky and persistent mud staining and discoloration, then the assistance of top-tier covers can be priceless.
Seat Covers Can Help Raise Car Value
A meticulous and pristine car interior can make you feel happy and proud. A soiled one, on the other hand, is a whole other frustrating ballgame. If you want to keep the value of your car high and intact, then the use of waterproof seat covers can be brilliant. People often access their vehicles on numerous occasions daily. This can lead to rapid seat fabric deterioration. If you depend on seat covers, however, you don’t have to think about this possible deterioration. Seat cover use can keep your interior in check without costing you a pretty penny. If you’re eager to keep your car value strong, then seat covers can work extremely well.
Seat Covers Offer Personalized Appeal
People often adore customizing the looks of their beloved vehicles. Vehicle customization can be pleasant and fun. It can also make it simple for owners to identify their vehicles rapidly. If you want to personalize your car without having to hurt your bank account in the process, waterproof seat cover installation can undoubtedly do the trick. You can opt for seat covers that are equipped with eye-catching designs and patterns. You can pick seat covers that possess attractive and comforting colors as well. It’s not difficult to locate fabrics that are in line with peoples’ needs and tastes.
Seat Covers Offer Effective and Dependable Smell Management
The presence of moisture can make car seats look awful. It can make them smell just as horrible, believe it or not. If you want to keep your vehicle interior smelling fresh as a daisy at all times, then you should use waterproof seat covers right away. Spills from H20 and fluids in general absorb into seating. This can lead to the gradual emergence of horrid smells that are impossible to ignore. You can protect yourself from this terrible possibility with waterproof seat cover installation. These covers stop liquids from being able to access vehicle cushioning.
Why Waterproof Seat Covers Are Essential – A Wrap-Up
Waterproof seat covers can help vehicle owners in many meaningful ways. They can save them substantial amounts of valuable time. Dealing with major car seat spills can be a huge hassle. These seat covers can enhance the looks of cars. If you want to give your vehicle a sense of character and charm, then the use of seat covers can be amazing. These seat covers can be suitable for eager parents and pet owners, too. There are many waterproof seat cover options available in this day and age.
Neoprene vs. Leather, Which is Better for a Car Seat Cover?
Many people will put covers on their car seats. There are many reasons to use a cover. Sometimes it is to protect your seat. It can also be to improve the look of the seat. People also use covers to show off a particular style or show support for a sports team. For whatever the reason you choose to use a seat cover, there are many different options available. When picking a seat cover, it is important to choose what material will be best suited for your needs. To popular materials are neoprene and leather. Below is a comparison of the two materials as it pertains to car seat covers.
1. Style and Aesthetics
Both leather and neoprene can offer options for changing the style of your car’s interior. Leather seat covers tend to be available in single or two colors. They give the smooth, clean, and luxurious look of leather. However, they do not have the color options that are available in neoprene. Neoprene seat covers are often available in many different colors and patterns. This includes non-traditional colors such as pink, green, purple, etc. Patterns such as camo and covers supporting a sports team are also more likely to be found in a neoprene seat cover rather than a leather seat cover.
The price of a product can greatly affect a person’s purchase. Neoprene is an affordable option for seat covers. However, leather seat covers are a little pricier. For some, the look of the leather is what they want and worth the extra cost. the cost will also be more expensive for both neoprene and leather if you purchase a custom fit cover rather than purchasing a cover off the shelf. The cost, in combination with the look you want, can impact what seat cover you ultimately decide on.
Just like many other parts of our car, we need our seat covers to be durable. You want it to stand up to the everyday use of the vehicle. Leather seat covers can be beneficial in keeping the car clean. Most substances can be easily wiped off or cleaned up from the leather. However, to maintain the leather and keep it from cracking it will need to be treated with special products. Also, leather is more difficult to clean. To clean a leather seat cover you will need to use a special leather cleaning product. Neoprene seat covers are usually stain and water resistant. This means that most spills will wipe clean from the seat cover. The neoprene seat covers are also usually machine washable. While you will not need a special cleaner, you will need to remove it from the car to keep it clean. With respect to standing up to the sun, neoprene seems to do better. Leather can fade from constant exposure to the sun. Over time you can see discoloration, spots, and drying of the leather. You will need to apply products to keep the leather moisturized and to protect it from sun fading. In contrast, a neoprene seat cover will stand up better to the sun. Neoprene does not seem to have problems with fading or discoloration from the sun. It will not need to be treated with any products to help protect it from the sun.
4. Children and Pets
Many of us have our kids and/or pets in and out of our cars on a daily basis. Kids, pet nails, and pet hair can wreak havoc on our cars, especially our seats. Some people may be concerned that their dog’s claws will poke a hole in their leather seat cover. If you get a high-quality leather cover, you will greatly reduce the risk of any punctures. Leather can also be nice because the dog hair will brush off quickly and easily. Neoprene seat covers can be more durable when it comes to dog nails. It is less likely to get a whole or snag from the dog’s nails. However, depending on the exact cover, dog hair does not wipe off of the neoprene seats as easily as it would wipe off of leather. There are many different types of neoprene seats, some of which may be more suitable for resisting dog hair. This may be a consideration if your pet is in your car on a regular basis.
With respect to the kids, they can bring food crumbs and dirt to your car. Both leather and neoprene will wipe clean easily if something is spilled on them. This will allow for a quick and easy cleanup. You can also easily wipe dirt or mud from both materials as well. However, if the kids leave something sticky on the seats or they need further cleaning from something your kids have left behind, you will need to clean your leather seat cover with a special seat cover. Also, some items may leave a permanent stain on your leather. With neoprene, you do not need a special cleaner. However, you will need to remove the seat cover to wash it in the washing machine.
The weather and climate in your area can be a factor in deciding whether to get leather or neoprene car seat covers. While leather wipes clean easily, it is not waterproof. Therefore, getting into your car after running through rain or if your seats get wet from rain, the leather can get spots and be ruined. The leather is also very sensitive to heat. The sun can make leather seats very hot when you sit on them. Neoprene is typically waterproof Therefore, it would do well to someone sitting on it after swimming or running through a rainstorm. Neoprene is also not as sensitive to the sun and heat. A neoprene seat will not feel extremely hot after sitting in the sun. It will also tend to be warmer during the winter months. If you are sensitive to the heat or cold of the seat neoprene may be a better option for you.
It is clear that their are pros and cons to both leather and neoprene seats. It is best to look at your individual and family needs in deciding what is best for your car and family.
Custom seat covers are one of the best ways to extend the life of the seats in your car. The right seat cover will protect your car seats from dirt, dust, moisture, and UV rays and keep these integral aspects of your vehicle’s interior looking brand new for years to come.
Not only do seat covers serve an undeniable practical purpose, they can also boost the aesthetics of your interior in a big way. Not all seat covers are a boring solid brown or black color, many options are emblazoned with colorful and imaginative prints and patterns that serve as a total makeover for the inside of your car.
With so many different types of seat cover materials and designs available, it can be understandably difficult to make up your mind when selecting the right seat covers for your car. In this simple guide, we’ve compiled the most popular designs and styles of seat covers with a brief description to help you make an informed decision. Whatever type of seat cover you choose for your vehicle, one thing is for certain: no driver wants to be without the stylish security of seat covers in their car.
Neoprene is one of the most common materials used to make automotive seat covers. This synthetic fabric is incredibly durable and is also UV-resistant, meaning that it extends the longevity of your seat fabric. Neoprene is also highly resistant to spills and creates a nearly impenetrable barrier between your seats and the outside world. These seat covers are specifically designed to be ultra-durable, but they also come in many different colors and designs, making neoprene covers the perfect way to spruce up the interior of your car while simultaneously protecting your vehicle interior from damage.
Neosupreme has some similarities to neoprene but is less expensive to manufacture even though it provides many of the same amazing benefits of normal neoprene. This seat cover material is similar to the type of synthetic fabric used in wetsuits and unsurprisingly provides incredible protection from anything wet. If you have a dog that likes to swim or if you aren’t averse to dip in the lake yourself, neosupreme colors are an ideal way to keep your vehicle interior fresh while adding a snazzy look to your seats. Because they’re easier to make, neosupreme seat covers usually cost quite a bit less than their neoprene equivalents.
If you’re in the market for the most stylish seat covers available, leather is a popular option. There’s simply nothing like the feeling of soft, thick leather under your body as you sink back into your vehicle seats. While leather is one of the most expensive materials to use as a seat cover, not only is this fabric luxurious but it also provides a number of alluring benefits. Leather is naturally UV-resistant, meaning that both your seats and seat covers will stand the test of time. Leather also repels liquid, keeping your seats pristine. Lastly, leather is breathable, deterring the growth of mold and mildew. All around, leather is the ultimate seat cover material for sheer luxury.
If you like leather but aren’t so fond of the cost, faux leather seat covers might be right for you. Faux leather offers many of the benefits of real leather but at a fraction of the price. Like leather, faux leather is breathable and UV resistant, making sure that the seats underneath faux leather seat covers stay fresh and pristine. Faux leather seat covers can also feel even better to the touch and can sometimes be more durable than their leather counterparts. Though you’ll be missing out on the real thing, faux leather is a more economical option that’s perfect for thrifty leather lovers.
American Flag Covers
What better way to show your patriotism than with American flag seat covers? If you’re the type of person that likes to fly American flags from the corners of your truck or SUV, American flag seat covers are the next logical step. These covers are usually constructed from neosupreme and are always proudly bedecked with the Stars and Stripes. American flag seat covers are immensely popular with car owners that want to boldly display their love of country, and these covers also do a great job of keeping your vehicle seats clean and undamaged.
Decking your seats out with camo covers is the ultimate way to prepare for a hunting trip or display your outdoorsy inclinations to envious onlookers. Popular with military enthusiasts and hunting aficionados alike, camouflage seat covers are usually available in sand, forest, and jungle patterns. These seat covers are commonly made of polyester, providing you with durable and lightweight protection for your vehicle seats. Camouflage seat covers are easy to install and add an unmistakable flair to your vehicle interior.
Pet Seat Covers
Pet owners are always looking for new ways to pay homage to their furry friends. With pet themed seat covers, you can broadcast your love of animals for all to see while simultaneously protecting your seats from damage. Pet seat covers are often bedecked with cute little paw prints that remind anyone who sees them of the joy of being a pet owner. While providing protection from UV rays, abrasion, and spills, pet-themed seat covers also are designed to stand up to a beating from your furry family members and will stand the test of time while adding a special style to the inside of your car.
Whichever type of seat cover you end up choosing, just remember that these automotive innovations are one of the most cost-effective ways to add value to your vehicle. Seat covers are inexpensive, but protect your seats from harm, retaining maximum resale value for the longest-possible period of time. If you’re stumped for ideas, take a look through the immense catalog of custom seat covers available from CalTrend. With seat covers for every occasion and aesthetic temperament, CalTrend is sure to have a durable solution that fits your style.
To protect your investment in your vehicle, adding seat covers to protect the cloth or leather of your interior is relatively cheap. On top of that, installing the seat covers is easy as well. Seat covers come in all types and styles of print to help decorate the interior of your vehicle. And what better way to show your pride than to cover your seats with patriotic seat covers.
The first available option to help make your vehicle look as patriotic as possible is to add the old stars and stripes pattern from our national flag to your interior. The pattern is a beautiful mix of red, white and blue, spread out in a fashion that highlights the white stars on the blue background of our flag. The red stripes are mixed within the pattern and large white stars complement the rest of the pattern throughout the seat cover.
These seat covers are custom designed to fit your vehicle’s seats and come easily to install with no tools required. To keep them even more patriotic, the seat covers are made in America. The covers are made with ultra-UV-resistant material and are immune to wear and tear, abrasion, liquid spills and mildew.
Nothing screams “America” like camouflage seat covers, which have become a very hot style on the interior of vehicles. If you are an outdoorsman or woman, the camouflage seat covers will let your passengers know you mean downhome, American business when they take a seat on a neat camo pattern.
The seat covers come made-to-order based on your vehicle measurements and once again are fully made in the United States.
To step it up a notch from the traditional outdoors camo, the digital camouflage comes in a slick pattern of black, gray and white that will spruce up your interior and let your riders know that you mean business. Nothing says you are a true patriot like the digital camo pattern. Also available in the digital camouflage package are a shade of green pattern, with green, black and tan hues as well as a shade of brown pattern, with dark brown, light brown and tan colors.
The digital camo seat covers are soft to the touch and come with extra padded cushioning which help make for a soft ride. And, as always, the digital camouflage seat covers are 100% made in the USA.
The pattern of the retro camo resembles the camouflage pattern that all red-blooded Americans know from the United States Army. Any true patriot can appreciate the classic look of this camo pattern and when it graces your seats on the inside of your vehicle, people will see what kind of American that you are.
Camouflage patterns are the ultimate in patriotic seat covers. The fabric is cut and tailored to your specific vehicle and will be easy to install once you order it.
The sleek look of the tough camouflage will look very familiar to the all-American duck and deer hunters out there. First up, the brown marshland camo shines with its reed grass camouflage pattern that every duck and goose in the country will recognize. When spread across the seats of your truck, your 12-gauge shotgun will look slick riding to the watering hole. When your dog jumps in the back with wet, muddy paws, you’ll be assured that the protection provided by the tough camouflage seat covers will be protecting your seats to the fullest. The next in line in the tough camouflage pattern is the dark tree limb and brown/green leaf pattern. Common among the deer hunting brethren in America, your wet hunting gear and archery equipment will look nice laying across your rear seats and you’ll get peace of mind knowing the protection the covers are giving you.
The tough camouflage seat covers come with a lacquered topcoat to make sure that their durability is at peak performance while remaining comfortable to any passengers. And, once again, they are 100% American made.
The always popular Hawaiian print looks super for those days where you may be cruising around the town or headed to the local waterhole for a swim. The print comes in a solid color while small Hawaiian flower print penetrates the rest of the seat cover in white. The colors that the seat covers are available in are black, red and blue. On top of the solid color print, all three color also come in a flower print down the middle with black trim all around the edges, making for a possible of six total pattern combinations available.
The all-American Hawaiian print will help provide protection to your seats with its wetsuit-like fabric when your sandy-bottomed passengers climb in your seats after a long day at the beach. As always, these come made to order to your vehicle and are easy to install.
It is easy to show your true American colors with patriotic seat covers that come in true-blooded USA patterns. Whether they are covering your seats in a Hawaiian, camouflage or American flag pattern, your passengers will be sure to know that you are a true patriot.
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All CalTrend seat covers are manufactured in the U.S.A. and are made from the highest quality materials. From its base operations located in Santa Ana, California, the company uses CAD/CAM systems to properly measure, design and cut patterns for each specific application. This ensures that every CalTrend seat cover fits tight, feels comfortable, enhances the appearance of your vehicle’s interior, all while protecting the factory seating from UV rays, dirt, mud, moisture and accidental spills.
CalTrend is also an innovator in the industry, being the first company to come out with seat covers from a variety of new fabrics and materials. While the company is constantly imitated, the quality and pride that CalTrend employees put into these hand-stitched seat covers is unparalleled in the industry. This is why CalTrend offers a two-year manufacturers warranty and why CalTrend personally contacts it’s customers after and order is placed, to ensure that the customer is getting the correct seat for their application.
CalTrend® offers superior quality custom seat covers for 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 series pickups. These seat covers are precision cut to perfectly fit over the vehicle’s front and rear seats, while providing protection against dirt, moisture and excessive wear. CalTrend® seat covers for the 2014 Silverado fit both bucket and split-bench front/rear seat configurations, and include head rest covers, arm rest covers, and feature large seat-back pockets to store personal items.
Using precision computer CAD/CAM systems and superior quality manufacturing techniques, these seat covers fit tight around seat cushions, cup holders, and center consoles. They are also compatible with side airbags and do not interfere with under seat storage compartments. CalTrend® custom seat covers are tough and durable, with reinforced seams and resistance to UV light and mildew. Yet, the cushioned foam inner lining provides a soft, comfortable feel that also helps form a perfect fit.
CalTrend® custom seat covers for the 2014 Silverado 1500 are available in a variety of fabrics such as the popular; “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather®,” a luxurious top-quality synthetic material with the look and feel of real leather, but is animal-free and more economical. CalTrend® also offers its seat covers in DuraPlus, a canvas-like high abrasion resistant fabric that provides a superior level of seat protection, and its Neoprene wetsuit-like material which combines a rich, sporty appearance with protection against outdoor elements.
CalTrend® custom seat covers come with a two year manufacturer’s warranty and are always made in the U.S.A.! For further information contact CalTrend® at 2121 S. Anne St. Santa Ana, CA. 92704. Tel 1-800-846-8621. Or visit them at www.caltrend.com.
Although Jeeps and dirt seem to go hand in hand, the added exposure to the elements combined with normal wear and tear can quickly damage your Wrangler’s interior. That’s why CalTrend® DuraPlus seat covers are a smart way to protect your vehicle’s seats against moisture, dirt, and premature wear.
These superior quality seat covers are available for two and four-door model 2007 thru 2014 Jeep JK Wranglers, and come complete with head rests and everything necessary for easy installation. DuraPlus seat covers are a great choice for Jeeps, because the canvas-like material provides the highest protection against abrasions and is resistant to UV light, moisture, and mildew. With reinforced seams and high quality attachment clips that keep the covers firmly in place, CalTrend® DuraPlus seat covers are tough, yet provide a soft comfortable feel with a foam inner liner that also provides added cushioning.
Because CalTrend® uses precision computer CAD/CAM systems, these Jeep JK seat covers fit tight around the vehicle’s seat cushions. They are also compatible with side airbags, and do not interfere with under seat storage compartments. CalTrend® Jeep Wrangler seat covers are also available in a variety of color choices and fabrics including; “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather®,” a luxurious top-quality synthetic material with the look and feel of real leather, but is animal-free and more affordable. In addition, all CalTrend® seat covers are made in the U.S.A., feature a two year manufacturer’s warranty, and are sent directly to your door with the fastest delivery time in the industry. For more information contact CalTrend® at 2121 S. Anne St. Santa Ana, CA. 92704. Tel 1-800-846-8621. Visit them online at www.caltrend.com.
CalTrend® now offers Custom Tailored Seat Covers for the 2015 model Ford F-150. Using precision computer CAD/CAM systems and superior quality manufacturing techniques, CalTrend® provides specific seat cover applications to fit Ford F-150 Standard Cab, Super Cab and Super Crew model seats.
Manufactured in the U.S.A, CalTrend® custom seat covers are side-airbag compatible for vehicles with side-air bag , and feature large seat-back pockets to store personal items. All orders received are promptly manufactured and shipped from our Santa Ana, CA facility.
CalTrend® provides 2015 Ford F-150 owners with a wide variety of fabrics to choose from: • “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather®,” a luxurious top-quality material with the look and feel of real leather.
• DuraPlus, a canvas-like high abrasion resistant fabric.
• Neoprene and NeoSupreme, wetsuit-like material with a rich, sporty appearance.
All CalTrend® Seat Covers, come with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and feature reinforced seams and a cushioned foam lamination that provides a soft and comfortable feel for a perfect fit.
For further information on colors and fabrics available for the full range of Custom Tailored Seat Covers please contact CalTrend® at 2121 S. Anne St. Santa Ana, CA. 92704. Tel 1-800-846-8621 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Ana, CA – Owners of classic Ford Mustangs can add a level of protection to their vehicle’s OE interior, with new custom seat covers from CalTrend®. The company’s CAD/CAM precision patterns fit snug over OE, original reproduction, and sport model reproduction seats in Mustang models from 1964-1/2 thru 1973 coupes and convertibles. When installed, CalTrend® custom seat covers provide protection from damaging UV light, accidental spills, abrasions, and moisture, but without detracting from the vehicle’s appearance and style.
“We wanted our custom seat-covers to fit the lifestyles of classic Mustang owners, so that they can still enjoy their vehicle’s interior, but without the chance of spills or damage to the upholstery,” said Andy Wadhera CEO of CalTrend®. With this in mind, these seat covers were designed to install and remove easily and fit over the vehicle’s upholstery with a custom formed fit that is comfortable and provides a high-level of protection.
All CalTrend® seat covers are shipped from the company’s Santa Ana California facility, and include a two-year manufacturer’s warranty. For more information on colors and fabrics available for your Ford Mustang, contact CalTrend® at 2121 S. Anne St. Santa Ana, CA. 92704. Tel 1-800-846-8621.
CalTrend Seat Cover Install. The Ford F-150 pickup is one of the best selling light-duty trucks in the market. Truck owners often use the vehicle for a variety of purposes from work, outdoor hunting and fishing excursions, or military/police applications where entering and exiting the vehicle occurs many times during the day. For these F-150 owners, it’s important to protect their investment, as it’s almost certain the wear and tear of gear, moisture and UV rays will damage the interior upholstery. Many truck owners opt for a popular set of camouflage patterned seat covers. But they don’t always provide adequate protection, fit loosely, and are uncomfortable to sit on.Fortunately, CalTrend Custom Seat Covers introduced Tuff Camo; premium grade seat covers that feature a lacquered topcoat which combines maximum durability with a soft comfortable feel. Tuff Camo seat covers are the most rugged stain, water and abrasion-resistant camouflage-patterned seat covers available on the market. They also offer protection from accidental punctures, mildew, cold cracking, and UV exposure.Available in two patterns, Hardwoods and Marsh, CalTrend’s Tough Camo seat covers are easy to install onto the 2015 Ford F-150. Using CAD/Cam design and patterns, the seat covers are custom fitted to fit standard cab, super cab and super crew models. CalTrend also adds reinforced seams and a laminated foam backing for additional comfort, and the front seat covers are constructed with an extra large gear pouch on the back.On the 2015 Ford F-150, the Tuff Camo seat covers simply slip over the factory seats and are secured with built-in, double stitched straps that are routed under the seat cushions and won’t interfere with under-seat storage systems. Front and rear seat head rest covers are also included and use wide sewn-in Velcro strips to hold them securely in place. In addition CalTrend is the only seat cover company that contacts you when you order, to double check on the proper configuration of your truck’s interior. In most applications your custom made seat covers are also delivered to you within a week. Tuff Camo seat covers are exclusive to CalTrend and are also available for a variety of make and model trucks and SUV’s. For additional information on selecting the right seat covers and choices of fabrics and colors for your vehicle, visit www.caltrend.com. CalTrend is the leading provider of 2015 Ford F-150 leather seat covers.
CalTrend’s Tuff Camo seat covers offer two popular camouflage patterns and provide high abrasion resistance, protection from accidental punctures, moisture and mildew, and is resistant to cold cracking, stains and UV exposure.
The factory leather seats on this 2015 F-150 can receive lots of wear and potential damage from UV rays if left uncovered.
Seat bottom covers also have side straps that must be tucked between the cushion and the plastic seat frame covers so they can be accessed from under the seat.
The straps at the front of the seat covers are tucked under the seat.
Pull the seat cover fabric through the gap between the seat cushions and locate the heavy-duty clips. These attach to the straps that were tucked under the seat and are adjusted to a snug fit.
The seat back covers are slipped in position and the bottom fabric with sewn-in elastic straps and S-hooks are tucked through the gap between the seat cushions.
Take the S-hooks from the elastic straps and secure them to the underside of the seat frame.
The seat back covers also have elastic straps and S-hooks that are pulled and connected under the seat frame.
CalTrend pre-cuts holes for the seat cover to fit around the factory head rest tabs.
Headrest covers are also included in the kit and are held in place with sewn-in Velcro strips.
On this Super Cab model, the rear seat covers install in a similar way, by first slipping them over the factory seat back cushions.
The bottom of the covers are tucked in between the seat back and bottom cushions.
Heavy-duty adjustable straps and clips secure the CalTrend covers to the seat backs.
The seat bottom cushion covers install in the same manner tucking the heavy-duty straps between the cushions . Attaching and adjusting the heavy-duty straps secure the cover to the seat cushion.
Rear headrest covers are also included in the kit and are held in place with sewn-in Velcro strips.
Once installed, the upholstery in this 2015 Ford F-150 will be well protected and the seat covers are compatible with factory side air bags.
With three-row seating and available captain’s chairs, it’s no wonder the 2016 Honda Pilot is one of the most popular SUVs in North America. Protecting the factory interior from kids, accidental spills, pets, and harmful UV rays, it’s common to add seat covers over the factory upholstery.
For any busy family that runs around town picking up kids, hauling groceries or gardening supplies on the weekend, the CaltrendNeosupreme seat covers can be a great way to not only protect the interior of a Honda Pilot, but also enhance it as well from a wide range of colors and two-tone patterns that are available.
In this particular installation, the owners wanted the soft feel and durability of the Caltrend Neosupreme seat covers that would also keep the seats cool during the hot Southern California summers, and protect the upholstery from moisture when coming home from the beach. With a black exterior and black interior, a two-tone black and charcoal seat cover set enhanced the interior of this Honda Pilot, while also providing superior protection from the elements.
The kit comes with seat, headrest, and armrest covers and is easy to install. Since there are three rows of seats, the installation can take a few hours, but the end result is a well-protected interior that also dramatically enhanced the interior of the vehicle.
The factory seats on the 2016 Honda Pilot can get worn or damage from UV rays.
Caltrend NeoSupreme seat covers simply slip over the factory seat back cushions.
From the underside of the seat cover you can see the Caltrend heavy-duty nylon straps on the seat bottom cushion covers that are used to secure them in place.
The covers tuck in between the cushions and are accessed from the rear of the seat.
Unhooking the factory seat back panel provides access to the seat cover straps.
Once the straps are secure, the sides of the covers are tucked into the seat panels.
Second row seat covers go on similarly and may use hook & latch straps to secure them in place.
Side straps on the secondary row seats tuck into the seat panels and hook onto the seat frame.
Third row seat covers slip over the seat back and attach with hook & latch strips at the rear.
Cut-outs for the center fold-down head rests make installation easy.
Caltrend also includes covers for applications with front and rear seat armrests.
All vehicle covers are also included and attached with hook and latch straps
The two-tone Neosupreme seat covers give the interior of this 2016 Hodna Pilot a custom appearance and great protection.
Nissan’s Titan XD pickup is the latest heavy-duty pickup that has increased capabilities and performance which makes it very popular with truck enthusiasts. With a re-designed interior, manufacturers such as Caltrend® created a set of high-quality seat covers that are designed to protect the factory upholstery from damaging UV rays, moisture, dirt, and abrasions.
While most seat covers are temporary and are designed to fit over a variety of make and model vehicles, Caltrend designs its seat covers to fit tight over the factory upholstery and provide a custom appearance from a variety of prints and two-tone color options available. With fabrics such as I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather®, Dura-Plus, Super Suede, Neosupreme, Velour and the almost indestructible Tuff Camo, Titan XD owners can select the right combination of that matches their lifestyle and level of protection.
To ensure a precise fit, Caltrend’s use of CAD/CAM manufacturing processes, as well as high-quality nylon straps, heavy-duty clips and double-seam stitches, ensure the covers stay on, and can handle daily abuse.
Installation is easy, as the seat covers slip over the factory seat backs and bottom cushions, and are secured using built-in, double stitched straps that are routed under the seat cushions and won’t interfere with under-seat storage systems. Front and rear seat head rest covers are also included and use wide sewn-in Velcro strips to hold them securely in place. In addition, the driver and passenger side seat covers have a large pocket on the back and are also fully compatible with factory side airbags. For additional information on selecting the right seat covers and choices of fabrics and colors for your vehicle, visit www.caltrend.com.
The factory leather interior in this Pro4X can be protected from UV rays, moisture, and abrasion with one of CalTrend’s custom seat covers.
We chose a set of two-tone suede covers that simply slip over the factory seat backs by removing the headrests.
The bottom of the seat back covers are tucked in between the cushions so that the heavy-duty elastic straps with steel S-hooks, and double stitched nylon adjustable straps can be reached from behind the seat
Installing the bottom seat cushion covers also use heavy-duty nylon straps and S-hooks to hold them in place.
By slipping the covers over the seat cushion and tucking in the sides and back of the cover, the straps and S-hooks can be attached from under the seat.
Unhooking the factory seat back cover allows access to the straps and S-hooks so they can be attached and adjusted. The back cover is then re-attached.
Headrest covers are also included, and once installed this Titan’s interior is protected and has a custom appearance.
The rear seats install in a similar way, using straps that fit behind the seat cushions to secure them in place.
Some Caltrend customers have questions on installing the front jumper seat covers on their vehicles equipped with 60/40 front bench seats. On these applications, Caltrend provides covers for the seat bottom, seat back, and the top console armrest if equipped.
While vehicle make and model applications may be slightly different, the installations typically utilize heavy-duty Velcro strips that hold the covers in place on the seats. If your application seems different, feel free to contact us for assistance, at (800) 846-8621. Or visit www.caltrend.com for more information.
The first step is to install the seat back cushion cover by tucking the back half of the cover (armrest portion) between the two cushions.
Slip the cover over the console and attach the rear portions around the back using the Velcro strips to secure both sides.
Pull the rest of the cover through the seat cushions and up over the armrest.
Slip over the top armrest cover and secure it with the Velcro straps.
Install the bottom cushion seat cover by securing the top with the Velcro strips.
The rear portion of the cover is tucked between the cushions.
The rear flap is pulled up from between the seat cushions and is held in place with a wide Velcro strip sewn to the underside of the cover.
CalTrend custom neoprene seat covers are made to exact specification to ensure a quality fit for your interior, but other companies also construct similar products. How do you know that the seat covers you buy from us are better than Wet Okole neoprene seat covers? Keep reading our CalTrend vs Wet Okole seat cover reviews as we compare both options.
Our Superior Manufacturing Capabilities
We make our seat covers in our factory in Southern California. We use a technique that employs the best quality fabrics and produces custom covers that are made to order. This gives us the ability to:
• Focus on what customers really want • Cut our costs by not holding onto inventory • Create customized designs that meet the customer’s specific needs • Rapidly produce a completed product from available materials
When you order your Cal Trend seat covers, we take the information you provide and compare it with detailed manufacturing data. We construct seat covers that match your exact needs. We can use any fabric including neoprene. Sometimes we can even help you select a fabric that is a better choice overall for your specific application.
The seat cover business is highly competitive business environment and our reviews say it all. Customers value the superior quality we provide and our dedication to serving our customers.
More Reasons Why We Are Better
Wet Okole does not guarantee the same level of attention to detail that we do. Our neoprene seats are cut from a sturdier fabric. We also use a more robust stitch in the seams.
Wet Okole customers often complain about wrinkles in their covers. Our neoprene seat covers are form fitted to the exact shape of your interior. When installed properly, they lay flat along the same contours of your original seats. Wet Okole seat covers simply aren’t up to the same standard.
We also ensure that your colors are unique to your order. We don’t force you to just choose from an existing inventory of covers. You can completely customize with your own design ideas.
CalTrend seat covers are 100% Made in the USA. All materials are also sourced from the United States.
You see occasional disappointed customers when reading Wet Okole Reviews. Whether its the quality of the seat covers or something else. You’ll also see less than satisfactory reviews in Wet Okole vs Coverking comparisons. When it comes to neoprene or other seat cover fabrics, CalTrend is the best way to go.
The best neoprene seat covers are great protection from wear and tear. They are as , if not more important than other interior accessories including sun shades, dash covers, floor mats and other manner of truck or car covers. All CalTrend seat covers are custom fit to your vehicle and get free shipping in the continental United States. Completely water resistant, these are made form the same material as wet suits.
Common patterns include camo seat covers (for example, Realtree camo, Mossy Oak, as well as tactical/digital seat covers. So whether you drive a Ford F-250, Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover or a Toyota Prius, these are the perfect seat covers. Whether you need truck or car seat covers, check out CalTrend’s line or front and rear seat covers.
The interior fabrics of your vehicle’s seats and flooring take a real beating over time. No matter how careful you are, they will wear out unless you protect them. Car seat covers and car mats can both help extend the life of your interior, but which should you use?
Advantages of Seat Covers
Seat covers slide over the original upholstery. They protect your fabrics from: • Scuffing wear and abrasions caused by repeatedly sliding across the seats • Punctures, rips, and tears from tools, cleats, pens, etc. • Stains and food particles from food and drink spills • Sun fading caused by UV exposure • Mildew and bacteria contamination the builds up over time
Generic seat covers are okay, but our custom seat covers are even better. They are form fitted to the shape of your seats. They hold firmly in place without shifting around while you are driving.
Advantages of Floor Mats
Keeping your seats clean is important, but gravity eventually pulls every single contaminant to the floor sooner or later. The carpets can be destroyed by a single spill. Have you ever been in a vehicle with a milk stain in the summer? That foul rotten odor just does not come out of the carpets.
To help prevent damage to your interior, your floor mats:
• Prevent debris from shoes from being ground into the carpet • Catch spills and absorb liquids • Stop holes from being stomped into carpet from sharp heels
Your floor mats are also convenient because you can remove them to clean them. When they are too far worn, just discard them and get a new set.
Car Floor Mats vs Seat Covers
One isn’t better than the other. They have different jobs, and they work best together. The truth is that you need both car seat covers and floor mats to fully protect your vehicle’s fabrics from all possible damage.
At CalTrend, we specialize in making the best custom seat covers available in the market. We have dealers available 24/7 online. Contact one of them to get started creating your custom interior protection. If you have trouble finding a dealer, send us a message and we can help you get connected.
Selling a car with a worn interior is much harder to do than a car with a clean interior. Buyers often conclude that if the inside is fresh, the vehicle is in great mechanical condition as well. Car dashboard covers and car seat covers can help protect your vehicle’s value, and they also customize its styling at the same time.
Car seat covers and car dashboard covers have a similar purpose. They just protect different things. When installed correctly, seat covers prevent:
• Rips and tears caused by sharp objects in pockets • Scuffing of the seat from repeatedly sliding across them • Stains caused by spilled food and drink • Fading and cracking caused by UV exposure from the sun
Dash covers also protect against the harmful rays of the sun. In fact, that is the primary reason for having a dash cover. Dashboards are made of synthetic materials. The windshield acts as a lens that focuses the rays of the sun down onto it. The heat and the UV rays cause the compounds to break down in a process known as UV degradation.
While manufacturers have gotten better about creating compounds that resist UV degradation, the heat can still cause warps and cracks. A fitted dash mat keeps the UV rays of the sun off the dash, and it also helps to keeps the surface cooler to the touch.
Customization is another great reason to install seat covers and a dash mat. A fitted set of seat covers is always preferable to generic covers. They snuggly hold to the contours of your seats which reduces wear and helps them to hold their original shape.
A fitted dash mat is molded to the shape of your dash board. It sits securely in place and doesn’t slide around while you drive. This is important to avoid being distracted on the road. You can select any color or design characteristics you want to completely transform the interior look of your vehicle. Off-the-shelf products only give you a few options, but you can get truly creative with a customized set.
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.