Truck and SUV Seat Covers Buying Guide

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					by: Will Mahoney

You may think your factory seats are holding up just fine. What you may not realize is how
much abuse your seats are getting from wear and tear, sun damage, pets, or dirt and spills. All
these problems have a simple solution, seat covers. So, why should you get a set of seat covers?
There are many reasons. You can protect your factory seats, get a custom look for your interior,
or cover up existing damage to your seats. They are also a great way to keep your interior
looking new and clean.

But, how do you decide which seat covers are right for you? This reference guide will help you
through the decision making process and make sure you get the seat covers that best fit your

Protect Your Investment

Think about it, what do you have the most contact with in your vehicle? Its your seats, and they
need to be protected. If your seats get dirty, or something gets spilled on them, its a pain, and a
hassle to clean them. Seat covers put an end to that. Most can be put in the washer and dryer so
there is no need to buy expensive cleaning supplies to get stains and dirt out. If you have pets,
you know its a chore to vacuum the seats to get all the pet hair off them. What about their nails?
You dont want them to poke through your new leather seats do you? A seat cover provides a
protective barrier to keep your pets from scratching, or poking holes in your nice seats.

Another problem you face is UV damage. Thats right, the suns powerful rays claim the lives of
many seats. When the sun shines in your vehicle it is magnified by the glass from your windows.
Thats why it feels like an oven on hot summer days. Imagine what that does to your interior. If
you have leather seats, the sun dries them out, which can lead to cracking, and a dull finish. That
means you have to continually condition your seats to protect them. This can be time consuming
and expensive, both which can be avoided with seat covers.

Dont think any of that affects you? Well, you get in and out of your vehicle every day. Even this
has a negative effect on your seats. Every time you get in and out of your vehicle you create
friction between yourself and the seat. This may seem like nothing, but after some time you will
notice the material getting thin and worn out. Next thing you know, youve worn a hole through
the material, yet another problem that can be prevented.

Get A Custom Look

Factory interiors are often boring and mundane. Vehicle manufactures use solid, neutral colors
that make the interior seem more open. You can add flare and a look that really sets off your
interior with seat covers. They come available in standard factory matching colors with solid
patterns, or, you can get something thats different. We have many colors to choose from, as well
as patterns that you wont find in a dealers showroom. So, not only do you get great protection,
but you also get a custom look and style, that really sets your vehicle apart!

Bring Your Old Seats Back To Life
Its inevitable, bad things happen to good seats. But you can do something about it. Whether or
not you have worn out faded seats, they got stained, or dirty, seat covers provide a solution. They
do just as they say, cover it up. Seat covers hide those unsightly stains and dirt spots and give
your interior a fresh new look as if nothing ever happened. And, if the same happens to the seat
covers, well, just wash them and put them back on. Think of how much money you will save by
not having to reupholster your seats.

Now that we have identified why you should get seat covers, lets see what works best for you.

Fitment Universal vs. Custom

Seat covers come in two primary fitment types: custom fit and universal fit.


If you are looking for a seat cover that is going to fit your factory seat perfectly, then a custom fit
cover is what you need. These are custom made per vehicle application and fit your factory seat
and shape very tightly. Custom seat covers take into account factory headrests, armrests, center
consoles, and seat controls.


If you are looking for something you can throw on quickly and youre not too concerned with it
fitting perfectly, then a universal seat cover will work just fine for you. The cover the entire seat
back and bottom but are not designed to fit tightly as a custom fit cover would. These are great
for quick on and off usage.

Custom Fit Covers

SureFit Seat Cover by Saddleman

SureFit covers are available for many hard-to-find applications. These are semi-custom fit covers
that are made-to-order per vehicle application. SureFit seat covers come in six different styles
with many color options available.

Cambridge Tweed - For traditional tastes, Cambridge is similar to original vehicle seats. Woven
textured, synthetic fiber will provide miles of protection. Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild
solution of fabric cleaner.

Saddle Blanket - A rugged style seat cover made of tightly woven olefin. Extremely durable and
comfortable. Saddle Blanket covers are machine washable, drip dry only.

Deluxe Velvet - A contemporary original interior fashion in durable 100% nylon velvet, quilted
with foam backing. Trimmed with color coordinated stretch fabrics. Easily cleans by machine
washing, and drip drying.
Deluxe Mohave - A stylish southwestern fabric. It is an extremely durable 100% olefin fabric
with a soft foam backing which blends with many truck and car interiors. Spot clean with a damp
cloth and a mild solution of fabric cleaner.

All Purpose Real Tree - Made from rugged yet breathable non-woven polyester fabric. It is one
of the most popular camouflage fabrics available. Real Tree covers are machine washable, cool
air dry for cleaning. Easily resists fading, stains and mildew.

Sheepskin - A luxurious one-inch thick pile with a high luster finish. Sheepskin covers are fully
lined. Come in a full fit design with 100% acrylic back. Must be dry cleaned only. We do not
recommend for use with light colored leather interiors.

Ultimate Seat Covers by Saddleman

Custom tailored, made-to-order seat covers that are made from original automotive grade fabric.
They come with factory matching colors, and have a lifetime guarantee.

Sport Seat Covers by Cal Trend

Get the look of expensive seats at a fraction of the cost. These seat covers give your factory seats
a sporty look. Sport seat covers are made from neoprene, the same waterproof material wet suits
are made of. Sport Seat Covers also have an extra layer of soft foam padding for added comfort.
You can choose from seven different color options. Sport covers are machine washable on the
delicate cycle with cold water, air dry. Easily installs with Velcro strips.

Custom Fit Canvas Seat Covers by Saddleman

These rugged covers are designed to repel dirt and stains. These are made of high quality original
manufacture grade canvas material and can easily be cleaned. These are washing machine safe to
make clean-up a breeze. Come available in factory matching colors.

Custom Fit Seat Protectors by Covercraft

Keep your seats looking new no matter what ends up on them. Messy kids and dirty pets are no
match for these heavy duty seat protectors. These covers are made from a breathable cotton/poly
blend, which are washer and drier safe. Available in tan, taupe, navy, charcoal, or gray to
complement your vehicles interior.

Universal Seat Covers

X-Bound Seat Covers by Saddleman

Protect your seats with the extreme style of our X-Bound Seat Covers. These universal fit covers
add a custom accent to any high back bucket or bench seats with or without headrests. Nylon
cord side lacing keeps a tight fit. Covers come with front, side, and back pockets for storage. X-
Bound covers are available in blue/black, red/black, gray/black, olive green/tan, and mossy oak

Deluxe Seat Protectors by Saddleman

Deluxe Seat Protectors are made from heavy-duty vinyl, coated with nylon, which makes these
seat protectors waterproof and ready for emergencies. They slip over your seats in seconds for
quick protection when its needed the most. These are perfect when traveling with pets. Extra
large bucket pattern fits most bucket seats.

Before You Order

It is important we are given the correct vehicle information. Please be sure to check your seats
carefully. We need to know exactly what seat style you have in order to get the correct pattern
made. We will also need to know if your vehicle has armrests, headrests, seat controls, and a
center console. By getting accurate information you can be assured your covers will fit like a

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This article was posted on March 24, 2006

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