All of our custom seat covers will fit your seats marvelously well. These high-quality seat covers are made-to-measure, which means that they will cover your exact year, make and models seats, while still leaving access to any on-seat controls, such as lumbar supports and built-in seatbelts. They even make space for your side impact airbags if your vehicle has them.
Our semi-custom seat covers fit about 80% as well as the custom seat covers, but they do cover over most on-seat controls and side impact airbags. The exception to this semi-custom rule is that 3 Star Semi-Custom Sheepskin Seat Covers do have cutouts for seat controls and airbags.
As their name implies, universal seat covers fit over any high-back or low-back bucket seat. Rather than being form fitting like the custom and semi-custom, the universal seat cover drapes your seats with a protective barrier that's solely designed to deliver tough protection for your seats.
The clearest analogy is to think of a custom seat cover as a tailor-made suit, and a semi-custom seat cover as an off the rack suit. A master tailor crafts a quality suit only after painstakingly measuring the client's whole frame, taking every contour, curve and length into account. Likewise, our custom seat covers fit over your car seats precisely, leaving access to ergonomic controls, seatbelts and any other seat-mounted controls.
On the other hand, an off the rack suit still fits your frame, but not as well as a tailored suit. Rather, off the rack suits are crafted from patterns, and the patterns come from average measurements of similarly sized bodies. The same is true for semi-custom seat covers. They will fit over your seats as well as over other car, truck, SUV and van seats. A rule of thumb is that a semi-custom seat cover will fit about 80% as well as a full custom seat cover.
Driving can be a risky business, but auto manufacturers are constantly creating novel ways to make our vehicles safer. One such innovation is side impact airbags (SIPS). These airbags are mounted directly on the side of your car seat, and they protect your head from hitting your side windows or door jam in an accident.
If you do have side impact airbags on your car seats, you will need to get either a set of custom seat covers or the 3 Star Semi-Custom Sheepskin Seat Covers. The custom seat covers and the 3-Star seat covers can be manufactured to accommodate side impact airbags, covering your seats without blocking the airbags. Universal seat covers and most of the semi-custom seat covers will get in the way of this valuable safety feature.
The vast majority of seat covers simply slide over your seats and are held down with Velcro, hooks or straps that attach under the seat and are our of sight. You should not need any tools to install them. Front seat covers are generally easier to put on than rear seat covers because front seats are more accessible. Typical installation on front seat covers is 20-30 minutes. Rear seat in a car may require removal of the seats to install the seat covers. Detailed instructions will be included. Rear seats on an SUV will typically be a similar install to front seat covers.
Because seat covers are crafted from a wide array of materials, there are many different ways to care for them. In general, you will want to vacuum you seat covers regularly to pick up any dry spills or tracked-in dirt. To keep sheepskin seat covers fresh and fluffy, just give them an occasional brushing. Many of the seat covers are machine washable, too. These include: all of the Canine Covers, the Cotton Canvas Seat Covers and the SeatSaver Seat Covers. Because the Custom Wet Okole Seat Covers are fully water proof, you can wash them without even taking them off your seat.
Hands down, the Custom Wet Okole Seat Covers deliver the most protection against water and moisture. That's because they are made from high grade neoprene, which is the same material used in scuba gear. Not only will they protect your upholstery from wet bathing suits, rain soaked clothes and other forms of moisture, they also deflect dirt, mud and spills.