Driving can be a risky business, but auto manufacturers are constantly creating new ways to make our vehicles safer. One such innovation is side impact protection systems (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. The good new is, though, that all of our sheepskin seat covers can be crafted to accommodate SIPS. During the ordering process, you will have a chance to let us know whether or not your seats are equipped, and we'll make sure that all the proper adjustments are made.
While both the 3 Star and 5 Star sheepskin seat covers transform your seats into luxurious driving thrones, there are differences between the two lines. First, the 3 Stars are semi-custom fitting seat covers, while the 5 Stars are fully custom-fitted. In other words, the 3 Stars are like off-the-rack clothes, and the 5 Stars are like tailored suits.
What's more, the 5 Stars use "exhibition quality" sheepskin pelts, which are thicker and denser than the ones used on the 3 Stars. Lastly, you have more color options with the 5 Star sheepskin seat covers than with the 3 Stars.
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.
Our sheepskin seat covers were ingeniously designed with an advanced hidden strap system. Bucket seats employ six straps to hold your new sheepskin seat cover properly in place. Two straps attach under the car seat from the front, two connect through the abdominal break in the seat and two unite from left to right of the seat. Bench seats may have more straps, but all will remain hidden after the straps are connected.
If your vehicle has a plastic molded housing around the outside of the bottom cushion, such as a BMW, Lexus, or Mercedes Benz, there will be a white pouch at the end of the strap instead of a hook. Inside the white pouch is a collapsible lodging bar. When installing this pouch, simply depress the lodging bar inside the white pouch, place it as far down between the outside frame of the car seat and the cushion. This will form an interlocking attachment to secure your sheepskin seat cover.
Taking good care of your sheepskin seat covers is easy and will ensure years of gorgeous, supple covers. Firstly, you will want to brush the wool occasionally with a metal brush (the kind you use on pets), which will keep the fibers from becoming matted and tangled. When you're cleaning out your interior, be sure to give your seat covers a once-over with the vacuum to pick up any dirt, sand or dust that might be accumulating. If you have an accident and spill something on your sheepskin seat covers, you can spot clean stains with a bit of warm soapy water. Try and soak up as much excess water as possible, and let the covers air dry, preferably off the seat and out of direct sunlight. For big-time messes, you can take your seat covers to a professional furrier or to a dry cleaner that specializes in working with furs.