Car Seat Covers to Polish Up Your Ride

Don’t let stains, spills or sweat ruin a perfectly good ride.

White car seats.
Don’t let stains or scratches detract from the beauty of your car’s interior.Pexels

Whether you’re looking for a more comfortable ride, a protective layer for a major financial investment or both, a car seat cover should match the interior aesthetic of your automobile. That’s a no-brainer. But settling on a fabric out of the many options available might be overwhelming. A few non-negotiables: the cover should be waterproof, so rain, snow and sweat don’t damage the car seat. It should also be durable, breathable and pleasant to sit on. Everything else is gravy, which, by the way, should be easy to wipe right off.

BDK PolyPro Car Seat Covers, Full Set in Charcoal on Black – Front and Rear Split Bench Protection, Easy to Install, Universal Fit for Auto Truck Van SUV
The set also includes a topper for the back that’s compatible with 40/60, 50/50 and 60/40 break configurations as well as anteriors with no break.BDK

Polypropylene makes for excellent car seat cover material because it’s strong, fade-resistant and stain-resistant. The fabric has inactive dye sites, so if something spills on it, the stain sits between the fibers, rather than seeping in. No mess, no fuss.

FH Group Ultra Comfort Leatherette Front Seat Cushions (Airbag Compatible)
Non-slip silicone interiors keeps the covers still while you’re getting in and out of the car.FH Group

Canvas, denim, neoprene, saddle blanket or faux leather? Each material has a list of pros and cons, but if you’re looking to sit in the lap of luxury, you can’t go wrong with leatherette. Genuine leather absorbs spills and grime and scratches easily, whereas the faux fabric is durable and can easily be wiped clean.

Black Panther 1 Pair PU Car Seat Covers, Front Seat Bottom Protectors Compatible with 90% Vehicles, Diamond Pattern Embroidery, Anti-Slip & Full Wrapping Edge, Black
The two toppers are compatible with compact, small and medium-sized autos and come with pockets for storing phones, credit cards and keys.Black Panther

Since it will spend 100 percent of its time on top of a beautiful seat underneath, a car seat cover should be at least nearly as attractive. Look for extras like a two-toned design or embroidery that will help it stand on its own visually. Clever design features, like pockets to stash your phone and keys, are an added bonus.