FAQs— Jeep Seat Cover
- My Jeep is fitted with side-impact airbags. Will the seat cover affect the deployment of such safety features?
Side-impact airbags are usually found in the seat. They deploy between the seat and the door. Majority of vehicles released from the mid 2000s feature built-in side airbags. This is the reason most of the seat covers offered in the market these days are designed to be compatible with the said safety feature. They were crafted using a special stitching technique or feature that won’t prevent the airbags from deploying upon impact.
- The bench of my Jeep is divided into two portions. Are there covers that will fit such seats?
Yes. Since most vehicle benches are divided into several portions –40/60, 50/50 and 40/20/40—majority of seat covers these days are also designed to fit such bench types. To avoid getting the wrong size of cover, just make sure to read the product descriptions before purchasing. Many of these bench covers come with three zippers for the left and right 40/60, 40/20/40, and 50/50 splits.
- My ride doesn’t come with heated seats. Can I add such features along with my Jeep seat cover installation?
Yes, you can. The perfect time to add your much-needed seat heaters is actually during the installation of seat covers. There are now available add-on electric seat heaters that are designed to fit between your vehicle’s existing seat cushions and your new seat covers. They are secured in place using elastic bands and straps. Most of the time, the control to the seat heater also connects to a cigarette lighter or power outlet.
- What is the difference between neoprene and neosupreme seat covers? Which among the two is more suitable for my Jeep?
Both of these seat cover materials are designed to keep water away from your upholstery, especially when you’re taking your Jeep for off-roading and you need to cross a river. Neoprene seat covers offer a soft and comfortable cushion. Since they are flexible, they are way easy to install and are very easy to spot clean. They are also 100% waterproof. The neosupreme seat covers also offer most of the benefits of Neoprene, but they are more affordable.
- We’re planning to take our pet with us on our upcoming weekend getaway and off-road drive. What type of Jeep seat cover should we get to protect our seats?
You can go for polyester seat covers with PVC backing as these materials are made to keep your pets safe while protecting your Jeep’s upholstery from moisture, slobber, claws, and other damage that can be caused by pets. Polyester seat covers are rip-resistant and are rugged enough to resist scratches and scuffs caused by your pets. They are also machine-washable for hassle-free clean up. The PVC backing is waterproof and serves as a barrier to prevent any mess from leaking through and getting into the upholstery.
- I love the outdoors, and that’s the reason I got a Jeep for a vehicle. Which seat cover type you think will best suit my ride?
You can go for Ballistic nylon, Cordura-Ballistic, Neoprene, or Neosupreme. The Ballistic nylon fabric is rugged and is highly resistant to water, scuffs, and stains, plus it comes with a smooth and shiny surface. You’ll enjoy the same benefit from Cordura-Ballistic fabric, only that the latter comes with a more canvas-like finish. Neoprene and neosupreme materials are both water proof, flexible for easy installation, and easy to spot clean. Neosupreme, however, comes cheaper.
- Aside from the type of cover material, what other factors should I consider when choosing a Jeep seat cover?
The first thing you need to look at is the practical details of your ride. Find out how many seat covers you actually need. The second factor you have to put into consideration is the weather in your area. It is always a good idea to go for a seat cover that’s suitable for the climate in the area you frequently drive in. If you reside in cold areas, you’d better get sheepskin seat covers. You should also factor in the kind of driver you are and the activities you love doing with your Jeep. Do you love water sports, off-roading, or do you simply want your Jeep’s interior to look gorgeous? There sure is a seat cover that will match your personality and your interests. Of course, you also have to consider your budget.
FAQs—Jeep Seat Cover
What is a custom jeep seat cover and how is it different from a replacement cover?
A custom seat cover for your jeep is a slip-over kind of cover made of your choice of pattern or material. Customized covers also have the advantage of fitting over the original seat material of your jeep. This is in contrast to a replacement cover wherein you have to get the right fitment of seat cover for your jeep because you have to replace the original seat material wholesale. A custom seat cover is more of an accessory not unlike bumper covers and fender flares. It protects your existing seat from dirtiness and potential damage, plus it 's a replaceable product to boot.
What 's the difference between tailor-made seat covers and custom seat covers?
Tailor-made seat covers are made to order covers manufactured by hand. They 're tailor-made for each specific model, year, and make of jeep. It takes about four weeks to produce one of these covers. Custom seat covers, on the other hand, are already premade. The customization part of acquiring these covers comes from their multiple specific seat sizes and colors. You can pick whatever cover best matches your vehicle while making sure the measurement and fitment is perfect in light of your jeep variant and available seat size. You can get your custom seat cover in one or two days while tailor-made covers are made from scratch for 4 weeks of production.
What are custom jeep seat covers made of?
There are seat covers that are made of the softest fabrics like nylon and cotton. There are even special materials used for exotic covers like fur and sheepskin. Some are made of special plastic fabrics while others are also composed of leather, just like the leather from your stock seats. When purchasing a seat cover, just make sure that you 're not getting a stretch fabric or vinyl cover (unless you specifically want vinyl and ask for it specifically). When searching for the right seat cover for you, look for fabrics and materials that are tough as nails, waterproof, and comfortable to the touch.
My seats have moveable headrests; are headrest covers included with my seat cover order?
When purchasing custom seat covers, search for ones that take into account headrests and armrests (if available). Many vehicle seat covers have the covers for the headrest and the rest of the seat sold separately, which is inconvenient and can make you pay more for what could 've been a cheaper package deal. A good seat cover provider should have seat descriptions that say, for example, "Low back buckets with headrests" and whatnot. There are also companies that make the inclusion of headrest covers, armrest covers, and other accessories as optional so you can purchase them as an upgrade of sorts to a "basic" or "vanilla" seat cover.
Is there a "one size fits all" cover and how much of the seat is covered?
There 's no such thing as a "one size fits all" product. Even universal seat covers that cover a whole menagerie of jeep makes and models have limits on their universality. While seat designs have somewhat been standardized across the board, there are always differences from one seat to another. There 's also the impetus to alter, even ever so slightly, every seat as new cars are rolled out of the assembly line. A two-piece design, however, is handy is eliminating the hammock effect from certain universal fit covers attempting to "cover" all bases and jeep seat types.