Car Seat Covers let you drive comfortably without worries about wear & tear to your upholstery. They can also help to apply your own personal sense of style when customizing your vehicle. When looking for your next seat cover, keep in mind the shape of your seats and what material would best suit your needs.
Before you make your buying decision, be sure to inspect the size and shape of your front and rear seats. Seats with exaggerated or irregular shapes may experience difficulty when using sideless seat covers. Vehicles with non-removable headrests may not be able to install the headrest portion of the cover.
Continue below for helpful advice on installing your car seat covers.
Car Seat Cover Installation Video
Rear Bench Part 1
Rear Bench Part 2
- Remove your seat’s headrest. This can be done usually by holding down a small button located at the base and pulling the headrest straight up. Place to the side.
- Slide the top portion of the seat cover over your seat, while gripping the bottom where the seams meet. Make sure the seat covers seams line up with the shape of your seat.
- Locate the foam bar behind the seat cover and tuck it through the crease of your seat tightly.
- Pull the seat cover’s bottom piece over your seat’s lower cushion.
- Slide on the headrest cover and reinstall it to the seat.
- Finally, locate the straps behind your seat. Pull together to attach the Velcro ends, tightening to ensure a snug fit.
- Begin by laying out the bottom portion of the seat cover over your seat. Even it out and tuck it in as much as possible for the time being. Alignment with the shape of your seat is key in this step.
- Locate seat belt buckles. Cut slits into the seat cover to accommodate the seat belts, being careful not to cut too much. Make small cuts, one at a time, for a tight fit.
- Once finished with your cuts and the seat belts can be pulled out for exposure, tuck the seat cover tightly around them.
- Remove headrests to install the top portion of the seat cover and place it to the side.
- Wrap top portion over your seats, tucking around to ensure alignment with the bottom portion. It is important to make sure alignment is correct before continuing to the next step.
- Cut small slits into the top portion of the seat cover to accommodate entry of the headrest. Use an Exacto knife to cut a slit or pinch the seat cover to gather the material and use scissors to cut a small slit. Again, make small cuts, one at a time if necessary, for a tight, clean fit.
- Finally, slide headrest covers over your headrests and then insert them back into the seats.
- Note: Further tucking and accommodations may be necessary. Use the elastic loops and hooks for further tightening.
Type B Bench (60/40)
This Bench Features a 2 Piece Top for 60/40 and 40/60 Split Option Benches
Before Beginning Installation:
This is a 60/40 split bench cover, so one back cover is larger than the other. Determine where your back seat split will be and locate the two different sized back covers. The smaller back cover is referred to as the smaller (40) back seat portion. The bigger one is referred to as the larger (60) back seat portion. The largest portion is the bench cover (the bottom portion). The smallest covers are your headrest covers. Please locate all these sizes before beginning the installation process.Installing the Smaller (40) Back Seat Portion
- Remove headrest and slip the smaller (40) back seat portion over the seat. Make sure the side with mesh goes on top where the headrest goes. This portion is meant to not have any holes for the headrest, you will cut those out later!
- Once the back seat cover is slipped on, locate the 6 elastic straps.
- Connect the straps with the clips. The two top elastic straps connect with the two bottom straps, and finally, the two sides connect. Pull the bottom cover through ensuring a tight fit.
- Again, the mesh goes on top. The side without mesh goes tucked between the top seat and the bench.
- Remove the headrests and slip the cover over the seat and begin pulling and tugging it on.
- Locate the 10 elastic straps in back. The top three elastic straps connect to the bottom three. The sides connect and the bottom corners connect to the hooks in the middle.
- Adjust the seat forward and locate the additional 3 elastic straps on the bottom attach them to the hooks already in place.
- For the bottom cover, the mesh side goes in front. The side without mesh needs to be tucked between the top and bottom crease of the seats. Again, there are no holes, so cover the seat belts. You will be cutting these holes later!
- Fold seats forward so that you can work underneath the seat. Locate the 6 elastic straps and use the hooks to attach them together.
- Slip headrest covers over the headrest.
- Cut small holes for belts and headrests. Remember, start with small cuts. You can always make a cut bigger but you can't make one smaller.
- Customize your belt location. Again smaller cuts are key here!
Type C Bench
This Bench Features Integrated (Built-in) Hood Covers for Headrests Attached to the rear bench seat.
1. Start With Top Cover
Open up the rear seat cover and locate the headrest portions.
Starting from the headrests, pull seat cover down, aligning both headrests with the cover. Continue pulling the seat cover down over the top corners of the seat and tucking.
2. Begin to Push Between Seats
Once the top portion of the seat cover is secure, begin pushing the bottom portion of the cover between the seats. Tuck in as thoroughly as you can, making sure the elastic straps get tucked all the way through as well. Smooth the cover with your hands as you tuck under. Pull and adjust the cover so that it's covering the rear seat tightly.
3. Installing The Seat Clips
Now it's time to work from the trunk of the car. Locate the 5 black elastic straps on each side.
4. Slide Straps And Ring Clip
Locate the metal ring clips and slide the elastic straps in, making sure they are aligned with the adjacent straps. Slide a new ring into the elastic on the side of the seat and attach it to the clip farthest from it. Repeat the steps on the other side.
5. Form-Fit to Your Car Seat
Tuck and pull to ensure a smooth fit.
6. Begin Installing the Bottom Cover
Locate the mesh fabric on the bottom cover. This mesh portion will face the front of the bench. Wrap the cover around the bench, pulling and tugging to adjust. The cover will only fit properly if the mesh portion is facing the front of the bench, so please make sure you are installing it correctly.
7. Connect The Straps
Connect the elastic straps for the bottom bench portion to the metal clips already installed.
8. Customize Your Vehicle Seat Belts
Locate the seat belt under the seat cover. Using scissors, cut a small hole to push the seat belt buckle through. Make sure the hole you cut it not too large. Start out with a small hole and make it bigger if necessary. Remember, it is always better to cut a hole too small than a hole too large. Continue this process with the remaining seat belts.