Car Seat Covers provide valuable protection for your vehicle's interior from everyday wear and tear. They also offer a unique way to customize the appearance of your car or truck.
Due to differences in shapes and styles of car seats, some additional work may be required after installation to achieve a 'perfect' fit. These customizations include accommodating unique headrest designs, folding armrests, seatbelt guides, irregular shapes, and other features.
Continue below for helpful advice on detailing your new car seat covers.
Installing Headrest Covers
- Measure up the location of the headrest slot holes using your fingers to feel around.
- Using an Exacto knife or scissors, cut small slits into the cover over the plastic slot holes, just big enough to fit scissor blades through. Keep the slits under a half an inch.
- Using scissors, cut an “x” mark. Make sure neither slit is longer than 1 inch. Remember to start small, and cut a larger slit if needed. It's better to cut a slit too small than too big.
- Pull back the opening to form around the headrest slot plastic using the tips of your fingers.
- Continue with the remaining headrest slot holes.
- Insert headrest into the slot holes.
Seatbelt Guide Accommodation
- Locate the seat belt guide underneath the installed seat cover.
- Using scissors, cut a small opening to allow the seat belt guide to enter through.
- Once the initial cut has been made, enlarge this enough so that the guide
- Pull back the opening to form around the seat belt guide plastic using the tips of your fingers.
- Continue to expose the seat belt guide while tucking away excess fabric underneath.
- Slide the seat belt back into the guide.
These processes may add a few minutes to installation, but they are the best way to create a seamless, custom look.