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Old 09-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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What brand do you guys recommend for custom fit seat covers? I know there's cover king and shear comfort but I would like to know from your guys' experience. Also I would like to know what you don't recommend. Any help is appreciated
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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coverking for sure! I worked at an Offroad shop that had an interior shop too and saw 20+ cars get cover kings and they always looked great and held up well.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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I've seen the Wet Okole on some other cars and they look good.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
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Always take in to consideration that some cars have seat air bags,
so having seat covers on, you may not get the desired effect you need in an accident.

That said, I can tell you that if you use non compliant seat covers on your vehicle and you are involved with a crash, the insurance company can void your insurance. So, its a easy choice really, you pay $50 for some cheap ones, have a crash and have to pay out thousands upon thousands when you're told your not covered.

A lot of manufactures wont actually supply these seat covers as they cant afford the testing to make their seatcovers ADR compliant.
Large manufactures like Ryan and Sperling are expensive, but make compliant seat covers.

On a side note, it's something you need to be bargaining in as part of the deal when you buy a new car. Most major dealerships will keep, or have easy access to custom seatcovers for popular models and I will guarantee that no salesman will back out of a deal just because you want custom seat covers fitted.

So, if you have seat air bags, make sure the cover you choose is compliant.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for all of your help guys and to Barry, I never considered the ability for seat covers to be air bag compliant. I'm definitely going to look into that because safety is a big deal to me and I thank you for your concern
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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I just saw that at shear comfort and cover king seat covers websites that when you order the seat covers you can get an altercation to allow seat airbags to work.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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yep. that's why a lot of the dealerships use coverking when people want to switch to leather seats
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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Huh I didn't know that. I actually have leather right now but I want neo-supreme seat covers or something cloth because I want to protect the leather from the uv, dirt, and grim. I didn't decide on leather because the car was given to me by my parents. If it was my choice I would have gotten cloth. Plus I'm constantly worried about the leather and getting it dirty so getting seat covers will be worth it.
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