Q: What are custom seat covers?
A: Custom seat covers are a slip-over cover made from your choice of material, color, and pattern. Custom seat covers are designed to perfectly fit over the original seats of your vehicle. They are digitally cut to the exact seat measurements for your specifix year, make, and model of vehicle. When you order custom seat covers from ShearComfort, a perfect fit is guaranteed!
Q: Are car seat covers safe to put on my vehicle?
A: Yes, ShearComfort Seat Covers are a safe aftermarket product to put on your vehicle, new or used.
We take your safety very seriously and that is why all of our Custom Seat Covers are safely designed for use in vehicles with Side Airbags, Heated Seats, Infant Car Seats, and any other options specific to your seat configuration.
Q: How long does it take to get seat covers?
A: Once your order is placed you will receive an automated email with your estimated ship date. Then, once your item has shipped you will receive another email with a tracking number to track your delivery.
The factories are currently working to produce orders in 3-5 weeks of the date of purchase. In some cases, this can be quicker based on material and demand. Estimated shipped dates can change due to unforeseen world events. Please allow additional time for shipping when these type of events happen.
ShearComfort production time is the result of an exceptionally careful and thorough process that allows for the highest-possible quality and workmanship of your seat covers.
Q: Do these seat covers replace my existing upholstery? Do I have to remove it before installation?
A: No and no. We sell custom slip over seat covers. This means that they go over the existing upholstery to protect and and help retain resell value.
Q: Are Custom Seat Covers easy to install?
A: Yes. Although installation varies from vehicle to vehicle. All Custom Seat Covers are made to “slip over” your original upholstery. There is no removal or special tools needed. These are custom made and meant to be form fitting, so they can take a bit of time to install properly. We generally estimate 30-45 minutes per row. We have multiple resources for our customers to help with the installation process:
- Install Instructions included with your order
- You may access the Installation Guide at any time.
- You will also be sent a link to Installation Guide once your order has shipped.
- During office hours, there are installation specialists available to walk our customers through the process.
Q: How well do these seat covers fit?
A: We guarantee the fit of all our Custom Seat Covers. The style and fabric choice can change the overall look and fit due to each material's ability to conform to the seats. For instance, if you choose Neo-Supreme – a form fitting material with a bit more stretch – it will fit very snug and tight. Alternatively, Cordura is a very tough and rugged material designed for protection with very little stretch. Most people buy this for maximum protection and durability. Due to the nature of the fabric, it may take longer to smooth and form to fit the seats.
Q: Are seat covers compatible with heated or air-conditioned seats?
A: Yes, our seat covers work with heated seats and are safe to use with the heat on. It may take a bit longer for your seat to heat up as you are adding an additional layer.
As for air-conditioned seats, we do suggest our Super Mesh or Sof-Touch perforated imitation leather as these items are made specifically to allow for breathability. With these produts, the perforations on your original upholstery will be covered as our seat covers are not fully perforated itself. Your seat will still cool and you will feel the effects on the seat cover.
Q: I don’t see the exact price. How much do seat covers cost?
A: Due to the custom nature of our products, we need information about your vehicle and product choice before your pricing is displayed. Some of the information we need to know includes your vehicle’s seat configuration and the fabric you would like to purchase.
Begin by selecting your year, make, and model of vehicle. Next, select a product. Then, continue clicking through and select your seat configuration and other options. The pricing will display in your cart once we have all of your chosen details.
You can also check out our How to Order video for more information.
Q: What is included in the Premium Set Seat Cover Package?
The Premium Set Package will include the following (when applicable to your seat type:
- Driver & Passenger Seat Covers
- Headrest Covers (if you have adjustable or removable headrests)
- Map Pockets
- Armrests or Folding Console for 40/20/40 or rear seats.
Please Note: Premium Set Packages are available for all materials except Sheepskin and Premium Fleece.
Q: Do you cover the console in the middle of my bucket seats?
A: If your top lid console is floor mounted – and you cannot seat a third person in the middle – we do not offer a cover for this part of your seat in any of our materials.
We have top lid consoles for purchase in the following:
- Sheepskin: this is a tailor-made console lid cover that can be purchase by adding it on to your order during check out or by contacting us by phone to place a new order or add it to an existing order.
- All Luxury Line materials: this custom-made top lid console can be purchased by contacting us by phone to place a new order or add it to an existing order.
If you have a 40/20/40 seat type, where you can seat a third person in the middle, we can cover the folding console.
Q: Will I still be able to use my cupholders?
A: Yes, because your seat covers are custom made specific to your year, make, and model you will not lose any functionality of your seats. Your seats will function the exact same with the seat cover on as they did without.
Q: Do you make cut outs for the power controls?
A: Yes and no.
Yes, if your power controls are individual knobs that come directly out from the seat itself – and are inset to the seat. Please check your seat options as this may be specific in the configuration listings.
No, if your power controls are on a plastic moulding around the base of the seat. We do not cut out for power controls in this case and you are going to tuck the seat covers in between the seat and the plastic moulding. A quick tip: you can use a flat wooden spatula or spoon to tuck the seat covers down into the moulding. A butter knife works great too!
Q: Do you make seat belt cut outs?
A: If your seat belt and its buckle are inset into the cushion or integrated into the backrest, the answer is yes. We will make a cut out for the buckle and a zipper for the backrest so the seatbelt can come through and the seat cover can close behind the seatbelt.
Q: What is the difference between an opening console and a solid arm?
A: A console has a lid and a storage compartment. A solid arm cannot be opened. But both can have trays and/or cup holders.
Q: What is 20 Center Under Seat Cushion Storage?
A: When you have 40/20/40 seats in your front row there is an option to have storage underneath the middle cushion where the third person can sit. If you can lift the middle seat cushion and store underneath, choose the “under seat cushion storage” option. This does not refer to the folding console and whether it has storage or not. This is a second storage space underneath the middle cushion.
Q: Are Custom Seat Covers safe with Side Airbags?
A: Yes, all our seat covers are 100% compatible with Side Impact Airbags. We will make the necessary alterations for all seats. The design for the alterations will vary between products. It may be a flap, Velcro, or high tensile thread that ensures safe deployment of In Seat Airbags. Don’t know how to check if you have Airbags? See: Seat Airbag Information
Q: I don’t have Side Airbags, but when I try to place an order it appears in my cart. Why?
A: ShearComfort has done extensive research to ensure all seat covers are safe to use. Therefore, many vehicles come standard with Side Airbags and our seat covers will accommodate this.
Q: How do I wash my seat covers?
A: Most of our products can be handwashed in warm water with a light detergent and hung to dry. ShearComfort does not suggest putting seat covers in the washing machine or dryer. You can also spot clean the seat cover on the vehicle itself before needing to remove for washing.
Sheepskin seat covers are the exception to this rule. For Sheepskin, we suggest taking the seat covers to a dry-cleaning service that specializes in furs.