The benefits of seat covers for a car or truck include preserving the vehicle’s value, easier maintenance of the upholstery and protection from ultraviolet light. Seat covers also offer a way to cover a stain that is difficult or impossible to remove.
Seat covers prevent damage to the upholstery from spills, cuts, and normal wear and tear from using the vehicle. Whether it's absorbing a toddler’s juice spill or preventing normal wear in the driver’s seat, covers add a layer of protection for the upholstery and maintain the seats' good looks during the time of ownership. When it is time to trade in the vehicle for a new one, the protection the covers provide helps ensure the owner receives top value for his car.
Seat covers make it easier to maintain the upholstery in the car. Not all covers are machine-washable, but all are easy to remove and replace. Owners do not have this option with the original upholstery.
Even if an owner takes great care to protect his vehicle, ultraviolet light from the sun fades and damages the upholstery. The heat from the sunlight causes leather and vinyl to crack. Installing covers over car seats prevents much of the damage.