Seat Covers

Shop for car and van seat covers online now at Cromwell. We stock a wide selection of seat covers including van double seat covers, airbag compatible seat covers, high back tractor seat covers and more. We carefully choose our product range from reliable brands, like HDD® and Starchem®.

What are car seat covers?

Car seat covers are designed to protect the seat material of your car, van or tractor from work-related dirt and dust. They're available in a range of sizes, including singles, doubles, and triples to suit all types of vehicle seats and can also be bought in packs of disposable covers to use ad hoc if a job has been particularly messy.

Why buy car seat covers?

Typically made with liquid-repellent nylon material with a PVC backing, car seat covers can be zipped or tied so they can be removed for washing when required. Disposable polythene seat protectors are often used in cars to protect seats while in the workshop to prevent any oil transfer onto the seat material.

Car seat cover types

Airbag compatible seat covers   -   These seat covers are suitable for all vehicles with seat-mounted air bags to ensure safety.

Disposable seat covers   -   Made with polythene and supplied in dispenser packaging, these seat covers protect against a range of soiling, including oils and mud.

Front seat covers   -   This type of car seat cover comes in a range of variants, including winged covers and armrest compatible covers.

Rear seat covers   -   Designed to be quick and easy to fit, these covers provide full coverage and allow for seat belt sockets to poke through for safety.

Tractor seat covers   -   Heavy-duty and made with high-backed options, these seat covers feature reinforced surface material and are suitable for use on a range of farming vehicles, including excavators and combine harvesters.

Van double seat covers   -   These are made with universal sizing to fit the two passenger seats of a van and will allow for three-point seat belts on both seats.

Considerations when choosing car seat covers

Which seat - when protecting vehicle seats, the onus is typically placed on the driver and passenger's seats. However, if a vehicle is used for transporting multiple persons to the site, a full set may be required.

Features - if the seat in question features a seat-mounted airbag, then the cover you purchase must be airbag compatible.

Shape - car seat covers can be purchased for shaped seats with high backs, wings, or armrests.

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Seat covers are typically used in vehicles that will be exposed to regular soilings, like work vans and cars, tractors, and other industrial-type vehicles. It's important, therefore, that the materials used in the manufacture of these covers can tolerate high use and a range of soiling.

Nylon - This is the go-to material for jobs like this one, as this man-made material is extremely strong and elastic to allow for universal fitting to seats. It doesn't absorb water and spilt liquids sit on the surface of the material to be wiped away with a cloth or tissue. One of the most important properties of nylon is its resistance to oils and many other chemicals, which makes it the ideal choice as a high-performance seat cover.

Polythene - For disposable seat protection, polythene is an excellent polymer to use. It's a low-cost material and flexible to fit over a range of seat types. It delivers good water and chemical resistance which ensures the excellent temporary protection of vehicle seats.


Can any seat cover fit any car?

Universal-sized seat covers are designed to fit any car. For van seats, look for a universal van seat cover and you can't go far wrong. You can use the make and model of your vehicle to purchase some custom seat covers to exactly fit the make of your seats; however, this can be very expensive, especially when covering all of the seats in the vehicle.

Should you put seat covers on leather?

This is down to personal preference. Car leather is treated with high-performance in mind and is rigorously tested to ensure good resistance to heavy use and soiling. Car leather is thicker than the leather used for sofas and, while the natural properties of leather make it resistant to water and some chemicals, car seats are coated to enhance these properties.

The downside to leather is that it gets extremely hot in the summer and cold in the winter, which is a reason to add a cover to combat the discomfort these extremes in temperature may cause.