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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Vehicle seat protectors/covers etc

    We are getting a new vehicle, and it has cloth.

    The option is to have the dealer install leather ($$$) or have aftermarket covers ordered ($300-$600). Like these
    or these:

    Do I have to have leather? No, I don't. But I have to have something covering these seats and it needs to be waterproof and more importantly allergen friendly. I can't have allergens getting into the fabric etc.

    My concern is with the airbags. It says it has cutouts for those, and I see no issues, but I don't know a durn thing about this stuff.

    Any red flags with getting these?

    Our children are in FF RN or Nautaluses ages 4 and 5. The vehicle is a 2014 (I thought 15 but it is not) Chevy Malibu LS.

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  3. #2 Ambassador Patriot201's Avatar
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    Jan 2006

    Re: Vehicle seat protectors/covers etc

    I would be VERY cautious about using any seat covers, even if installed "professionally," that did not originate with the dealer. We don't know how the seat would perform in an accident-- with compression, airbags, etc.-- when the upholstery is not factory-installed.

    “Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” ~Carl Sandburg
    Learning to cope with the unexpected...

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    Senior Community Member Dillipop's Avatar
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    Sep 2005
    Since you haven't gotten the car yet, can you hold out until you find something that already comes with leather? I wouldn't want to use an aftermarket cover and switching out the cloth seats for leather ones seems like such a pain.

    CCO 4/15



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