Maintain that new car smell, and protect your expensive seats from odors, stains, and wear. That's the purpose of quality, waterproof seat covers.
And what is the number one reason your car interior no longer has that glorious new car smell. Don't point to your passengers who may be wearing perfume or a deodorant you don't like, or your kids who refuse to wash their lucky socks because with them they've managed to win 8 soccer games in a row. Oh no, the number one cause of your seat covers smelling a little bit rancid is due to good old-fashioned sweat. You see, sweat, which is primarily composed of water, salt, and other chemicals is pretty much odorless until it gets mixed with the bacteria of your body. Then it is a bit of a problem. If you've ever looked down and noticed there is a stain on your rather expensive leather seats and wonder where it came from, chances are your own body is to blame. And while people tend to have a pension to use various options such as beach towels and blankets, neither do they look very good but many people find that sweat still soaks through the towels into the seat covers. And there is certainly a good reason why to protect your seat covers besides retraining that new car smell. If sweat leaks into a leather seat, not only will it likely crack at the stitching, and once the fine protective area of the leather has worn through, underneath, leather seats can be very porous.
While leather seats can be great for the resale value of your car, if people take a look at your cars seats and it resembles the face of former prison inmate now actor Danny Trejo or Nick Nolte after his worst DUI photo, expect the value of your fine leather seats to go way down.
Best waterproof car seat covers
The answer, of course, to sweat and body oil stains is to put seat covers over your factory-installed seats. There are many types of waterproof car seat covers for sales. The most expensive ones are actually waterproof leather themselves and have to be taken to a professional installer to have the skins of the factory. And of course, if you ever want to sell your car, then you will need to have the reverse procedure done.
Only a few car seat covers are made of leather, however, and the next level of waterproof car seat covers is faux leather or leather Pleshette. Finally, the vast majority of waterproof car seat covers are made of products such as urethane. The advantage of urethane is that you can pop the seat covers off and put them into the wash. Of course, this means reinstalling the seat covers once more, but that's the price you pay for the convenience.
In general, we would say that a faux leather seat cover is the most practical. They ride like leather and look really great.
Top Rated Waterproof Car Seat Covers of September 2021
Rating is 5 out of 5
Gorla Premium Black Universal Waterproof Car Seat Cover
- WILL NOT STAIN YOUR CAR SEATS LIKE CHEAPER CAR SEAT COVERS: Our neoprene material offers a Universal fit and 100% waterproof / sweat proof protection for your cloth or leather car seats with an upgraded Neoprene material that eliminates staining. Protects interior bucket or bench seat from sweat (after the gym), water, drink spills, pet fur & dander, and daily dirt & grime. Enjoy more peace of mind!
- No-Slip Backing: Unique, ANTI SLIP backing eliminates slipping and bunching like cheap car seat covers. Our car seat protector insures a contoured fit on front or back seats. INTEGRATED STRAPS ensures that your seat cover will not move while you are driving.
- Won't Stick to Skin: Unlike nylon seat protectors, ours won't stick when it's hot or after a workout. Neoprene (used in wet suits) is comfortable to sit on and more durable than towel covers. Simple/effective protection for your driver/passenger seats!
Rating is 4.9 out of 5
VIEWPETS Bench Car Seat Cover Protector - Waterproof, Heavy-Duty and Nonslip Pet Car Seat Cover for Dogs with Universal Size Fits for Cars, Trucks & SUVs(Grey)
- GOOD FOR DOGS - Our bench car seat cover protector supplies your dog with comfort and keep your interior upholstery away from dog scratches, fur and urine. It works perfectly as a dog car seat cover
- GOOD FOR PASSENGERS - Our pet car seat cover is also can be used for your passengers It protects your back seat from juice, mud or other messes as a daily use rear seat cover. Make your back seat clean
- WATERPROOF & NONSLIP - We uses quilted heavy-duty, scratch proof and waterproof material on this dog seat cover. Plus the seat anchors, non-slip mesh and side flaps, it will stay in place well
- EASY TO INSTALL & CLEAN - Tuck in 2 seat anchors. Put 2 straps over corresponding back headrests. Wrap 2 elastic straps around seat corners. Easy to clean with a damp cloth or just vacuum. Machine washable
Rating is 4.8 out of 5
Dog Back Seat Cover Protector Waterproof Scratchproof Nonslip Hammock for Dogs Backseat Protection Against Dirt and Pet Fur Durable Pets Seat Covers for Cars & SUVs (Black)
- DIRTY BARRIER, COMFORT LAYER - Forget about those cheap dog seat covers that ruined after one time use and ruin your seats... Those days are over! Active Pets introduces the latest materials technology. Four different layers create an impenetrable waterproof barrier between your seats and mud, water or fur while your pet will feel as comfort as sleeping in his kennel pad.
- IT WILL FIT - Active Pets dog seat covers especially designed so it’ll fit every car’s or SUV’s backseats. With super EASY and Fast installation of less than 60 seconds, you’ll be ready to go! Easily converts from hammock to standard bench coverage and serves as cargo cover. Maximum open size (54" x 58”).
- EASY CLEAN MATERIALS – Active Pets dog seat cover is made by super easy to clean materials! Crafted with top layer of premium 600D Oxford waterproof cotton and middle layer of Oxford 210D with waterproof coating your seats will remain clean no matter what. In case your pet has dirt the seat cover, just damp cloth or vacuum it and it will be new again in a minute!
- SAFETY FIRST! - Active Pets use 4 levels of security protection to keep your pet safe! This amazing pet hammock define a whole new level of safety. 4 heavy-duty headrest anchors and 2 seat anchors will make sure your seat cover is secured to his place. Non-slip bottom will make sure your pet will never slide around and of course there is seat belt opening so the whole family will be able traveling together.
Rating is 4.7 out of 5
Motor Trend AquaShield Car Seat Covers for Front Seats, Gray – 3 Layer Waterproof Seat Covers, Neoprene Material with Modern Sideless Design, Universal Fit for Auto Truck Van SUV
- PROTECTS AGAINST STAINS – These are the perfect seat covers for your new car, or even a car that’s just new-to-you. They offer full seat protection against spills and stains that occur inside of your vehicle.
- WATERPROOF LINING – Have peace of mind knowing that your front seats are protected in the case of an accidental spill. Waterproof neoprene foam lines the inside of our covers to provide maximum protection.
- BREATHABLE MATERIAL – Specially selected for maximum comfort during your daily commute. We use a specially selected lightweight Poly blend outer material that offers a high level of ventilation.
- EASY INSTALLATION – The best investment for your new vehicle might also be the quickest! Follow the simple Installation Guide to cover your front seats before finishing things off with the head rest covers.
- UNIVERSAL FIT – Our universal seat covers are designed to fit most vehicles including cars, trucks and SUV. Please check dimensions and product images before installation.
Rating is 4.6 out of 5
URPOWER Dog Seat Cover Car Seat Cover for Pets 100% Waterproof Pet Seat Cover Hammock 600D Heavy Duty Scratch Proof Nonslip Durable Soft Pet Back Seat Covers for Cars Trucks and SUVs
- HAMMOCK WITH SIDE FLAPS - It is easier for your dog to get in or out of car. Also side flaps can protect your car door from scratch, hair. Available for most cars, trucks, automotives and SUVs
- 100%WATERPROOF & WEARPROOF: Constructed out of heavy-duty oxford fabric and comfortable polyester mat. Totally keep your seat from any dirt, liquid, scratches, hair & fur. Etc. No more endless sweep
- EXCELLENT SIZE - Excellent size of 54" W x 58" L will perfectly protect your car from scratches or mud. Now you can enjoy family excursions without damaging your car! Our product covers the entire back seat, for ultimate protection and hassle-free rides
- Nonslip & SAFE - Our pet seat cover has a non-slip surface to prevent your dog from slipping every time you apply the brake. Also built-in nonslip backing and seat anchors to prevent seat cover from sliding around. Built-in velcro openings for your Seatbelts. All this to ensure your dog safe, safety is always priority
- EASY TO INSTALL & CLEAN - Easy to install with quick release clips. Just snap the buckle straps around your car’s headrests and tuck in the seat anchors. Easy to clean with a damp cloth or vacuum
Rating is 4.5 out of 5
BABYLTRLL Dog Car Seat Cover Waterproof Pet Bench Seat Cover Nonslip and Heavy Duty Pet Car Seat Cover for Dogs with Universal Size Fits Cars, Trucks and SUVs (56" W x 49" L, Black)
- Universal size for cars: 56" W x 49" L, BABYLTRL Bench Car Seat Cover is designed for backseat for most Standard Vehicles, trucks and suvs. It can protect your back car seat from being messed up, scratched or getting dirty, etc.
- Perfect for dogs and kids: Our bench car seat cover protector supplies your dog with comfort and keeps your interior upholstery away from dog scratches, fur, and urine. And the pet car seat cover is also can be used for kids that protect your back seat from juice, mud. Travel and share your time with your pets and children at ease.
- Waterproof & Nonslip: Enhanced waterproof 4 layered fabric protects your car seats against liquid and spills. Bottom material is high quality nonslip mesh, corner elastic straps and seat anchors at backing to prevent it from sliding around.
- Easy to Install & Clean: Snap the 2 buckle straps around the back headrests. Tuck the seat anchors in the crease between seat back and the seat bottom; Easy to Clean with a damp cloth or vacuum. Machine Washable in a Gentle Cycle.
- Side flaps design: The SIDE-FLAPS offer all around protection for the car doors, which can prevent dogs in the car seat cover from scratching leather bench or car doors. Convertible side flaps help dogs to get in or out of the back seat easily.
Rating is 4.4 out of 5
FH Group FB083BLACK115 Full Set Seat Cover (Neoprene Waterproof Airbag Compatible and Split Bench Black)
- BUYING TIP: NOT RECCOMMENDED FOR VEHICLES WITH LEATHER SEATING. Semi-customized to fit most vehicles. Will not interfere with heated seats
- Concealed Velcro opening and adjustable straps help with easy installation and removal
- Designed to fit 50/50, 40/60, 60/40, or 20/40/20 split rear benches
- Airbag compatible - special stitching on the side allows airbag deployment. Officially tested
- This product is only compatible with vehicles that have detachable or adjustable headrests and armrests
Rating is 4.3 out of 5
YESYEES Waterproof Dog Car Seat Covers Pet Seat Cover Nonslip Bench Seat Cover Compatible for Middle Seat Belt and Armrest Fits Most Cars, Trucks and SUVs(Black)
- MIDDLE SEAT BELT & ARMREST COMPATIBLE - 2 zippers for middle seat belt and armrest. Can be used for 3 passengers. Un-zip the cover and pull the seat belt through and re-zip the cover. Un-zip 2 zipper to use the armrest
- SPLIT SEAT COVERS WITH SIDE FLAPS - 56" Wide x 49" Length.It can easily fit in backseats of most standard vehicles. With side flaps, this tear resistant pet seat cover can protect your seat’s ends from scratching
- NONSLIP & WATERPROOF - Waterproof. We use heavy duty, durable and scratch proof material.Bottom material is high quality nonslip mesh, corner elastic straps and seat anchors at backing to prevent it from sliding around. Can be used for dogs or conveying groceries
- EASY TO INSTALL & CLEAN - Easy to install with buckle straps. Snap them around back headrests and tuck in seat anchors. Secure side elastic straps around seat corners. Easy to clean with a damp cloth or vacuum. Machine wash in gentle cycle
- BACK SEAT PROTECTOR – Provide full protection for your car bench seat. Bench style make it easier to drive pets or goods
Rating is 4.2 out of 5
ACTIVE PETS Bench Dog Car Seat Cover for Back Seat, Waterproof Dog Seat Covers for Cars, Durable Scratch Proof Nonslip, Protector for Pet Fur & Mud, Washable Backseat Dog Cover for Cars & SUVs
- DIRTY BARRIER, COMFORT LAYER - Forget about those cheap dog car seat cover for back seats that ruin your seats and are useless after one use - those days are over! Active Pets introduces the latest in materials technology: Four unique layers create an impenetrable waterproof barrier between your seats and your dog. Our car seat covers for dogs protects your seats from mud, water and fur, while preventing slip and allowing your pet to feel as comfortable as it would sleeping on their kennel pad.
- IT WILL FIT - Our dog seat cover will fit any car or SUV! There are side flaps integrated in our dog seat covers for cars to provide maximum protection for your seats, and with a 60-second super EASY and fast installation, you’ll be ready to go with the Active Pets backseat dog cover for cars in no time! Maximum open size 48”x54”.
- EASY-TO-CLEAN MATERIALS – Active Pets dog car seat cover is a joy to clean! Crafted with a top layer of premium 600D Oxford waterproof cotton and a middle layer of Oxford 210D with waterproof coating, your seats will remain clean no matter how dirty your pet gets it. With our dog seat covers, just vacuum or wipe with a damp cloth and your pet seat cover will be as good as new in a moment!
- SAFETY FIRST! - These amazing Pet car seat covers for backseats define a whole new level of safety, using 4 levels of security to keep your pet safe! The car seat protector for dogs includes two heavy-duty headrest buckles and two seat anchors, a non-slip bottom to prevent sliding, and a velcro opening for the seat belt buckle so the whole family will be able to travel together! We make pet seat covers for cars back seats to make your furry friend safe and happy, always!
- SECURITY & PROTECTION – Your pet deserves only the best, and so do you! Protect your vehicle with the Active Pets seat covers for dogs. We stand behind the quality of our car seat covers for dogs, and are convinced that you will love yours just as much as we love ours!
Rating is 4.1 out of 5
Vailge Dog Seat Cover for Back Seat, 100% Waterproof Dog Car Seat Covers with Mesh Window, Scratch Prevent Antinslip Dog Car Hammock, Car Seat Covers for Dogs, Dog Backseat Cover for Cars,Standard
- New Product Promotion: 15% Off, WONDERFUL SIZE—There are two size dog seat cover: Standard (56”W x 60”L) and X-Large(60"W x 64"L) which are larger than other dog car seat covers. The dog backseat cover is easy to convert between dog car hammock and standard bench coverage which allows you share the backseat with your dog. Vailge car seat covers for dogs protects your entire back seat from dirty, hair, scratch and keep it clean, suitable for different vehicles like cars,trucks,SUVs.
- PREMIUM MESH VISUAL WINDOW--Vailge dog seat cover with mesh breath window provides your dog with a better air circulation in Summer and Winter. Ensure your dog feels cool and warm. This seat cover for dogs visual window allows dog to see you clearly through the window which helps your dog reduce anxiety and keep calm when traveling.
- 100% WATERPROOF & SIDE FLAPS DESIGN--Vailge unique quilted dog backseat dog hammock has two waterproof layers. 600D oxford with water-resistant coating and tpu which is a new waterproof material can prevent your seats from getting stained or wet. The convertible side flaps on dog hammock for car help your dog to get in and out of car easily ,while preventing scratching the leather benches and doors.
Rating is 4 out of 5
Active Pets Front Seat Dog Cover, Durable Protector Against Mud & Fur Waterproof, Scratch Proof & Nonslip Seat Pet Cover - Dog Car Seat Cover for Front Seat With Safety Anchors for Cars, Trucks & SUVs
- DIRT BARRIER, COMFORT LAYER - Forget about those cheap front seat cover for dogs that ruin your seats and are useless after one use... Those days are over! Active Pets introduces the ultimate front seat cover with the latest materials technology: Four unique layers create an impenetrable waterproof barrier between your seats and your furry friend, protecting them from mud, water and fur, while allowing your pet to feel as comfortable as it would sleeping on their kennel pad.
- IT WILL FIT - Our dog cover for front seats is specially designed to fit every car, truck or SUV’s front seats. There are side flaps for your seats to provide maximum protection, and with a 60-second super EASY and fast installation, you’ll be ready to go with this pet cover for front seats in no time! Maximum open size 20”x42”.
- EASY-TO-CLEAN MATERIALS – Active Pets dog front seat cover is made exclusively from super easy to clean materials! Crafted with a top layer of premium 600D Oxford waterproof cotton and a middle layer of Oxford 210D with waterproof coating, your seats will remain clean no matter what. In case your pet has dirtied the seat cover, just wipe with a damp cloth or vacuum it and it will be new again in a minute!
- SAFETY FIRST! - Active Pets uses 4 levels of security protection to keep your pet safe! This amazing front car seat cover for dogs defines a whole new level of safety: one heavy-duty buckle for the headrest, and one for the backrest to make sure your dog front car seat cover is always secured in its place, and a seat anchor and non-slip bottom to ensure that your pet will never slide around!
Rating is 3.9 out of 5
Coverado Front and Back Seat Covers 4 Pieces, Waterproof Leather Truck Seat Protectors Custom Fit Full Set, Compatible with Ford F-150 2015-2020 & F-250 F-350 F-450 2017-2020 (Black&Red)
- 【KEEP YOUR CAR SEATS SAFE】Our protective seat covers are made using High-quality Leather to provide you with a simple and stylish way to protect your seats from dirt, dust, dog hair, and UV rays. They are resistant to fading, gentle to touch, and made for long term use.
- 【SEAT COVER Full SET】Each pack comes with 4 seat covers that include 2 for the front seats and 2 for the back seats. Our front and rear seat covers are compatible with armrest covers, headrest covers, and airbag cutouts in seat covers for a complete set.
- 【GET THE PERFECT FIT】Our rear and front seat covers are designed to provide just the right fit for your truck. They are compatible with 2015-2020 Ford F-150 by digitally scanning them using 3D imaging equipment to ensure a custom fit without any hassles.
- 【STYLISH & MODERN】We combine a modern charm with the classic look of the F-150 to bring you faux leather seat covers that will add a stylish touch to your car seats while offering protection against accidental spills and moisture.
- 【FUNCTIONAL & EASY TO CLEAN】The front car seat covers are designed with a small storage compartment on the back for magazines, books, wipes, and small accessories. They can easily be installed and cleaned by wiping with a towel while offering protection for the upholstery of your truck.
Are car seat covers worth it?
Since the vast majority of seat covers cost between $35 to a $100 for great faux leather, there is no question about the investment. They are definitely worth it. One thing to take into account when comparing the price is the value of the vehicle if you trade it in or sell it outright. Providing the leather looks great (and it will if its protected by a car seat, you will likely get a few hundred dollars more for your leather seats.
On the other hand, if you have car seats that look like Danny Trejo or Nick Nolte after he has had a few drinks, you can expect to lose several hundred dollars and perhaps the sale.
Most people, when given the choice, would prefer a vehicle with cloth seats over a vehicle with leather that is all cracked up.
Which is better cloth or leather car seats?
It all depends on your perspective. Leather is the king, and if you buy leather, treat it right with conditioner, and plan on only keeping the vehicle for 2 or 3 years, then by all means get leather. Realize that to get leather in a new car, you will usually be required to upgrade your trim level. For most people, the cloth is imminently more practical, particularly if they have families.
In both cases, we would highly recommend seat covers. And most people prefer neoprene-type seat covers which you can pop-off and put in the washer. They are very practical, and quite reasonably cheap. If you are still looking a car you can find best car lease proposals here.