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Sheepskin Seat Covers - Are Sheepskin Seat Covers a Good Choice For My Car Seats?

by Norris Lenk (2018-12-15)

What is your best option when purchasing seat covers for your car? Actually sheepskin seat car covers are great for your vehicles protection. They actually keep you comfortable all year around. They do this because of the unique way that the sheepskin is able to breath much like a living thing. Do you know why really lush grass feels so good under your feet? Its because the blades of grass all work together to keep air flowing between them. This airflow keeps the blades of grass healthy. When it rains the blades of grass direct the water to the roots while the airflow keeps the grass supplied with oxygen. This is very similar to the way sheepskin works to keep you comfortable. The strands of wool all work together to keep airflow between them. The density of the wool keeps it from getting flattened out when you sit on it. This keeps air flowing between each strand of wool which in turn keeps you nice and comfortable in the summer. This is much different with a material like cotton or polyester that will flatten out when you sit on it. with these materials there is no space for air to move because it flattens when you sit on it. If there is no air circulation between you and the material you are sitting on then this will only cause perspiration.

Perspiration will cause you to be hot and uncomfortable. Sheepskin is always comfortable because even though the fleece is strong enough to stand up to your weight it is extremely soft. This softness along with the ability to keep air moving under your weight will keep you comfortable and keep the seat temperature at a constant level all the time. Of course during the cold winter months, sheepskin car seat covers are perfect for giving you that same soft comfort plus warmth because the wool doesn't hold a cold surface temperature like vinyl or regular leather will. Sheepskin will quickly absorb your warmth and stay at that constant comfortable temperature all the time.

Moreover, while your seat covers are protecting you, they will add resale value to your car by protecting your expensive upholstery from wear and sun damage. The natural oils in sheepskin will actually improve the durability of leather sheepskin over time, making sheepskin seat covers a great investment.

Lets Do A Price Comparison. Take a 2003 Nissan Altima, no integrated seat belts, no integrated armrest, no side airbags. Make a call the a Nissan dealership and ask for the price of their replacement seat covers. Here is the results you will hear from their end of the phone.

Nissan OEM - Replacement leather seat covers cost around $2,050.00 for the pair of covers for the front bucket seats!

Nissan OEM - Replacement cloth seat Outdoor Seating Covers cost around $2,200.00 for the pair of covers for the front bucket seats!

Ready made All Sheepskin covers cost around $279.99 for both bucket seats.

Ready made deluxe super fit covers cost around $179.99 for both bucket seats.

Tailor made All Sheepskin covers cost around $479.99 for both bucket seats.

Tailor made Deluxe Super fit covers cost around $339.99 for both bucket seats.

These numbers are true - I welcome you to call your dealership and ask for the price of the replacement covers for your car and then compare them with the prices from any sheepskin seat cover dealer. Remember these are high quality Australian Merino Sheepskin that will last for years and years.

There are many more benefits from using sheepskin seat covers. Sheepskin will not give off a static charge. Seat covers made from other materials actually hold in static so when you touch your car getting in or out you get a super charge. All natural sheepskin actually releases this static on it own. To make this simple, sheepskin will not shock you in the winter.

Sheepskin also absorbs your sweat immediately. This sounds bad, but the sheepskin doesn't keep the moisture. The air flowing within the sheepskin fibers dries the moisture quickly so you never feel the moisture on your skin or clothing. Sheepskin is gentle on your skin because it contains oils. Not nasty oils that feels bad, but oils very similar to the same oils made by your very own skin. Sheepskin will actually help heal skin sensitivity because of these essential oils. Sheepskin also naturally resists dirt and debris. The fibers stand up erect causing dirt to loosely fall between the fibers. The lanolin oil in natural sheepskin provides it with the ability to keep its self clean. Because of these properties sheepskin mostly only needs to be brushed periodically to keep it nice and clean.

Sheepskin is just simply comfortable and durable. You will be surprised at how cool they are during the warm and hot months. If you have ever had regular leather seats you know how they will get crack lines in the seats, even if you put protection on them regularly. Sheepskin is made up of a much more pliable leather that will not crack, even after years of use. Sheepskin also has the fleece on top of the leather. This sheep fleece is very dense, but super soft. This is what gives sheepskin its amazing abilities. The density of the fleece keeps a space between you and the actual leather lining, this space allows air to continuously flow between you and the seat. This air flow is what keeps everything comfortable all year long. This space and airflow is also what helps the leather last as long as it does. Sheepskin is really a remarkable material!

Why use sheepskin seat covers? Sheepskin is a no brainer when it comes down to seat covers. Sheepskin will out last just about any other material. Sheepskin will cost much less than most other materials, with the exception of the cheap store bought covers made from cotton and polyester blends, which do not last long enough for you to get your monies worth from them. Sheepskin is super comfortable, very affordable and looks great also. You can't go wrong with sheepskin. Many people are skeptical because they think they will be hot. This is just not the truth. The truth is when these skeptical people try sheepskin they turn into the very ones that promote it. I should know I was one of them.