I love to go off roading but I don’t like having to clean up the dirty seats afterwards. I spent months looking for car seat covers that were reasonably priced for someone like me on a tight budget. As much as I would love to have Wet Okole seat covers or even the fancy JEEP embroidered seat covers I just could not see spending upwards of $200-$500 when that money could be spent on more useful things on my Jeep. I was mainly looking for seat covers that would be washable and keep mud and dirt from being embedded into the seats when I take my front doors off when I go off roading.
A lot of time was spent reviewing websites, talking to Jeep friends, looking through catalogs and even looking at ones at places such as AutoZone, O’Reilly, Advance Auto, Wal-Mart, Target and even Ebay. For awhile I gave up on even trying to find car seat covers at a reasonable price that I would fit not only my budget but also my seats. Back around Christmas time when I was Christmas shopping with a friend of mine we decided to go to Big Lots. Every time I went into a store I would look in their automotive section to see what car seat covers they offered. This time though I had looked through their newspaper insert and they had advertised car seat covers for $7.
Well, I lucked out and found just one car seat cover. It was black with gray and the material was very comfortable. As disappointing as it was to just find one I found this to be the opportunity to try it out before purchasing another one. Just a couple of weeks later I returned to Big Lots and found another seat cover to match the driver’s side. Everyone who has seen the covers and/or has rode with me has been impressed with the seat covers and even more amazed at the price I paid for them.
I was also trying to find a seat cover for the back. Walmart has one made by BELL that is universal and black. From reading the reviews I was not impressed at all. Most people complained they had to make cuts in the cover just for their seat belts and in some cases, the cut that was made got worse. Even though it was just $18 I still wanted something that I didn’t have to be concerned about being torn up within a month of purchasing it.
While shopping at Autozone with a friend I decided to go check out their car seat covers again. I still could not get myself to invest $40 in a seat cover even though it seemed like a really nice one. But this time I came across a simple car seat cover for $15 that is washable! It’s primary purpose is for people who have pets although I thought it would be handy for those who have kids who tend to make messes. Having two boys under the age of 10 this is a major plus. The cover has holes already made in it for the seat belts plus it has elastic bands on the corners that were very convenient to use. So far it has served its purpose by helping keep the rear seat clean!
For less than $30 I purchased two front seat covers and a rear seat cover for my Jeep that serve their purpose by keeping them clean, protecting them and allowing them to last much longer. What’s great is that I no longer have to use a large beach towel to cover the back seat and having to deal with a 9 year old boy constantly removing the towel from the seat. In fact, he really loves the seat cover! So if you are in the market for simple and affordable seat covers I would consider purchasing the seat covers from Big Lots and the rear seat cover from AutoZone.