Sheepskin Covers – Are Sheepskin Covers a Good Choice for My Car Seats?


What is your best option when buying covers for your car seats? Sheepskin seat covers are actually great for protecting your vehicles. In fact, they keep you comfortable all year long. They do this because of the unique way sheepskin can breathe like a living thing. Do you know why really lush grass feels so good under your feet? It’s because all the blades of grass work together to keep the air flowing between them. This airflow keeps the blades of grass healthy. When it rains, the blades of grass direct 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. All the wool strands work together to keep air flowing between them. The density of the wool prevents it from collapsing 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 very different with a material like cotton or polyester that will flatten out when you sit on it. with these materials there is no room for air to move because it flattens out when you sit on it. If there is no air circulation between you and the material you are sitting on, this will only cause perspiration.

Perspiration will make you feel hot and uncomfortable. Sheepskin is always comfortable because although fleece is strong enough to support 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 at all times. Of course, during the cold winter months, shearling car seat covers are perfect for giving you the same soft comfort and warmth because wool does not maintain a cold surface temperature like regular vinyl or leather will. Sheepskin will quickly absorb your heat and stay at that constant, comfortable temperature all the time.

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

Let’s do a price comparison. Take a 2003 Nissan Altima, no integrated seat belts, no integrated armrest, no side air bags. Call a Nissan dealer and ask for the price of replacement seat covers. These are the results you will hear from your end of the phone.

  • Nissan OEM – Replacement leather seat covers are about $2,050.00 for the pair of front solo seat covers!
  • Nissan OEM – Replacement cloth seat covers are about $2,200.00 for the pair of front solo seat covers!
  • Ready-made All Sheepskin covers are around $279.99 for both bucket seats.
  • Ready-to-wear deluxe super fitted covers are around $179.99 for both bucket seats.
  • Custom-made All Sheepskin covers are around $479.99 for both bucket seats.
  • Custom-made Deluxe Super Fit covers are around $339.99 for both solo seats.

These numbers are true. I encourage you to call your dealer and ask for the price of replacement covers for your car and then compare them to the prices of any sheepskin seat cover dealer. Remember this is high quality Australian merino sheepskin that will last for years and years.

There are many more benefits to using sheepskin seat covers. Sheepskin does not emit static charge. Seat covers made from other materials actually retain static, so when you touch your car getting in or out, you get a super charge. All natural sheepskin actually releases this static on its own. To make this simple, sheepskin won’t surprise you in the winter.

Sheepskin also absorbs sweat immediately. This sounds bad, but sheepskin doesn’t hold moisture. Air flowing within the sheepskin fibers dries moisture quickly so you never feel damp on your skin or clothes. Sheepskin is gentle on the skin because it contains oils. Not unpleasant oils that feel bad, but oils very similar to the same oils made by your own skin. Sheepskin will really help heal skin sensitivity due to these essential oils. Sheepskin also naturally resists dirt and debris. The fibers stand upright, causing dirt to fall loosely between the fibers. The lanolin oil in natural sheepskin provides it with the ability to stay clean. Due to these properties, sheepskin only needs to be brushed periodically to keep it nice and clean.

Sheepskin is simply comfortable and durable. You’ll be amazed at how cool they are during the warm and hot months. If you’ve ever had regular leather seats, you know how cracks will form in the seats, even if you protect them regularly. Sheepskin is made from a much more pliable leather that won’t crack, even after years of use. Sheepskin also has the fleece on top of the leather. This sheep fleece is very dense, yet super soft. This is what gives sheepskin its amazing abilities. The density of the fleece maintains a space between you and the real leather lining, this space allows air to continuously flow between you and the seat. This airflow is what keeps everything comfortable all year long. This space and airflow is also what helps leather last so long. Sheepskin is really an extraordinary material!

Why use sheepskin seat covers? Sheepskin is a no-brainer when it comes to seat covers. Sheepskin will outlast almost any other material. Sheepskin will cost much less than most other materials, with the exception of cheap store-bought covers made from cotton-polyester blends, which don’t last long enough for you to get your money’s worth. Sheepskin is super comfortable, very affordable, and looks great too. You can’t go wrong with sheepskin. Many people are skeptical because they think they will be hot. This is simply not the truth. The truth is that when these skeptics try lambskin, they become the same ones who promote it. He should know that I was one of them.

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