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Waterproof Car Seat Covers: Great for kids, pets and spills

Updated on September 25, 2010

If you have a car, and chances are you do, you probably want to keep it looking nice for as long as possible and that includes maintaining nice looking car seats. We all know that keeping your car seats clean can be pretty tricky especially if you have kids and pets who like to throw up in your vehicle (yuck!).

Okay, so even if they don't throw up, its hard to avoid messy paw prints after a day at the beach, for example, and kids who eat and drink in the car have a tendency to spill liquid all over your nice car seats.

Regardless of whether or not you have kids or pets, as adults, we make mistakes too and don't put it past yourself or one of your adult friends to accidentally spill coffee or soda on your now soiled car seats.


Imagine how this well-meaning child and dog will ruin your car seats after this scene if they're not protected with waterproof car seat covers! What a mess!
Imagine how this well-meaning child and dog will ruin your car seats after this scene if they're not protected with waterproof car seat covers! What a mess!

Let's clear something up

There are many styles of waterproof car seat covers available and I will get to those in a minute. For now, just know that you will run across car seats that claim to be one of the following:

  • waterproof car seat covers and;
  • water resistant car seat covers

Now, while there is technically a distinction between the terms "waterproof" and "water resistant", do you think this matters when it comes to buying car seat covers? Absolutely not! Unless you plan on literally pouring buckets of fluid onto your car seats, whether you choose to buy waterproof car seat covers or water resistant car seat covers will make no difference to the protection they provide to your car seats.

Front and Rear Car Seat Covers that are Waterproof

Thankfully, you can protect your front and rear car seats from the elements as you can buy car seat covers for both your front and back seats. Take a look to the right to see what's available.

Pet Waterproof Car Seat Covers

As I said, if you have pets, especially dogs, you should buy a waterproof car seat cover for pets. Think of the freedom you will have to know that you can just open up your car, let your dog jump in and not worry that he will ruin your car seats! These come in styles that fit your front and rear car seats too so you can decide where in your vehicle you will seat your pet!

Infant and Toddler Waterproof Car Seat Covers

If your child is young enough to still need a car seat, you'll be pleased to know that there are waterproof car seat covers available for both infant and toddler car seats. They are removable so if you want, you can buy more than one to have different colors and patterns on hand.

How to clean your waterproof car seat covers

The good news is that when spills and messes do occur, as long as your car seats are protected with waterproof car seat covers, they can be easily cleaned. Simply wipe off with an absorbent cloth like a paper towel! For bigger messes, you can even remove your seat covers, clean them and then simply put them back on. This is much easier and cheaper than trying to clean messes that occur directly on your car seats. No need for expensive and ineffective upholstery cleaning!

Where can you buy waterproof car seat covers?

Take a look to the right. There are some great waterproof car seat covers available from Amazon at very reasonable prices!

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      DavidLivingston 

      8 years ago

      This sounds promising. Thanks for the info.

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