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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Imitation Leather Seat Covers

2024 Jan 30th

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Imitation Leather Seat Covers

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Imitation Leather Seat Covers

When upgrading your vehicle’s interior, one of the smartest and easiest choices you can make is to order a set of imitation leather seat covers. Not only is imitation leather a stylish addition, it comes with many benefits that will enhance the overall worth of your vehicle.

Here are 10 reasons why you should buy imitation leather seat covers:

1. Cost-Effectiveness

Today’s imitation leather seat covers offer an exceptional balance between luxury and affordability. A set of ShearComfort’s Imitation Leather Seat Covers gives you a genuine leather look and feel but with a budget-friendly price tag. Cost-effectiveness doesn’t mean lesser quality or a compromise on aesthetics.

When you invest in a set of imitation leather seat covers, you are helping to protect the value of your vehicle by keeping the wear and tear on the original upholstery to a minimum. The seat covers will take the brunt of everyday use that could cause cloth seats to fade and tear, or they can keep spills and stains from getting on your regular seats.

2. Durability and Easy Maintenance

Imitation leather seat covers can withstand daily wear and are less prone to cracking and fading than real leather. Real leather covers can sometimes show wear on the seat edges where your legs rub against the edge, or they can tear at the seams from getting in and out.

You’ll find that imitation leather is easy to clean; sometimes, it only takes a wipe from a damp cloth to clean up a spill or dirt. Because they’re easy to clean, your car’s interior stays fresh-looking.

You don’t even have to take the covers off your seats to clean them, so they are easy to maintain. If they get dirty beyond what a damp cloth can clean, you can use a mild soap and water mixture to surface clean the seat covers. Seek the help of a professional cleaner if you cannot get them cleaned by soap and water.

Because the leatherette seat covers are made from automotive-grade material, they are waterproof and abrasion-resistant, making them great for kids and dog lovers.

3. Wide Variety of Styles and Colors

Imitation leather seat covers come in various colors and patterns, so you’ll find one that suits your personality and matches your vehicle’s interior. If you like to change the look of your car regularly, the affordable prices give you many reasons to choose more than one set of seat covers for your vehicle.

Depending on your car’s interior layout, a leatherette seat cover can come with map pockets, headrest covers, armrest covers, and center console cover for some configurations.

4. Comfort

Since imitation leather is more pliant than real leather, it makes for a comfortable seat cushion that helps eliminate fatigue during long drives. If they are perforated, they are breathable and stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Each seat cover set is side airbag safe and heat seat compatible.

Another benefit of imitation leather is its allergen resistance. Unlike cloth seats that trap pollen, dust, mildew, dirt, and other irritants, faux leather has a smooth surface that doesn’t collect dirt like cloth seats. You’ll breathe easier and stay comfortable longer when you eliminate the pollutants in your car’s interior.

5. Animal-Friendly

If you’re ethically opposed to using animal products, imitation leather seat covers make a good alternative to cowhide without compromising on the look of leather. Every synthetic leather seat cover has been hand-inspected by the quality control team before it’s packaged and shipped, so you can be sure it’s a quality product.

6. Appearance Upgrade

While there’s nothing wrong with the cloth seat covers that came with your vehicle, think how much better the interior of your vehicle would look and feel with a set of rich, luxurious imitation leather seat covers. 

7. Easy Installation

These seat covers are precisely cut using CAD, so your seat covers will be 100% custom fit for your vehicle make and model. They are made to slip over your original upholstery, so there’s no need to take your seats out, and you don’t need a professional installer or tools. We will supply you with the instructions along with your seat covers.

8. Environmental Considerations

The production of leather seats means a reliance on the livestock industry. Since most leather comes from cattle, there is the cost of housing and feeding the cows, as well as the cost of tanning the leather. Cattle are hard on the environment and need a lot of grazing room. Tanning involves using chemicals that can be harmful if not properly managed. In addition, the process is energy-intensive, and not all of the hide is used during the leather production. This results in unused hides that bear chemical residues destined for landfills.

While chemicals and synthetic materials are used to produce imitation leather, fewer natural resources are needed to create synthetic leather. Continual improvements and advancements are being made in the industry to develop more eco-friendly imitation leather.

9. UV Resistance

Because these covers have been UV protected, you don’t have to worry about them fading due to sun damage. Unless conditioned regularly, real leather is prone to drying out and cracking during day-to-day use.

If you’re concerned about UV rays, add a sun shade to your interior or cover the car with a car cover.

10. Enhances Resale Value

When you care for your car’s interior, you increase its value. Even if you don’t leave the seat covers in the car when you get ready to sell, your original upholstery will be clean and free from wear.

Buyers will like the upgraded interior and the low-maintenance leatherette if you decide to keep the seat covers in your car when you sell it.


Imitation leather seat covers are an excellent investment for your vehicle. They combine style, comfort, durability, and affordability, making them a superior choice for car owners looking to enhance their vehicle’s interior. Whether for aesthetic reasons, practical considerations, or ethical choices, these seat covers give you the utmost protection while delivering a comfortable ride.