Best way to protect cloth seats in car?

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  1. CanadianDude

    CanadianDude Notebook Deity

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    I've heard of Scotchgard...but are there any other methods of protecting cloth car seats from stains/dust etc...?
     
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    Seat covers (although blechh I hate them..)
     
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    Don't eat/drink in your car. :p
     
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    Some seat covers can interfere with seat integrated side airbags so unless you can get some OEM seat covers specifically labeled to be seat side airbag compatible, don't put them on or it will be a safety risk.

    I wouldn't trust "side airbag compatible" third-party seat covers.
     
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    No kids, No Wives, No Girlfriends, No drunk buddies....and did I mention NO KIDS!
     
  6. MidnightSun

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    This. It's the best way to keep a car clean. Also, use your sunshades, as over the years, strong sunlight on either cloth or leather seats increases wear.
     
  7. allfiredup

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    Do you a specific car's cloth seats in mind or just asking in general?

    My car, a 2006 Mazda3 s 5-door, has the most durable, stain-resistant and easy-to-clean seat fabric that I've ever seen. After 5.5 years and 85k miles, they still look brand new...and I eat and drink in my car on a daily basis.

    I'm not even sure how to describe the seat cloth- it's somewhere between nylon and neoprene. But almost anything wipes clean with a wet cloth and, even on normally difficult stains (grease, mustard), a squirt of "Simple Green" and a wet cloth is all it takes! :D

    Regardless of the material, I recommend darker interior colors over lighter ones if possible. My dad's Accord has "Ivory" cloth (very light beige) and it is impossible to keep clean. I'm a fan of black interior, myself...
     
  8. Tsunade_Hime

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    Hrm I'd also second those sun guards. The reason for most cracked dashboards is that sunlight and it is uglyyyy and $$$ (common problem on 240SX, cracked dash).
     
  9. booboo12

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    The only issue is you have to remember to use it. :p I got one for a gift and it sits in my trunk, as i forget about it.
     
  10. Tsunade_Hime

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    Well remembering is half the battle huh? :p
     
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