As you will discover by reading the following questions, sheepskin is unsurpassable when it comes to both practicality, comfort and maintenance. It is naturally warm in the winter, cool in the summer, relieves pressure points, protects car seats, and is easy to care for. Below are some of the most common questions that we receive.
|Q||I spilled something on my sheepskin, how do I clean it?
|A||Sheepskin is a machine washable product. Refer to our washing instructions to find out how simple it is to wash your sheepskins. In addition to machine washing your skins, some dry cleaners can dry clean sheepskin. Inquire locally for a dry cleaner near you who has experience with sheepskin and leather products.
|Q||My sheepskins are looking matted, how can I keep them looking nice?|
|A||Maintaining your sheepskin is simple. Using a pet brush to brush out the fur when it mats down can extend the life of your sheepskin. Occasionally vacuuming and spot cleaning with a damp cloth will also help. If you need to wash the whole sheepskin, make sure that you follow our washing instructions.
|Q||How long will my sheepskin seat covers last?|
|A||Sheepskin wear is determined by usage and grade. A low grade sheepskin in a low usage seat may last longer than a medium grade on a high usage seat. Our 100% sheepskin covers are superior in longevity to the acrylic-back/sheepskin-face covers and come in both the standard grade and custom grade. Custom grade seat covers have the densest fur and thickest leather and will take the most wear over time, but all are covered under our exclusive warranty for manufacturer defects (such as seams or straps) for two years after the original purchase.
|Q||I have new leather seats, why would I want sheepskin covers?|
|A||Not only is sheepskin superior in comfort to bare leather in the inch of added cushioning, but you won’t experience the painful hot seat/cold seat syndrome that leather gives you on a hot summer day or cold winter morning. Leather seats are a feature that adds a lot to your car’s value so the smartest thing to do is to cover it before it begins to experience wear. Sheepskin seat covers will protect your leather seats and keep the resale value of your car higher. The cost of reupholstering leather seats can be very steep and sheepskin is the preventative answer.|
|Q||Are sheepskins REALLY warm in the winter and cool in the summer?|
|A||Sheepskin is a natural insulator which works to create a space of air between you and your seats. The same action of air flow that warms will also keep you cool in the summer. By creating that space, air is trapped between you and the seat so that you are kept cooler than vinyl, leather or even cloth. Of course, the best cooling feature is demonstrated in the hot summer parking lot. When leather or vinyl would cause you constant shifting in your sun bathed seats, sheepskin allows you to get in and go without that irritating process of cooling your seats. You might consider a sheepskin steering wheel cover for the same reason! The wool fleece is also a natural wicking agent, wicking perspiration away so that your car doesn’t become your sauna.|
|Q||Which cover will fit my car?|
|A||The vast majority of cars are bucket seats, but some cars are more contoured or have special features that require some custom fitting. For an idea of which covers will fit, check out our seat selector page. You are always welcome to call or e-mail with an inquiry about which covers are best for your car.|
|Q||I have side impact airbags, can I still have sheepskin covers?|
|A||Pre-made seat covers without alterations are not compatible with side impact airbags that discharge from the sides of a car’s front seats. When a car comes with this feature it is indicated somewhere on the side of the seat. We can alter the seat covers to leave the airbag side of your seat exposed. If you have side impact airbags, notify us with your order and we will make the appropriate adjustments. Airbag adjustments are only possible on 100% sheepskin covers (standard and custom). Pelts w/ straps will also work with cars that have side impact airbags, since they do not cover the sides of the seats.