Additional Truck Seat Cover Information
Life on the road is different with a dog. You have more freedom to explore and someone to share your experience with. There’s nothing like a dog who loves to ride along the countryside or through the city with you.
There is also nothing like the dog fur that can collect on your nice truck interior. At 4Knines, we proudly provide a range of options from seat covers to floor hammocks for dog lovers. These covers go above and beyond the average product’s features to ensure you make the most out of your ride.
In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about truck seat covers, from how they can protect your seats to how to choose the right one for your needs.
Types of Truck Seat Covers
There are several types of truck seat covers, so it is important to choose the cover that is right for your vehicle.
No matter what type of truck seat covers you need, the important part is that it functions well.(1)Seat covers are meant to protect your vehicle from a dog’s destructive tendencies so you can enjoy the ride with your pooch even if accidents happen.
”regardless of the destination, canine road trips come with some caveats: namely, dirt, slobber, dog hair and errant bits of food in your otherwise clean machine.”
If your truck is a four door with a bench seat, you can select a bench cover or hammock cover. These seat covers are ideal for ensuring the entire back seat is available for your dogs to roam during the trip, without removing access to seat buckles or other features of the vehicle. Bench covers may also be beneficial for trucks with only a bench front seat.
For trucks with separated front seats, individual front seat covers are available to let your four-legged friend ride in the passenger seat so you can keep an eye on them throughout the drive.
How to Choose a Truck Seat Cover
At 4Knines, we offer a range of styles and types of seat covers that are suitable for many different types of truck seats. Our front seat covers fit separate bucket seats for vehicles with a separated passenger and driver seat, and our rear bench seat covers fit two-door cabs and back seat benches.
Before choosing a truck seat cover, it’s important to first understand your needs in the vehicle. Are you looking to cover a bench seat, or a single seat?
Our Dog Rear Seat Cover with or without hammock in size XL will fit the back seat of most full size trucks.
The 4Knines Crew Cab Seat Cover with Hammock has a patented design only offered by 4Knines that allows the use of fold up seats with the cover in place. This is a great option for customers who need to be able to fold up one or both of their seats without removing the cover.
Floor Hammocks™ are a unique option only offered by 4Knines. The Floor Hammock™ was designed for crew cab trucks to give your four-legged friend the ability to roam freely around the backseat area with your seats in the folded-up position. This often gives your pup a more secure feeling during the ride since they keep their feet on the floor the entire ride. It is not designed to provide coverage for the seating surface. The cover is made to cover the back of the front seats, the floor, and the folded-up seat bottoms.
Once you have decided on a style, you should measure the seat dimensions and ensure that the cover will fit your truck’s model. Our seat covers are designed with a universal fit for optimal performance in any type of truck, but some models will have a tighter fit than others. For the Crew Cab Cover and the Floor Hammock™ it is important to order the correct version for your vehicle. The Passenger Side Split is compatible with Ford, Chevy, GMC, Toyota, and Honda Ridgeline. The Driver Side Split is compatible with Dodge (Ram) and Nissan.
If the seat cover meets your needs, you can then select from several types of color options available, such as camo or black.
What Are Seat Covers Made Of?
Materials matter! Especially when it comes to being able to withstand fur, paws, claws, and a whirlwind of excited dog on the cover. When you look for seat covers currently on the market, you’ll often find covers that are poorly constructed with cheap material that fall apart within a few car rides. Just because they look the same doesn’t mean they will perform the same!
4Knines has been making covers for almost 10 years. In that time, we have received thousands of customer reviews and feedback which has allowed us to craft the best covers on the market.
When you shop for your dog, you don’t want them to slip, but you also need a material that is safe for sensitive skin and free from any harmful odors. After all, you and your dog both deserve the best quality when it comes to something that will last through years of car rides.
At 4Knines, our truck seat covers are made from a multi-layer construction with our special K9-shield technology. These quilted and non-quilted layers are bonded together to provide padding, a non-slip bottom to keep the cover in place, while also providing the added benefit of waterproof protection. We use a heavy-duty polyester layer with waterproof coatings and cotton padding so you and your dog can ride in comfort all day long.
What’s the Best Seat Cover on the Market?
4Knines easily produces the best seat covers on the market for dog-lovers, or for people who want to keep their truck seats covered and protected from heavy-duty wear and tear.
Often, seat covers are designed for appearance alone, but lack protection, especially for dog lovers who often travel with their four-legged friends. There is something about the joy of a dog on a car ride that brightens up any day – the last thing you want is to be distracted from this moment of pure joy.
The seat covers from 4Knines are superior in quality and design to many other regular seat covers, allowing your four-legged friend to ride with you without a care in the world. Designed for dog lovers, by dog lovers, these covers are durable and ready to withstand anything your dog can do to them.
With multiple designs and seat options, you are certain to find a seat cover that fits your vehicle’s make and model perfectly, with superior protection any time of the year.
Benefit of Truck Seat Covers
There are many benefits to truck seat covers, especially if they are designed to withstand the wear and tear that comes from riding with a dog on a regular basis. 4Knines specializes in ease of use with durable, quality performance. With these truck seat covers, you’ll enjoy a range of features including:
• Durable Performance
Every truck seat cover is double-stitched and designed to last with a quilted padding that will keep it comfortable while withstanding wear.
• Easy to Install
Simply attach the seat cover with easy on-off buckles and you’re done! No fuss and no lengthy process to install these truck seat covers. This makes routine removal for cleaning easy, as well.
• Simple Clean Up
Need to clean your truck seat covers? Use a hand vacuum or hose it down to wash off dirt. These truck seat covers can handle it all.
We believe in safety, not just in design, but also in the materials we use. These seat covers are made from a durable layered fabric that is safe for you and your dogs. No matter what you are looking for in a truck seat cover, 4Knines has what you need for a functional and beautiful ride.
Do Seat Covers Ruin Leather?
You care about your truck, so it only makes sense that you’d want to put down materials that are safe for the original seats.
A lot of people mistakenly think that seat covers, especially waterproof ones designed for dogs, ruin leather seats. Fortunately, that isn’t the case.
Much of this information is purported by leather conditioning companies who are looking to make more sales. While it’s always good to keep your leather seats conditioned, you won’t need to do it as often if the seats are covered and protected from everyday wear.
In fact, keeping your leather seats exposed to harmful UV rays can be dangerous, as the leather eventually dries out and begins to crack. If you cover your seats with a thick material to keep this from happening, you are protecting your seats from these UV rays as well as your pup scratching or unfortunate accidents during the car ride.
Keeping your seat covered is an excellent way to protect your seats from being ruined, whether it’s from puppy dog paws or other types of wear and tear.
Do Seat Covers Interfere with Heated Seats?
Unfortunately, seat covers of any type will interfere with heated seating in your truck.
Before you purchase truck seat covers, it’s important to consider the amenities your truck has available. For instance, heated seats are a common amenity in new trucks which is especially welcome during cold winter months.
The truck seat covers from 4Knines uses waterproof material, which is thick, with dense fibers to prevent puppy accidents and slobber or drink spills from soaking through to your seats, they are not made to be used with heated seats activated.
Fortunately, these seat covers are easy to take on and off with easy-release buckles. All you have to do is attach it when you’re ready to go on an adventure with your dog, and detach it before you have a turn on your heated seats, and you’ll be able to enjoy the full benefit of a seat cover without losing the amenities of your vehicle’s seat warmers.
Ways a Seat Cover Protects Your Truck from Dogs
Seat covers, when designed specifically to keep your seats protected from dogs, should be durable and ideally, waterproof. It should protect your seats from the accidental scratch of a paw, or the mishaps of a full bladder.
Your truck seat covers should be waterproof, scratch proof, easy to install, and made from 100% safe materials for both you and your dog. At 4Knines, we don’t only provide truck seat covers that meet all these requirements, but we make sure it is built to last, with double stitching that can withstand regular wear and tear.
Our seat covers are also easy to clean, simply hose them down and let them hang to dry. Find your perfect truck seat covers for dogs in our store today.
1. Forbes, 5 Best Dog Seat Covers for 2022, https://www.forbes.com/wheels/accessories/best-dog-seat-covers/