Dos and don’ts of washing car seat covers
5 step guide on how to wash car seat covers
Check the care label: Look for the care label on the seat covers to see if there are any specific washing instructions. Some covers may be machine-washable, while others may need to be hand-washed.
Pre-treat stains: If there are any stains on the seat covers, pre-treat them with a stain remover before washing. Follow the instructions on the stain remover and allow it to sit on the stain for the recommended time.
Choose the right detergent: Use a mild detergent that is suitable for the type of fabric the seat covers are made of. Avoid using bleach or fabric softener, as these can damage the fabric and affect the color.
Wash the covers: Machine-wash the seat covers on a gentle cycle using cold water. If the covers are not machine-washable, hand-wash them in a basin of cold water. Use the appropriate amount of detergent according to the instructions on the label.
Hang or air-dry: Hang the seat covers to air-dry or lay them flat on a clean surface. Do not put them in the dryer, as high heat can damage the fabric and shrink the covers. Once they are completely dry, put the seat covers back on the car seats.
FAQs washing car seat covers
Can I put my car seat covers in the washing machine?
Yes, many car seat covers can be machine-washed, but it’s important to check the care label first to make sure. If the label specifies that the covers should be hand-washed, follow those instructions instead.
What kind of detergent should I use to wash my car seat covers?
It’s best to use a mild detergent that is suitable for the type of fabric your car seat covers are made of. Avoid using bleach or fabric softener, as these can damage the fabric and affect the color.
Can I put my car seat covers in the dryer?
No, it’s not recommended to put car seat covers in the dryer. High heat can damage the fabric and shrink the covers. Instead, hang them to air-dry or lay them flat on a clean surface until they are completely dry.