You may wonder why anyone would consider sheepskin seat covers for their new or used vehicle. Although sheepskin seat covers were used in Europe for decades, they were not very popular in the United States until the 1970’s. It is amazing that with all the modern fibers available for automotive seat covers, sheepskin is still the best choice. The natural fibers continue to provide several benefits. When you think of sheepskin, warm and cozy is the first phrase that comes to mind, but sheepskin seat covers offer much more then that!
It is not difficult to imagine how those in the old west found themselves in need of a little tushy cushion. After all, can you imagine bouncing over the undiscovered countryside on a hard wooden seat of a covered wagon? Not only would the hard surface jar your body incredibly, but there was always the surprise sliver from the old wood. Who knows where that could end up?! Not to mention riding in a hard leather saddle for days on end. Even in those days, they knew there had to be a better way! Many found an easy remedy to their sore “bottoms” in a simple sheepskin pelt or a lambskin seat cover. Cushioning the ride and relieving pressure points were among the many benefits of covering the wagon seat or the saddle with a sheepskin pelt. No more sticky sweaty leather, no more hard splinter riddled wagon seat. Instead, they rested on the comfort of a soft, dirt resistant sheepskin pelt. And so, the tradition began, reducing the harshness of travel with soft, breathable, bacteria resistant sheepskin.
In our day, of course, we have far less to worry about! And yet, to make our traveling experience more comfortable we can still rely on the comfort of a custom made sheepskin seat cover. Sheepskin is still warm and cozy, protects from those frigid mornings when the car seat feels like ice. But it is also cooling on a hot summer day. No more hot sticky seats. The wool’s hollow fibers allow air to circulate and keep the driver or passenger comfortable in any weather. Sheepskin contains lanolin to reduce irritation and keep skin soft and moisturized.
Sheepskin seat covers still help relieve the pressure points in the back, neck, shoulders and legs. Providing travel without friction or aching muscles. To add to these three benefits the thick luxurious fibers protect the vehicle’s upholstery from wear and tear. The sheepskin seat cover can actually preserve the value of the car by keeping the seats looking like new!
Not only do they keep your body comfortable, they significantly reduce the amount of static electricity. Synthetic seat covers are the insulators of 100% electrical charge. So, if you slide out of your car at work and notice your hair is flying every direction and skirt or pants is clinging for dear life – now you know why. There is not static electricity associated with sheepskin seat covers.
Remarkably, sheepskin seat covers will keep their luxurious appearance for a very long time. Wool fibers actually shed dirt and are incredibly easy to maintain. Simply put, they will clean up with basic gentle dish washing detergent. It is easy to spot clean any spills or messes away. After months or even years, if the sheepskin needs freshening, they can be removed, spot cleaned, hung outside for freshness and then dried on the air fluff cycle. The wool fibers will renew their luster and remain useful for years to come.