Heated car seat covers are a potentially cheap way of warming yourself up in cold weather. But as the old saying goes, ‘you get what you pay for’. If you choose to have a proper heated car seat upgrade the system will be neatly integrated into your existing seat. From the outside the only difference you’ll see is a small switch for controlling the heated seat.
Heated car seat covers – the reality
Heated Car Seat Covers are not a true upgrade. They are an addition, not an upgrade. Heated car seat covers sit on top of your existing car seats. Do you remember the craze for beaded seat covers a few years ago? Do remember ever seeing a beaded seat cover that looked neat and tidy? Did you ever see a beaded seat cover that wasn’t half hanging off the seat or damaged in some way? At their worst Heated car seat covers can actually damage the seats in your car.
Almost all heated car seat covers are made outside the UK, and are therefore targeting the entire world market. Here in the UK we are one of very few countries who drive on the left hand side of the road. This is important because many heated car seat covers plug into your vehicle’s electrical system via the cigarette lighter socket. If you buy a heated car seat cover there’s a very good choice the power lead will be on the wrong side for your car, meaning you will have wires trailing across your car interior. When we install a full heated seat upgrade all wiring is safely hidden away. We have been installing systems into vehicles for many years and we know how to do it not only neatly, but safely.
Heated car seat covers are a short term solution to a long term issue. A full heated seat upgrade will not only increase your comfort, it will also increase the value of your vehicle.