Non-bogan car seat covers in Canberra

By 7 December 2011 31

 The Carnard family has upgraded the family car to a far newer model than that previously owned.  This car has front seat side airbags.  In the interests of keeping it clean and as kidfriendly as possible (eg safe from spills and crap) the boss wants seat covers.  Some folk have warned/advised(?) us re fitting “normal” seat covers as, in the event of a collision, the airbags won’t go off, insurance is invalid blah blah.   I’m not sure whether that’s rumour or rubbish.

The boss went to a couple of car part shops on the weekend and found many a seat cover (Repco, Autopro etc).  Unfortunately, the covers they sold were all Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Playboy bunnies, southern crosses or ones equally boguesque.  Gag!   Most of these were the pullover type anyway with no side hole.   Is there anywhere out there that sells normal plain black or conservative seat covers suitable for a car with side airbags? (prefer not to use sheepskin for the sake of the sheep).  Do these things really need to be fitted by an “authorised installer” or can anyone simply pull them on. 

I went to one of the major ford dealers in town and they said they don’t sell them either.  Is there anywhere that anyone could recommend for plain covers for an average family sized car? Note:  The “My Family” stickers are prohibited as well so that we are not included in the Bogan masses.  Hence the preference for non Bogue seat covers.

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Non-bogan car seat covers in Canberra
Holden Caulfield 3:15 pm
08 Dec 11

lizw said :

…The side panel where the air bag is is left uncovered… and the side air bag is free to inflate if, and when needed.

Good solution.

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