How to Make Car Seats More Comfortable

by Sabah Karimi

If you're going on a long road trip or battling traffic on a daily commute, making sure that your car seats are comfortable and support your body can help you navigate the roads safely. A comfortable and organized driving space can reduce your risk of an accident, and you can focus better on driving. There are several adjustments you can make to the car seats and the dashboard area to make your driving experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

Install a pre-made car seat cover. Auto seat covers are available in a variety of styles, textures and designs, and they can make the car seat feel more cozy and comfortable . Some car seat covers are covered with safeguarding materials to protect the material from spilled drinks and rips, while others are designed purely for extra comfort and style. You can purchase a universal-fit car seat cover to complement your vehicle's interior colors and overall design.

Use a custom-fit seat cover. You can purchase a made-to-order seat cover with your choice of fabric. When you want to make your car seat softer, select plush fabrics and materials. If you are looking for more support, select a gel-insert seat cover or one that features contoured padding to improve your posture.

Add an ergonomic seat cushion. Ergonomic seat cushions are made with memory foam and other materials to support your hips, buttocks and thighs while driving. These seat cushions can be placed right on top of your car seat, and they are available in a variety of colors and styles.

Use a thermal seat cover. If you don't have heated seats, you can install a heated and massaging cushion that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter. These covers are easy to install and stow away as needed, and they can make you feel more relaxed and comfortable during longer trips.

Add a neck pillow or bolster to the back of the car seat. A neck pillow can reduce stress on the neck and shoulder muscles when you are driving. This can be especially valuable for drivers who take very long trips without any breaks, or when driving a car without a comfortable headreast. The neck pillow can be attached to the top of the car seat and is available in a variety of colors and styles to complement the car's interior and exterior color palette.

Tip

  • check Most car seat covers and accessories can be installed using Velcro straps and are easy to remove. Look for "safeguard" or waterproof car seat covers and accessories if you regularly drive with young children.

Warning

  • close Make sure you adjust the seat itself when you add more cushioning or support to the seat; if you are sitting taller than usual because of the extra padding, you will need to adjust your seat accordingly.

About the Author

Sabah Karimi is a professional Web and print copywriter. She specializes in several niches including travel, fashion, beauty, health, fitness, lifestyle and small business. Karimi has an educational background in business administration and marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.