sgt1372
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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:12 pm

mwk wrote:Hi,

I just picked up my Bolt this week. So far I'm really loving the car. It's leased, so I thought I should get some seat covers for the front seats. But I was reading in the owner's manual that seat covers interfere with the heated seat function? Is this true? Can I use the heated seat with a seat cover? Thanks!


My Bolt LT is leased too and the cloth on the driver's seat is starting to fray a bit. If I owned it, I would probably buy seat covers to prevent further wear but, unlike you, since it's leased, I don't think the expense would be justified.

I've owned Wet Okole seats before and they are pretty good but they wear too. They also are NOT cheap.

$259 for a basic pair for the front seats. You can also buy an optional heater for the seat backs for $68 more but you need a Y-connector to plug them into the single accessory plug jack.

You'd have to order the heated backs w/the covers b4 you find out if the seat will be warm enough or not w/the covers over them. However, the heated seat backs would be supplementary to the OEM seat heaters, in any event, since they heat different parts of the seats/body.
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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:56 pm

sgt1372 wrote:
mwk wrote:Hi,

I just picked up my Bolt this week. So far I'm really loving the car. It's leased, so I thought I should get some seat covers for the front seats. But I was reading in the owner's manual that seat covers interfere with the heated seat function? Is this true? Can I use the heated seat with a seat cover? Thanks!


My Bolt LT is leased too and the cloth on the driver's seat is starting to fray a bit. If I owned it, I would probably buy seat covers to prevent further wear but, unlike you, since it's leased, I don't think the expense would be justified.

I've owned Wet Okole seats before and they are pretty good but they wear too. They also are NOT cheap.

$259 for a basic pair for the front seats. You can also buy an optional heater for the seat backs for $68 more but you need a Y-connector to plug them into the single accessory plug jack.

You'd have to order the heated backs w/the covers b4 you find out if the seat will be warm enough or not w/the covers over them. However, the heated seat backs would be supplementary to the OEM seat heaters, in any event, since they heat different parts of the seats/body.



The reason I want the covers is because of the lease. I do not want them charging me excess wear-and-tear charges on the car when I turn it in. So I thought it would be best to get seat covers and the WeatherTech floor trays

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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:23 am

Why buy expensove ones when $29 ones fit great, look great, and feel great? You have to settle for black faux leather but I love mine. See the photos elsewhere. Black with Chevy emblem.

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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:49 pm

mwk wrote:
sgt1372 wrote:The reason I want the covers is because of the lease. I do not want them charging me excess wear-and-tear charges on the car when I turn it in. So I thought it would be best to get seat covers and the WeatherTech floor trays


FWIW, I don't think you'd wear out the seats in 3 yrs for that to be a worry.

Took 10 yrs of daily use in my FJ for those cloth seats to develop a hile and my 15 yr old MR2 seats are just fine.

But it's your car, your $ and your decision.
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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:39 pm

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My Wet Okole seat covers sure take away the worry about sitting in my
Bolt after kayaking!!
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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:41 am

Remember that there are airbags INSIDE the seats in the Bolt. You need to make sure that whatever seat covers you get will allow the airbag to deploy.

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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:10 pm

I was just going to mention that.
There are also air bags along the bottom side of the seat as well as the back/side panel.
-Lin

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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:54 pm

A question for anyone who bought the Wet Okole rear seat covers, for an LT trim did you buy the 60/40 split or another type? I just purchased my new bolt and now I'm getting all the needed accessories.

Thanks in advance

Tim
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Re: Recommended seat covers?

Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:16 pm

Reviving this dead thread to see if anyone installed the Wet Okole covers. I may be picking up a Bolt LT this week, if I can find a seat cover with some extra padding to compensate for the thinner padding on the stock seats. If anyone has found a way to make the seats relatively more comfortable (since it is a subjective thing) with seat covers, would love to hear from you.

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