Dash Designs® Dashcovers
1-Which fabric and color is best for my Dashcover?
Dash Designs® manufactures custom dashcovers in a variety of fabrics and colors which allow you to choose the dashcover that will look best in your vehicle. In most cases it is best to match the color of your dashboard, or if you prefer, the color of your seat upholstery.
2-Do Dash Designs® dashcovers come with a warranty?
Our Carpet dash covers come with a lifetime warranty and our Velour, Suede, and DashTex fabrics have a 5 year warranty against manufacturers defects.
3-How long will it take to make my Dash Designs® dashcover?
Dashcovers usually ship in 5 to 7 days after they are ordered unless custom embroidery is ordered (add 1 extra day).
4-What is a light sensor and how do I know if I have one?
A light sensor tells your automatic headlights to turn on if your vehicle is so equipped. The sensor is located on top of the dashboard and near the windshield.
If your vehicles headlights come on automatically at night, you have a light sensor. Do not confuse auto headlights with daytime running lights that come on every time the vehicle is started.
A small opening will be made in your dashcover to allow the sensor to function.
5-What is a climate control sensor and how do I know if I have one?
A climate control sensor helps determine the cabin temperature. If you have climate control, the AC/Heating control knob will have numbers (temperature settings) and the AC or heater will come on automatically to maintain the selected temperature.
The sensor is usually located on top of the dashboard and near the windshield.
A small opening will be made in your dashcover to allow the sensor to function.
6- What is a navigation system?
Many vehicles now come from the manufacturer with a built in navigation system (usually an option) which is typically a small monitor on the dashboard to display maps and other information.
The question of Navigation refers to original equipment, not after-market.
If you have had an aftermarket system installed on your dash, you will have to remove it and reinstall after installing your dashcover.
7-What is heads-up display?
Heads-up display is available in a small number of vehicles and allows some of your critical gauges to be projected onto the lower part of your windshield.
8-What is an alarm sentry?
An alarm sentry is a flashing light or sensor for remote control for your alarm or to indicate that your alarm is on.
9-What is parktronic/ultrasonic park assist?
A row of indicator lights are located on top of the dash to show how close objects are to your bumper.
10-Will my dashcover cover my dashboard airbag?
If your vehicle has a designated panel for an airbag, your dashcover will have a flap over the airbag which will not impair its operation. If there is no panel, no flap will be made and there will be no impairment.
11-Will my dashcover cover the storage compartment on my dashboard?
Storage compartments with lids on top of the dash are covered with a flap which allows the lid to be opened..
Trays without lids on the dash may or may not be covered.
12-Do Dash Designs® Dashcovers have openings for the speakers on my dashboard?
No, all of our dashcovers are constructed from porous fabrics that allow sound to transmit freely through the material.
Seat DesignsTM Custom Seat Covers
14-What is the difference between a bucket and a bench seat?
A vehicle has bucket seats when there are two separate seats in the row with a stationary storage compartment or space between the two seats. A seat is considered a bench seat when there are three places to sit on the seat. A bench may be one solid seat or it may be split into sections.
15-Do Seat DesignsTM Seatcovers come with headrest and/or armrest covers?
Headrest, armrest, and console covers are sold separately.
16-If I have 3 head rests in a row of seats do I have to pay extra for the 3rd head rest cover?
Head rest cover prices are based on per row of seats. Even if you have more than 2 head rests per row of seats, the extra head rest cover will still be included in the price.
17-Do Seat DesignsTM Seatcovers come with a warranty?
Yes, all of our seatcovers come with a 2 year warranty against manufacturers defects. Cigarette burns, food or drink stains and normal wear and tear are not covered by the warranty.
18-What is the difference between an armrest and a console?
Armrests can be located in the center of the seat or the sides of the seats. An armrest has no enclosed storage space. However, it is still considered to be an armrest if it has built-in cup holders or an open storage area. Consoles are in the center of bench seats and have enclosed storage with a latching lid. Both armrests and consoles can be flipped up from their recessed position to provide for an extra seat.
19-Will the center console on my bench seat be covered?
No it will not. A separate console cover will have to be ordered. However the center seat cushion underneath the console (in the down position) will be covered.
20-I have adjustable headrests. Will I have to remove them?
Whether or not it is necessary to remove your headrest depends on your seat. Most late model vehicles come with easily removable headrests. Remove your headrests and replace after your seatcovers are installed. Our seatcover instructions give tips for headrest removal.
Some older models have headrests that are difficult to remove. In these cases, the seatcover will have an elastic opening that you can slip over the headrest through without removing the headrest.
21-I have knobs, levers, and/or seat control switches on my seat. Are these cut out?
Openings for these items are generally not cut out on our seatcovers. Most switches or devices will be covered by the seatcovers but will still be usable. In some cases the device can be removed and reattached after installing the seatcovers.
22-What if my seats do not look exactly like the picture?
Seats depicted are general representations of OEM, (Original Equipment Manufacturers) seats and not intended to be exact drawings.
23-Can I install the seatcovers myself?
In most cases: Yes. All Seat DesignsTM Seatcovers come with elastic straps that connect to the bottom of the seat. In most cases straps from one side connect to straps from the opposite side. If you have power seats, it is best to raise the seat as high as possible to connect the straps. Make sure you do not connect any of the straps to any movable parts as they may impair the functionality of the mechanism. " If there is not enough clearance to place the straps under the seat, a makeshift tool can be made using a wire coat hanger to feed the straps under the seats. If you can not install your seatcovers, please see if your retailer can assist you."
The ShadeTM Retractable Sunshade
26-How do you know what size Shade fits my vehicle?
We measure the windshield height on the right hand side of the vehicle to determine the ideal length of your Shade so it can safely be pulled across your dashboard without obstruction.
27-How does The ShadeTM fit around my rear view mirror?
When The ShadeTM is pulled across the windshield; it is pulled around the rear view mirror so that the mirror is between the shadeTM and the windshield. Your visors can then be put in the down position for maximum sun protection.
28-Does The ShadeTM come with a warranty?
All Shades are covered by a 2 year warranty.
29-Sometimes the pleats in my Shade get bunched up.
This can happen for several reasons but typically when the handle falls out of your grasp. Carefully manipulate the fabric to reshape the pleats and retract The ShadeTM back into its casing. The pleats will return to shape. If they are bunched up a lot, you may need to lift The ShadeTM off its brackets to reshape the pleats and then replace The ShadeTM back on its brackets.
30-What do I do if the brackets on my Shade come off the windshield?
Shade brackets cannot be re-used. The adhesive is good for only one application.
New brackets can be ordered from Dash Designs®.
Brackets stick to the windshield using a very aggressive adhesive. If your brackets come off, it is possible that during installation you did not clean your windshield with the alcohol swab, you did not press the brackets into place, or you did not wait 24 hours before using your Shade.
31-My brackets have come off my windshield however the tape is still stuck on the windshield.
You may be able to reinstall your brackets. Pull the brackets off your Shade. Clean with a rubbing alcohol or other cleaner and then try pressing back on the tape on the windshield. Wait 24 hours and then try using your Shade again. If this does not work, you can order new ones from Dash Designs®.
32-How do I remove The ShadeTM brackets from my windshield?
To remove the brackets from your windshield use a putty knife to carefully pry the brackets off the windshield.