Dash Covers are a popular accessory in the sunbelt states to combat the damaging effects of the sun, reduce dangerous sun glare and enhance a vehicle's interior. A proper fitting Custom Dash Cover will soften the plastic look of a vehicle's interior and provide protection to the driver and vehicle dashboard.
Custom Rear Deck Covers, a related accessory, covers the rear deck area of a vehicle behind the rear seats. Generally, Custom Rear Deck Covers are not available for trucks, SUVs, vans and hatchback cars. Custom Rear Deck Covers are available in the same materials and fabrics as Custom Dash Covers.
A new variation on the Custom Dash Cover by Coverking is the Molded Dash Cover. This is a thermo-formed carpet Dash Cover. It is molded to the exact shape of the dashboard, resulting in a perfect fitting cover with no stitching - this is the "ultimate" Custom Dash Cover.
What's Important in a Custom Dash Cover?
A Custom Dash Cover is a very conspicuous accessory - it is clearly visible to the driver and front passenger. Therefore, fit and appearance are the most important qualities of a Custom Dash Cover. The fit is a result of the Custom Dash Cover's pattern design, construction and materials. Coverking offers several enhancements to it's line of fine fitting Custom Dash Covers. These include a wide selection of designer print materials, Lit Neon Edging, and custom embroidered logos or messages.
Modern vehicle dashboards are complex, with subtle curved shapes, trays, cupholders, sensors, airbag cutouts, and other considerations. It is common for dashcover manufacturers to take a short-sighted approach to the pattern design, and make a mediocre fitting pattern. Addressing the curves, sensors and cutouts results in a significant amount of time designing the pattern and later cutting and sewing the Custom Dash Cover in production. Because of this, many Custom Dash Cover manufacturers cut corners and produce a Custom Dash Cover which covers sensors, cupholders, and doesn't address some of the contours of the dashboard. At best, this produces a poor fit. At worst, it is a dangerous hazard which can prevent automatic headlights from functioning and airbags from deploying. With a full time staff of professional pattern makers and advanced computer aided design (which was pioneered in the custom auto accessory field be Coverking 20 years ago), Coverking has the tools to assure a consistent, perfect fitting Custom Dash Cover. All Coverking Custom Dash Cover patterns are CAD designed from the original vehicle dashboard using sophisticated software. The process of making a Custom Dash Cover pattern takes upwards of 2 weeks but results in a perfect compliment to the original vehicle's dashboard. All cutouts, sensors, cupholders and airbag openings are studied and the Custom Dash Cover is designed not to interfere.
Coverking established the two most popular materials on the market; Poly-Carpet and Velour. Since then, Coverking has added Designer Velour and has added enhancements such as Lit Neon Edging. Coverking offers Custom Seat Covers in several materials and colors. If you would like, a sample swatch ring of material can be sent to you free of cost.Poly-Carpet
A tough yet attractive polyester non-tufted low pile carpet which has a lifetime warranty and provides the maximum protection for the dashboard and cuts the most glare. Poly-Carpet has been our most popular material choice for years. Poly Carpet is available for all Custom Dash Covers and Rear Deck Covers in several colors.
Luxurious and elegant, Velour is a perfect choice for luxury vehicles. It is available in several colors to compliment the interior of most vehicles. Velour is also available in our Custom Seat Covers, offering a matching interior.
Very similar to Poly-Carpet, with a thermo-formable backing. Once molded into shape, the material will hold that shape for life. Molded Carpet is guaranteed for life. Designer Velour
The same basic material as regular Velour, but with exciting Designer Prints - including Hawaiian Prints in black, red and blue, Flames, PinUp Girls, Cheetah, Leopard, and Zebra.
Coverking Custom Dash Covers are made in California, U.S.A. by skilled professionals working in a clean and comfortable environment. Far from a "sweatshop", Coverking Custom Dash Covers are made by people who enjoy Medical Insurance, ample opportunities for advancement, and more than a livable wage.
Unfortunately, well paid and happy employees often mean an expensive product. Coverking uses technology and automation to keep prices down, quality up and happiness high. A heavily computerized production area optimizes every operation and results in superior quality at prices often associated with third-world labor.
Coverking Custom Dash Covers and Rear Deck Covers are constructed using a "zigzag" stitch. Other Dash Covers available on the market are made using a "blind" stitch. Every stitching style has an intended use, for Custom Dash Covers the optimal stitch style is the zigzag stitch. Coverking's zigzag stitch takes more time and is more expensive, but the results are worth the added expense - the stitch acts as a hinge, allowing the cover to contour the surface of the dashboard. A zigzag stitch also allows small pieces to be sewn together, because there is no margin. A blind stitch results in the dash cover curling into the stitch, it attracts dust, it lifts off the dashboard because material is underneath the stitch, and it prevents small pieces from being sewn together - due to the necessary margins. Coverking Custom Dash Covers have been selected over competitors by many automotive accessory retailers for their fit, materials, and construction.