Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. It's Joe from AmericanTrucks. And today, we're gonna be taking a closer look at the Covercraft Carhartt SeatSaver Front Seat Covers in Gravel, fitting all '14 to '18 Silverado 1500s with a Bench Seat. Now these are gonna be a great way to freshen up and protect your interior at the same time whether your seats are a little bit worn out, you're just looking to improve the looks, these are gonna be a great option for you. Even if your seats are in perfect condition, these are gonna be a great set to protect your seats from any further damage.
So what do we have here going on with the SeatSaver front seat covers? Well, first of all, these are made out of Carhartt's legendary duck weave material. It's lightweight, it's breathable, it's UV and water resistant, really comfortable stuff as well. And as you could see, the fit and finish here is right on point and right in the middle, we have that Carhartt logo on the backrest.
Now the material is great, right? That duck weave is what made Carhartt so famous in the first place and it's what we all know and love. But this is all built together in a pretty tough way as well as this is all overlapped double and triple stitched. So these are gonna be a great way to protect your interior from any damage and this is gonna take the abuse before your front seat does. Now this stuff is so strong, in fact, with that double and triple stitching and that duck weave material, these are completely machine washable. So if these do take a hit for your truck and they get a little bit dirty, you take them right off, throw them in the washing machine, put them right back on and you're back in business.
Other features here, we do have this center console cover which is great if you have someone in the middle seat, this is gonna protect that as well. But my favorite feature about this center cover right here is going to be the armrest. I know personally, my elbow wears a hole in any armrest in any truck that I buy, so having this right here is gonna be a great option at a must have for me. Other than that, they also have some pockets on the back to add a little bit more storage and utility to these seat covers.
Now as far as pricing goes, what you see here is going to come in right around that $275 mark. If you wanted to complete the set and get the rears as well, that's gonna cost you another 275 bucks. So this is definitely gonna be inexpensive set of seat covers, but in my opinion, this is the best option out there, there's nothing better, this material is great, these are extremely durable, fit and finish are definitely on point. So these are going to be a great option and in my opinion, well worth the money.
Before we move onto the install here, I did just want to make a quick note. These are only intended to work with the bench seat version of the Silverado, there is a bucket seat version out there, but they do look a little bit different than this. So you want to make sure you pick up the right one for your truck. Now with that said, the install here, as you probably guessed, it's gonna be really easy, one out three wrenches on the difficulty meter, no modifications required, no tools either. Should take you at most about half an hour to get these fully installed on your truck. So without any further ado, let me show you what it will look like.
So the first thing we got to do here is get this head rest out of the way. The seat cover is basically just going to slide on like one big cover here, so we got to get this out of the way and this will get its own individual cover as well. We'll touch on that a little bit later. So to get that headrest out, we're just gonna pull this all the way up. Now we can push in the release tab over here that you would usually use to lower the headrest back down and then there's another smaller one on this side as well, we're gonna push that in too and pull up at the same time and that should release it out of the seatback.
So next we're just going to grab our seat cover here, you want to make sure you grab the right one. There should be an opening toward the outside of the truck, this is gonna be for the airbags in the seatback, so you want to make sure you don't impede those and that opening will allow that airbag to come through. And once you to know you have the right one, we're just gonna reach up here and feed this over the seatback.
So now we got to take care of the bottom cushion here, and this is gonna be really easy at, the bottom just has that elastic strap to hold it in place. But to lock this in, we're gonna need to use this strap as well. And what we're going to be doing with this is pushing it in between the two cushions, feeding it underneath to the front of the bottom cushion here and then we're gonna get it in place in this buckle.
So now I have the strap fed through, I'm just gonna take the bottom cushion, stretch out that elastic and get that in place as well. So that bottom cushion cover looks good for now, we're gonna dial this in a little bit later. Now we're just gonna reach under the seat and we're gonna grab that strap and it's gonna be all the way at the back. So you're gonna have to reach past the seat motors, gonna be pretty tight. So I moved the seat back just so you could see it just a little bit better, you should have this little bit of slack on this strap and there's that buckle on the front of the bottom cushion cover and I'm just gonna feed that strap through and pull it tight.
So next up, we're going to do the headrest. You want to make sure you have the front here and we're just gonna grab the headrest cover, this is gonna slip right on and secure with some Velcro. So this big flap here with the hook side of the Velcro, that's gonna be the front then it's gonna go underneath the headrest and meet up at the back with the loop side of that Velcro. Now that we have that sorted, that headrest can drop right back in place and we can push in that tab and get that all the way back down.
There's one last thing for us to lock this in place. This little pillow here is just going to push in between the cushion and this plastic and it's basically gonna be like lobe to keep this from sliding around.
So now we're just gonna jump over to the driver side here, it's gonna be the same exact process and we're gonna start it by removing the headrest. We're just gonna pull this thing all the way up then push in on both tabs. Pull up a little bit more and that'll release it, that'll come right off and we're gonna put that aside for now. We're gonna grab the seatback cover and just feed this over the backrest.
So now we have the back completely situated, we're just gonna do the bottom cushion cover. Same exact process here, we're just gonna fold this up and then push this strap in between the two cushions, feed it forward to the front of the bottom cushion. So now we have our strap, we're just gonna meet that up with our buckle, it kind of fought me a little bit on the other side here, so I'm just gonna use that to hold it in place while I get this elastic started and then we're gonna pull it tight. That's looking pretty good to me. You're just gonna reach underneath and pull that strap tight.
Next up is going to be the headrest, you just want to make sure you have the front again and then we can feed this cover over and again, you want to make sure that the hook portion of that Velcro is gonna be towards the front. Then we could feed that underneath and meet it up with the loop side of the Velcro on the back then we can drop this in our back cushion. And just like the other side to wrap this side up, we're just gonna push this pillow in between the lower cushion and this plastic to lock it in.
So now we're gonna do our center console and this a little bit more involved, not really, it's just a little bit different than the seats. This is the center console bottom cushion cover right here and this is gonna go on just like so if I flip it up like this, you're gonna see two Velcro tabs. I'm gonna release those right now. And this portion is gonna fold down and feed in through this crack in between this plastic and the bottom cushion. And to help me with that, to open up the space a little bit, you can just open that up and pull the tabs through on the other side. Now if I shut it, it's gonna kind of lock it in place while I get the front situated and that's gonna be easy, it's just the elastic and pulls around. Now I'm gonna open this again. Then we're gonna come around the side here with that right like so and come around the side and meet up with that Velcro before. Now another thing you want to be careful here, you want to make sure this elastic makes it around the latch for the lip. And that's gonna be the bottom cover situated, you can close that and it looks pretty good.
Now for the center console back cover, this is going to sit basically like that if the center console was down. So what we're gonna do here is just make sure that this bottom portion stays on the bottom cushion, the top portion is gonna feed in between the plastic and the back. Now that fed through portion, I'm gonna put that aside for now, we're gonna focus on what will end up being the backrest. I'm just gonna separate this Velcro and make sure that that is off to the side. And we're just gonna drop down our center console into the cover, and the reason being for that is we can open up this lid. We're basically gonna come across here with the Velcro.
So now we're gonna pick up around the backside and you can see that this cover we pushed through for the top of our console lid, this is gonna hang out for now, reason being we want those Velcro straps from earlier. Those are gonna come around back in the center console here and meet up with each other and then we can fold the lid cover up and that'll basically cover up that Velcro like so.
Now to get the console lid cover situated, this is gonna be just like the rest of them. We're gonna open this up, feed that elastic around, make sure it clears the latch right up front, get it nice and situated and then we could close that down. Well, guys, that's gonna do it for my review and install of the Covercraft Carhartt SeatSaver Front Seat Covers in Gravel, fitting all '14 to '18 Silverado 1500s with a Bench Seat. Thank you guys for watching. Subscribe for more videos like this one. And as always, keep it right here at AmericanTrucks for all things Chevy.