A slick dashboard cover adds a handsome new look to any vehicle. Dash mats also protect against harmful UV rays and oftentimes cool your vehicle's interior. On the following page you will find some common questions related to dashboard covers answered, to help you with your dash mat purchasing process.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dash Covers
- How does a dash cover attach to my dashboard?
- Are dash mat fasteners hard to remove?
- What if the dashboard cover fasteners won't stick to my dashboard?
- How do I wash a dashboard cover?
- Will the color be an exact match to my existing dashboard/interior colors?
- Is there any way to prevent a dashboard cover from fading?
- Will a dash mat interfere with my vehicle's air bags?
- Will a dash cover fit around my vehicle's speakers and vents?
- What dashboard covers fit older, vintage automobiles?
Dash Covers FAQs Answers
Dash covers attach via Velcro fasteners. The fastening system works easily enough: the cloth side connects to your dashboard thanks to strip-backing adhesive, while the opposing half is embedded in the cover itself. Lots of these on each cover interlock at various points across the length of your dash for a tight fit.
They use a durable adhesive, but it is something on a par with heavy-duty tape. You may need to wipe down residual glue with soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or an adhesive remover. Be judicious in choosing the right adhesive remover if it gets to that point, but these fasteners should come up easily and in no way damage your dashboard.
This is usually due to prior use of Armor All protectant. If the adhesive won't hold, wipe your dash clean with a mild detergent or rubbing alcohol, repeating as necessary until the adhesive sticks.
Spot cleaning with warm water works pretty well. For crumbs and dust, a car vacuum will do the job. Don't use chemicals, as they can adversely affect certain dash cover materials.
Due to the sheer number of vehicles and interior colors, finding an exact match is nearly impossible. That said, our large selection of dashboard covers in a variety of color combinations ensures that you will be able to find a color that wonderfully accents your vehicle's interior.
There are ways to prevent this from happening, but most dash mats will fade with time. Some are UV-treated, but the best way to defend against fading is to also use a windshield sun shade that will keep sunlight completely off your dashboard when your car is parked.
Usually dashboard covers have a special window, something along the lines of flaps cut into the material, that allows for airbag deployment. But even if you don't see a flap, there is nothing to worry about. Forceful as they deploy, your airbags will be able to do their job exactly as they should.
The dashboard covers we sell are customized to your particular vehicle. All components are accounted for, and everything will work the way it did before you upgraded your dashboard's appearance.
We are here to serve you. A bit of due dilligence will allow you to find the perfect dashboard cover for your vehicle from our wide selection of dash mats, many of which will fit sixty years' worth of vehicles. You should be able to find exactly what you're looking for, no matter the vehicle, at Auto Accessories Garage.
We hope these Dash Covers FAQs proved helpful to you. It's important to choose the right dash cover for your unique needs. If you have any more questions or issues beyond the ones raised in this guide, please contact our helpful Customer Service staff by calling 800-663-1570.