What can I do if the steering wheel cover I bought doesn't fit?

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by Joey Bernardez | May 29, 2018


Good day!

I bought a steering wheel cover, but it doesn't fit my steering wheel. Is there anything I can do if I bought the wrong steering wheel cover size for my car?

Thank you.

Anonymous

I would have wanted more details on the matter, but let me try to help nonetheless.

There are many advantages to putting on a steering wheel cover. Primarily, they are an affordable way to change the appearance of your car. They're easy to install, prevent wear and tear on the original upholstery of your steering wheel, and can hide blemishes that have accumulated over time on an older wheel. Also, when a wheel has been worn down it can get slick and slippery, so a textured cover can improve the grip over a worn-out wheel.

Comfort can be another reason for installing a steering wheel cover. On extremely hot days when your car’s been parked under the sun, a plastic, vinyl or leather steering wheel can take some time to cool down before being comfortable to the touch again. A fabric cover doesn't absorb heat and can be held even after having been soaked under rays for extended periods of time.

Another reason is just pure personal preference. Perhaps Hello Kitty is such an important part of your life that you just need to be reminded of the cartoon feline at all times, even when you’re driving. Or you just can’t tolerate the feel of synthetics like plastic or vinyl, and you absolutely need the touch of leather in your hands. By all means, get yourself the appropriate steering wheel cover of your choice.

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But let's say you did get a cover that you like but it doesn’t fit your wheel. You'll need to be creative. If it's too big then you'll have to cut off a portion and reattach the ends, so that it will fit your steering wheel.

If the steering wheel cover that you bought is too small, and depending on the kind of cover it is, perhaps you can cut it into sections that will cover only the portions of the wheel that you mainly use. Of course, be sure to trim and hem the edges where you made the cuts to prevent unraveling of the material.

Hope we were able to help in your dilemma.

 

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