Choose a selection of seat covers for your VW Beetle via the links on the right.
Why TMI Seat Covers?
This company accumulated original patterns for all VW Beetle seat covers and also all original seat cover fabrics for VW Beetle sedans and VW Beetle convertibles ! They dominate the industry and virtually all dealers carry TMI brand VW Beetle seat covers. Most VW Beetle seat covers are custom made though the more popular seat covers, such as the black basket weave vinyl covers can be shipped more quickly. Less popular Beetle seat covers average about eight weeks from time of order to shipment of the seat covers. This varies with the season.
Original VW Beetle Seat Cover Designs
VW Beetle seat covers come in basket weave seat cover vinyl, smooth vinyl and in combinations of TMI (original reproduction)seat cover smooth vinyl, Beetle OEM seat cover vinyl and tweed cloth, and velours. Many fabrics and fabric pairs were original VW Beetle seat coveres, but basket weave vinyl is the dominant VW Beetle seat cover fabric.
These are reproduction seat covers and they are accurate reproductions of original VW Beetle seat covers: original Beetle (and Super Beetle) seat covers were utilized in creating stored computer driven cutting of seat cover sections by this manufacturer. Pleating and fabric colors are reproductions of original Beetle and Super Beetle seat cover designs.
Installation of Beetle seat covers
To install replacement seat covers (these are original replacement covers, not slip overs !) you must take the seats out of the car, strip off the old seat covers and proceed. With any luck the stuffing inside the seat covers is okay. If not we can supply shaped foam replacement seat cover cushions. These include both seat back rest cushions and seat cushions. They are designed to replicate the original Beetle seat shape. We also have sisal and other items for partial or complete Beetle seat cover restoration. Instructions for Beetle seat covers apply to all air cooled VW seat cover restoration.
Seat Cover Instructions
We have an excellent, illustrated, step by step instruction booklet for overhauling your VW Beetle seats and replacing those seat covers and everything under them ! This seat cover restoration manual is thorough and you will not need a seat cover video or CD. The seat cover restoration booklet is inexpensive and is listed on all our VW Beetle seat cover pages at the site.
VW Beetle Seat Parts
There are many associated parts, such as seat belts, seat sliders, knobs, etc. Our site has all original replacement Beetle seat parts. Most of the seat parts are inexpensive and allow all new seat functioning.
Taking out the seats in order to replace your seat covers will expose your floor pans. Please contact us if your seat cover work reveals the need for any sheet metal replacement. We prefer to arrange special shipping to minimize that cost for you on large sheet metal orders.
Best Seat Cover Fabrics
The basket weave vinyl seat covers are the most ordered seat covers and the most used original seat cover fabric. Black basket weave seat covers are the most popular and we try to stock them for all years. Next most popular seat covers are the smooth (leather grained) one color vinyl seat covers. As mentioned, we can have your seats made in two fabrics, and with or without the seat cover edge piping that was sometimes used. You may email us with any special seat cover requests.
We pass on TMI's excellent replacement warranty. They do guaranty the fit of their seat covers and we have been offering, not just seat cover customer service, but helpful advice and generous processing of any customer seat cover issues. It should be pointed out that you should be confident of your choice of seat cover fabrics and seat fabric colors. usually the seat fabric scans suffice but we are happy to send samples (swatches from seat cover fabrics) if you request by email. We are not responsible for seat cover color choice dissatisfaction when we supply the specified seat cover color and seat cover fabric.
Basketweave Vinyl Seat Covers
Our best selling VW Beetle seat covers are the basketweave vinyl seat covers. The advantages of this seat cover fabric are twofold: the fabric (original in most Beetle seat covers) is the most durable of all the seat cover fabrics. Also, as a result of their popularity, basket weave vinyl seat cover fabric had the highest production volume of all original VW Beetle seat cover fabric production. And this is true for reproduction seat covers too. This makes for an attractive choice as the basketweave seat covers are the least expensive, the most durable and the quickest to ship.
However: the color choices and especially the combinations available in other seat cover fabrics make their choice attractive to Beetle seat restorers. When you order basket weave seat covers the main fabric will be the basket weave (in the color selected) and the trim fabric will be smooth vinyl of the same color.
Custom Made Seat Covers
There are thousands of combinations of VW Beetle seat cover designs, fabric combinations, and other seat cover variables. AS a result of this seat cover situation no one stocks enough Beetle seat covers to satisfy craving for quick delivery ! TMI, as it enjoys a virtual monopoly on VW Beetle seat covers, is in charge of turnaround and we have to inform our seat cover customers that waits, especially for combination fabric seat covers, early year seat covers and even most single color seat covers, can be several weeks. If you are planning to replace your VW Beetle seat covers, please keep this in mind. This seat cover situation applies to every VW Beetle seat cover supplier, and this is just about universal, makes quick delivery impossible. Please plan your VW Beetle seat cover project with this in mind.
Long Service Record
We have been providing VW Beetle parts, not merely seat covers, ever since 1974 ! At this writing that is 45 years of service to the VW Beetle restorer. Please use our email address firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Our staff will provide the best service in the industry.