The best steering wheel covers to keep your steering wheel in top condition

Steering wheel covers are a simple but effective upgrade, read our guide and find the perfect one for you.

A steering wheel in use

by Ryan Gilmore |

A steering wheel cover is a simple but effective upgrade you can add to your car. Not only will it protect the steering wheel from damage and wear, but a good one can improve your grip and even keep your hands toasty on a cold day. We've put together this handy guide so you know which cover is perfect for you.

What you need to know about steering wheel covers:

How to install a steering wheel cover

The good thing about steering wheel covers is that most of them take seconds to install. All you need to do is pull the cover over the wheel and ensure that it's tightly secured. They're also really easy to take off.

What should I look for?

Before you do anything, measure how big your steering wheel is. Using a tape measure check to see the diameter of your wheel. This will avoid you buying a cover that's too big or small (either option would be a waste of money).

Quality should be the next thing you look for with any steering wheel cover. Ideally, you'll want to spend a bit more to get a cover that'll last a long time. Don't be tempted by suspiciously cheap options, as they'll more than likely be tat.

Finally, think of the temperature, if you're used to cold winters and don't have a heated steering wheel, you'll probably want one with heating properties, like a microfibre or velvet finish.

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