Front passanger seat fabric

Tiny
INMYHEART28
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  • 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 8,400 MILES
My friend is somewhat heavy and when she sits in my car the fabric seat is beginning to fold over on itself. That is to say it is becoming creased for lack of a better term. When she gets out of the car I can see the crease lines but to a certain degree it goes back closer to normal by the next morning. I don't know how to handle this because I am not going to tell her that she is too fat so I can't drive her. However, I don't want my seat damaged. Is there anything to be done to prevent further damage?
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 AT 7:43 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Maybe some cheap seat covers?

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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
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Is there any kind that you might suggest that would be fairly affordable? I don't know much about seat covers. Can I go to some place like a Discount Auto Parts store, explain my situation and they might be able to suggest as well?
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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Just to add to this one what's happening is the foam cushion in the seat is being compressed.A seat cover will only hide your view of what is really happening. The seats are only made to take so much weight the cushions can get compressed and torn. To stop further damage would be to stop giving them rides in the car. Otherwise have the seat repaired when it fails.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 AT 10:53 PM
Tiny
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I don't think the seats are getting torn but rather compressed from the way it looks. Of course I am not sure of this. So saturntech9 do you not agree with CJ MEDEVAC that seat covers will solve the problem? I am confused now.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 8:25 AM
Tiny
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Also is it more likely that the seats are being compressed or torn? They look like they are being compressed. I don't see where it is torn.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 8:46 AM
Tiny
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I said the cushions are getting compressed over time the cushions break down and compressed. Over time they get compressed more and more till the tear and or cushion will drop lower in the seat frame A seat cover that you slip on is to protect the oringal seat cover from getting worn. It doesn't reinforce the seat cushion. Foam compressed and the seat frame under around the seat foam has a edge that can over time tear rip the foam. Which can happen normally. But when there is extra weight the process can sped up.I hope that answer is more clear and understandable?I think maybe cjmedic misunderstood what you were trying to say/ask.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 9:16 AM
Tiny
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I understand. I do not think that the seat has been torn yet, only compressed (or creased) Are you saying that at some point it will tear and I guess then it would have to be replaced?
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 10:28 AM
Tiny
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Yes the cushion then eventually the cover it takes a little while
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 11:31 AM
Tiny
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So if it takes a while and my car only has 8500 miles on it is it something that I don't have to be worried about for some time even if my friend rides in the car?
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 12:30 PM
Tiny
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Eventually all car seats are built different I can't tell you how long it will take that's the best answer I can give you.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 12:32 PM

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