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Learn More About Our Custom Product

Is This a "One Size Fits All" Cover? How Much of the Seat is Covered?

This is not a universal or "one size fits all" product. We make each cover to fit exactly right every time. Our two piece design eliminates that unsightly "hammock" effect. And best of all, the entire seat is fully covered, even the back. 

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What Kind of Materials are Used?

We use the finest and most durable fabrics available. Colors are available to complement today's fashionable interiors. NO STRETCH FABRIC is used. No vinyl is used, unless you ask for it specifically. Camo fabrics are 500 and 1,000 denier Cordura nylon, waterproof and "tough as nails." 

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How Easily Can I Install My New Covers?

Our simple "Touch-and-Go" hook-and-loop, (Velcro-like), fasteners make a quick, yet secure installation. Your seat covers will not interfere with the motion of your seat; they allow folding, sliding, tumbling forward, and laying back. Allow one-half hour to two hours to install each set. To view our installation videos, please visit https://www.marathonseatcovers.com/videos/

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Can I Get Matching Armrest and Headrest Covers?

For a truly custom look, add matching headrest covers ($36/pair), armrest covers ($20 each or $36/pair) and map pockets ($10 each for front and rear). Various gun loops, bow holders and front pockets are offered and sewn onto our seat covers. Please visit: https://www.marathonseatcovers.com/accessories/
 

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How Do I Care for My New Covers? Can I Machine Wash Them?

Your seat covers may be machine washed, but not dried. Use lukewarm water and mild detergent. Do not use liquid fabric softener or bleach. Coil and bind the fastening straps with a rubber band, then wrap the coil in a plastic sandwich bag and secure with a rubber band. This way the straps will not flail the seat covers and make a mess in the tumbling process. Hang dry.
 
Detailed instructions, please click here /assets/1/7/Washing_Instructions.pdf

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Are Our Covers Side Impact Airbag Compatible?

At Marathon Seat Covers we custom make our covers from scratch to each individual vehicles specifications. For models with airbags, we use a thread with a lower break point at the appropriate seams so the stitching does not interfere with the deployment of the factory airbag. 
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Do the Covers Work with Heated and Cooling Seat Features?

The heating feature on the seat will work through the cover. Unfortunately, we don't have a way to accommodate for the AC feature with out making holes in the covers. Due to our covers being 100% waterproof Nylon, air cannot flow through the cover.

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Will Seat Covers Damage My Original Upholstery?

Original upholstery, even leather, is far better off when protected from sand, spills, and the abrasion of clothing. Our seat covers will not rub or damage your seats.

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Is Cordura Waterproof?

Durable and Waterproof 
Cordura® Durability
Cordura® is 2 times more durable than standard nylon. 
3 times more durable than polyester. 
10 times more durable than cotton duck.
 
Waterproof demonstration- Here we are pouring water into a bowl lined with the Advantage Wetlands Camo® fabric. As you can see in the second image, no water has gone through the fabric
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Cordura® Nylon is rugged and waterproof. Water will stand in a pool without dripping through. (Durable Water Repellency (DWR) fabric coating is partly responsible. This coating can lose some of its effectiveness through laundering or abrasion from clothing. In our glass bowl demonstration (see above), if we scratched the fabric at the bottom of the pool of water with our fingernails, water would begin to ooze through.)
 
One customer called us with a real-life example. He and a buddy left their pickup to set goose decoys. A dog was in the cab of the pickup. The dog knocked over two coffee containers, spilling on the SuperHides seat covers. When the hunters returned, they mopped up the mess and returned home. They removed the seat covers. No coffee had soaked through even though the seat covers were over a year old.

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What Are My Shipping Options?

Our seat covers are custom made per order and are not in stock. Production time is dependent on factory volume, please contact us to obtain the current production time.
 
All packages shipped within continental U.S. addresses will be shipped UPS Ground or United States Postal Service.
 
We ship to customers in Alaska, Hawaii and Canada via the United States Postal Service. 

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Do You Charge Sales Tax?

Currently Marathon Seat Covers charges state tax in the following states, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. 

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About Us

What Kind of Company is Marathon Seat Covers?

The company began operations in Bozeman, Montana in November of 1978.  We are the manufacturer and retailer of our seat covers.  We sell direct to the public as well as to retail customers in the local area.  We have a small number of dealers across the US and Canada but they all order direct from our factory.  We have earned our sterling reputation for quality one customer at a time.  Presently we employ 30 people, each concerned with the satisfaction of every customer.

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What Are Your Operating Hours?

Our office hours are:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.

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What is Marathon's Privacy Policy?

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.
 
You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Marathon Seat Covers (MSC) or it’s affiliates. MSC and its affiliates may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.
 
What personal information we collect
▪   When you purchase a product, register or participate in an online survey, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and credit card information.
How we use your personal information
▪   The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on MSC’s latest product announcements and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime.
▪   We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.
▪   From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
▪   We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve MSC’s products, services, and customer communications.
▪  If you enter into a sweepstakes, contest, or similar promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.

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Discounts?

What Discounts Are Available?

Currently Marathon offerers discounts for Military or First Responders. Once a month we post a special on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marathonseatcovers/.
 
We occasionally offer specials on certain covers that are "In Stock" on our SuperDeal link on our website, please visit https://www.marathonseatcovers.com/store/superdeals/

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Military and First Responder Discount

Marathon Seat Covers is proud to offer our brave Active and Prior Service Military, Police, Firefighter and all First Responders a 10% discount on your purchase of custom seat covers.
 
To maintain this level of discount, we must verify your eligibility.
It is very simple. Please email us info@marathonseatcovers.com from your military or First Responder email address. 
 
If you cannot use such an address, please email us info@marathonseatcovers.com a cell phone picture of one of the following IDs or documents:
Active duty or Prior Service Military:
CAC card (you may obscure your photo)
PCS Orders
VA Card
DD214 Discharge
Spousal Military ID
First Responders:
Department issued ID

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Warranty and Return Information

What is the Warranty?

SuperHides seat covers are warranted to be free from material and manufacturing defects for a period of three years. Camo fabrics and solid color Cordura nylons are not warranted to withstand UV fading or dye loss due to abrasion in high-traffic areas. 

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What are the Returns & Cancellation Terms and Conditions?

Marathon takes pride in our workmanship and gladly covers all product defects. Generally speaking, orders are non-cancelable once we have cut the fabric. Marathon reserves the right to review each order and determine eligibility for canceling or returning the product. Some returns are accepted with a 50% restocking fee. If Marathon allows customers to return a seat cover because the material was not what they expected or because the vehicle was wrecked, we have very little chance of selling that seat cover again given its uniqueness. It is important that the customer is firmly committed to the order when placing it. Customers should approve swatches of fabric prior to ordering if they feel any uncertainty. If something does not fit, we will alter that piece, or make a new piece and send it promptly.

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