How can I fix a broken car seat?

I was helping a friend move and his dog chewed through and destroyed my seat. How can I fix a broken car seat?

Chloe Jenkins · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Oh no! Dogs are amazing, but some definitely are considered power-chewers. Thankfully, you can patch large tears in car seat upholstery.
If you have cloth seats, you can patch the seat using upholstery stuffing. You can do this by:
  • Filling the seat and hole with upholstery stuffing.
  • Sewing the hole closed. If the original upholstery fabric doesn’t reach across the gap, visit a craft or fabric store to find something similar to your car’s seat.
While this may not provide a permanent solution, with the addition of some proper seat covers, your seat should look as good as new.
If you’re uncomfortable with these steps or have leather seats, consider taking your car to a professional upholsterer or
car detailer
. They’ll have the proper tools and expertise to fix it.
As a car owner, you can expect a certain amount of
wear and tear
on your car. That said, unpleasant surprises or accidents can happen.
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