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Dash Cover Material & Color Choices

Stylish dash covers protect your original dash from the sun, and they can hide cracks. But selecting a favorite cover material may not be easy. Here, we clarify choices.
Dash Covers Options

Today's dashboard covers are more than just loosely cut pieces of excess material taped across the top surface of your dash. They're handsome-looking, stylish pieces that boost the looks of any car or truck interior. They can also bring the look and feel of suede, velour, plush carpeting, and even real carbon fiber to the inside of your ride - on your dash, which is in some ways a "blank canvas", waiting for your custom touch.

Dash Cover With Accommodated Vents
All covers we sell are designed for your specific vehicle, and will accommodate dashboard vents and other equipment.

Whether your interest is protecting your original dash from the ravages of the sun or covering up old cracks, we've got a variety of dash covers you'll find intriguing. In this article, we'll focus on materials dash covers are available in - and we'll let you know which products feature them. We'll also touch on color availability, because the right color can just as easily be a stylish contrast, or a perfect match.

All dash mat covers we sell are vehicle-specific. This means anything you order from us has already been tailor-fit to your specific year, make, and model vehicle. Because of this, our covers are molded for every nuance and shape that your factory dash was built with - ensuring things will look right and fit tight.

Additionally, built-in flaps and cutouts will be present to accommodate equipment such as airbags, vents, headlight sensors, HVAC climate sensors, heads-up display beams, hinged storage doors, and more. If these or other items were originally optional on your vehicle, a popup box will prompt you regarding your specific equipment level.


Sometimes, nothing puts you in a relaxed frame of mind like good-quality carpeting that's soft to the touch. And we've got carpeted covers that are beautifully crafted for automotive dash top applications. Because carpeted ones are more conservative in nature, they come only in solid colors without patterns or contrasting highlights.

Dash Cover Solid Color Choices
Red Coverking PolyCarpet Dash Cover
The Coverking PolyCarpet Custom Dash Cover.

For best value, the DashMat Original Dash Cover and the Coverking PolyCarpet Custom Dash Cover protect the topmost horizontal section of your dash. Eleven solid color choices are available for each. Moving into carpeted dash covers that wrap down further onto vertical dash areas, we've got the Dash Designs Poly-Carpet Dash Cover (9 solid color choices) and the Coverking Molded Carpet Custom Dash Cover (8 solid color choices).

Suede Fabric

Suede Fabric

Simply put, the look of suede speaks of upscale luxury. We've got a selection of imitation suede dash covers that provide that aura of opulence, without the rigid care requirements of real suede. We'd say all of them look convincingly real - so much so that we had to call contacts we knew at these manufacturers to verify they were, in fact, not actually made of suede. As such, they represent good values, and they'll wear well over time seated on your dashboard.

Perforated/Non-Perforated Dash Designs Dash Covers
The Dash Designs Sedona (perforated, left) and Brushed (non-perforated, right) dash covers.

For best value, Coverking's Suede Custom Dash Cover is available in 4 solid color choices. These covers wrap down to cover vertical areas of the dash, where they're also fully contoured and shaped. Dash Designs offers the Sedona Suede Dash Cover with the distinction of a perforated pattern in 6 solid colors. For those who prefer a traditional non-perforated look, their Brushed Suede Dash Cover is available in the same colors. Both of these Dash Designs covers wrap down over vertical areas of the dash to varying degrees, depending on individual vehicle applications. The Dash Mat SuedeMat Custom Dash Cover offers 4 solid colors, and features more defined edging around all sides.

Beige Coverking Suede Custom Dash Cover
The Coverking Suede Custom Dash Cover.

Velour Fabric

Velour Fabric

Few things feel as soft and plush against the skin as velour fabric, that's why it's a popular choice for clothes, blankets, comforters, and outfits for infants. When applied to dash covers, velour has an equally comforting and warming effect - even if it's only based on appearance.

Coverking Velour Dash Covers With Wild Color Patterns
Just some of the Coverking Designer Velour Custom Dash Cover variations available.

If you prefer printed patterns and wild color patterns, velour dash covers offer the widest variety of choices. For example, the Coverking Designer Velour Custom Dash Cover comes in your choice of cheetah or leopard print, flames, zebra stripes, or Hawaiian floral patterns in three colors. Prefer deep woods images? We've got that covered with Coverking's colorful Mossy Oak Velour Custom Dash Cover (3 choices) and their Real Tree Velour Custom Dash Cover that focuses more on late-autumn brown collages (3 choices).

Forest-Themed Coverking Velour Custom Dash Covers
The forest-themed Coverking Mossy Oak Velour Custom Dash Cover (left) and Real Tree Velour Custom Dash Cover.

If you prefer solid colors, we've got the Coverking Velour Custom Dash Cover (11 color choices), Dash Designs Plush Velour Dash Cover (17 color choices), and the DashMat VelourMat Custom Dash Cover (12 color choices).

Woven Fabrics

If you've got family or others who travel with you, odds are you're no stranger to spills across the dashboard surface. In such cases, durability, wear-resistance, and ease of cleaning are prime concerns when it comes to dash covers. We've got a good selection of woven fabric covers that stay good-looking under duress while protecting your original dashboard.

Woven Fabrics
Gray Dash Designs Dashtex Dash Cover
The Dash Designs Dashtex Dash Cover.

We'll start with woven fabric covers from Dash Designs. If you prefer solid colors, the Dashtex Dash Cover offers 4 to choose from with the option of embroidered logos and custom messages. The material is soft to the touch, yet very forgiving when it comes to hard use.

Forest Scene Patterned Dash Designs Dash Covers
The 3 available forest scene printed patterns available from Dash Designs.

Dashtex also offers 3 dash covers with print patterns featuring wooded nature scenes. These are made from the company's own "superflage" knitted fabric, which contains an outer layer of material that resembles neoprene found on wetsuits. While superflage is not waterproof, it will resist stains extremely well. Choose the Camo Superflauge Snow Dash Cover for a design of snow-covered leaves, the Camo Migration II Dash Cover that shows ferns with a forest background, or the Camo Game Dash Cover with multi-colored leaves.

If you're interested in durability, ease of cleaning, and best value, we've got the environmentally responsible DashMat UltiMat Custom Dash Cover. While it's made from 100% recycled materials, it presents a stylishly woven mesh that looks good and feels satisfying to the touch. It's available in 10 solid colors with optional embroidered logos or custom lettering, and is mostly available for truck and SUV models.

DashMat UltiMat Dash Cover
DashMat UltiMat Custom Dash Cover.
Green Coverlay Dash Cover
The Coverlay Dash Cover.

There's also the Coverlay Dash Cover - another excellent value that's easy to clean and maintain. While it's made from textured ABS plastic instead of woven fabrics, the overall look is one of a luxurious matte finish. With form-fitting contoured shapes, these are sometimes hard to tell from OEM equipment!

Carbon Fiber

Here's something you and passengers in your car won't see every day - a dash cover made of real carbon fiber! The impressive Vertical Doors CA Super Coupes Carbon Fiber Dash Cover is contoured and fitted especially for 2005-09 Ford Mustangs, and covers the entire horizontal area of the dash. Its clear laminated top layer blocks UV rays to minimize fading of the carbon fiber, and it provides a smooth surface that's easy to keep clean and vibrant-looking.

Vertical Doors Carbon Fiber Dash Cover
The Vertical Doors Carbon Fiber Dash Cover.

Customize Your Dash Mat with Embroidered Images or Personalized Lettering

All dash covers made by Coverking, DashMat, and Dash Designs allow you to customize your dash mat with embroidered images and/or personalized lettering. This can be done on any of our product pages for these brands once the Product Options screen is entered. After you enter your vehicle's specific year, make, model, and select a color (or pattern), you'll be able to drill down on selection boxes for designs and lettering. It's important to note that once a dash mat cover is custom-ordered with logos or messages, it cannot be returned.

Custom Embroidery Options

Coverking offers a selection of logos for U.S. armed forces, first responder branches, sports, flags, and other symbols such as a biohazard warning, Christ logo, flowers, peace sign, smiley face, and more. Personalized messages can be up to 15 characters that are 1" high, in block or script font.

Dash Designs offers a selection of logos for U.S. armed force divisions, sports, wild game animals, a large variety of land and sea wildlife, and assorted iconic images such as checkered flags, cowboy hat, the devil, dice, "Go Girl", moon & stars, "Route 66", smiley face, shamrock, sunflower, red rose, and more. Personalized messages can be up to 18 characters that are 1.5" square, in Arial or script font.

DashMat covers can be ordered with a variety of sports images, flags, iconic symbols, religious symbols, plants, wildlife, and others. Personalized messages can be up to 20 characters that are 1.125" high.

Our guess is that you're as surprised as we were at the wide variety of choices among dash covers. There is a broad selection of materials; colors are available in solid and patterned; and the covers can be further customized with lettering or logos. You can match your interior color, or, choose a contrasting shade. Take your time exploring all the options, and once it's installed, be prepared to be "wowed" every time you get into your car!

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