Dash Pad Cover
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Dash Pad Cover at 1A Auto
What is a dash pad cover and where is it located?
A dashboard is an extremely important part of a vehicle. Located at the front of a car or truck’s interior, a dashboard is essentially a control panel that houses all kinds of instruments and controls that are needed to operate the vehicle, such as the steering wheel, fuel gauge, heating and A/C controls.
How do I know my dash pad cover needs to be replaced?
You may not even think about it much, but the reality is that your vehicle’s dashboard is subject to a pretty harsh environment, including temperature swings, direct sunlight for hours at a time, various cleaning chemicals, and the occasional bump or hit. As they get older, all of these factors can cause dashboards to become faded, brittle, crack, and fall apart.
If your vehicle’s dashboard is suffering from any of these problems and is in need of some serious care, you can renew and restore your car or truck’s interior with a new dash pad cover (also commonly referred to as a dash cap) from 1A Auto.
Can I install a dash pad cover myself?
Although we recommend professional installation for most auto parts, the dash pad cover can be replaced by an average do-it-yourselfer. The tools you'll need will most likely include sand paper, masking/painter's tape, utility knife, and adhesive. If your dash is in rough shape, it will most likely need to be trimmed/sanded down so the cover has a flat surface to lay on. A screwdriver or ratchet may also be needed for any side pillars that need to be removed to fit the cover into place. Once dash is ready, apply adhesive to the cover and insert it into place. Once the cover has been set down, use masking tape to keep the cover tight to the dash while the adhesive dries.
Need a new dash cap?
Aftermarket dash caps from 1A Auto are molded using original factory dashboards to ensure a perfect fit for the specific make, model, and year of car or truck’s existing dashboard. They are made from a type of vacuum formed plastic that allows for flexibility similar to rubber so that they are durable and can be easily maneuvered into position for easy automobile dashboard repair. Dash caps from 1A Auto have also been designed so that they easily install over your car or truck’s original dash pad, so there is no need to remove the old one. Simply apply the adhesive that is included to the dash cap and then lay in place over your old dashboard. These dash covers are laminated with a special layer of ultra-violet resistant material which won't fade in the sun and deteriorate your dashboard and cause cracks in it. These interior dash covers are a breakthrough for the aftermarket and are perfect for any auto restoration project!
1A Auto Dash Pad Cover Features Summary:
- - Material: laminated with a UV resistant material to ensure that it will not fade or wear easily, giving
your vehicle’s dashboard the protection it needs
- - Flexibility: made from a versatile plastic that allows for almost rubber like flexibility
- - Finish: dull sheen to minimize glare
- - Grain: matches the factory original for a virtually identical look
- - Comes with adhesive and installation instructions for a quick and permanent install that produces
- - Dash pad covers are molded in black. The customer can paint the product for an exact match. SEM
brand vinyl paints are recommended for re-coloring these dashboard covers.
- - Made in the U.S.A.
In addition to our aftermarket dash pad covers, we also carry a small selection of OEM replacement dash covers for certain makes and models. These are genuine replacement dashboard covers and are the very same part you would receive if purchased from your local dealer.