This car seat cover was very easy to put in and keeps my dog from jumping into the front seat. It also prevents her from "sliding" off the back seat if I have to break too hard. It fully covers and protects the back seat from water and mud. I would have preferred a softer fabric, as this one is somewhat "slippery". That being said, the one I loved from LLBean was over $125 on sale - this one was far less expensive! I bought a 2nd cover for my husband's car.