Upholstery may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cars, but it’s pretty important since it’s something that you deal with every time you get into your vehicle. Do you want hot leather seats in the summer? Have you thought about how to remove stains from your fabric seats? Really take some time before you choose your upholstery.
Look at the Options
If you’re purchasing a car or even getting your current car seats reupholstered, then you need to know what your options are. There are many different fabric options out there for you to choose from. And you would not believe the number of leathers out there that are good for cars. Get samples of whichever upholstery options you’re considering. If possible, see if you can sit in a seat that has the kind of upholstery that you’re interested in. Don’t let a salesperson sell you on some overly expensive option unless you really want it.
Custom Seats for Your Vehicle
There are plenty of companies out there that make custom auto seats. When you decide to go the custom route, you’ll have more choices. While custom leather seats are wonderful, they’re also very expensive. If you’re not completely attached to leather seats, you may want to consider a different fabric option. If you really want that leather look but can’t pay the leather price, consider vinyl seats. While vinyl will give you a leather look, it doesn’t age well and generally looks cheaper than leather and some of the other fabric options.
Have an old car, and can’t pay for your seats to be reupholstered? You have some options. There are many different companies that will do vehicle upholstery repair. You can have almost any upholstery professionally restored, or you can simply cover it up with an automotive seat cover. Seat covers vary in quality and price, and some of them can actually improve the comfort of your seats. Seat covers can be found in most auto parts stores and many superstores. If you want something a little higher quality than a generic seat cover, consider a seat cover specifically designed for your vehicle. This will be cheaper than getting custom upholstered seats, and the covers will fit your seats better than the generic seat covers. If you’re on a budget, this is probably your best option.