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The CalTrend blog covers a variety of automotive topics. Here we provide seat cover and other automotive tips and guides, as well as information on various fabrics. We’ll also keep you in the loop on the latest CalTrend-related news, including new seat cover fabrics.

All About Pleather

Leather is a stylish and trendy fabric that is applicable in many areas from fashion to furniture to car interiors. However, it’s also very expensive, and many people tend to dislike it on the basis that it comes from cow skin. An affordable and cruelty-free version of leather, pleather, was created by DuPont in 1963 […]

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What is PU Leather?

What is PU Leather? The Great Debate: Leather or PU

PU Leather is a material that is most often defined incorrectly. People are sometimes confused by the fact that the word “leather” is used in the name. So, is it real leather, or not? That is the question. There are many items that are made from leather: From clothing and shoes to seats in automobiles […]

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What is Vegan Leather?

What Is Vegan Leather And How Is It Used?

Vegan leather is a product that offers the appearance and texture of leather without harming any animals. You may not realize that vegan leather is an option because there are so many standard leather products on the market. Use the list below to learn more about vegan leather as you begin to make certain lifestyle […]

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Wet Okole Seat Covers

Feel the difference with luxury seat covers The desire for all-purpose car covers, which not only protect the seat fabric but offeri a high-end finish, is growing in demand from car owners worldwide. At Wet Okole, they offer neoprene waterproof car seat covers that are designed in a variety of styles that can be customized […]

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How the Honda Dream Became Reality

Honda has become a Japanese-based global leader in car and motorcycle production borne out of one man’s vision, a foundation based on bravery, fortune and flops, but rising again and again on a stellar path to becoming a billion-dollar empire. Its creator, Soichiro Honda, came from a humble background, but with a fascination for anything […]

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All About the Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevy Silverado is a series of full-size and heavy-duty pickup trucks manufactured by General Motors. Since its debut in 1999, more than 12 million Silverados have been sold.  For the past few years, the Chevrolet Silverado has been voted in the top three full-size pickup trucks, competing with the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150. […]

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Why are Leather Seat Covers so Popular in Cars?

We all opt for seat covers for our cars, even if they are just a suitable option to keep the original seats free from the everyday messes and wear and tear of spilled lunches, stains from the children, or just surviving the general family lifestyle. However, the choice of covers can either ‘complete’ or ‘deplete’ […]

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A Spin Thru the History of the Iconic Ford Mustang

It may well be fast, and undoubtedly furious, but the Ford Mustang remains a classic car of modern times that evokes a double-take from fellow drivers and pedestrians alike. So let’s take you for a quick spin through the history of this fascinating car that remains as iconic today as when Steve McQueen took to […]

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8 Essential Summer Care Tips for Your Car and Truck

The summer heat can be unbearable for everyone, and it can take a toll on your car too. Whether you’re planning a long road trip or going about your regular routine this summer, there are important steps to take to ensure your vehicle is operating properly. In order to maintain your car, truck, or SUV […]

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A Brief History of Chevrolet

Chevrolet is an automaker known for its long history of making quality cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.  General Motors founder William Durant and Buick race car driver Louis Chevrolet co-founded Louis’ namesake company in Detroit, Michigan, on November 3, 1911. Since then, Chevrolet has produced and sold more than 200 million cars, trucks, vans, and […]

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Work Truck or Van Interior Spotless

No matter what your business, when your main office is your work truck or cargo van, you need to stay organized in order to keep it moving. When traveling between customers from job to job, it’s easy for your work truck or van interior to easily become dirty, disorganized, and in a general disarray. But […]

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Neoprene Seat Cover Reviews

While searching for new seat covers for your vehicle, you may be looking at various materials, such as cloth or leather. However, before you commit to either of these, consider the reasons why neoprene is a popular option for car seat covers. Protect Your Seats Against Moisture Used in wet suits for diving, neoprene is […]

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What You Need to Know: Car and Truck Seat Upholstery Repair and Replacement

When you first purchase or lease a new car, you have all the good intentions of keeping it clean and in tip-top condition. But then, life happens. From spills to dirt/mud to family pet mishaps and even the sun and other damaging environmental factors, everyday wear and tear on your vehicle’s interior is inevitable. To […]

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Driving With Pets: 5 Solutions to Keep Your Car Clean

We all love our cuddly, friendly, active pets—they’re loyal, loving, protective, and some easily earn the title of “best friend.” They get really excited when you ask, “Wanna go for a drive?” Taking your pets on quick rides to the park or on long road trips is great for bonding, but the reality is that […]

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Rad Rides of the ’80s: Your Guide to the Top 10 Significant Cinematic Cars

By CalTrend’s Scholarship Winner The 1980s will forever be remembered for their legendary pop culture. From John Hughes’ movies displaying our ultimate dream crushes to some seriously nail-biting thrillers, the decade will be memorialized for its classic flicks. However, the actors weren’t the only items in our fantasies during this period of cinematic history. Several […]

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CalTrend’s got you covered with its new seat innovation

Santa Ana, CA – April 30, 2019 – For drivers looking for the best in luxury seating covers, they won’t believe what they can buy in CalTrend’s latest campaign. The Californian-based company is exclusively offering comfortable I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather- faux leather seat covers. Adding these sophisticated seat covers will help transform your […]

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The History of Camouflage

For centuries, Camouflage has been used to help people and objects blend in with their surrounding elements. From military camouflage to high fashion to novelty prints on everything from clothing to backpacks, camouflage has a long and varied history. Camouflage in Nature Blending in with nature is not a new concept. Animals have used camouflage […]

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The History of Neoprene and Neosupreme

If you’ve ever worn a wetsuit, used rubber-like oven mitts and hot pads, or put on sports equipment like knee or elbow pads, you’re probably already familiar with neoprene. Known as the first synthetic rubber, neoprene was created in 1930 by a team of DuPont scientists, led by chemist Wallace Carothers, in response to a […]

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What Are the Top 5 Car Accessories Trending in 2019?

Besides purchasing a home, your vehicle is one of the next biggest investments you’ll make. What does your car-care routine look like? Are you diligent when it comes to your investment? —i.e. you never miss an oil change or an X-amount-of-miles service checkup. Do you wash and vacuum your vehicle regularly to keep the interior […]

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TrueTimber seat covers

TrueTimber FAQ

How to fold down a Truetimber hub blind When taking down a Truetimber hub blind, start by lifting the blind by the top so that it is raised above the ground. Then take your other hand and push in the side so that the blind is flattened. Fold the blind in half, from top to […]

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The Top Trending Seat Covers of 2019

Are you someone who loves your car and wants to keep it looking nice? Who isn’t? Cars are big investments and if we don’t take good care of them, like anything else, they lose not only their appeal and functionality, but their value too.   So how can you protect your interior from the everyday […]

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Mossy Oak

Mossy Oak FAQ

What Is Mossy Oak? Mossy Oak is one of the leading manufacturers of camouflage and outdoor gear, and they are based out of West Point, Mississippi. The company was founded during 1986, and Toxey Haas is the company’s founder. The founder of the company got his inspiration from observing the natural environment, and this has […]

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Custom Seat Cover Fabric

Fabric 101: How to Choose the Right Custom Seat Cover Fabric for You

So, you’ve made the decision to buy custom seat covers. Excellent choice! The next step is to choose the best fabric to suit your needs. With so many options—neoprene vs. neosupreme, leather vs. leatherette, camouflage vs. Hawaiian print—our CalTrend team created this buyer’s guide to help you select the seat cover fabrics that are right […]

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Custom vs. Universal Car Seat Covers – What’s the Difference?

One of the biggest debates in the car seat cover world is: Custom vs. Universal. Custom car seat covers are designed to fit the exact model of your car but come at a higher price point, while universal car seat covers are “one size fits all” but are cheaper. How do you choose? Before we […]

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Are Custom Car Seat Covers the Right Choice?

Maybe you’re eyeing your friend’s ride that’s been refreshed with a new interior, or perhaps you’re wondering how to make your seats look as nice as that new car TV ad, without breaking the bank, of course—whatever the case, custom car seat covers are becoming more and more popular for a variety of reasons. Before […]

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cordura seat covers

Cordura How-To

Cordura is a type of fabric manufactured in various weights and blends of nylon, cotton, or polyester. It is often used in motorcycle gear, military garb, outdoor gear, and backpacks. It is strong, durable, and tear-resistant like canvas. It is often treated with polyurethane or silicon to make it water-resistant. There are occasions when you […]

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Cordura FAQ

We have pride that we know everything there is to know about textiles, and we find that Cordura fabric isn’t too much different from other types of fabric. However, you always have much more to learn about a fabric. You have a couple of different indications when it comes to special fabric. What is that […]

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How to maintain your vehicle’s Interior

You love your coffee, pets, and children. But they can wreak havoc on your car’s interior. In addition to creating an eyesore, a dirty interior can lower your car’s resale value and accelerate its depreciation. Ideally, it is best to clean up a mess when it first happens to prevent stains and mildew growth. However, […]

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Popular Car & Truck Seat Cover Options

Adding seat covers to your car or truck can help give the inside of your vehicle a personal touch and protect your seats from the damage of daily use. With seat covers, the upholstery or leather seats in your vehicle can last longer than ever all while having a custom pattern to your seat. When […]

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Denim FAQ – All About Denim

What Is Denim? Denim is a cotton fabric that has crosswise threads that go over and under other threads. This is a diagonal type of weaving that makes the denim fabric durable and distinguishes it from other types of fabric. Before weaving, the warp threads are dyed with the indigo color, but the weft threads […]

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Why Neoprene Seat Covers are so Popular

In recent years, we have seen a lot of car owners spending cold, hard cash on seat covers. They have chosen to make the upgrade from premium leather seating to neoprene seat covers. Why a person chooses to go with neoprene seat covers can be boiled down to a few different reasons. The biggest things […]

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Hawaii FAQ

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is a set of islands in the Pacific Ocean. The state derives its name from the largest of the islands, only some of which are publicly inhabited. Kaho’olawe, the smallest, is not inhabited. Until 1990, the United States military used it as a training ground. It […]

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Hawaiian seat covers

Hawaiian Car Seat Covers Let’s be honest, your car isn’t just a means of transportation, it’s an extension of your personality. From an eco-friendly pragmatist driving the latest hybrid to a handwringing soccer mom surrounding her children with the latest safety features, the automobile you drive tells people a little about you. Since that’s the […]

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All About Santa Ana

CalTrend is proudly located in Santa Ana and offers free installation at its facility. Santa Ana, California is located adjacent to the famous Santa Ana River and is less than 10 miles away from the coast. The city was founded in 1869. It’s the official second largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Santa Ana spans […]

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The Joys of Cordura Seat Covers

Do You Need Cordura Seat Covers for Your Vehicle Interior? Cordura seat covers have been common sights inside of vehicles for a while. They’ve been beloved DuPont items for what seems like ages. It can be tough to keep a car interior flawlessly clean. Life happens. People use their vehicles with great frequency. They shuttle […]

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Five Reasons to buy Waterproof Seat Covers

Waterproof Seat Covers and Associated Perks Invest in a Top-Quality Waterproof Seat Cover for Your Vehicle Keeping a vehicle in tiptop shape isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Fortunately, there are certain types of products on the market that simplify matters significantly for vehicle owners. It can be stressful to deal with a car […]

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Seat Cover Fabrics: Neoprene vs Leather

Neoprene vs. Leather, Which is Better for a Car Seat Cover? Many people will put covers on their car seats. There are many reasons to use a cover. Sometimes it is to protect your seat. It can also be to improve the look of the seat. People also use covers to show off a particular […]

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chevy silverado 1500 seat covers

Preserving the Value of a Leased Car or Truck

Leasing a vehicle offers you the chance to own a brand new car without an enormous price tag attached to the transaction. While you may need to provide a down payment, these amounts are generally small in relation to the total value of the car. Then, you’ll make payments to the dealership each month. At […]

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Imitation / Faux / Synthetic Leather Infographic

    Imitation Leather is also known as: Vegan Leather Pleather Synthetic Leather Vinyl Leather Leatherette PU Leather What is vegan leather?  

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Why Neoprene Seat Covers are so Popular

In recent years, we have seen a lot of car owners spending cold, hard cash on seat covers. They have chosen to make the upgrade from premium leather seating to neoprene seat covers. Why a person chooses to go with neoprene seat covers can be boiled down to a few different reasons. The biggest things […]

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Uses of Neoprene

What Is Neoprene? Is it Waterproof?

Neoprene was the first ever successful synthetic rubber created, dating back to 1930. Natural rubber was in such high demand during the 1920’s that the prices kept rising. The demand leads to a search for a comparable synthetic rubber. It was during 1930, that a chemist from DuPont, produced a rubber-like substance. Neoprene is a […]

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Self-Driving Cars

About Self-Driving Cars

Although we aren’t living in the world of jetpacks and flying cars that we were promised by movies and television of the 20th century, technology has gotten pretty advanced. What is a self-driving car? A self-driving car is exactly what it sounds like: a car that can drive itself. It uses a combination of technologies […]

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Orange County Seat Covers

All about Orange County

History of Orange County Orange County began to populate thousands of years ago. The first people to live there survived by hunting, fishing, and gathering seeds and plants. Shoshonean speakers later arrived. California was under Spain’s control for more than 200 years, and no one made any efforts to colonize the area until 1769. In […]

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Imitation Leather Facts

You may be wanting to understand the different kinds of leather substitutes available. You might wonder how well each type of leather alternative stands up to the natural animal hides, but you find yourself confused. There are so many different terms concerning the faux leather products out there, that it’s hard to tell which one […]

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Jeep Renegade Seat Covers

About Jeep Renegade

Introduction to the Jeep Renegade Jeep, as a brand, has become synonymous with off-road capability and award-winning performance over 75 years of auto-making excellence. They made the first ever sport utility vehicles back in the 1940s and an entire industry segment was born. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler are already well-recognized, but in […]

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Faux Leather

Faux Leather FAQ

What is faux leather? Faux leather is a synthetic fabric that looks, feels and wears like genuine leather. These manmade fabrics use different types of chemicals to achieve the look of leather. Pleather, for instance, uses plastic. Leatherette and other synthetic materials are often treated with polyurethane or wax. The most environmentally friendly faux leather […]

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neosupreme seat covers

Neosupreme FAQ

Seat covers make an old car look new again. The right covers fit tightly, resist spills, and feel great to the touch. Shoppers can turn to Neosupreme for the right fit, feel and stain resistance. More affordable, Neosupreme lets you get the personal look you want for your vehicle for less. What does Neosupreme feel […]

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digital camouflage seat covers

Popular Custom Seat Covers

Custom seat covers are one of the best ways to extend the life of the seats in your car. The right seat cover will protect your car seats from dirt, dust, moisture, and UV rays and keep these integral aspects of your vehicle’s interior looking brand new for years to come. Not only do seat […]

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Patriotic Seat Covers

Patriotic Seat Covers

To protect your investment in your vehicle, adding seat covers to protect the cloth or leather of your interior is relatively cheap. On top of that, installing the seat covers is easy as well. Seat covers come in all types and styles of print to help decorate the interior of your vehicle. And what better […]

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Uses of Neoprene

The Various Uses of Neoprene

As you explore the seas and surf the ocean waves, you have likely used a wetsuit to keep you warm while enjoying these aquatic activities. However, you may not realize that neoprene, the material that wetsuits are made from, is not just used to make water-resistant clothing. This versatile rubber-like substance keeps its flexibility over […]

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