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How to Know If Leather or Cloth Seat Covers Are Best for You

If you’re like most people, you probably spend a lot of time in your car, and you want the seats to be comfortable. CalTrend’s custom seat covers can help you get that comfortable, well-tailored feel, while at the same time protecting your car’s upholstery from wear and tear. The first thing you need to settle, though, is the leather vs. cloth seat covers debate. Which type is best for you?


The Pros and Cons of Cloth Seat Covers

Cloth seat cover upholstery is low-maintenance and has a nice, cozy feel. Cloth doesn’t require any special care beyond vacuuming and maybe steam cleaning if a stain-guard is applied, regularly. Fabric seat covers also don’t get very hot or cold based on the weather, so you don’t need to worry about your vehicle’s seats being too hot in the summer or icy cold in the winter. However, you may feel that cloth seat covers don’t feel luxurious enough to match the vibe of your car’s interior, or you may prefer the smell of leather.

The Pros and Cons of Leather Seat Covers

Leather seats give a vehicle a certain atmosphere of luxury. They also feel soft and smooth to the touch and are less likely than cloth to stain. However, leather does require a little extra care and maintenance than fabric does. It also gets hot and cold with the weather, so you may need to let your leather car seats cool down or warm-up before you sit down.

The Final Word

Ultimately, the cloth vs. leather seat issue comes down to personal taste. If you have a luxury vehicle or just want that luxurious feel and new car smell, you may want to choose leather seat covers. On the other hand, if you appreciate not having hot car seats in the summer and cold car seats in the winter, you may want to go with the cloth option. Your commitment to maintenance and whether you will have pets or children riding with you are also important considerations.

Whether you decide to go with specialty cloth (such as neoprene, faux leather, or durable canvas) or genuine leather, rest assured that CalTrend covers are custom designed for each specific make and model, so they fit like a glove. The high-quality stitching and construction mean that they last for years, no matter which material you choose. Click here to find tailored seat covers for your vehicle, or contact us for assistance.

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