Your car is a big investment that you want to keep looking good for years to come. One of the easiest ways to do this is by using seat covers. Seat covers will protect your car’s factory seats from the wear and tear of everyday driving. Even if the seat cover gets ripped up and covered in stains, you can simply take it off and replace it: keeping your factory seats looking brand new.
There are a lot of different types of seat covers on the market. Each has its pros and cons, as far as price, durability, and comfort. Below are the three most common fabrics used for seat covers.
A quality leather seat cover can make your car’s interior feel luxurious. Leather is soft, supple, and very comfortable to sit on. The downside is that leather does require some care. It generally includes using a conditioner on the leather once or twice per year to keep it from drying out and cracking. While this isn’t a huge deal and conditioning the leather only takes a few minutes, it is just one more thing to worry about.
Cordura is another popular seat cover option. It’s generally waterproof and is sturdy enough to prevent punctures from damaging the original seat. In other words, Cordura fabric is highly durable. It’s also known to be rot and mildew resistant, a quality that will benefit those living in high humidity climates or live around water.
Neoprene is the most popular fabric for seat covers because it’s thick and tough. In fact, it’s the same material used to make wetsuits for scuba divers and surfers. One of the big benefits of neoprene is that it’s hard to puncture, so it can take a beating and your factory seat still won’t get damaged. Neoprene will also fit tightly around the seat, making it look and feel like it’s the original seat covering from the manufacturer. Another benefit of neoprene is that it’s highly customizable. This means that you’ll be able to get the perfect neoprene seat cover to go with your car.
Neoprene seat covers are perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors and don’t mind getting a little dirty. This material is easy to clean and can take a beating.
Don’t leave keeping your original car seats looking nice to chance. One simple spill or tear can ruin a seat’s factory upholstery. But if you use a seat cover, you can easily replace the damaged cover and your original seat still looks as good as new.