Perhaps at one time, you may have thought of installing custom seat covers. However, you have been left perplexed as to which kind is the best. Well, this article guides you to make the best possible choice.
Why Leather Seat Covers?
Leather seat covers without a doubt make your vehicle more attractive and comfortable. However, visual aesthetics and comfort are just the tips. Now, let’s delve deeper into why should you choose leather as your seat covers.
- Heat Protection
Ever parked your car in an open space under the scorching sun? Yes, I know we’ve all experienced the “sitting in an oven” feeling. It’s even worse during summer! leather contains a unique feature that makes it less susceptible to heating compared to other fabrics. During those hot summers, they’ll remain cooler and during the cold winter, they remarkably stay warm enough.
- Leather Is Durable
This is without a doubt, leather is a long-lasting material. It is one of the features that makes it expensive among others.
- Leather Is Stylish and Protective
Installing leather cover seats lets you enjoy all the uniqueness it has to offer. They not only give you ultimate comfort but also provide excellent resistance against water. Leather covers also safeguard your car seats and keeps them stylish boosting your interior décor.
- Spoilt for Choice
Leather itself can be manipulated into different color shades and also embedded with patterns. Depending on your preferences, there are various designs to choose from.
Caring for Your Leather Seat Covers
Leather seat covers are indeed the cherry on top in vehicle interior designing. However, without maintenance and care, they can turn out to be the worst choice you made. Since leather is a natural material, it can fade, crack and get torn courtesy of the elements. With leather seat covers, routine care and maintenance ensure longevity and visual appeal.
Care and maintenance are split into two activities:
- Deep Cleaning
The first step in cleaning your custom seat covers is by vacuuming. Vacuuming removes dirt as well as loose debris most notably in the crevices. Remove the seats from the car, set them aside, and proceed with a vacuum cleaner.
Once done vacuuming, apply a leather cleaner on all the surfaces. Take a soft-bristle brush and gently scrape off and stains. Stains are common in areas where our bodies come into contact with leather.
Follow up with wiping away the excess moisture with a clean dry towel. Allow the leather to air dry, this can be between a few hours to a whole day.
- Leather Conditioning
Once your leather seat covers are free of dirt and are sufficiently clean, time to condition them. Spread the conditioner evenly over all the surfaces. Conditioning your custom seat covers keep them moist preventing cracking and maintaining the original color. Wait for roughly 6 hours for the conditioner to set and get absorbed. Then, dry out the conditioner with a clean towel.
It is necessary you undertake this procedure every 4 months to keep your custom seat covers in tip-top shape.