Your truck is one of your most expensive, and presumably, beloved possessions. It follows that should want to keep your truck in excellent condition, especially the interior—where you will be spending most of your time. A seat cover is a great investment to protect your truck’s seats from the wear and tear of the elements. Everyday driving can have quite an impact on the life of your truck seats. You create friction when you rub against the seat material which creates micro-tears, cracks and fades gradually over time. Here are a few things to know about seat covers to get you started.
Summer heat and cold winters can put substantial stress on the material of your seats. The sun is an often overlooked culprit of seat damage. Leather seats in particular absorb the sun’s heat and begin to crack and fade over time. A seat cover not only protects from body friction, but also the various elements that are impossible to avoid. Furthermore, a seat cover provides added comfort to your ride especially in cases of extreme weather or longer journeys. Seat covers can breathe new life into your truck’s interior, maintain your truck’s resale value, and prevent future stains and damage to your seats.
Seat Cover Materials
There are a wide variety of materials that can be used for car seat covers. How do you choose the right one? We’ll give you the rundown.
Sheepskin – Sheepskin covers are highly versatile and provide a comfortable seat in both hot and cold weather. They are typically more expensive and difficult to clean.
Cloth – Cloth seats are an inexpensive option and a good choice for people who need to wash their seats more often.
Neoprene – Neoprene is a waterproof material that is especially advantageous for people who engage in off-road sports and messier adventures.
Ballistic Nylon – Although not as comfortable as some other materials, ballistic nylon is incredibly durable and offers heavy duty protection from sun and water damage.
Velour – This plush knitted fabric provides a soft finish and enhanced comfort. It’s easier to wash, but doesn’t offer much in the way of water resistance.
Leather – Leather is the stylish option, and it will repel liquids. However, leather is also the most vulnerable to extreme temperatures and can get sticky if it is not kept clean.
Suede – Suede is a cheaper alternative to the look and feel of leather, and it’s also less susceptible to wear.
Tweed – The long distance commuter option, tweed is similar in comfort to velour but with better resistance to stains and wear.
Saddle Blanket – For that rugged western look. Saddle blanket covers are surprisingly durable and easy to clean.
Whichever material you choose it’s important to make sure your seat covers have the right fit. A custom seat cover is designed to fit perfectly with your seat and will do a better job than semi-custom or generic seat covers.
Get Seat Covers at Trick Trucks
Interested in getting seat covers for your car or truck? Trick Trucks is here to help. With over forty years of experience servicing trucks, we have the expertise and equipment you need. Contact Trick Trucks online or by calling 1-866-60-TRICK. To find out more about our services and trucks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.