Before you revamp your car upholstery, you should be aware of the different kinds of car seat covers available. You can check online or go fabric shopping in your neighborhood auto shop.
Here are the different types of car upholstery fabrics.
A PVC material is also referred to as plastic. This type of material stretches well and is easy to use. A PVC upholstery is often used in low-end vehicles because it is relatively cheaper to produce.
However, this material is uncomfortable and sticks on your skin when exposed to heat. Therefore, it isn’t recommended for use during the hot summer season. In any case, make sure you don’t wear shorts because your skin will sweat and stick to the fabric.
A vinyl upholstery is easy to clean. All you need to do is wipe it clean with the KevianClean Interior Defense cleaner.
One of the advantages of a vinyl material is it is very durable and can withstand heavy usage. However, it may be softer than PVC but it also makes your skin sweat and is sticky during hot weather.
This fabric is one of the most common types of car upholstery. It is also durable and porous.
Cleaning a nylon upholstery requires a car vacuum to get rid of the dirt and particles in your seat. Then use a mild detergent to wash and scrub the nylon fabric. Rinse it with water and let it dry completely.
Another common fabric used in car upholstery is polyester. It is usually designed as a micro suede material. This fabric is soft and comfortable on the skin.
However, it is harder to clean and is more susceptible to dirt and stains. Make sure your use a cleaning product that is specifically designed for micro suede. On the other hand, this material can be steam cleaned.
A leather material is the most elegant and sophisticated among other fabrics making it more expensive. It is tough and durable and doesn’t absorb water and stains as easily as other fabrics.
However, taking care of your leather upholstery requires more attention. Never park your car outside your house and directly under the sun. The sun’s harmful UV rays can bake your leather seat and make it brittle. This can damage your beautiful and expensive seats. Make sure you clean your leather materials with our leather conditioner to protect it from dust, water, stains, and other elements.