Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Buy Good Quality Car Upholstery

Car Upholstery

Your car’s upholstery should be comfortable, yet at the same time people look for material that is easy to clean, durable, and makes a fashionable impression. Over time stains, rips, sun damage, and more can take its toll resulting in the need for replacement.

Here are some tips that will guide you to choosing the right upholstery for your needs:

  • Material: There are a few common types of car upholstery which are faux leather, leather, polyester, nylon, and vinyl. Each of these offers their own list of pros and cons, and their own cleaning instructions.

  • Feel free to switch: Just because your car came with one type of car upholstery doesn’t mean you have to stick with it. Perhaps you are looking to upgrade from a faux leather to a high quality real leather. There is quite a bit of wiggle room when making your decision.

  • Consider your lifestyle: When shopping for new upholstery it’s important to consider more than just your budget. Examine your lifestyle and allow that to play into the decision making process. If you have kids, or pets that travel in the car on a regular basis, you’ll want to look for a durable and easy to clean option obviously.

  • Customize freely: Nowadays there is a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures available to choose from in all budgets.

Choosing the right car upholstery allows you to not only make a statement, but enjoy a new level comfort and cleaning that doesn’t have to be a nightmare.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

How to Find the Keyless Code on a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer
Many Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers were manufactured with an option known as the Ford keyless entry keypad. Some models refer to it as SecuriCode as well. It...
How to Buy Fuel Treatments
Adding a fuel additive to your gas tank when you fill up is one way to clean vital engine parts of deposits, improve the performance of your engine,...
The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Malaysia
CraigBurrows / Shutterstock.com Malaysia is a popular destination for many tourists today. The country has amazing sights and attractions that you will want to explore....


Related questions

Q: How do I cancel the cruise control in a 2012 Toyota Corolla?

When the cruise control is canceled, it will be deactivated but not turned off. As such, the system will no longer be active, but you can use the controls to resume the set speed, rather than resetting the entire system....

Q: Car shakes entirely - 2015 Acura TLX

Hi! That's an unsual issue on such a new vehicle. I'm curious what the Acura dealer service department said about this. Being that your TLX is so new and covered under warranty, I suggest talking with the service manager about...

Q: How do I adjust the height of the seat belts?

The height of the front seat belts can be adjusted, to make sure that the belt is in the optimal position for you. To raise the height of the seat belt, push the height adjuster (located directly next to the...