After owning your car for a long time, you may or may not have noticed the growing wear on its interior. For starters, consider upgrading heavy use interior car parts in Owensboro, KY, such as seat covers, to protect your car seats from all sorts of damage. With that in mind, here are four common things that put your seats at risk everyday.
Getting in and out of the car is something most drivers do every single day. We open the door, sit down, then adjust our derrières until we find the perfect, most comfortable spot, which we do without much thought. In truth, the rubbing motion between your bottom and the seat is stressing out the material. Over time this constant friction can lead to wear and tear so great that you start seeing the seat’s stuffing. It’s at this point—or sooner—that you should invest in a sturdy seat covers to avoid complete destruction of your car seats.
Ultraviolet sunlight is not only damaging to your skin—it can also wreak havoc on the structure of your car seats. This is not surprising, since car upholstery is like skin for auto interiors. Leather seats are especially vulnerable to damaging UV light, regardless of whether the light is direct or indirect. And it’s susceptible in large part due to the natural oils in leather drying out in the heat with no moisture to replenish what was lost. Due to years of sun exposure, fabric and leather seat upholstery can become brittle, crack or tear and begin falling apart.
Full blame for spilled food and drinks cannot be placed solely on your children. Just as the kids are likely to drip ice cream all over the car seats, there’s a good chance that that iced coffee and cream cheese bagel balancing on your lap is going to take a tumble, too. One traffic light changing to red or the car in front of you braking suddenly is all it takes to make a disaster out of your seats. While you can’t avoid spills, you can take preventative measures by utilizing car seat covers made of materials that can be easily wiped down.
Children and pets
Speaking of low maintenance car seat covers, some of us can benefit tremendously from covers that are easy to remove, either to shake off or toss in the washing machine. This category of people includes folks who have children or pets. We care about them, but goodness, can they ever be messy! Small kids are sticky food magnets and enjoy foods like cake, candy, chocolate, bananas and cheese, all of which somehow manage to transfer from kid to car. Then there are our pets, with their shedding fur, drooling, chewing and scratching the upholstery. You can use strong seat covers to keep your car seats safe from damage from those you love the most.
From spills and slobber to shifting butts, a lot happens in your car, but you don’t have to sacrifice the condition of your seats. For quality car seat covers and other replacement interior car parts in Owensboro, KY, pay us a visit at Auto Vizion Auto Glass & Restyling today.