Leather Car Seats: Maintenance, Damage Prevention and Re-upholstering

Leather car seats are so cool and sexy, no one can deny that. If you enter a car that has leather seats, you’ll instantly feel the classiness in the air. Whether we’re talking about old timers or modern road beasts, leather seats always imply luxury and style and simply put, high class.

But they are a bit demanding. If you happen to get a car with leather seats, you’ll have to get familiar with a few things about them. How to keep them at top condition, what to do in order to avoid potential damage, how much would it cost to have them reupholstered or repaired and are they a better choice than other car seat materials.

Well since you went through the trouble of reading this, it would be fair if we answered all those questions for you. So let’s go.

Taking Care Of Your Leather Car Seats

If you want to have your seats looking beautiful for a long time, then you have to take proper care of them. It’s better to avoid potential damage than to pay for them to be replaced every time they tear.

How can you keep them in top condition? Well first, don’t let people eat or drink in your car. Especially if we’re talking about messy stuff like coffee, icecream, burritos, milkshakes and the rest. If you spill hot coffee on your seats, you’re looking at some serious aesthetic damage occurring.

Next, you might want to consider putting small pillow-like thin material squares at the center of every seat. Why? Pockets. Jeans and other pants that have metal zippers on the back pockets can scratch or even slice your seats. If you put a barrier though, even if it’s a thin one, you’ll prevent that from happening.

And lastly, if you like to keep your swords on the back seat, by the Gods, have them sheathed at all times. What, is it just me who does that?

Reupholstering Your Leather Seats

If you tried your best to avoid damage to your seats but it still happened somehow, then you may need to consider reupholstering them.

But before you do that, first assess the situation. Is it really that serious? Or is it just a pain in your eye and you don’t want to look at it but realistically isn’t a reason for re-upholstering?

If the foam inside got damaged and the seat isn’t comfortable as it used to be, or if the seat is torn open, then yes, definitely reupholster them. But if they just have tiny a scratch here and there then leave them be. Don’t rush with your decision because leather car seat restoration is quite expensive and you don’t want to waste money if you don’t have to.

You can also cheat a little and get yourself an upholstery sewing machine and reupholster your seats by yourself. It will cost you less, even though you’ll buy a machine. Which means your next reupholstery project will cost even less. It’s a food for your thoughts.

So, will you protect them, or reupholster them, it’s your choice.

Leather car seats are so cool and sexy, no one can deny that. If you enter a car that has leather seats, you’ll instantly feel the classiness in the air. Whether we’re talking about old timers or modern road beasts, leather seats always imply luxury and style and simply put, high class. But they are a bit demanding. If you happen to get a car with leather seats, you’ll have to get familiar with a few things about them. How…

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CAR SAFETY: Why get sneakers are terrible footwear choice, and what to wear instead

I remember my father always used to tell me that flip flops are terrible choice for driving. High heels, too. Ditch them if you have to, he said and drive barefoot if you absolutely must to, but never ever drive in flip flops. I must admit that was a stubborn redhead teenager with rebellious attitude and took my chances a couple of times. However, I really didn’t feet comfortable in them and ditch the idea altogether. However, I was using my sneakers most of the time. Little did I know that sneakers are really terrible idea as well. The resent searches show that they too can contribute to accidents.

But why?

Let me explain:

Did you know that on average a driver will hit the wrong pedal 10-20 times per year! And we don’t count the new drivers, who are confusing brake for the accelerator. The study found that hitting the wrong pedal included grazing the nearest pedal. Still hitting the accelerator while braking can dramatically increase the braking distance and cause accidents. Sudden Unintended acceleration is real! Who looks down into their feet while driving? I thought so.

Athletic footwear has wide sole and while this is actually a plus for the athletic performance and their stability, it is actually bad for driving.

Plus the athletic shoes can seriously numb what you feel with your feet.

So, driving shoes exist for a reason. While steel toe boots and other work boots like those on review sites such as MyBootprint are great for working, they are not the best for driving. To really feel the pedals and not to hit both pedal while braking, you need a thin sole. Actually, any thin sole shoe (save for flip flops) are great for driving. They will help you feel which pedal you hit, when you are braking or accelerating or when you are transitioning from one pedal to the next.

It is a good idea to keep a pair of light thin-soled shoes in your car just for driving (under the driver’s seat for example). This will greatly influence your chances of avoiding footwear-related car accidents.

I remember my father always used to tell me that flip flops are terrible choice for driving. High heels, too. Ditch them if you have to, he said and drive barefoot if you absolutely must to, but never ever drive in flip flops. I must admit that was a stubborn redhead teenager with rebellious attitude and took my chances a couple of times. However, I really didn’t feet comfortable in them and ditch the idea altogether. However, I was using…

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The success of the program for random roadside testing for alcohol and drugs in Australia

Roadside testing programs in Australia are very common due to the vastness of the country and the fact that the areas and cities of the continent are interconnected with a complex and extensive road and highway network which are the main transport means for Australians, be it for recreation or business.

Driving and roads are inseparable from Australian life, and due to the fact that the people from down under are so reliant on their vehicles for their everyday needs and lives, the traffic and the rate of driving is much more intensive than that in many of the other countries around the world. Continue reading “The success of the program for random roadside testing for alcohol and drugs in Australia” »

Roadside testing programs in Australia are very common due to the vastness of the country and the fact that the areas and cities of the continent are interconnected with a complex and extensive road and highway network which are the main transport means for Australians, be it for recreation or business. Driving and roads are inseparable from Australian life, and due to the fact that the people from down under are so reliant on their vehicles for their everyday needs…

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Blog discussing road safety and how drugs influence it as well as the ways to counteract

The blog deals with the scourge of drink-driving and went to find answers to questions concerning the use of drugs or medicines that affect people’s ability to drive safely.