Yo! My name is Greg and this is my auto blog. A warm welcome to all the readers out there on the worldwide web. I decided to start this blog because the other night when I was lying in bed unable to sleep, I suddenly realised that I am a guy with a lot to give and that now was the time to start giving it. Although I am not a professional auto person, over the years, I have picked up a lot of useful info about how to buy, sell, maintain and modify different types of automobile. I hope you enjoy my blog.
If you are a car lover, then you definitely spends lots of time on the road for trips, car meet ups and other activities. You would also approve of anything that improves the looks or functionality of your car's interior. Leather car seats do that just that. They are known for adding a stylish, impressive and expensive look to the interior of your car. To add on that, leather is easy to clean and resistant to staining. In case of a spill, all it takes is thorough wiping and the seats dry up immediately. They will not absorb the liquid, unlike ordinary cloth used to make car seats. So how do you install leather covers on car seats made using ordinary cloth? Here is a guide to doing it:
Heat up the Leather
Cold leather is difficult to ply and manipulate to take on the shape of the seats in the car. Before you start setting up the covers, spread them in an open area where they can be hit directly by the sun. Let them bask for about half an hour or more until the leather softens up and becomes pliable and convenient to work with.
Prepare the Seats
After making the leather pliable, prepare the seats before covering them up. Start by dusting and cleaning the seats so that you don't put the leather covers over dirt and grime. If you have to wet the seats when cleaning them, make sure that you give them ample time to dry up before installing the covers. Covering up moist seats will only lead to growth of moisture and staining of the cloth on the inside. Use the opportunity to remove anything that will affect the fitting of the covers. This includes armrests, headrests and other aftermarket attachments. The seats should now be ready for covering.
Fit the Leather Covers
Hold the leather covers with both hands and pull them over the seats. Pliable leather will feel a bit tight over the seat so pull it firmly to ensure that you cover the whole seat as required. Once the cover is in place, fasten the strips at the bottom of the section to ensure that the cover doesn't slip off when people sit on them.
Inspect the Seats
After installing the covers, adjust the covers accordingly to make sure that seatbelts and other accessories can be accessed and used without any hindrance.