Not too many people give much thought about the good ol' seats of their vehicle until these get stiff and uncomfortable. The front or rear seat may lose its firmness and soft feel. Sitting for hours inside the vehicle may then become exhausting or inconvenient. Thing is, you won't have to endure the aches and pains and even the stress of having to rest on worn-out seats. You can buy a new one (front or rear) and replace the old one in your car. Here's a Q and A to help you with that.
How can you get a front or rear seat that will perfectly fit your car?
Custom car seats are specially made for the vehicle, whether you're upgrading, restoring, modifying, or rebuilding an old car. With custom fitted seats, you won't have to bother with bolts and other small parts. You can be sure that these will have the exact measurement or size that you want. Some car owners opt to use an adapter kit, a common accessory when buying racing and other types of upgraded seats.
To make sure that they will fit, the best thing you can do is to be more specific with what you're looking. Shop for seats that match the year, make, and model of your vehicle. Even if the front or rear seats of a particular car make or model all look the same, there may be some fine details that you're missing out on.
What are the important details to consider when buying a new seat for your car?
Aside from getting the right size, color, and style, you have to consider its ergonomic features and other specifications. For instance, you'd want the fabric to be comfortable, smooth, and easy to clean at the same time. Having high UV resistance or protection is also a neat feature. The cushion or foam should have a lasting firmness to provide good support. You'd also want to take note of other features like a storage pocket, headrest, and reclining mechanism. The seats should come with all the necessary mechanisms for quick and easy installation.
Why is it better to buy a new front or rear seat than a used one?
To save money, some people go to salvage yards or discount outlets to look for used vehicle seats. They get to save a lot of money on this, and if they're lucky, they get to find a perfect match for their vehicle. However, even if the used front or rear seat seems to be in mint condition, they can never be absolutely sure about its quality. The fabric may already be brittle after many years. The foam cushion may be losing its firmness. And though the whole thing may be working perfectly well, it may only be a matter of time before some components or mechanisms will need to be restored.
Buying new replacement seats is still the best option in most situations. You can be sure that everything's new and in good condition. They're also bound to last longer. You can even upgrade to aftermarket high-quality racing seats or custom car seats with better support and features.