Torn leather car seats are an eyesore and need to be repaired to help retain the value of your vehicle and prevent further damage. The experts at Creative Colors International Inc. can repair large tears in leather car seats before the autumn weather turns cooler.
Leather car seats give car interiors a rich and decadent appearance. For many people, leather car seats are a status symbol and a coveted item for car buyers. They also go a long way to providing a comfortable ride for both the driver and passengers. Many car owners are willing to foot the bill for leather because it’s durable, easy to clean, and does not absorb odors like its cloth counterparts.
There are a lot of pros to picking leather seats and upholstery when you purchase your vehicle. However, leather does have some drawbacks. Leather is reactive to temperature. It can be too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Luckily, many car manufacturers have found a solution by installing climate-controlled seats that blow warm or cold air from underneath the seat’s surface to regulate the temperature.
Leather car seats are high maintenance. If they aren’t properly maintained, the leather can harden or crack. Leather seats need to be wiped clean with a damp cloth regularly. Owners should also apply a leather conditioner every three to six months, depending on the wear and tear you put on your car’s interior.
Leather car seats come with a high price tag. Cloth car seats come standard in most vehicles. Upgrading to leather can add thousands of dollars to the cost of your vehicle. Another con of leather seats is that you’re not always getting the real deal. Many car manufacturers today rely on fake leather, or pleather, to cut down on manufacturing costs and lower the price of the car. BMW, Mercedes and even Audi are using faux leather in more affordable models, and they are not alone.
The rising cost of automobiles hampered car sales at many dealerships across the country this year. A new report by Edmunds reveals rising car prices are starting to level off, which will help encourage people to trade up for a new model. Despite high prices, many customers are still willing to pay the additional cost of leather seats.
Let CCI Get the Job Done Right the First Time
Getting a tear in your expensive leather car seats is frustrating, but it can be easily fixed. While small fixes are great for a DIY project, we recommend leaving big leather seat repairs to our experts. CCI is a leader in mobile leather and vinyl repair, with approximately 75 vans across the United States providing superior customer service. Our service technicians can fix virtually any damage that happens to your vehicle’s interior, including fading, seam slippage, stain removal, scratches, cuts, burns, and tears. Car dealerships, rental companies, individual car owners, and insurance companies rely on CCI to ensure their vehicles are in superior condition. Our service technicians have all the tools in their mobile van to get the job completed correctly and efficiently the first time.
The cost of reupholstering your cloth car seats is around $2,500 and leather seats replacements have a much higher price tag. Getting your car seats restored or repaired is the ideal option and will save you money and bolster your car’s resale value.
One of the best ways to maintain your car’s seats is to have them cleaned and conditioned on a regular basis. CCI uses state-of-the-art cleaners that are gentle on your seats to prevent future damage. Adding window tinting can also help prevent sun damage and fading to your car’s interior. It will also help regulate temperature to prevent your leather seats from getting to hot during the summer.