How Much Does it Cost to Reupholster Car Seats?

May 20, 2021

Car Seat Reupholstering: How Much Does It Cost?

To increase the value of your vehicle and improve the appearance of your ride, consider tapping Creative Colors International Inc. to handle your car seat restoration needs.

Pets, children and consistent wear and tear can wreak havoc on the interior of your vehicle over time. Car dealers are frequently tasked with re-selling used vehicles sporting stained upholstery, remnants of cigarette odor, and tears from regular use. Fading due to extended exposure to sunlight also takes its toll on a car’s seats.  The mobile service technicians at CCI can come to your home or dealership to restore/refurbish the interior of your vehicle. Restoring car seats can add years of life to a vehicle and increase its resale value vs. complete reupholstering.

How Much Does it Cost to Reupholster Car Seats?

The cost of reupholstering the interior of a vehicle will vary depending on the car’s size and seat material. The average cost to reupholster the interior of a sedan with cloth seats is around $2,500. Generally the cost per seat will usually run between $250-750 per seat depending on what material you go with such as fabric, vinyl, leather or premium leather.  Replacing leather will kick the price up a notch.  So its best if you can have them restored/repaired so you can extend the life of your vehicle at a fraction of the price. Dealers can be sure they are getting top dollar for their used vehicles by taking care of small repairs when they happen earlier vs. doing replacement.  

CCI’s mobile technicians can come to your dealership or home to make repairs. CCI technicians can also repair speaker covers, convertible tops, steering wheels and dashboards, visors, and carpets. The company also added a sanitizing and disinfecting service to its lineup that kills harmful bacteria and neutralizes odor.

Benefits of Reupholstering Car Seats

As with any investment, it’s important to understand the benefits of restoring the interior of the cars in your fleet or your personal vehicle before dismissing the repair. If you are considering buying a new vehicle because your car looks old and dated, restoring your car’s interior will make your older vehicle like new and eliminate unpleasant odors. No one wants to pay top dollar for a car with fading, stains or tears. Car dealers who make repairs to used vehicles on their lot will see an uptick in the price they can charge for the car.

Keep Upholstered Seats Looking Fresh

It is inevitable that your car’s interior will endure wear and tear over time. However, there are steps you can take to keep your car seats fresh after they are restored by one of CCI’s certified technicians.

  • Block sunlight. The sun can fade your car’s interior. CCI recommends using a sunshade on the windshield during the hot summer months or cracking the windows to keep the car cooler.
  • Prevent spills. Do your best to stop spills before they have a chance to happen by avoiding messy snacks. Make sure to only use cups with lids, and don’t pick drinks that will stain your upholstery.
  • How to clean cloth car seats. Tracking dirt into the car will happen. Make sure to vacuum the upholstery and footwells and wipe down surfaces on a regular basis to prevent dirt from building up. Shaking out the floor mats can prevent dirt from getting transferred to your shiny, new upholstery. As an added bonus, regularly cleaning your car will help it smell fresh.
  • Treat upholstery. Leather car seats require treatment with a conditioner to prevent them from drying or cracking. Cloth seats may benefit from an upholstery cleaner in addition to the application of a car upholstery protector to provide an extra layer of stain prevention.

To find out more about how CCI can increase the value of your vehicles with automotive upholstery repair, visit us to request a quote.