Bling It On: Individualising Your Car With Accessories

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Bling It On: Individualising Your Car With Accessories

I'm Rick, and I'm in my early twenties. I have six older brothers, and we are all car crazy! Fortunately, my parents live on a few hectares, so we have somewhere to store the cars we are constantly refurbishing. Whilst some guys like buying really old cars and doing them up, I prefer to buy cars that are in reasonable condition and bling them up with accessories. From floor mats to navigation systems, I always keep my eyes open for anything new and interesting. Many of my friends bring their new cars to me for ideas about how to personalise them. I am usually able to give suggestions and direct them to the best suppliers. I realise that many others out there may be looking for ways to express their individuality through car accessories. I hope you find some inspiration within these pages. Please drive through!


Features and Factors to Consider About Custom Made Seat Covers

Custom made seat covers from companies like Prestige Sheepskin for your car are not a luxury just for the rich; they're actually very affordable and can mean keeping your car clean and pristine at all times. They can also mean avoiding the cost of repairing torn or worn car seats, which is often more expensive than getting a new custom seat cover. When you're ready to shop for new custom made seat covers for your car, note a few factors and features to consider and be sure you discuss these with a supplier.

1. Material

Leather, artificial leather, vinyl, and cloth are the most popular options for custom made seat covers. While you want to choose something comfortable, you also want to think about durability. Vinyl covers are usually easier to clean since you can often just wipe them down with a cloth, whereas fabric seat covers are sometimes machine washable, but sometimes need dry cleaning. This can make them more costly. On the other hand, repairing a tear in a fabric seat cover may be easier than repairing a tear in a vinyl or leather seat cover. If you have pets with sharp claws, you might opt for fabric, whereas if you have children who might spill food, vinyl might be a better choice.

2. Fit

When you opt for a custom seat cover, you may be thinking of simply personalizing a seat cover that's already available, such as having your initials added to the cover or ordering a special color combination for the fabric. However, be cautious about customizing seat covers that say that they fit all types of cars, SUVs, and trucks. This is because covers might slip and slide and roll up and off the seat, or you may struggle to stretch them over the seat so they fit. This can actually be a hazard, if you start fiddling with your seat cover while driving. If you're going to invest in seat covers, you want them to fit perfectly, so avoid "universal" fits. Have them truly custom made for your car, measured and cut from scratch, so you know they fit your vehicle's seats perfectly.

3. Airbags

If your car has airbags that deploy from the seats at all, you want to ensure that your custom made seat covers are compatible. They shouldn't cover any openings for the airbags as this too could be a safety hazard while driving. Some curtain airbags deploy from the door but others actually deploy from the seat, so make sure the stitching or the cut of the custom made seat covers go around these areas in your vehicle.