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The Pros And Cons Of Having Car Leather Seats ( 2017-11-29 )

People spend lots of time driving their car. That is why every detail in its exterior and interior is matter. When it comes to choosing right seats for your car, many things have to consider such as its longevity, durability, and safety. When a driver is behind the wheel, nothing should disturb him. Comfort is one of the major priorities to drive a car safely.

Majority of drivers wanted to opt for leather seats when purchasing a new car because it looks premium and provide better comfort in their opinion. However, not everyone can afford to pay for them and they only look great when it is still new. MyCarsearch has sorted out some pros and cons of having leather seats in your car.

Pros of having leather seats


Leather seats look expensive and impressive. When people see your leather seats, they associate the car with premium segment cars. This is because normally luxury cars do not even offer trims without leather seats. However, local car makers have make an upgrade to some of the high spec variant such as Perodua Myvi Advance or Proton Persona Premium with preinstalled leather seatings.


When leather seats are new, they have more luxurious look compare to fabric ones.

Easy to clean

Wiping the dust from leather seats makes a car cleaner and the seats itself are non-allergenic.


In case of a spill, the leather seats will not absorb water. Your seats will dry off right after wiping the liquid with cloth.


Cons of getting leather seats


Leather seats might not be a decent choice if you always park your car under hot sun, the leather seats are usually black in color and they absorb heat easily. You will ended up sweating and stain your leather seats.


Leather can be stained relatively easily. It is especially will be noticeable on light colors of the leather.


The leather can be ripped. In case of damage, it will be harder and more costly to repair compare to regular fabric covered seats.


Color of the paint may start coming off from leather seats with some time. The leather can be damaged even right after you install an infant car seat in your car.


Depending on abuse, the leather seats might look even more dramatic compare to fabric ones under the same usage.

Selling a car

It would be harder to sell a car with worn out leather compare to fabric because all know that right after purchasing the auto they will face additional huge expense to repair seats. You might ended up having to replace your leather seat to fabric seat in order to sell your car with a decent price.

In conclusion, it is up to you to decide which option will work better in your particular case. We would think it is better to just stick with the fabric seats if you wanted go economical with your spending. Leather seats will cost you more for maintenance than purchasing it. If you think you wanted to make the most out of your purchase, go for leather seats because it gives your car a premium touch.


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