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Different Types Of Materials For Car Seat Covers

Covers are an essential accessory to improve the interior look and feel of your car. While choosing covers for seats, the choice of material is of utmost importance. Most often car owners are confused about the material as there are many choices available.

It is important to choose the right material, especially while opting for customized seat covers for your vehicle. You have to balance aesthetics with durability, comfort and value to ensure that you get the best value for money.

Educating yourself about the different materials will help you to make an informed choice. Here is a list of some materials used for making seat covers.

  • Velour

Velour is the most common and basic seat cover material. This material mimics the look and feel of the original upholstery of the vehicle. Covers made from Velour are soft and comfortable, but when it comes to durability, they lag behind.

  • Jacquard

Jacquard is heavy and rough, when compared to velour. Covers made of jacquard feature a center panel. The material is economic and provides good protection to the seats. However, jacquard is not waterproof and also lacks durability.

  • Neoprene

Neoprene is a durable material that is a good choice for seat covers. Neoprene covers are made from the wet suit material, that is highly water and stain resistant. Neoprene covers are available in a variety of designs and colors and can be customized to fit the seats snugly.

  • Faux Leather

Leather look or faux leather seat covers provide the aesthetics of original leather covers, while being easy on the pocket. These covers are easy to clean and highly durable. Faux leather is waterproof as it has a Vinyl barrier. However, the material is not suitable for places with extreme temperatures as it tends to get hot in summers and cold in winters.

  • Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is breathable and compression resistant. Covers made from this material are durable and easy to maintain. The fabric is UV-resistant and protects the seats from abrasion, stains and wear and tear.

There are many other materials used to make seat covers such as denim, sheepskin, mesh, canvas etc. Choose a material that suits your requirements and the overall interior of the vehicle.

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Philippines To Receive Its First Shelby Dealer

Not every country gets the dealer for the cars that they want; it’s ultimately up to the manufacturer to decide if they think that the market is worth entering. Philippine’s auto enthusiasts finally have some good news from Shelby.

The Ford aftermarket company recently appointed an exclusive distributor for the Philippines; Autohub Group of Companies. The company will be in charge of selling aftermarket auto parts, including kits, as well as Shelby-modified vehicles, acting as the US manufacturer’s official and exclusive supplier.

Autohub Group of Companies President Willy Tee Ten says that they’ll be bringing in as many products from Shelby into the Philippine auto market as they can, acting as the exclusive distributor for the US company’s products, covering auto parts, accessories, as well as upgrades. They’ll also handle the installation of said parts, including kits and superchargers.

Autohub has stated that they won’t be selling Shelby cars immediately, but they’ll be doing so in the future, via indent orders, for those in the Philippines who are interested in owning their very own Shelby. The company has yet to reveal which models they’ll be selling, but there are talks that say it’ll be, at least, the Shelby GT, GT-S, and, possibly Super Snake.

As part of their deal, Autohub will be sending its technicians and mechanics to Shelby, in the US, for training. This will allow the distributor to properly install aftermarket upgrades, particularly the supercharger kits to the Mustang’s V8 iterations.

As for the distribution of Shelby vehicles, Tee Ten announced that Allen Pascual will be in charge, to act as the head of Shelby Philippines in the future, on top of his leading of the Autohub Car Care Services (ACCS), which handle all aftermarket parts and accessories under the Autohub Group umbrella.

Neither Shelby nor Autohub has revealed the date when Shelby Philippines will officially open, but Tee Ten reports that they’re just waiting for the finalization process to finish on the deal; with the final signature having yet to be filled out. He says that they’re expecting it around January; sometime in the earlier months of 2020.

 

 

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