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Old 22nd February 2006, 18:29   #1
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Cool Leather Steering Cover - Pros & Cons

Everyone are going for Leather Steering Wheel Covers these days. What are the advantages of Leather Steering Wheel Covers ?

And is there any problem associated with Leather Steering Wheel Covers ?

What are the other types of Steering Wheel Covers ?

And when dirt and grime gets accumulated in Leather Steering Wheel Covers, how can we clean it up ?
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Old 22nd February 2006, 20:06   #2
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Better grip and feel, nothing like the wonderfl feel of skin on skin
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Old 22nd February 2006, 20:08   #3
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Leather covers- can only be given full waxing and vaccum, Also they tend to become soft and smelly after a period of time..! Opted out of Leather for my Lancer sfx..
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Old 22nd February 2006, 20:33   #4
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Leather covers- can only be given full waxing and vaccum, Also they tend to become soft and smelly after a period of time..! Opted out of Leather for my Lancer sfx..
Agree with you, we are talking about steering wheels out here
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There's a significant difference in the feel, comfort.

They're so soft on the palm .

I'd definitely recommend a Premium leather steering wheel cover to everybody.
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Old 23rd February 2006, 01:37   #6
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But most leather steering wheel covers tend get become slippery after a certain amount of time driving due to the moisture in the palms of the hand. And another i dont like about them is that they make the steering wheel itself look bigger. Personally i prefer the bare steering wheel as it is.
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Better grip and feel, nothing like the wonderfl feel of skin on skin
My first reaction after reading that was 'kinky' spoken with the same twang as 'spunky' by dear ol' Jim Carrey !

Leather feels soft and is nice to hold.
The thickness of the wheel depends on that of the bare wheel + the thickness of the cover. I found the Indica wheel better as a bare wheel. The Petra leather wheel felt a tad thick , the Baleno wheel thickness feels more comfy with the leather cover. I guess the amount of thickness is a personal choice
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I'm all for leather steering covers. Try getting something like Pro Grip by Stanley, it's pretty good. The black and other normal colours should cost around 400 bucks while beige cost me about 650 bucks. It's completely worth it.

Get a dark colour if you're concerned about grime, clean it regularly, and change it after a year (only costs 400 bucks).
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Yea i guess if the feel of the original steering wheel is gud enuff , i dont see a need to go for a leather one!

I think the SWIFT's steering wheel feel is quite good and does not ask for a steering wheel cover ( My opinion strictly!)

To me a steering wheel should..

1) Feel Firm with a sense of softness

2) Right Diameter and thickness ( not too small and not too big )that goes well with the interior visual proportions of the car.

3) Nice color and texture.
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Is there any other synthetic type of steering covers other than the leather make ?

And what's your opinion about them ?
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People going in for Leather steering covers should get the "hand-stitched" ones..and not those normal ProGrip ones..the thread of the progrip covers become loose within 3-4 months,and the steering cover becomes loose over the steering wheel and so,the grip isn't felt right.
Although the handstitched covers cost more than progrip,but you atleast don't have to worry about changing the cover/getting the thread tightened every 4-6 months !
I've tried progrip covers since past 4 years on my Esteem,and got a hand stitched leather cover done on my NHC,and man..it's awesome..viper got me in touch with someone to do the job..took around 3 hours to get it hand stitched,but worth every second.

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thanks for the update guys...even I was looking for leather stearing cover for my car

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Guys, where can we get leater steering wheel cover hand stiched in bangalore, If anybody knows please PM me.

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Smile hi

if your in banglore than stanley can do it for you.but they will take around two days for that.
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Hi,
Thanks for the update.
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