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Old 17th June 2007, 11:58   #16
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The reason for buying seat covers is the same reason you wash your clothes.

You can take the seat cover off and clean it yearly, half-yearly, whatever.

Driving around for years and years with the same filth embedded in the fabric seats is gross.
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The reason for buying seat covers is the same reason you wash your clothes.

You can take the seat cover off and clean it yearly, half-yearly, whatever.

Driving around for years and years with the same filth embedded in the fabric seats is gross.
A decent cotton seat cover costs Rs. 1600. Better ones costs even more.
The same guy who sells these seat covers told me that I can get my
built in cars upholstery fabric replaced for around twice the cost. So
I'll rather change the fabric as & when it gets very dirty. I find seat covers
very uncomfortable.
Plus I doubt if my fabric is going to have as much filth embedded as you
project.
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A decent cotton seat cover costs Rs. 1600. Better ones costs even more.
The same guy who sells these seat covers told me that I can get my
built in cars upholstery fabric replaced for around twice the cost. So
I'll rather change the fabric as & when it gets very dirty. I find seat covers
very uncomfortable.
Plus I doubt if my fabric is going to have as much filth embedded as you
project.
Yeah, it depends upon usage. For example in-city vs. rurual/ city-to-city driving.

AC/windows closed vs. windows open.

Family car vs. single. Picking up kids from sports/games/practice.

Off-road sports utility usage.
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yup, the fabric part can be procured from dealer workshops when due for replacement. had done for maruti vehicles, once for zen and once for 800.

also now you have 3M and other competent products with dry foam treatment et all for interiors, all which can be utililized every 6 months or so to retain the newness of your car fabrics including floor mats
Jaggu, do other brands (such as Hyundai) offer stock seat-cover replacements?

when I tried, they would only offer me some sidey looking seat covers..

none that looked as good as what came from the factory?
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Jaggu, do other brands (such as Hyundai) offer stock seat-cover replacements?

when I tried, they would only offer me some sidey looking seat covers..

none that looked as good as what came from the factory?
i have art leather hyundai seat covers on my getz. they are fitted badly but if fitted well i guess the would be pretty comfy.
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i have art leather hyundai seat covers on my getz. they are fitted badly but if fitted well i guess the would be pretty comfy.
Thanks for the quick response akshay!

I have been thinking about art leather too, but am worried about how comfy it would be in Chennai weather. (Bit worse than Mumbai's.. Sultry and humid..)

does art leather cause more sweat, compared to fabric?
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Art leather is not good for hot & humid places. If the person is sweating then it gets sticky & uncomfortable.
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Thanks for the quick response akshay!

I have been thinking about art leather too, but am worried about how comfy it would be in Chennai weather. (Bit worse than Mumbai's.. Sultry and humid..)

does art leather cause more sweat, compared to fabric?
i wouldnt recommend it. stick with the normal seats. infact im waiting for the monsoon to get over so that i can take the covers off.
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I suggest you try bombay dyeing soft cotton towel type seat coveres might not look good, if stiched by good tailor it look awasome.

its difficult to maintain but I am maintaining it on my Innova I have 2 set and I have small kid too but still I take extra care to make sure its always neat because its very good for costal area use I never feel like I need AC only situation I switch on AC is when there is dust.

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