Vehicle Seats & Accessories

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Seats & Accessories
Seats & Accessories

Vehicle seats and accessories provide comfort, and safety for the vehicle's passengers. The seats available in today's vehicles come in many shapes, and sizes, which vary in comfort and safety. When vehicle's are designed;their size, style,and cost of the vehicle, are what decides the type of seats which will be installed. Accessories and small components compliment the vehicle's seats,and provide added safety,and convenience.

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Bench Seats

Bench seats are among the most widely used and popular seat design used in vehicles. This style seat is extremely simple and is composed of one continuous pad which runs the full length of the cabin. The pad of the seat can be flat or have small indents trimmed in it to make each individual seat more pronounced. This style seat was the typical seat in all automobiles up until the 1960’s were it was slowly replaced by bucket seats. The bench seat is still used in vehicles today were it has a big presence in trucks and in the second row of vans and sedans. Modern vehicles that still use a bench seat may incorporate a foldout console which lies out in the middle seat to provide more comfort to both seats on either side of the bench. Continue Reading -->

 Bench Seats
Bench Seats

Bucket Seats

Bucket seats are the most popular and comfortable style of seats available in a vehicle. This style seat contours the person sitting in it to provide more support to the legs and portions of the upper body. The bucket seat was first implemented in imported vehicles that were fast and sporty because the shape of the seat would help keep the driver and passenger in place while taking sharp turns. Most vehicles that have bucket seats will only incorporate them in the front seats while using standard bench seats in the back rows for the passengers. Some luxury vehicles will have bucket seats for all the passengers as well but this is rare because they take up so much room and are fairly expensive. The use of bucket seats really caught on in the late 1960’s because of the added comfort and ability to create a middle isle were a walkway can be created or things can be stored. Continue Reading -->

Bucket Seats
Bucket Seats


Racing Seats

Racing seats are used in high performance vehicles that are more centered around safety and performance rather than comfort. Almost all racing seats are bucket style because of the way that particular style seat holds the body in place. Having support on the lower part of the body as well as the upper body will help when taking sharp turns or accelerating fast. Using a racing seat has became so important to the industry that many leagues and tracks require one to be installed in the vehicle before making a run. Continue Reading -->

Racing Seat
Racing Seat


RV Seats

RV seats are typically bucket style seats that have a tremendous amount of padding to keep the driver and passengers comfortable during long trips that can span a period of days or weeks. The bucket style seat is perfect for an RV because it provides optimum comfort as well as support to all portions of the body. Having this support is very important because long periods of driving can be physically demanding which is why taking some of the stress off the body with the use of added support will help allot. Continue Reading -->

RV Seats
RV Seats

Seat Belts

Seat belts are used in vehicles to secure the occupants inside their seats which will protect them from harmful movement in the case of a collision or sudden stop. When collisions occur were the person is not wearing a seat belt, injury to the head and other parts of the body is likely due to the fact that they are throw against the dashboard and other interior components. There are many different kinds of seat belts that are available in vehicles but they all have the same common goal. Continue Reading -->

Seat Belts
Seat Belts

Seat Belt Accessories

Seat belt accessories have become a popular addition to many vehicles because of how uncomfortable most seat belts are. Even though seat belts may be uncomfortable, they play a crucial role in keeping occupants safe in the event of an accident. When using accessories for a seat belt, it is important not to change the functionality of the belt just to get an increased level of comfort. Continue Reading -->

Seat Belt Accessories
Seat Belt Accessories

Seat Hardware & Trim

Hardware and trim are used on every vehicle seat to secure it and protect the hardware from being kicked and damaged by other passengers. This hardware usually consists of a system of rails and mounts that are bolted to the vehicles floorboard and frame. Since this hardware is the only thing that is keeping the seat from flying forward in an accident, it has to be made out of top quality material. The material used to make these rails, mounts, and bolts is typically steel but other types of metals that are lighter such as aluminum may be used. Most modern vehicles use this hardware to adjust the seat to the individual that is sitting in its preferred setting. The hardware used on many older style and high performance vehicles will typically be simpler since they were not created for comfort but instead for functionality. Continue Reading -->

Seat Hardware & Trim
Seat Hardware & Trim

Seat Heaters

Seat heaters are a nice addition to any vehicle that spends a lot of time in cold climate. Heated seats have been around for a while but have only been used on high end luxury vehicles. Since the technology used by manufactures to produce the seat heaters is becoming cheaper and more relevant, the use of these heaters in the everyday vehicle is increasing. The use of seat heaters is extremely common in leather seats because that material is very prone to holding the temperature of the surrounding environment. The biggest advantage of a seat heater is that it warms up very quickly compared to the heating system inside the vehicle which requires the engine to be at a certain temperature before spitting out hot air. Continue Reading -->

Seat Heaters
Seat Heaters

Seat Padding

Padding used in vehicle seats is one of those things that get over looked until it is all worn down and in need of replacement. Without padding inside the seat, long rides would be uncomfortable which would make for constant readjusting. Seat padding also provides support to the body when it sinks in. Without this support, the body would get tired out easy on long drives trying to stay stable in the seat. Continue Reading -->

Seat Padding
Seat Padding

Seat Upholstery

Seat upholstery is the process of applying padding, spring, webbing, and the fabric/leather to the seat frame. This process has been done by hand for many years but it is now done by machines in most manufactures plants. Some high performance and luxury vehicles will still have the seats upholstered by hand for that absolutely perfect finish. Continue Reading -->

Seat Upholstery
Seat Upholstery