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What are the different types of Seat covers available in Market ? Which type of seat cover are best and preferred by most in terms of durability and comfort for New Cars ?
How much it will cost for Hyundai Xcent ?
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There are primarily 3 type of seat covers available in several range basis quality

Fabric Seat Covers :- As the name suggest - they are made of fabric (i.e. cloth) - protects original seats from dust, strains. Even Fabric is Heat and Cold resistant - so they do not tend to hot up in summers or cold in winters - but gives best seating comfort - if your location has extreme summer / winters. Add on benefit is Fabric Covers Blend with car interiors much and has softness of fabric associated with it. However - Fabric seat covers is impacted much by weather conditions.

Would be slight more difficult to clean - in case of drink spill or food spill as it will likely absorb the strains, tends to be more dirt than PU Art Leather and Leather Seat Covers - require more effort in cleaning by using Vacuum on regular basis
Also - Fabric tend to fade up after 3 to 4 yrs - due to prolonged sun exposure

PU Art Leather Seat Covers :- PU Leather is a synthetic leather with a poly coating which has very less thickness as against Pure Leather. Also known as Leatherette Seat Covers or to be more generic are Rexine Seat Covers - which is easy to clean and tear resistant.. Costs from Rs 4500 to Rs 10000 - basis stitch, material quality
if you check it
> The finish looks glossy and is generally scratch free
> Its a good water resistant, and can be cleaned easily

However - yes basis the quality - PU or Art Leather gets sticky and hot during summers.
If you park your car for a fairly long time in summers - and go inside - yes you will feel the seats bit sticky, but as the temperature comes down with AC - the seats tends comfortable

Pure Leather Seat Covers :- Probably the best one for elegance, styling and durability life span. Even looks classy and luxurious vis a vis PU Art Leather / Fabric Seat Covers.. Has a range which is available from Rs 20K to Rs 50 K for Pure Leather Seat Covers which are available. A pure Leather seat is generally
> water proof,
> stain proof,
> color does not get faded over years of usage,
> durable and comfortable.
For Pure Leather Seat Covers - Best Quality are Italian Leather Upholstery. Even it improves the re-sale value of the car, one can club 35% - 50% price for the actual cost of covers in car price at time of sale

Know more details on - Leather Seat Covers

> Much Expensive - 4 to 5 times of PU Art Leather and Fabric Seat Covers
> Tend to heat up in extreme summers - if car parked for prolonged hours under sun. can even have slight burning feel on sensitive skin
> As name is Leather - its made from Animal Skin, so if you are vegetarian or animal right activist or care for animals - may avoid going in for leather seat cover.

For Making Seats More Comfy
If you going for Basic Seat Covers, Do not miss to ask in Extra Foam Cushioning / Padding underneat Seat Covers.
It may resultant in better soft cushioning on seats.

Premium Brands comes with Descent Cushioning Factor though

In terms of Brands - AutoForm, Stanley, GSport are some leading brands in seat covers. For Top Notch Leather - Stanley Nappa Leather is the most Premium Brand and ranges at 60K - 80K - based on Car Model. However - do check for original covers - as duplicates with spelling mistakes in name of original may well be sold by independent retail counters. Fit and Finish is another important criteria.

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So which one is better for car seat cover
Pu leather or Italian leather

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