When it’s time to buy a new car, you have a lot of decisions to make.
By the time you need to choose leather or cloth seats, you may be so tired of decisions that you pick the first thing that pops into your head. However, if you’re about to give up on the decision, take a deep breath and reconsider.
It may seem like a small decision now, but the truth is that the type of seats in your car can make a big impact on your driving experience for years. Here at Twin Hills Ford Lincoln of Richmond Hill, ON, we’re fans of leather seats.
In all of our years talking to clients and measuring pros and cons, we’ve found that leather seats always come out on top. We’ve put together a list of some of the top reasons why our clients prefer leather. Take a look at the list below.
Leather Seats are Easier to Clean
Spills happen whether you have cloth seats or leather seats in your car, but leather seat owners have a much easier time dealing with those spills. Leather seats wipe clean within a few seconds.
Cloth seats, on the other hand, require an entire cleaning process. Cloth seats have more absorption than leather seats. It’s much easier to clean a surface-level mess than it is to clean a deeply-absorbed mess. In fact, cloth seats can hold on to certain stains for years. Some messes never go away.
By the way, if you have allergies, leather seats are the way to go. Cloth seats trap allergens just as easily as they trap stains.
Leather Seats are Always in Style
When it comes to aesthetics, leather is always the first choice at Twin Hills Ford Lincoln.
Is it any wonder that people love leather? It’s sleek, well-crafted, smooth to the touch, and a sure sign that someone has power and status.
Cloth seats come and go with the latest trends, but leather seats are timeless. They’ll always be in style. Nobody knows what will be in style by the time you sell your car, so why not stick with something that you know will last?
Leather is Long-Lasting and Durable
Speaking of leather lasting a long time, that fact doesn’t just apply to current trends and styles. Ask any Twin Hills Ford Lincoln teammate, and they’ll tell you the same thing.
Objectively speaking, leather is just more durable than cloth. Leather goes through a multi-step process before it reaches your car, and that process is designed to make it last for decades.
Cloth just doesn’t hold up as well as leather does. Furthermore, with proper care, you can extend leather’s lifespan, but you can’t quite do the same with cloth. Cloth will degrade over time no matter what, but leather can be conditioned and cleaned in a way that will keep it beautiful forever.
As a result, you can get more cost-effectiveness from leather seats than you can get from cloth seats. Some people shy away from leather because it’s more expensive upfront. However, if you make an investment in leather now, you’ll get more for your money over time.
The New Car Smell
Quick, imagine that you’ve just sat down in a brand-new car. What do you smell? Most people would say that they smell leather. It’s the first thing that pops into most people’s minds when they think of that “new car smell.”
At this point, some people argue that the new car smell doesn’t matter much to them. It’s a bonus, but it’s not a decision-making factor. That’s fair, but keep in mind that smell matters long after your car isn’t new anymore.
Remember the spills that we mentioned earlier? Like we said, cloth seats tend to hold on to those, and as a result, they can hold on to odors as well. The right seats can mean the difference between enjoying the drive and having to drive with the windows down every time you get into the car.
Better Resale Value
We could spend pages going over the benefits of leather seats, but we’ll conclude with this: leather seats give you a better resale value on your car.
This is true in general, and it’s true when you consider wear and tear. In addition to selling cars, we also buy them here at Twin Hills Ford Lincoln, and we’re always able to pay more for leather seats.
Leather is more valuable than cloth, so it’ll give you a better resale value when you take out all of the other factors. Furthermore, leather’s ability to resist stains means that your car’s resale value will stay closer to its original worth. When cloth seats absorb stains and smells, on the other hand, their value takes a hit right away.
Twin Hills Ford Lincoln of Richmond Hill
As we said from the start, the team here at Twin Hills Ford Lincoln prefers leather seats.
We want to give our clients the most luxurious driving experience. If you’re looking for that experience, get in touch with us today. We can help you find the best vehicle for your driving needs.