Three Types of Leather Car Seat Covers

January 27, 2012

Leather seat covers in a car are a great way to cover up cloth covered seats that are wearing out or have holes in them. Car leather seats are sought after because they add a sense of richness and class to the vehicle's interior. There are many different kinds of car leather seat and covers, so no matter what impression you want the inside of your car to give off, there is a type of leather seat cover for you. The following is a list of some of the most popular types of leather car seat covers.


NuBuck is a type of leather that closely resembles suede. It is kind of fuzzy and feels a little soft, not slick like most types of leather. Of all types of leather commonly used to make leather car seat covers, NuBuck is the easiest to scratch and stain, so it may not be the best for you unless you regularly practice interior car maintenance.

Top Coated/Protected

The most common type of leather for car seat covers, Top Coated leather is much more smooth and uniform in appearance than NuBuck. It does not display the natural leather markings you would expect on leather because it is coated with a seal for protection. Top Coated leather makes up about 90% of the leather used in cars or on furniture.


If you don't want to pay for real leather, you can get plastic seat covers that are made to look like leather. The plastic is textured to appear like leather but it is actually much more durable. Imitation leather can also come in many different colors to match your car's exterior.

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