Durability means more than the hardest, toughest care spares. Instead, customers are looking for all-around staying power in cars. As the world slowly comes out of its economic recession, consumers are still cautious about potential job loss and credit problems, so the cars they are buying are required to last. As the average time for car ownership increases, customers are looking for cars that are easy to maintain and won’t break down. Surprisingly, the tough off-road vehicle doesn’t usually make the cut as a durable vehicle because of its high maintenance costs.
However durable the exterior of a car, it makes little difference if the seats or dashboard of the car start to break down. This is why a durable interior is just as important as a durable exterior. The upholstery of the car seats is one of the most noticeable signs of wear and tear, so it must be maintained properly. Leather resists damage fairly well, but if it is not properly cared for then it will crack and chip. On the other hand, Leather can connote a feeling of luxury and elegance. Polyester is the most commonly used material because of its affordability and durability. Light colors can help improve the lifetime of the car seats by trapping less heat than dark colors.
Floor mats in a car are designed to keep dirt off the actual floor of the car, but as stains accumulate over time, both the floor and the mats tend to remain dirty. Unlike the traditional carpet-like mats that are used in most economy vehicles, using rubber car mats can help repel dirt and prevent staining. Plus, unlike polyester mats, these mats can be washed with water and soap to remove any smells.
Even more than the front of cars, the back of the car tends to be the dirtier part. When trekking, camping and biking gear is stored in the back, mud and dirt can form an impenetrable shield. As a result lining the trunk with car boot liners, made of rubber, can ensure that the actual interior of the car retains it freshness for the lifetime of the entire car.