It happens to the best of us: you're eating breakfast while driving, cruising slowly because you have enough time on your hands before work. You're being very, very careful, but you unluckily hit a bump on the road-your breakfast falls and your coffee spills right onto your aging carpet. You've been thinking of replacing that darn carpet, as it doesn't look all that great now, but have never gotten around to doing it. It has become an eyesore with all its burns, stains, and faded fibers showing. A replacement is inevitable, and today we'll turn your luck around by helping you choose the right carpet kit for your car.
Choosing the right fiber color and texture
The first thing that you should consider when shopping for a new carpet kit is how well it matches your existing carpet. You might choose to keep the undamaged part of your carpet, so before committing to buying a new carpet kit, make sure it has fibers of a similar color and texture. Carpet pieces that do not match can look odd and will definitely stand out. Another feature to look for is the material that the carpet's backing is made of, as it will tell you how durable the carpet is. The constant pressure you apply to your carpet every day can take its toll on both its fibers and padding, so its service life is very important.
Custom-tailored for your car's model
Some manufacturers customize carpets by closely matching the fiber's color and texture of your car's stock carpet. Sometimes a custom design is also needed for the carpet kit to perfectly fit your vehicle's flooring. Aftermarket manufacturers can offer a carpet kit that fits the exact make, model, and year of your vehicle. It is necessary for the owner of some expensive cars to choose a carpet kit intended for the specific brand and model. These cars feature specialized types of carpeting that can't be found in most over-the-counter repair kits. They can instead be found in online retailers, although a safer bet would be to ask the dealership the car was purchased from. Additionally, some aesthetic features to consider are colored heel pads on the driver's side and padding for sound deadening.
A good carpet kit can make your vehicle's interior look and smell new, and give it a plush look and feel. Never forgo the chance to replace your carpet kit once you feel that it's time for your car's interior to come alive again.