How to Choose a Steering Wheel Cover
When you buy a steering wheel cover from Car Smart you will want one that suits your particular needs. There are many reasons for buying a steering wheel cover.
A steering wheel cover is a good way to protect your steering wheel from damage. It will also keep your hands cool or warm depending on the temperature outside.
There are several aspects of a steering wheel cover you need to evaluate before buying one such as:
Above all, your steering wheel should serve its purpose. As we have seen the main purpose of a steering wheel cover is to protect the steering wheel from damage.
It does not matter how good a steering wheel cover looks if it gets too hot to touch during the summer and prevents you from driving. Modern steering wheels also have a lot of controls on them so a steering wheel cover should not impede you from using the controls.
The material you choose for your steering wheel cover will also make a significant difference. The material should contribute to the cover’s functionality.
Leather is by far the most common steering wheel cover material. It is aesthetically pleasing and offers great grip. It is also easy to clean with soap and water plus a cloth.
Wooden steering wheels are also available and offer a unique design element to your car. They are mostly made for car with wooden interiors.
Rubber steering are great for their grip but get hot during summer. There are also synthetic mesh covers that are mainly for aesthetics.
We all have different hands and hence different grips on our steering wheels. When selecting a steering wheel cover, grip should be at the forefront of your mind.
A steering wheel cover should give you at least as much grip as the steering wheel itself. You should choose the steering wheel cover that offers you the most grip.
Grip on the steering wheel can make the difference between life and death. Again, safety always comes first.
Another crucial aspect of a steering wheel cover is its fit. You need a steering wheel cover that fits your steering wheel perfectly.
When a steering wheel cover does not fit the steering wheel well, it will move and affect your steering which can lead to a variety of bad scenarios. On the other hand, one that is too tight will come off often and also affect your driving.
Therefore, the best steering wheel cover is a custom one that is ideally fitted to your steering wheel. Custom fit steering wheel covers are expensive so if you cannot afford one, trial and error is your best option.
Many of us want the inside of our car to look good. Therefore, aesthetics will play a significant factor when choosing a steering wheel cover.
Many people match the cover to the design of their car for example a velvet cover for a velvet interior. However, you have the freedom to experiment so feel free to choose any cover design you want.