A steering wheel cover is something that you can slip over your steering wheel to personalize the look of your vehicle, add extra grip, make for a more comfortable grip, and to protect your steering wheel from damage.

Here are a few things to consider with regards to steering wheel covers:

  • Purpose for cover: Steering wheel covers come in a wide variety of types and can be bought for any vehicle. Some are meant to be decorative and make a statement, while others actually perform a function. You will want to decide what your priorities are before shopping.

  • Sun protection: A steering wheel cover can prevent sun damage from occurring. This is ideal for those in hot sunny climates.

  • Grip: If you find that your hands are slipping on the steering wheel all the time, look for a steering wheel cover that offers extra grip.

  • Heated cover: If you live in a cold environment, a heated steering wheel cover would be a great add-on for those awful winter days.

  • Padded cover: If you drive far distances, a memory foam steering wheel cover would add extra comfort to your hands.

  • Seek durability: Look for a steering wheel cover that is constructed well, and made from a durable material such as leather, nylon, or a heavy cloth with a tight weave. Cheaper quality materials can fray, tear, and rip.

  • Budget: Steering wheel covers range in price quite a bit. You can pick one up for as little as $10 and spend well over $100 depending on the quality and material used.

Whether you’re looking to personalize your car or you are looking for something with a practical purpose, steering wheel covers can act as a great solution.

This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Buy a Good Quality Steering Wheel Cover.


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