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Car Seats

Max Bellamy
March 1, 2006

The car seat industry has seen unprecedented growth in the past few years, even as its prices are getting a bit higher. Now that consumers are giving placing more value on comfort and durability, they don’t mind paying more.

If you are one such discriminating consumer, then you should know exactly how the most comfortable car seats are made and what they are made of. Read this short article and be guided when you shop for your next car seats.

The comfort and durability of a car seat depends on the quality and engineering of its four major components: backrest, cushion-spring platform, upholstery, and padding materials. Modern car seats (especially those used in higher-end sedans and SUVs) combine these four elements not only to create attractive silhouettes, but more importantly, to produce ergonomic and safe car seats.

Ergonomic car seats are great for vehicles used for long driving. Some very good car seats are pressurized to conform to the natural shape of every body type so that the passenger’s back, neck, and hips are amply supported.

A lot of consumers don’t realize it, but a good car seat can save lives, especially in rear collision instances. Structurally safe seats have special metal structures that absorb impact so that the backrest remains sturdy during collision and the safety belt can function to its fullest. Top-quality car seats are usually subjected to rigorous safety tests before they are released to the market, so if you can afford to spend a bit more, you should definitely consider buying them.

Material is likewise an important consideration when choosing car seats, because it determines how long the units will last. More expensive cars seats typically use hard-wearing fibers or soft but durable leather materials. Stitching is important, too – and this is where handmade car seats lead. Handmade car seats are processed very carefully so that every stitch is perfect and every curve is superbly secured.

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